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Tyra Banks as Other Super Models

A few days ago, Tyra tweeted some professional pictures of herself portraying Cara Delevinge, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss.

She described this venture on her Twitter feed as:

“I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW with a  tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”

Mainly, these looks I believe were achieved with makeup, lots of it – its all the eyebrows – look closer!

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Tyra Cindy Crawford

As soon as these pictures hit the internet the trolls went on a ‘is this racist/not racist’ tangent, I believe we need to admire her bravery for attempting these. Respect for the fact that these people, fall into the same category as her – SUPER MODELS. I do not believe they were executed excellently but rather they sort of do the trick.  I am also not sure whether it was a good idea but its the thought that counts, right?

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Tyra Cara Delevigne

To recreate these looks has taken not only talent from a makeup artistry front but rather that from a photographic perspective, the lighting is overall these 3 images not done too badly… apart from the Kate Moss “The Grudge” look a like picture (but let’s be honest the source and inspiration of this picture was from Kate’s heroin chic phase anyway – so bravo Tyra & Co??).

TYRA DOES “HEROIN CHIC”

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The press release gives the feeling that these 3 images are part of a 15 image series… I’m very curious to see the others and I will be sure to share these with you.

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Vivienne Westwood and Cartoon Faces

Legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood has a flair for the colourful, the dramatic, the outlandish, the shocking, the absurd… but certainly not the tame. Nor the shy, for that matter everything Vivienne touches, from her flaming orange hair to her punk-infused collections, is intended to MAKE A STATEMENT. It seems to be her mission objective.

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For her latest venture, the Autum 2013 show for her eponymous Red Label, at London Fashion Week, the British visionary sent models down the runway in what would be best described as… cartoon or comic makeup. Saturated primary colours, exaggerated outlines done in start black or white, and blanked out faces with airbrushed nails which resulted in a look that was very unique. This is a Look with a capital “L” that should not be attemped off the catwalk, but as for on it? It was a hit – and it provided the perfect foil for Vivienne’s soft metallics and loose, lovely grunge-girl knits.

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Victoria Beckham Launches Capsule Collection

Hiya Poutlings! ❤

Victoria Beckham is to launch a capsule collection called Icon featuring the selected reworked designs from her archive collections starting from Spring/Summer 2009 season. The line of seven Beckham dresses coveted by fashionistas around the world will start at £1,000 or roughly R14,000.

Together with my personal edit of the spring/summer 2013 collections, I wanted to be able to offer an exclusive product on the site that was in keeping with the signature aesthetic that’s very special to me, I introduced Icon in response to requests for designs from as far back as my first collection from customers, and I wanted to find a way to offer them key dresses from the archive, but in newly-reworked colours and fabrics.. I hope these updated styles will become unique, limited edition pieces and am excited to revisit other archive designs as the Icon collection continues to grow.NEW ICON RANGE - VICTORIA

The dress that was unveiled as the broke is this navy and spearmint frock inspired by Victoria’s Spring/Summer collection. It will be interested to see what other dress will make it to the Icon collection… are you feeling this one? I don’t know if I like it or not. It may grow on me… maybe?

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Meanwhile Victoria showed both her collection at NYFW. The main line textures and colour blocks while Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is about layers and versatile pieces, which I think I prefer to the first Icon collection piece…

I’m really excited about this collection, it’s effortlessly cool and easy and we’ve developed a lot of textures, it looks like there’s a lot of layers. The idea is that you don’t have to think about it. It looks like two pieces – jumpers and skirts – but it’s just one piece and you can just zip yourself up and off you go.

Be sure to check out Vicky’s website for the new ecommerce website and new pieces of Icon collection.

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture SUPRISE

Hiya Poutlings!

The couture shows were being wrapped up in Paris yesterday after a long week which included some dreamy ensembles, scary eye makeup and posibly intentional wardrobe malfuncions on the runway. Which I hope to find time to blog about soon.

However, this season Jean Paul Gaultier was inspired by Indian Gypsies, or rather, he imagined what the “Real Housewives of Mumbai” would look like, and showed a collection of colourful and detailed gowns offset by his signature corsetry and cone bras.

His last look, per couture tradition, was a bridal gown, which was a cropped top and a caged skirt made from tulle and accented with gold embroidery. But that’s not all he sent out – when the bride appeared on the runway, she lifted the enormous cage skirt, whuch was wider than the runway itself, to reveal four adorable little girls in bright outfits a la The Nutcracker.

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SUPRISE!

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Couture never looked like so much fun.

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THE #ALBINO SUPERMODEL REFILWE MODISELLE

Good Afternoon Gorgeous Pouters

I don’t know if you’ve seen or heard about the ALBINO MODEL? Well, she is taking the modeling world by storm. Her name is Refilwe Modiselle, and I’m proud to say she is from South Africa.

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The 27 year old is one of the most sought after faces in the fashion world, due to her unique looks. She was quoted as saying: “I never thought I’d be a model. I finally feel beautiful!”

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She said it was tough growing up “in the skin of a white person” in South Africa. She was teased while walking down the street, but she didn’t care. “People thought my mother was involved with a white person. I remember agents not being too keen to sign me either”.

Here in South Africa, many albinos are killed for “muthi”, as their body parts are thought to have more power. It’s crazy! I’m glad she is showing people, that she isn’t an ingredient to a potion, but rather an amazingly stunning woman!

– She walked for David Tlale in 2005
– She’s signed to too international modeling agency Ayana Africa Model Management
– She is the face of South African brand LEGiT
– She graces catwalks all over the world

She has inspired fellow albino Thando Hopa, to tale on the modeling world!

“I hope to inspire many people, regardless of race or color”.

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Watch this AMAZING clip! LEGiT – REFILWE MODISELLE

I wish you all the best Refilwe! A true inspiration and beauty. Oh, and lets thank David Tlale, Ayana Africa Model Management and LEGiT for believing in Refilwe!

MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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