Friday, October 22, 2010

HAWT OR NOUGHT - ROSARIO DAWSON ON THE COVER OF GQ AND CHERYL COLE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS.

Hey y'all,Fashion Phoenix,
sorry for my relapse on blogging.. been so busy with some projects that i'd reveal later to you,on this blog.
TIME FOR "HAWT OR NOUGHT"...


Cheryl cole was spotted at Madame Tussauds for the reveal of her Wax Figure. she was wearing a white Doll dress with a pair of Brain Atwood Balleto platform sandals,that cost $2085.. thats N 312750 in Naira.
love the way she toughened the dress with a leather jacket.
make her look adorable and 'rock_chic'.!!


Rosario Dawson looking fabulous on the cover of GQ November 2010.
She is wearing "Plaque Thigh high" Boots,by my fave designer,Jeremy Scott.!
with these pictures.. I leave you with this question..
HAWT OR NOUGHT..??
ciao,sweeties..!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

PHOTOPHrENIA - KATE MOSS FOR VOGUE ITALIA.. 1992.

To new readers, Photophrenia is the segment where I get to post up Vintage editorials,AD campaigns and what-nots.




These are pictures of Kate Moss for Vogue Italia,April 1992.. Theme was titled "CHARMING LOLITA" and was shot by Elle Von Unwerth.
I love this editorial.. so chic.. she looks every bit like a Lolita.. innocent and appealing.
VINTAGE- Old is the new New.
smootches..!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH POP FASHION ARTIST- MARCO SANTANIELLO

I came across a fab Pop fashion artist,Marco Santaniello.. such a sweet guy and he agreed to share his fabulousity and some of his pop art here on Fashion Phoenix. ;)
HERE IS HIS INTERVIEW:



*TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF? 
Marco Santaniello- i am a 360° artist focused on the fashion system (making t-shirts and t-skirts).My “portraits” are becoming known on the internet and I was also the BUSINESS OF FASHION’S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF APRIL 2010!!!
During the  university time, I created  THE T-SKIRT, A FASHION PATENT. Actually the singer Kazz Kumar  wore a T-skirt during a performance in London and she also wore a special t-shirt that I made for her new single “FASHION”! !
I advertise it by doing authorised and especially not-authorised catwalkshows in many places such as London, Rome, Milan and Paris.I also writes about fashion and trends on  the section “NEWS” of a MaxMara’s blog.
I am A versatile artist, wide-ranging and original who take inspiration from almost everything that why I'm so unpredictable

M.I.A

*TELL US ABOUT YOUR POP ART ? 
Marco Santaniello- My Pop Art… I think is going to create something really new. Many people know my PoP Portraits,it’s a way to create a sort of contemporary world where all the people are really the same.. Artists,singers and famous characters are not different from “normal” people: that’s one of my message, I mean, by using my Rainbow wall behind all of my portraits all the subjects seem to be the same.

amy winehouse


*HOW DID YOU START MAKING POP ART ?
marco santaniello- Actually, just like most of the things that I do, it was a casuality; I mean, I did a basic course in graphic design and I just fell in love with it. I discovered how to use many things on my Mac just because of my passion and not because of my real skills. That means ….without a REAL passion don’t do anything because you won’t make it !



*WHAT ARE YOUR ADVICES FOR UPCOMING POP ARTIST ?
marco santaniello- I think I said that thousand times but the only advice I always give is : JUST BE YOURSELF IN EVERY SITUATION AND DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE or ABOUT WHAT YOU DO.
CREATIVITY IS EQUAL TO PASSION.
THAT’S THE WAY I THINK.
THINK SIMPLE AND BE THE “TOP”.

His T-shirts,T-skirts,PoP arts (personal) are for sale.. if you want to buy.. do hit him up on info@marcosantaniello.com
Follow him on twitter- @SUPERSTARMIX
i love his pop potraits.. so beautiful.!

Monday, October 11, 2010

SHOE-ORGASM- CHRISTAIN LOUBOUTIN SPIKED PIGALLE FLATS

Ever owned a Louboutin and cringe Because of the pain it causes when u walk..??? i know i have..!! Fear no more,because i present to you... CHRISTAIN LOUBOUTIN SPIKED PIGALLE FLATS...!!!!




These Dope Babies cost a whooping sum of $995.. approximately N149250 and also sport the signature red soles as usual.
love the spike details.. so FIERCE..!!
 WHATCHU THINK.. HOT OR HMM..??

Sunday, October 10, 2010

SPOT THE LOOK - RIHANNA IN PARIS AND LONDON

We all know that Rihanna is ever so stylish.. with the help of her uber-fabulous stylist,she comes up with the most amazing looks ever. here are my recent fave looks.


Rihanna was spotted with her boyfriend,Matt Kemp.. she was wearing an Altuzarra keyhole sweater,,worth $875,with a pair of peach jeans and Christain Loubotin pumps.
she looked fabulous and chic.
I took my time to provide this look in chic,using ShopStyle.. since we cant all afford an Altuzarra Sweater.(◡‿◡✿) 






This look is so daring.. and takes a brave heart like Rihanna to be able to rock it. Rihanna was spotted in london,wearing this blazer and wolford stay-ups. most of you wont like this Look.. I didnt neither.. but i guess Its Rihanna. Quite Chic.
I also provided shopping options to get this look.



