Jan 19, 2018
IN THIS MODERN DAY THERE IS A CLEAR CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, BEAUTY STANDARDS ARE CHANGING.
ALTHOUGH THERE IS A HUGE WAY TO GO FOR THE BEAUTY STANDARD GAP TO CLOSE IT IS DEFIANTLY IMPROVING. MODELS LIKE ASHLEY GRAHAM AND ISKRA LAWRENCE ARE TWO HUGE NAMES IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY AT THE MOMENT AND BOTH ARE PLUS SIZE MODELS.
MAGGIE GREENE IS A MODEL FROM NASHVILLE WHO PROMOTES THE POWER OF WEIGHT GAIN. HAVING BEEN A PREVIOUS SIZE 2 (US) SHE WAS ON THE BORDERLINE OF STARVATION. SHE SAID THAT SHE WOULD EAT NO MORE THAN 900 CALORIES A DAY AND WOULD AIM TO BURN AT LEAST 3 TIMES THAT AT THE GYM, SHE WOULD ALSO EAT 1 LITRE OF ICE JUST TO BURN AN ADDITIONAL 160 CALORIES.
“ANOTHER INCH OFF MY WAIST MEANT I WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD. THE WEIGHT LOSS FED ME.” MAGGIE GREENE- HARPERS BAZAAR ARTICLE (JAN 11, 2018). MAGGIE BELIEVES THAT HEALTHY DOESN’T DEPEND ON THE SIZE YOU ARE AND BELIEVES EVERYONE’S ‘HEALTHY’ IS DIFFERENT, NOT JUST PHYSICAL HEALTH BUT MENTAL HEALTH. GIRLS TODAY ARE STILL BEING INFLUENCED BY THE MODELS WHICH ARE SHOWN TO US ON THE CATWALKS AND IN THE BIG FASHION PUBLICATIONS, THEY GIVE A FALSE REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THE BEAUTY STANDARD SHOULD BE QUOTES FROM BIG NAMES LIKE KATE MOSS “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” DOESN’T HELP GIVE A POSITIVE MESSAGE TO YOUNG AND EASILY INFLUENCED GIRLS.
MAGGIE GREENE NOW GETS TO BE EAT HEALTHY AND HAS A MUCH MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON BEAUTY STANDS, SHE IS NOW SIGNED TO WILHELMINA MODELS, BASED IN NEW YORK AND IS ON THE CURVE BOARD, WHICH MEANT THAT SHE HAD TO GAIN WEIGHT INSTEAD OF LOOSE IT.
Maggie Greene’s article with Harpers Bazaar- HERE
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(PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM MAGGIE'S INSTAGRAM)
"LIKE ELLE WOODS, I DO NOT LIKE TO BE UNDERESTIMATED."
Jan 26, 2018
Reese Witherspoon may be one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but she is getting recognized more and more not just for her Oscar winning performances but for her work in women’s rights and her strong sense of women empowerment. Breaking down the walls which stand between gender equity in Hollywood, Witherspoon is proving to be the powerful feminist all women can relate and look to. With the success of the three movies her production company 'type a films' released, all highlighting strong female roles, there’s no doubt it kick started a change in the way Hollywood script writers portray women in films.
"IN EVERY INDUSTRY, WOMEN ARE UNDER REPRESENTED AND UNDERPAID IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS."
Reese Witherspoon's powerful speech on female ambition in the industry at glamour magazines 2015 woman of the year event left the audience with the sense of woman empowerment and the feeling of support across all industries. This helped spark the recent stand for woman at the golden globes 2018 with the #timesup which was met with all the stars attending the event wearing black, the hash tag went on to trend worldwide. appropriate for the event that Witherspoon went on to win an award for the success of "Big Little Lies".
Reese Witherspoon is an inspiration to women and will continue to lead the way for equality not only in Hollywood but in other industries, demanding equal pay to women.
Pacific standard productions has produced the box office hits such as "Gone Girl" and "Wild", both stories are centered around a strong female character. Both of these films were highly successful and shows how talented women are when giving the opportunity to play the main role.
