sabato 27 ottobre 2012

BlizedOout FASHION SHOW PT.2 - THE CATWALK

Hi bees!
So, here we are with the second part of the BlizedOut event: the catwalk.



I must say that I was pretty impressed with the show, and I really enjoyed it!


BlizedOut is a new “trendy and pop” fashion brand.


The name of the brand takes inspiration from The Blitz Club in London, a very popular club in the ‘80s scene, attended by brilliant exponents from music and fashion world (Boy George, David Bowie, Wham!, Duran Duran - just to name few).


Although the brand is British, designers Anthony and Antonio decided to produce all their clothes and accessories in Italy.


 The collection is based on 4 different moods, so that anyone can choose who they want to be. You have more choice, and you can opt for a certain style or mix 2 or 3 together to create your personal one: “We want people to express themselves and experience our ideas in their everyday life.” said designer Anthony, who has lived in London for 22 years.What I liked the most about that city was the high-street fashion. I loved the Versace and other designers’ colorful clothing I saw on the street, but I wanted to redesign it and make it more accessible to everyone. We wanted to do something which would be at the right price, but still fun. So we started looking at what people were wearing in the magazines, on TV, on Facebook, to make a collection which was actually current. The question behind it was “What people really want now?”. And we’ve tried to give our answer. “



 


The first mood is called Blitz Fans, and takes inspiration from high-street fashion and popstars like Jessie J or Rihanna. “We wanted to create something similar to their look, those kind of things that you see on the magazines but you don’t know where to buy.”
It’s a rock style, with a little eye on the 80s (see the David Bowie shirts).


The girls modelled holding vintage vinyls, sporting leather jackets, fluo leggings and pop bright colours.


As accessories, a lot of stars, crosses and the Egyptian cross of life symbol: “It represents life, and something which is eternal.”







The second mood is Praire Spirit, and it takes inspiration from the Native Indian Amercians. It’s a kind of indie\festival look, a little bit ethnic but still cool and relaxed. A lot of feathers, eagles, fringes and hints of blue, while orange is the leading colour is orange – which is remarked by the hair and the eyebrows of the models.


 




Here we come to the Tea Party style, by far my favourite. Designers told me that it is inspired by the English tea habit and Kate Middleton. It’s the bon-ton style, and has a vintage twist to it.


It’s all about powdery pink and delicate shades, very classy but young and definitely not too grown-up.


The teapots necklace and belt were one of my favourite pieces from the collection, and I loved the pin-upesque dotted dress too!



 




Finally, Fantasy Islandis inspired by the 90’s and Versace. It’s all about tropical prints, kiwi greens and bright corals. It is dedicated to a fierce woman, who’s very confident with herself and wants to look sexy. I have to say this is the one I liked the least, but some pieces were really cool as well!





What do you think about that? I think they're really cool, and I can't wait to get my hands on 2 or 3 things I've seen :D

After the show I’ve also managed to chat with creative director Sally Santangelo, to see which were the choices made for this show. HEre's what she said to me: “I think that the 80s are the era that redeems the least: they were just too much. I call them the baroque of the 20th century. I didn’t want to go for a purely 80s style, ‘cause it would’ve been tacky and predictable. That’s why I’ve decided to take some elements from that age and revise theme in new, contemporary forms, especially the ones after 2008.


Also, I was thinking about the young audience this collection is addressed to: I think it’s very unlikely to think that 16 years old girls can dress up down the street like Lady Gaga or Rihanna, so the styling relates to everyday life. On TV and in music video everything is allowed, but this fashion is always concrete. It’s what a popstar would wear, but downgraded.”


 I must say that I was very impressed with this philosophy, 'cause that's exactly what I think :)


Philosophy that is extended even to the makeup and hair of the girls: platinum hair, minimal makeup, naked lips and nonexistent brows, for a sort of New Romantics look: “I wanted very little makeup on the girls, to let the face of the girls come out. We wanted fresh faces, true faces.


