This dress from Gavin Rajah’s Spring/Summer 2013 couture collection was created out of leather pieces that were molded into pebble shapes and then embroidered onto mesh by hand. The leather pebbles are placed to create a gradation of color with rose gold blending into chocolate.
Rajah’s studio pioneered the technique to foil ostrich skins with the Klein Karoo Co-op last year. After the technique attracted interest from Chanel and other international fashion brands, the studio decided to create their own textiles in foiled leathers. The result is a more tactile leather with depth and dimension. The garment is handmade and has been created without seams in pure couture tradition. Read More HERE
Naomi Campbell graces the cover of Vogue Italia February 2013, shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer.
If you’re looking for some bold ideas to spice up your abode you may want to check out the February 2013 issue of House and Garden UK..
House & Garden UK features a design editorial inspired by African craft and design. Co-ordinated by decoration editor, Gaby Deeming, bold bright colours, graphic prints, textures and handicrafts are combined for a modern take on African interior style. Products used to pull the looks together include leading African designers and producers; beaded cushions from Soboye; Eva Sonaike’s distinctive, signature fabrics in the form of pouffes, cushions, notebooks, upholstered armchairs, as well as lining walls; woven telephone wire bowls in contrasting graphic swirling patterns from Zenzulu; striped black and white beaded animals from Monkeybiz; and a wax cloth umbrella from Babatunde. Read more and see more photos of African Inspired interior design at AfricanDaydreams.com
KERRY WASHINGTON GRACES THE COVER OF ARISE MAGAZINE
ARISE - the award-winning bi-monthly glossy magazine – kicks off 2013 with an EXCLUSIVE interview with Hollywood’s hottest female actress KERRY WASHINGTON – the star of Quentin Tarantino’s latest blockbuster, “Django Unchained” and the US TV hit drama, “Scandal”. This months publication is already available in the UK and will be available in the US late January/February.
SIDEBAR: Do you watch “Scandal”? That show is EVERYTHING!!
Susan Ashbrook, Pioneer in the Field of Celebrity Marketing, is Ladybrille Woman of the Month November 2012.
Ashbrook has been involved in celebrity product placement for twenty years. She founded and pioneered Film Fashion, the first fashion product placement company in Los Angeles. Her first client was Ralph Lauren, and she went on to match top celebrities with a roster of clients that included Lanvin, Chopard, Swarovski, Escada, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more. She has also consulted for non-fashion brands like Nikon, Hasbro, and MasterCard. In 2008, Ashbrook sold Film Fashion to the Public Relations power house Rogers & Cowan.
Despite all of her success she remains a kind, humble woman (unlike others who gain a little success and start acting like they don’t have any sense). Read more about Susan Ashbrook on LadybrilleMag.com
The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on Ladybrille magazine which celebrates women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to their communities and society at large.
ARISE editor Helen Jennings was among those honored at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa Awards 2012 on Sunday October 28 – the culminating event of the annual pan-African fashion extravaganza in Johannesburg. Jennings was selected in the Fashion Communicator of the Year category, while New York-based Mimi Plange won International Designer of the Year, Nigeria’s Ituen Basi took Designer of the Year, and Africa and Paris-based LaurenceAirline won International Emerging Designer of the Year.
Mercedez-Benz Africa Fashion Week 2012 showcased more than 30 designers around the vast continent. Highlights from the five-day event included shows by KLûK CGDT, Gavin Rajah, Maki Oh, Projecto Mental, Amine Bendriouich and Duaba Serwa. The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman was backstage snapping away and there were musical performances by Lira and Lindiwe Suttle.
Photo: StyleBlazer, Vogue.It
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Vogue: November 2004
“She walked in dressed in a tangerine blazer, fuchsia wide-leg pants and bright lips. She was warm, open and friendly. After a meeting with Jackie, she quickly selected the pieces she loved the most. My highlight was Solange picking out and putting on the Loin Cloth & Ashes shorts, Tart top and Pichulik rope bracelets. As soon as she emerged from the changing room, I thought: ‘That’s the cover outfit.’ “ -Asanda Sizani, Fashion Editor ELLE South Africa