Based on the best selling book by Liane Moriarty, "Big Little Lies" follows the lives of three main characters which is led by the role Witherspoon plays. Surrounding their lives and mothers and wives the drama and history which surrounds these women is captivating and the award worthy performances from Hollywood s leading women like Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern left this series with raving reviews and the audience itching for season two.
(PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM INSTAGRAM)
MARGOT and HERMIONE
“FROM FISH NETS TO SWIM WEAR”
Feb 2, 2018
MARGARET AND HERMIONE a brand dedicated in using sustainable fabrics in order to save our oceans and the beautiful life that lives in it.
Founded in 2015 by the by designer Barbara Gölles. The brand launched in Vienna after she studied fashion design at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. This course was set under Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho, both huge names in the fashion industry. The Margaret part of the brand name comes from Gölles grandmother.
“Made with love”
Since graduating Gölles worked with Alexander McQueen in London. Realizing she wanted to start her own company she launched Margaret and Hermione in 2017.
When Designing, the thought of making something sustainable yet made out of high quality fabric is very apparent within the brand. Margaret and Hermione offers a new concept of fashion, taking beautifully crafted swimwear and sportswear and combining the Eco friendly sustainable elements of the fashion industry. It goes to say that the trash from the oceans are being used to good use, creating beautiful Eco friends garments, one mans trash is defiantly another mans treasure. This is a clear statement the brand wants to exude, raising awareness for using sustainable resources and saving the plant one bikini at a time.
“TODAY YOU ARE WEARING RECYCLED FISHING NETS AND YOU LOOK HOT” Barbara Gölles
(PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM INSTAGRAM AND SHOP)
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE - HERE
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This Fun, colourful illustrator has already worked with huge retail names such as Missguided and skinny dip, she has only just started, but looks like skies the limit.
Feb 9, 2018
Graduating from Arts University Bournemouth where she studied Fashion Image and Communication, the London based illustrator focuses on modern and current fashion trends incorporating feminism and a sense of female empowerment. Apparent in the use of colour and strong imagery, playing with topics such as sexism and sexuality which are usually not spoken about but clear messages can be displayed with the use of illustration. Brampton strives to make a change on how women are treated, the perception they have if they show a little skin, she fights for equality between genders and race.
This manifesto each of her illustrations project makes her stand out and recognizable within the industry. Working with brands who as well as Brampton support woman empowerment.
We look forward to seeing what Sophie Brampton does next!
(PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM SOPHIE'S INSTAGRAM AND WEBSITE)
VISIT BRAMPTON"S WEBSITE // HERE
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SADIE WILLIAMSFashion Designer
Feb 16, 2018
This London born designer creates bold contemporary textile fashion, the use of print, colour and structures fabrics sum up this unique designer. The contrast between a sporty and masculine style with feminine silhouettes and Colours allow her collection to make bold statements on the catwalk.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, Sadie Williams is defiantly making waves in the fashion industry, first getting to know this talented designer when she sent ripples after her collection was shown as part of the “Selfridges Bright Young Thing”. Since then she has been apart of ‘Designers of the Year 2014’ exhibition at The Design Museum. Also working with &otherstories creating a hugely successful capsule collection. She has gone on to be listed in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for the Arts in 2016. She is stocked not only in the UK but in many stockists in Asia Tokyo and Seoul to name a few.
We are anticipating her latest collection for 2018.
(PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM SOPHIE''S INSTAGRAM AND WEBSITE)
WHERE TO FIND HER - HERE
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Feb 23, 2018
-"passion for designing beauty"
What’s Nikki's world like in the artist and beauty industry //
“I am thrilled to bring my passion and vision for the art of beauty to you in my journey through creation, imagination, and vision. I am honored and privileged to share my artistry with you!”- Nikki
Looking at the Instagram of the fabulous makeup artist you can see the passion she has for the industry. The New York based artist first showed passion for makeup when she would paint paper faces when she was a child. Todays she is a licensed cosmetologist in News York and Massachusetts and the head makeup artist for CBS’s Daily Mail TV. From first learning to use makeup as an art you can really see how each look has been planned out, like an artist painting on canvas.
She began makeup classes where she learnt lighting, shapes, colours and textures which can be used in makeup looks. She gained invaluable mastery knowledge from leading industry innovators such as Academy Award Winning Makeup Artists, Dick Smith and Kevin Haney.