For the bonton looks we got inspired by icons of beauty like MiuMiu, while a stress of colour were given only to the hair and eyebrows in the more casual looks, because the dresses are very important or they own, so we didn’t want to try too hard and fall into the démodé.”


 






So, definitely my compliments to BlizedOut and Diego Santangelo |||||| Studios for the show!
The comments from  the guests were definitely positive: the pink leather jackets, the chiffon tops and the bon-ton looks were the most appreciated.


It’s a flighty collection, fun but wearable, with some winning pieces, so definitely go and see!
You can follow BlizedOut on their brand new Facebook page.


 If you’ve missed the first part, you can click here to read it.


 I’ll soon post all the photos from the event on my official Facebook page, so make sure you check it out :)


 Stay beautiful! ♥

venerdì 26 ottobre 2012

BlizedOut FASHION SHOW PT.1 - THE EVENT

Hello bees! How’s it going?


As some of you might know, last week I was kindly invited by Diego Santangelo |||||| Studios to a fashion show in Naples to present the launch of a UK fashion brand called  BlizedOut. It’s been such a great day, so I thought I would share with you some details of the event :)



Me and my assistant Martina left from Salerno to Naples, where our car was expecting us. It was such a sunny and hot day, perfect for the location chosen for the show at Arenile, a wonderful location by the sea! It was really gorgeous to be there – especially consider that it was October but it still felt like summer eheh :)



As we arrived, me and the other fashion bloggers (sweet Valentina from CoopStyle and Virginia from The Ugly Truth of V) had to take part to a photoshoot with Daniele Fummo. I must say that I arrived a little late so I missed the makeup, but the hairstylist dyed my hair PINK!!! Hahaha! That was funny though :D


 




It was plenty of cool people and several guests, like Alessandro de Gais (from Bamba Up), lovely Anna Mazza and Kseniya Ohorodnik, the NSS, Mariangela Salzillo from Play Shop (love her!), BBJane, and deejay Peggy Gould from London (she is AMAAAAAZING!).




I wandered around the location watching a very exclusive sneak peek of the collection (I’ll share it with you these days!) and chatting with the charming people all around. I must say – the buffet was incredibly good too! There’s nothing better than Italian mozzarella, I swear! :)


I also got to met Antonio and Anthony, the two designers of BlizedOut, and had an interview with them that I’ll soon post on this blog. There will also be a post about the catwalk and the clothes, so definitely check out TheQueenBeetch these days for more updates!




 I’d really like to thanks Diego Santangelo |||||| Studios for hosting me at the event, and in particular the creative head Sally Santangelo who’s incredibly nice and sweet and made it all so perfect for all the attendants!


You can  follow me on TwitterPinterest and Facebook – where I’ll upload all the photos from the show.


Stay beautiful!   ♥

lunedì 8 ottobre 2012

INNERview: Deborah Parcesepe

Born in Larino (CB) from Italian father and Venezuelan mother, Deborah Parcesepe is one of the most wanted Italian models in the modern scene. She’s worked with several amazing photographers and brands, and she’s recently appeared on Glamour, Elle and Cosmopolitan. She describes herself as shy, and she says to love fashion because of “the creative twists and the possibilities to be someone else on every occasion”. I had the chance to work with her on two shootings in Florence and get to know a little bit more of this super model who’s making waves in Italy.



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Enrie: How did you start modelling?

Deborah: It was a whim that I’ve always had, I’ve always loved fashion and when I was a child I looked up to the beautiful girls that I saw on the magazines but – in spite of the chances – my parents didn’t want me to start too eatly (and now I must admit that I thank them for this). I had almost given it up until I had the chance to shoot with an infamous Florentine photographer, and from then on my name started spreading in the scene. The agencies and everything else came consequentially.

Enrie: How did your parents react when you told them you wanted to be a model?

Deborah: They were happy for me, really. They see how much dedication and consciousness I put in my job, and they’re delighted. Of course they warn me, because they know that the the world I’m stepping into it’s not easy at all, but in the end I think that every work environment has its own pros and cons.

Enrie: So, which are the pros and cons of being a model?