P.S-just started watching true blood... im so hooked.! Sookie stackhouse is so strong.! hope y'all have a nice week.
xoxo,
FashionPhoenix

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MAGAZINE COVERS- MANNEQUIN MAGAZINE AND GENEVIEVE MAGAZINE


Genevieve Magazine is a Nigerian magazine.. this is a cover of their October Issue,Featuring prominent Nigerian Designers,Lisa Folawiyo and Lanre Da-Silva. Both are wearing each other's Designs made out of Ankara,An african print which has been used by designers,such as Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B. and Maya lake of Boxing Kitten.

Ankara is becoming a phenomenon to be reckoned with in fashion and has been worn by celebrities such as Solange Knowles,Linda Hearst,Dawn Richard of Dirty money and Kelis.
Different designs can be sewn with it and i have provided choice of shoes,you can wear with it.





Mannequin magazine is a new magazine and i'm loving the styling.. the shoes are so dope.
I will buy a copy and probably,scan some of the fashion editorials,right here on Fashion Phoenix.

smootches,
FASHION PHOENIX.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

DESIGNER REVIEW- VESTITO BENE BY ALEXANDER ADEGBENRO.

Hello Fashion Phoenixes,
i love doing reviews on upcoming designers and shedding more light on their designs and fashion style.
get familiar with VESTITO BENE..
Vestito Bene was originally founded in February 2007 by Alexander Adegboyega Adegbenro, who was born in New Jersey to Nigerian parents. The name Vestito Bene means “Well Dressed” in Italian. It was how everyone described Alexander’s fashion. It originally started with him designing his own clothes since he wasn’t too satisfied with what was available to him. Over time, he started designing for others as well. Vestito Bene is a mens clothing line, which focuses it’s attention on understanding the fashion items it’s customers need. It’s main focus had always been on suits, blazers, jackets, shirts and pants of the Western culture, but has incorporated some of those ideas into African fashion as well. Unlike many designers, Vestito Bene tailors their designs to suit an individuals own style and character, but done with the unique stamp of Vestito Bene. All of its designs are original and exclusive which gives each customer a luxe look, but at affordable prices. 


Here are pictures of the designer in his Blazers-






Vestito Bene also takes it upon itself to offer fashion tips since it understands the importance of self presentation through fashion, suggesting the appropriate for particular occasions. This ranges from the types of fabric used in their garments,do’s and don’ts with pattern matching, what colors that do and don’t match as well as what colors to wear depending on the season of the year or occasion.


what do you think.???

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

YAAYY.. FASHION WEEK IS OVER + ELIE SAAB SPRING 2011

Finally,Paris fashion week ends today.. i was so jealous about fashion week and the fact that i really wanted to attend just one show. if you did attend any fashion show.. do comment and let me know how much fun you had.!
Paris Fashion week ended with the Elie Saab fashion show.. i really don't do review on fashion shows but i decided to paste some of my favourite pictures from the Elie Saab collection.
the colours were lovely.




with Spring 2011,many more trends rolled up such as Maxi sheer dresses,60's ladylike,70's glamor, inner wear as outer wear and the infamous clogs AND SO MANY OTHERS.. also we sure do have those trends that we cant get enough of.
 LET ME KNOW THE TRENDS YOU LOVE AND THE TREND YOU WISH WILL GO AWAY.!
xoxo,
Fashion Phoenix

Monday, October 4, 2010

PAMELA LOVE SPRING 2011 COLLECTION.

I stumbled on this pictures of  Pamela love's spring 2011collection.
For the fashion phoenixes,who don't know Pamela Love.. let me get you familiar.
Brooklyn-born jewellery designer Pamela Love has set about crafting her business in the same way she shapes the hand-hewn gothic accessories she sells.

Pamela Love also had an advice for aspiring jewelery designers on the make. “Know as much as you can,” she says. “Be able to make everything yourself before you start mass producing something or sending it out for someone else to make. I think you have a much greater appreciation for and understanding of something if you've made it with your hands.”


As much as i love accessories.. I decided to share few picture of her present collection with you.




amazing handcuffs,bracelets,,rings and earrings.
check out her website- www.pamelalovenyc.com

Saturday, October 2, 2010

WHOEVER KNEW-- FEATURING MARC JACOBS.

Sometimes,i like to tell my friends that,we fashionistas and fashionistos are the coolest kids on earth..!!
Fashion Designers are so cool,its hard to imagine them,UNCOOL..!!
just like imagining Karl lagerfeld wearing sweats or Donatella Versace wearing flipflops.
oh well,stumbled on a picture of Marc Jacob,so uncool.!
before and after.!

its hard to imagine that the guy in the blue shirt is MARC JACOBS..!! wow..!
imma let you judge this photo.
but to me.. marc jacobs is such a hottie.!
ciao.!

Friday, October 1, 2010

PHOTOPHrENIA - ERYKAH BADU FOR TOM FORD.



This Picture is an Ad Campaign for Tom Ford's perfume,"WHITE PATCHIOULLI" dated circa 2008.
Erykah Badu looks amazing in it. i love the black and white theme,so simple and doesnt take focus from the Perfume,itself.
I think she was tryna be the modern day Diana Ross,with the signature 'Fro.
I love it.
let me know your thoughts.


P.S.-
I just wanna say thank y'all for reading this blog and lovely comments in the last post. you,all inspire me. i want to be a fashion stylist,but the fashion industry in my country is quite tight and really hard to break into. this Blog is the closest thing i have to share my Thought on fashion to the whole world.
sometimes,when i try really hard and end up being disappointed and frustrated,i know y'all are here to read my every post. dont forget to also post your blog link,so i can show your blog,some love.
LOVE Y'ALL FASHION PHOENIXES. *now singing* ♫walk,walk,fashion babies.. walk walk,fashion phoenixes♫
-Today is my country's Independence day.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY,NIGERIA.
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