She has said to be greatly influenced by some of the makeup industry’s greats Kevyn Aucoin, Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath.
“I am thrilled to share my passion for the Art of Beauty with you in my journey through creation and imagination.”
WATCH OUT FOR HER WORK!
(ALL IMAGES FROM NIKKI FONTAINE’S WEBSITE AND INSTAGRAM)
Visit Nikki’s site // HERE
MAR 2, 2018
“Intuative, Honest and immersed in creativity”- LIV
Liv Blankson is a blogger based in London but originally from Brighton. She uses her blog as a ‘scrapbook’ where she is free to post anything creative and fashion related which has interested her.
With 27K she is getting more recognized on Instagram, but is definitely still underrated with more basic and commercial fashion accounts on Instgram racking in hundreds of thousands of followers. It seems a waste that people recognise the copy cat accounts instead of Instagram and blog accounts like LIV’s which show original style and thought out imagery and concepts.
Alongside her Instagram account she runs her blog which she posts on nearly as often as her Instagram, the two run harmoniously side by side. She uses her blog as a more in depth analysis of her Instagram posts.
(ALL IMAGES FROM LIV BRANSON'S BLOG AND INSTAGRAM)
Visit LIV'S BLOG // HERE
MAR 9, 2018
FOUNDED BY SARAH FEINGOLD, THIS ONLINE MAGAZINE INCORPORATES EVERYTHING CREATIVE.
From articles on beauty and fashion to art and culture. Sarah has created a home for creative people or people interested in the creative industry, bring articles on new trends and giving the reader exciting content with things happening within the creative industry.
This magazine is not only an editorial content provider, but also has branched out onto other platforms, YouTube is a great channel for the magazine to have gone down. With their beauty articles gaining such positive responses it was a smart move for Sarah to then go onto provide film content for their readers. From creating makeup looks to collaboration videos with Nike, with the stunning art direction it embodies everything creative and is so inspiring. The video style fits perfectly alongside the magazine.
(ALL IMAGES FROM SARAH'S INSTAGRAM AND NBGA WEBSITE)
Visit NBGA // HERE
Watch // HERE
MAR 16, 2018
“Tell anyone who tells you to sit still and look pretty to f*ck off :)”
Mollie Rose is an exceptional photographer, with a strong sense of style and concept she produces stunning visuals. She oozes everything girl power and has worked with brands like Skinny Dip who like Mollie are strong supporters in everything female empowerment.
She spends her career going between London, LA and New York. She has worked on many campaigns even though she is only 22 such as Puma, House of Holland and Tommy Hilfiger and was also a photographer for the 2017 Bafta’s, capturing many celebrities no the red carpet and exclusive images from behind the scenes.
WATCH AS HER CAREER PROGRESSES AND UNFOLDS, NO DOUBT SHE WILL BECOME A HUGE NAME IN THE INDUSTRY.
(ALL IMAGES FROM MOLLIE'S WEBSITE)
VIEW MOLLIE'S PORTFOLIO // HERE
ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
“Illustrations For The Eternal Dreamer”
Talula Christian is a Boston based Illustrator. She spent most of my childhood years drawing, watching classic movies, listening to Dolly Parton and dreaming. Talula graduated from Webster Univeristy for theatrical arts in 2009.
MAR 23, 2018
She is currently selling here illustrations on Etsy since 2008 but didn’t truly start until 2011 as well as selling in boutiques from Boston to Nashville to Australia. Since 2014 she has been working as a freelance illustrator, working on pattern design for furniture and clothing to illustrating children’s book. As well as selling her illustrations she also teaches as an art educator.
From her illustrations you can see that she is inspired by fashion, history, traveling and also has a collection of illustrations called “fierce women” which are focused on strong women and female empowerment. There is strong character to her illustrations which make them unique to her.
The use of Colours and water colour create a beautiful softness to her illustrations, the focus on colour and texture is very apparent in her illustrations. Through her illustrations she tells a story of her own experiences throughout her life, also the dreams she wishes to achieve in her future, future traveling destinations and experiences.
"I hope my work inspires my buyers to keep living in their dreams as well."
