Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Focus On - Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

(Marc Jacobs backstage at Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2009 show)

  • Jacobs enrolled at Parsons School of Design. For his graduation project, he designed a collection of oversized hand-knit sweaters, which he sold to Charivari.
  • In 1984, Jacobs was hired by the clothing manufacturer Reuben Thomas, Inc., for which he designed the Sketchbook label. 
  • In 1986, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy (an executive at Reuben Thomas Inc) established a partnership and  Jacobs showed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label.
  • In 1987, he became the youngest designer ever to receive the CFDA's Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. 
  • In 1988 Jacobs was named vice president of women’s design at Perry Ellis, where he worked till 1993.
  • In 1993, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy launched their own licensing and design company, and in April 1994, Jacobs showed his comeback collection.
  • In 1997, he was named creative director of Louis Vuitton.
  • In the spring of 2001, Jacobs introduced his secondary line, Marc by Marc Jacobs.
(Lais Ribeiro in Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear)

Marc Jacobs is another one of those designers that does so much. He has three collections that he designs for, yet the great ideas keep coming. One thing I like about Marc is that he is not afraid to use colour we always see great colour pallets from his collections. He is a designer whose collections I'm always excited to see and who I always expect a lot from because I know he has the ability to produce great collections.

(Daiane Conterato in Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear)

I honestly don’t know what my favourite Marc Jacobs collection is, there are so many to pick from. The one I decided to go with was the Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection. My reason for picking this show was that I really enjoyed it. Its definitely not the best Marc Jacobs collection, but I loved the concept, the train was beautiful and I think it’s one of the better ideas for a show that I have seen. I also really loved the bags in this show I wanted every single one. This show made me so happy when I saw it, I hope you enjoy. Marc Jacobs I love you.


Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I have been so busy but I will start blogging regularly soon. I will definitely be going through my favourites from fashion week, but for now I thought I would do a 'Focus on Post' of one of my favourite designers. Enjoy!!!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Focus On - Rose Cordero

Rose Cordero
(Vogue Paris March 2010: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott - Photographer, Carine Roitfeld - Fashion Editor/Stylist)

New York - Ford Models
Paris - Elite
Milan - Elite Milan
London - Premier Model Management
Hamburg - M4 Models
Barcelona - View Management

Born in 1992, in the Dominican Republic, Rose was disovered  when approached by a man while she was playing volleyball. Thinking the man was crazy, she ran away from him, but he insisted on talking to the 13-year-old because he said she had the potential to become a model. The man was actualy Sandro Guzman founder of Ossygeno Model Management. He gave Rose her card, but she did not call until her aunt spotted him on a TV a year later. She has gone on to appear on the cover of French Vogue, Arise, V & i-D & in editorials for American, Italian & Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, & W. She has also appeared in ads for Barney's & Nars Cosmetics.

(Nars Spring/Summer 2011: Francois Nars - Photographer, Unkown - Stylist)

Ok where do I start, first of all she is ridiculously gorgeous with those lips and that skin, she has the perfect face shape, but I think what I love the most is the shape of her eyes they are beautiful, her face to me is so perfect and of course I can’t talk about Rose without mentioning her hair. Such a stunning model.

(Vogue Paris March 2010: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott - Photographer, Carine Roitfeld - Fashion Editor/Stylist)

I first really took notice of Rose when I saw 'Profil De Grace' editorial in the December 2009 issue of French Vogue. Her short hair & simplistic but outstanding features just caught my eyes. She looked beautiful and gave us 90% of that bad ass Grace Jones vibe and I only say 90% because I don’t think anyone can ever give us 100% of Grace Jones apart from Grace Jones. I also liked this editorial because it reminded us that Grace Jones is the original that many celebrities copy their style from.

(French Vogue December 2009: Paola Kudacki - Photographer, Melanie Huynh - Fashion Editor/Stylist)