Thursday, September 30, 2010
September 30, 2010 is a significant date because it marks the 55th anniversary of the death of James Dean. We all know his film career was short-lived. Including the infamous "Rebel Without A Cause", "Giant", and "East of Eden".
Dean ultimately became an icon after his pre-mature death at the young age of 24 after crashing his vehicle. Speed racing was his passion, as well as acting. Here we Dean in a shot taken in 1955 with his Porsche 550 Spyder. James shows why he is not only a silver-screen prince but a style trendsetter as well.
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - James Dean
Following the ad campaign, we bring you the SS11 look from Milano-based fashion label I Hate U. The lookbook features models Sebastien Aaron and Agne Pelkule with photography by Andrea Vecchiato and styling by Gabriele Vietti. - Courtesy of Homotography.blogspot.com
New York-based photographer Cameron Krone connects with Request stars Yuri Pleskun and Cole Mohr for the October edition of Dazed & Confused Japan. Photographed in black and white, the sleek shoot features the work of Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme’s fall 2010 collection. Styled by Tracey Nicholson, Yuri and Cole convey the modern sentiments Van Assche’s recently revamped Dior man. - Courtesy of thefashionisto.com
Brazilian model and Itsnotyouitsme favorite Francisco Lachowski was photographed by Thomas Lohr and styled by Shandi Alexander for the recent 'Finale' issue no. 12 of German men’s fashion magazine Feld Hommes. - Courtesy of Homotography.blogspot.com
Aiden Andrews, Christian Plauche and Stas Svetlichnyy put on a solemn face for their recent shoot together for the October edition of the newly revamped W magazine. Outfitted by Alex White and photographed by Craig McDean, the trio take a pious route in dark fall garments from Ann Demeulemeester, Dior Homme and other labels. - Courtesy of thefashionisto.com
Uh-Huh...You better think twice the next time your dinner table is next to this woman before popping out that cell phone of yours. I'm just saying. Watch and learn kiddas, watch and learn.
As one of the music world's biggest stars. Shakira has sold more than 50 million records, sells out stadiums from continent to continent and is among today's most active humanitarians. You'd be hard-pressed to find a corner of the planet where she isn't recognized, especially after her recent contributions to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Her performance of the tournament’s official song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” during the official kick-off concert and again at the closing ceremony in Johannesburg was a testament to Shakira’s international reach not only as a musician but also as an icon.
“It was such an honor to be part of a global event. I had the most amazing time,” she says. “Everywhere I went I met such beautiful people who welcomed me to their country. I never felt so much love in one month.” She says the experience could only have been better if her native Colombia had qualified.
“That it took place in Africa was special. I felt connected to people of all cultures. In many ways, ‘Waka Waka’ was an injection of joy in my life. The song is about optimism.”
This month, Shakira’s preparing to release a new album and her worldwide tour is well under way. But don’t think that all the energy and effort she puts out are merely in the name of promoting her brand. For Shakira, it’s not just about her career: It’s about using her star power to bring attention to the plight of the young and poor.
Her tireless work on behalf of children, particularly in developing parts of the world, is more personal than most people realize. As a little girl in Barranquilla, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll saw her father forced to declare bankruptcy. Her family had to sell all its possessions, leaving Shakira utterly distraught.
“It was the end of the world for me. But then my father showed me that things could be worse.” She vividly recalls seeing the slums, where orphans lived on the streets. “It opened my eyes, and it made me want to go out and succeed as an artist so I could come back and help these kids.”
At 18, Shakira—whose name means “thankful” in Arabic—set up her Barefoot Foundation, which builds schools for children all over Colombia. More recently she helped found and promote the ALAS Foundation (Fundacion América Latina en Acción Solidaria), which lobbies governments to commit to early childhood development programs across Latin America through educational, healthcare and nutritional platforms.
“It’s important to understand the difference education makes,” she explains. “We have seen its transformational power. Education should be a birthright. That’s my biggest focus.”
Shakira’s influence as a humanitarian has helped raise a significant amount of money. In 2008 she received a $200 million commitment from Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico’s billionaire telecom tycoon, and Howard Buffett, son of Warren, to donate to early childhood development initiatives in Latin America. Along with her ability to generate funds, she also raises awareness as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. Naturally, such fervent activism brings with it speculation about possible political aspirations.
“I’m always political in the sense that I’m committed to fighting for the young and the poor, and I will always use my role as an artist and an activist to lend my voice to people who don’t have one,” Shakira explains. “We should all take part in shaping the destiny of our world. But I will never take political office. It would actually limit me in many ways.“
All celebrities should use their fame in a positive way,” she adds. “I can use my music as a vehicle for promoting important issues much more efficiently than if I ran for political office.”
Shakira’s next album, Sale el Sol (The Sun Comes Out), is set to drop this fall. Following the success of last year’s English-language hit She Wolf, it will feature both Spanish and English lyrics, with a few merengue-infused pop songs as well as some that are rock-influenced and reminiscent of her early years.
