Rene Gruau…

April 3, 2012

Probably the most well-known fashion illustrator, Rene Gruau worked for many companies including Dior, Givenchy and Vogue.
He uses strong lines and block colours creating bold, dramatic pieces.
I love how his illustrations reflect the time and the era in which he created them..

Aneta Kowalczyk…

April 2, 2012


Black and White Portrait

I recently happened to stumble upon the work of Aneta Kowalczyk.
Her black and white portraits capture beauty and seem to capture stories behind them.
However I also love her fashion shoots.
They are very dramatic and she seems to work really well with the models, capturing their facial expressions beautifully.
I have included 3 different shoots below in this post and each of them shows a completely new style of photography.
I particularly like the idea behind the ‘Still Moving’ shoot, I think it really works well with the clothes and fashion used within it..


‘Fairly Dream’


‘Arsenic’


‘Still Moving’

Fashion Underwater…

April 2, 2012


Mermaid – 1939

Photographer Toni Frissell liked to experiment with new method and techniques in her work.
She worked for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in her time, as well as photographing parts of the second world war.
Even though she has taken a whole array of different, stunning images, she is probably most well-known for her underwater images.
They are a very modern style and look very ahead of their time.
I think there is something incredibly moving about them..


Weeki Wachee Spring – 1947


World War II – March 1949


Vogue 1950


Vogue May 1942


Vogue 1940

Chanel on Perfume…

March 23, 2012

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel

“‘Where should one use perfume?’ a young woman asked. ‘Wherever one wants to be kissed,’ I said.” – Coco Chanel

Fluid Ink Shapes…

March 23, 2012

Alberto Seveso is a graphic designer and illustrator, however it was his photography which blew me away.
He photographs ink underwater and his results are beautiful, fluid shapes.
He mixes colours and creates some incredible shapes.
I love the way the ink almost looks like ruffles of fabric..

 

Illustrator Julie Verhoeven has worked for many magazines like Dazed and Confused and has created a series of Christmas cards for Topshop.
She is sought after by many designers and has collaborated with Versace, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton among others, creating prints for garments.
I like the mix of lines and ink in her work and the busy collages she creates..

Julie Verhoeven


Collaboration With Mulberry


Topshop Christmas Card


Collaboration With Versace


Cut and Stick…

March 3, 2012


Sibling Hate – The Globe and Mail

 Michelle Thompson uses collage to create her pieces and has featured in a lot of different publications.
Her work is often based on quite strong themes and sometimes quite serious issues.
I like how some of the pictures have quite a vintage, more innocent look, yet the overall pieces seem to have a more edgy style to them..

Michelle Thompson


Paris – Metropolitan Magazine


Nature/Nurture – New Scientist – Orchid Children


WI – HUB Magazine