Reminisce of the extraordinary; Fashion has transcended from the ordinary flow of fabric into the world of ultimate re-definition. We explore the thoughts of unusual forms that breed revolutionary creations in garment artistry...
Fashion revolution...Reina de las Fabricas
Roses are red violets are blue...Cinderella just went floral and girls well, more girly
People have taken a u-turn from the Victorian ballroom dress especially when they are strutting to prince charming at the alter. Mermaid dresses, sheath dress, trumpet....Roll out the list of conventional wedding dresses all dusted with dreamy embellishments and satin, lace and a little bit of magical glitter. But can the Victorians dare to make a come-back? or can the good people of Audacious Fashion take the daring clothes of that era and run a spring affair for that magical day?
Japanese designer Stella de libero has created vintage in the modern time, giving birth to reformed Jane Austin feminine elegance Or even the tales of the great English writer William Shakespeare; and to think that the likes of these have become museum and gallery displays. These dresses are dreamy, eye-candies, voluminous and made for only the most audacious of women.
These dresses while paying homage to the Victorians of the past, till hints on the feminine expectations on elegance that is yet to be filtered with time. I for one am not a lover of the girly girly flutters but when I saw this , my first words were 'WOW'. The Tartan (Scottish fabric) dress would go for my best. It is not only constructive and permit me to say architectural but took me back to Alexander Mcqueen's Fall/Winter 1995 collection, Highland Rape; It was a Tartan affair.
So, Got to have it or Make it Stop?
Would you have prince charming put that precious ban around your finger in a dress like this?
“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” ― Iris Murdoch
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Remember the iconic song by Chris De Burgh that now brands the colour Red?
The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to
cheek, There's nobody
here, it's just you and me, It's where I want
to be, But I hardly know
this beauty by my side, I'll never forget
the way you look tonight;
Synonymous with danger, passion, energy , action, and everything audacious, red is a worthy contender on the colour wheel and a braggadocios hue.
I have never been a fan of the brightly stated colours but I stumble over a couple of RED fashion and my eyes went all googly like Tom when he spots a stranded duck on a hunger filled day.. Can you dare to walk the Red highway? Like red shoes, bag dress, lip colour with the right amount of ruby jewelries? No?..lol
Its no wonder the Louboutin shoes have the red-itute signature about them, not every women can walk with such daring shoes after all "The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable and the color of passion."-Christian Louboutin So, If you get a pair of red shoes, rock it. When you see a red dress, buy it. When your friend buys a red bag, snatch it (lol, joking- get yourself a better one). When you have an even to storm, make a pout with rosy lips. When that bully tells you to walk in the opposite direction, give him/ her a wave with ox blooded nails. When someone tells you you can make it work, let your intelligence burst out with an introduction oozing a red head-to-toe . Its RED AUDACITY...lol...would you?
Mischka Kiara RED Pump and Irene Lace Booties
write "is the color of life. It's blood, passion, rage. It's menstrual
flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love.
Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color
of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A
burning desire to return to white.” ―Mary Hogan,Pretty Face
So, I was up again
searching for the next thing to give readers a face lift and then like a very
seductive apple, this fell into my hungry hands-Hayden Williams. My fascination
with him happened as I sort for a new way to present Disney fashion; he made a
perfect picture and I can’t stop drooling over them. Hayden Williams is an
aspiring fashion designer/illustrator living in London. He is a fashion
enthusiast who has been drawing since the tender age of 3 years old and has
developed his signature style of fashion illustration with a cartoon feel. The
illustrator inspired by the female form, which you can see mostly in his
collection, takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete a rough sketch and just
only an hour to turn a blank sheet of paper into chef-d’oeuvre, where he
showcases and shares via social media.
In respect to his illustrations,
Hayden opts to the fact that, “Women are my inspiration! Powerful,
glamorous women that love luxury….the woman that knows what she wants and how
to get it! That’s the woman I envision when I sketch and who I have in mind
when I design. Now that my taste is more mature, I also find inspiration
in fashion editorials or the way something is styled. Inspiration can vary
and be very unexpected at times!
Most of his inspiration has come from his
childhood where, as a child, he was captivated by Disney movies and started to
draw his beloved Disney heroine characters, repeatedly sketching the female
characters until they were to perfection. Hayden has now developed and
adapted his skills in fashion illustration and uses his keen eye for detail to
produce some amazing work, including his designs for the ‘save the children
fashion show’ which raised over £1,000 for charity.
Cinderella(Illustration by Guillermo Meraz) and Pocahontas
Pocahontas and Snow White
Cinderella and Mula -Disney Divas(Beach Beauties)
Belle-Disney Divas(Beach Beauties)
Snow white and Ariel-Disney Divas(Beach Beauties)
Snow White and Pocahontas
Belle and Jasmine
Merida and Tiana
Rapunzel and Cinderella
Belle and Aurora -Disney Divas(Beach Beauties)
Pocahontas and Jasmine-Disney Divas(Beach Beauties)
Belle and Pocahontas
“My cartoon style I had back then has now progressed into
professional fashion illustration/design as a teenager. I create fashion
collections via illustration and can translate an idea from my head to paper
very easily. In the near future, I would love to get a team together and have
my own fashion brand. I would stick to what I know I am strongest at, which is
the concept/design/illustration side of things. Who knows what the future
holds, but I have big goals and I’m working hard to make them a reality!”
Snow white, Rapunzel, Cinderella,
Pocahontas, Ariel, Merida, Jasmine, Tiana, Belle and all the other Disney princesses would glow with pride over the Modern and eccentric touch added to their
fashion image. He not only infuse the modern woman into these classic Disney fashion
but also breathes on the personality and character of each so as to interpret
them in line with their strengths, charisma, charm, boldness and even colour
love. I particularly love Pocahontas and Belle; still love them all. We must
say art can do more than merge colours and lines. It’s a timeless language in a
time framed zone.