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Artist of the Week — Oleg Igorin

November 23, 2009 by · 43 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Oleg Igorin When and how did you “discover” your passion for photography? I suddenly was going along a shop window and saw a digital camera. I remember it was Olympus. It was 5 years ago. I think my passion for photography began technically at that moment. Esthetically I […]

Artist of the Week — Antonio Garcia

November 16, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Antonio Garcia Antonio Garcia: “The Most Important Thing in Fashion Photography is Passion” How were you attracted to the world of fashion? When I was learning photography, I was introduced to many photographers. A lot of disciplines, a lot of different fields: documentary, sports, landscapes, still photography… and […]

Artist of the Week – Christian Leitner

November 9, 2009 by · 15 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Christian Leitner How has photography become an important part of your life? A benefit of working at a university is that you can travel a lot to places you would normally not visit as a tourist, so I started to take pictures wherever I went. But the real […]

How to Have Style

October 14, 2009 by · No comments

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti I love browsing through fashion advice books, but it’s always out of curiosity. I like to see a different interpretation of what women should look like – and how that changes through time. I never follow the advice contained in those books because I forget the specifics. And they are so […]

Joel DiGirolamo: I like to bring depth to the corporate experience

October 13, 2009 by · 2 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with Joel DiGirolamo Joel DiGirolamo has over 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies. He has a BSEE, MBA, and an MS Psychology degree. The combination of his diverse work experience and education enable him to relate to individuals at all levels and positions of any organization in […]

In the World of Fashion with the Photographer James Lee

October 10, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer James Lee Why did you decide to become a fashion photographer? I got bored of taking pictures of my friends and family and wanted to work with models and make my pictures look like they were from a fashion magazine and generally be more creative. I guess it’s […]

Natalia Abramova: I wondered how an image could tell you a story or transmit you a feeling

October 9, 2009 by · 36 comments

Interview by Yana Radilova with the photographer Natalia Abramova How and when did you become involved with photography? I’ve been studying at Russian State University Of Cinematography. Every year there is a student film festival. I was charmed by the atmosphere of the place.It was really fantastic. I didn’t miss any film nor any workshop. […]

Vanity License Plates and Identity Issues

September 13, 2009 by · 5 comments

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti As I stopped by Leo’s workplace the other day, I noticed that almost 30% of the cars in the parking lot bore vanity license plates. That struck me as unusual – I think that among the general car population, vanity plates don’t exceed 5%. Are those car owners identity-challenged or, on […]

Theory of the T-shirt

September 2, 2009 by · No comments

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: quartermane Speaking of fashion, I didn’t delve into the question whether style is really a personal expression of self identity or just a convention, a formula offered by society and used by an individual in one combination of elements or another. Is an individual ever free, after all, to use any […]

Multimedia box: Burj al Arab – the height of luxury

August 21, 2009 by · No comments

Beauty is the meaning of the world. To enjoy beauty is to understand the world. – Otto Julius Bierbaum Built on an artificial island 280 m from the Persian Gulf, the seven star hotel Burj al Arab is “the pearl of architecture and luxury” and merits the title “symbol of Dubai”. With its 321 m, […]

Fashion now III

August 15, 2009 by · 1 comment

Снимка: amatamoda “I guess it’ s the search for perfection from season to season that moves me forward” Alber Elbaz Lanvin *** “To evolve is to continue to breathe creatively” Maison Martin Margiela ***

A Fashion Lens Brightened Up by Passion

May 12, 2009 by · 1 comment

Interview with Jeff Fryer by trilby*foxglove Jeff Fryer has had a long affair with photography, which he never made official. The 25-year-old self-taught photographer from Colorado, with a university degree in Computer Science, became acquainted with this art in his teens. After trying out various genres, he developed a passion for fashion photography. And indeed, […]

Hello Young Mothers, Wherever You Are

April 28, 2009 by · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: celesteh I’ve been thinking about mothers, and I should note straight away that my thoughts were originally coincidental to the fact that this month we will celebrate their unconditional love (thanks in large part to the flower and greeting card industries.) The reason I found myself ruminating on mothers and motherhood is […]

Molas from San Blas Island – a traditional feminine art with a global reach

April 25, 2009 by · 1 comment

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Molas, a traditional female shirt of the Kuna people of coastal Panama, are an interesting case of a traditional art with a special role in today’s globalized culture. Kuna people have an unique culture that has survived centuries and although their lands are a popular tourist destination now, they have kept their […]

Artist of the Week – Melissa Michaels

February 9, 2009 by · No comments

Vanya Nikolaeva Melissa Michaels is the creator and designer of InPeLoTo fashion brand, which has the idea of infinite love behind it. She is an optimistic talented person with colorful interests. She sees the world like an open scene for possibilities and positive changes. Melissa graduated from the State University of San Diego. Besides fashion, […]

Fashion and the Zodiac

February 2, 2009 by · No comments

Katia Delavequia Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. They like to catch attention–they love vibrant colors. Photo: peasap Aries (3/21 to 5/20) Color: red. People from this sign are dynamic, agitated, and daring. They feel more comfortable wearing sneakers, shirts and jeans–nothing that demands much production and time. The women prefer flat shoes rather than […]

2009 – Year of the Ox

January 27, 2009 by · No comments

Katia Delavequia According to the Chinese horoscope, 2009 is ruled by the ox and will be a prosperous year; but getting through it will require hard work, as the ox is a beast of labor. Photo: steev_o Aries: This year will be quite positive for strategic planning and the fulfillment of objectives. Aries people will […]

Fashion Quotations II

January 25, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: dunikowski The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in. Paris Hilton Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. Anthony Burgess

Fashion Trends 2009

January 21, 2009 by · 2 comments

Katia Delavequia Photo: Lukasz Dunikowski There’s no denying that fashion is part of our daily lives, from simple jeans to dazzling dresses. The Northern Hemisphere may be suffering through winter now, but it’s summer for the Southern Hemisphere–so people all over the world are watching multiple fashion trends. Here’s what’s happening in 2009–enjoy!

Flat Ironing for Fine Hair

January 16, 2009 by · No comments

Flat Ironing Tips for Fine Hair by Katherine Gulley Photo: arteunporro The thinner or finer your hair, the more you need volume. If you perm it for volume and style hold, you can use a flat iron to control frizz and shut down the cuticle. Always use a thermal protective spray before using any hot […]