Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lisa Fonssagrives

It’s finally Friday
After a long week with little sleep I am pleased that the week is coming to an end.
Best of all it’s a long weekend here in Australia (because it’s Australia day on Monday!).

I spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in Newcastle this week (for work with no time at all to shop, which was really very annoying). I’ve been unable to arrange any pictures for today so instead I decided to do a post about Lisa Fonssagrives

Born on the 17/05/1911 Lisa Fonssagrives is considered by many to be the first supermodel a contemporary of Sofia Loren
she moved from Sweden to Paris in order to train for the Ballet only to become one of the highest paid models of her time.
But enough information lets take a look at the dreamy pictures and glamorous fashions of her day:

You may recognise the Silhouette here, can anyone name the designer who was inspired by this picture very recently?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Designer Du Jour: Rubin Singer

Mr Singer comes from some impressive fashion stock, his grandfather (for whom he was named)was a Parisian designer before WW2 and emigrated to Russia, where he became one of the Soviet Unions most celebrated couturiers and even dressed Stalin.

His father was also a successful designer and designed costumes for one of the oldest and greatest ballet companies in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet & The Stanislavsky Theater, before moving to New York and opening his own store in Manhattan in the 1980's. Rubin’s fashion debut was at the tender age of 5 when he made his first dress for his mother.

His fist major debut was made at New York Fashion week in 2007 and it was then that he first appeared on my radar. I have since kept my eye on this delectable designer (not only are his designs beautiful but the man himself is none too harsh on the eyes either).

For a look at Rubin's latest offering check out his website
Or this youtube video of his Spring Summer 09 collection at the Mercedes benz fashion week.

Until next time have a wonderful weekend and I shall be back on Wednesday to post pictures of my trip to Newcastle.

The return at long last!

Well I have been gone quite some time now and although things aren't quite right in my life just yet I have decided to push aside my personal issues and get back to my blog!

So tomorrow I will return with a new post and an update on all that has taken place over the last few months (if indeed anyone is still interested.

Until then I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year!