“This album means so much to me,” she says. “As I worked on it, I was excited to reconnect with myself. It’s about the romantic inside me, about finding what’s missing in my life. I got back to my rocker side, but also my Latin side. I went to the Dominican Republic to listen to merengue, which I grew up dancing to. I wanted to capture that Caribbean vibe.”
Her world tour, which kicked off last month in the US, brought her to both Miami and Sunrise at the end of September. Naturally Miami is always a major stop for her professionally, but she also likes to hang out here and considers the city a home away from home.
“I love coming to Miami because it’s a real melting pot. And it’s hot, so people can wear little bits of clothing. I hate layers and coats,” she says. “I love Miami’s sense of space and the fact that you can always see the sky. It’s invigorating.”
Shakira spends much of her time in the Bahamian home she shares with longtime boyfriend Antonio de la Rúa, son of the former Argentine president. But for the rest of this year and into the next, she’ll be mostly on the road.
“I like being on stage more now,” she says. “I value the energy I feel when I hear the crowd singing back. Honestly, at this point in my life, I really do think my fans know me. They can tell when I’m feeling good or bad.”
And lately it’s been mostly good, as evidenced this past summer when she rocked the World Cup in her eye-catching Roberto Cavalli ensembles. You could see the joy all over her face, radiating through her smile. Asked if that was her biggest beauty secret, Shakira replies, “Of course—happiness is the best makeup you can have.”
Article Courtesy of oceandrive.com
Watch as Fashionista stops by the MAC studios and soaks in all the best of Fall's beauty trends!
"While SS11 is caught between a startling orange lip and a cool nude one, AW10 is all about the bold lip. In red, scarlet, mauve, or violet, it complements autumn’s rich wardrobe perfectly. In this video, MAC artist Fatima Thomas demonstrates how to create it."
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Season after season there is always that one jacket that you must get your hands on, and well, now there are three! A leather jacket speaks volumes. If its the perfect fit with the perfect cut than there’s no going back. Wanna know the best part about it kiddas?! There's something for every eye in every style.
The following are key points provided by Fashion writer Lauren Sherman on what to look for. 'The great thing about a leather topper is that it instantly updates your look, whether you’re pairing it with some trousers, a frilly dress, or denim. In fact, we’ve rounded up a few favorites for your viewing pleasure…it just so happens that we think you’ll like them, too.
First up is Helmut Lang’s “Dirty Vintage” Denim and Leather Jacket. This piece is quite rock ‘n roll, but gentle enough to wear to the office on a casual day. Pair with black jeans or skinny slacks and a pair of spiky black heels for a look that’s both powerful and polished. Our favorite part? The leather and denim double collar.
For something a bit more dressy that maintains a punk edge, consider Marc Jacobs’ washed lambskin leather moto jacket. It comes in a soft hunter green that pairs beautifully with a pencil skirt and a plain white button down. Of course, it looks equally as good on the weekends with your oldest pair of jeans. For those of us partial to head-to-toe black, Diane von Furstenberg‘s emerald green cropped motorcycle jacket adds just just the right pop of color. Plus, it looks good with an LBD, another fall wardrobe staple.
Leather blocks the cold, particularly when its padded. ALC’s quilted version does double wind-breaking duty. What’s more, designer/stylist Andrea Lieberman has created a chic little funnel neck, which means it’s ten times as sleek as your typical down puffer.
Sure, these options are fantastic, but sometimes classic is best. Smythe’s lambskin leather moto jacket is as traditional as it comes, but updated in a more modern silhouette.'
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Emma Stone has been smartly chosen as Nylon’s favorite “It” girl in the new October issue of its magazine! Emma has come a long way since her days as a 'House Bunny'. Remember that film kiddas? Here’s what the young beauty had to dish while on short breather from shooting her 1960s drama, "The Help," in Mississippi.
On being featured on the “World’s Sexiest Women” lists...
"That’s just ridiculous…Now that you’ve hung out with me a few times you know how ridiculous that is. All my friends and family are like, ‘That is the funniest thing I have ever seen."
On how it feels to be a movie star...I haven’t really examined that too much on my own yet. I think if I thought about that I’d have a full-blown panic attack and not be able to do my job at all. ”
On her parents letting her move to LA at a young age..."I’ve become more appreciative as I get older that they said it was OK, and they didn’t let me become some crazy, emancipated nutter. That was not me saying emancipated people are insane."
On why she likes being funny..."I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid."
Zola Jesus is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Nika Roza Danilova . Zola Jesus (Nika Roza) is also a member of the experimental rock band Former Ghosts. She supported Fever Ray on her 2010 European tour. Below we have her collaboration track "I'm Not Going Anywhere" as Nika+Rory. Nika+Rory have a beautifully haunting Mystique that shines lyrically and melodically.
Bananas model Juan Manuel Arancibia takes to the pages of Tetu for a black and white story lensed by Laurent Humbert. Armed with a calm demeanor and styling by Édouard Lafranque, Juan Manuel sets the mood in signature fall pieces from the likes of Burberry Prorsum. - Courtesy of thefashionisto.com