Deborah: A pro is that you can always meet different people, creative people, who are willing to build something beautiful with you - which is probably the thing I like the most about this job, playing and interpreting different roles and moods. The downside is that the people you meet are not always keen on experimenting, or creating, and sometimes they’re not even that passionate as you could wish they were. When that happens, you have to keep calm and do your job, because being a model is like this sometimes.

Enrie: What does your boyfriend thinks about your job?

Deborah: He’s very proud of me. He’s jealous by nature, but he would never deny me something that is part of me. He has decided to love me as a whole.

Enrie: One of your inspiration muses is Coco Rocha. What do you like about her?

Deborah: Coco Rocha is a camera animal! I think she really renders whatever she wears, and there’s passion and determination in everything she does. She’s always at her ease and unpredictable - I think this is what distinguishes her from the others.

Enrie: The headline you’d love to read: “Deborah Parcesepe testimonial for…”?

Deborah: Gosh, that’s a tough question! There are so many designers and brands that I love, like CK, or more recently Rodarte – which is a brand that I think it represents me somehow. But over all, Prada is still the top of the tops to me.

Enrie: By far, which set gave you more satisfaction?

Deborah: I had the chance to work with several amazing photographers and I remember a lot of sets of which the pictures still move me. It’s hard to pick one! Generally speaking, I love the sets that gave me the possibility to express the idea and the mood of the shooting in my own personal way. I’m extremely attached to those.

Enrie: In one of your latest works, you had to model wearing bride gowns. Have you already thought of how your white dress should be?

Deborah: I didn’t! I believe in marriage as a union between two people, and everything’s around it is quite superfluous. Sometimes when I’m joking with my boyfriend – we’ve been together for 3 years and a half now – we say that the party will be probably be hosted in a sushi bar, and we’ll be wearing jeans :)

Enrie: I know you love music like me. What’s the soundtrack of your life?

Deborah: There are many songs that I feel like mine and that remind me of different moments of my life. I went from Eminem to Nirvana to System of a Down, then I had my “punk” era,and the the hippie one. I knew each lyrics to The Doors, The Velvet Underground and Bowie by heart! Then it came indie British music, the new wave. It would be difficult for me to choose one song! But I’d probably say that I’m most attached to the 60’s\70’s, and some things from the 80’s.

Enrie: The last concert you’ve been to?

Deborah: The Foo Fighters!



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Enrie: One of your favorite quotations is by Oscar Wilde, and it says “I like men who have a future and women who have a past". What do you like of Deborah’s past?

Deborah: The sentence is very generic, and I relate it more to women. I believe that women have a tremendous potential, and there is nothing worse than a superficial woman or a bimbo. The past has a great influence on women. My mother is the person I admire the most in the entire world, because she had to make difficult choices, and she’s made them on her own. She represents the kind of past I want to become.

Enrie: Do you see yourself as an aesthete?

Deborah: I see myself as a person who loves what’s beautiful, so yeah, I would say that I’m a little bit of an aesthete. But many aesthetes loved beauty on its own, while I think that beauty with no purpose doesn’t mean a thing. I think that beauty must be fed with passion and emotions – in photography more than anything else.

Enrie: Who is Deborah outside the set?

Deborah: A very shy person – so much that sometimes she might look cold to those who don’t know me. A person that tends to talk very little and listen a lot. I don’t like being the centre of the attention – I already am on the set – so when I’m not working I love doing whatever I feel.

Enrie: In a movie about your life, who would you like to interpret your role?

Deborah: I don’t think I have such an exciting life to do a movie about it! Hehe! Anyways I think Elle Fanning would do great – she’s lovely!

Enrie: Last question: what picture do you have as screensaver of your desktop?

Deborah: A black and white picture portraying a very lonely girl with a jeans jacket and a baseball cap swinging on a seesaw.



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Thanks Deborah for her time and I wish you all the best for all the wonderful things that your future reserves.

I hope to work with you again soon :)

Check out Deborah’s website here!

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Stay beautiful! ♥