(ALL IMAGES FROM TALULA'S WEBSITE)
VIEW TAULULA'S PORTFOLIO // HERE
Rimon is a singer based in Amsterdam.
“I'm 20, and I feel like I've been learning so much about both life and myself the past year, so that's a big theme in my music.”
The 20-year-old singer dropped out of school at age 17 to start working with music producer Samual Kareem. On the 23rdof January she released her first music video the song titled ‘Grace” has 23k views. This soulful and beautiful song shows the raw talent Rimon has and demands more recognition. It has a running concept of confident empowered female and pure female energy.
CHECK OUT RIMON's DEBUT SONG //
It has pure 70’s vibes from the night scene, the use of power should and large lapels leaves a sense of nostalgia. The concept behind the music video is telling her story of never letting any fear or what people might think of you and to just be able to be yourself and live life to the fullest very much the saying-‘you do you hun’.
She has been influenced by by the industry’s greats Beyonce being one. Its going to be exciting to watch this artist blow up on the music scene.
(ALL IMAGES FROM RIMONS WEBSITE)
Follow her for inspiration //
POMME’S LIFE IN THE FASHION DIASPORA
VAL ET POMME
(STYLIST - MODEL - DJ - EDITOR)
Val et Pomme, derived from her actual name Valerie and pomme which she adopted 7 years ago. Born in Cameroon and raised in Paris. She is a women with many job titles, model, DJ, stylist, fashion editor to name a few.
APR 06, 2018
You may see her name in many big publication houses like I-D, Vogue Germany and Numero. Her style reflecting the modern-day and is quickly earning the title of fashion icon. She is currently working as a part-time editor for publication Nero Journal which is an art, print publication which offers editorial content including visual culture, contemporary art and electronic music. It gives an overall creative platform for people to get inspiration and learn about new contemporary and modern art and all things creative.
(ALL IMAGES FROM VALERIE'S INSTAGRAM AND SSENSE WEBSITE)
Gounder of Isla based in Berlin. After Charissa moved from Amsterdam to Berlin, she began her business venture after she tried to get her nails done in the Instagram style she was used to but found that Berlin was not up to date with that trend and could achieve the look and design she wanted. Knowing that Berlin obviously on the know with this nail trend, she thought the focus of the store couldn’t only be nails, so she decided to incorporate street wear into the brand.
APR 13, 2018
“A cool hang out space for women.”
The store is not only a nail bar but has been made to be a sanctuary for women to get their nails done whilst browsing hyped street-wear brand. Isla stocks brands like Fila and obey and contrasts them with new and emerging brands such as Namilia and daily paper.
With Isla being a nail bar most would think its purely for women but many would be surprised to know that the clothing is mostly uni-sex and men can also shop there, so Charissa decided to only use male models for her campaigns.
(ALL IMAGES FROM ISLA'S INSTAGRAM)
Shop ISLA // HERE
APR 20, 2018
(Australian Clothing brand)
Rebekah Campbell is the founder of Sydney based clothing company Posse. Successful clothing Brands have been popping up from Australia over the recent years, with the clothing being perfect for perfect festivals like Coachella. Free people ad princess polly to name a few, larger brands like Zimmerman and Ellery all feel the need to move offices abroad (U.S) but with the recent advance in shipping from Australia over the world it makes it possible for these clothing brands to thrive from their base in Australia.
Posse fits into this bracket of clothing brands, the concept behind the brand is to “create timeless pieces”, the emphasis on creating pieces which can match with customers existing wardrobes. Posse embodies the timeless feeling of the vintage style that is so popular today. The mix the vintage with Parisian style to create effortlessly chic pieces.
Rebekah set up the clothing brand to reflect where is is from, Australian fashion is known to be more on the side of effortless bohemian style which is so saught after from all over the world. She wanted to continue this feeling, every piece is handmade in Bali, they are conscious of environmental and work factors so all women making the clothes are free to sew the garments at home and in their own time.
THE PERFECT PIECES TO ADD EFFORTLESS CHIC INTO YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE.
(ALL IMAGES FROM POSSE INSTAGRAM)
Shop POSSE // HERE
APR 13 2018
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