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Who is the Fairest Oil Painting of Them All?

Hiya Poutlings!

Digital artists never cease to amaze me. They always manage to come up with the most spectacular ideas… I would love to be able to have the absolute talent that they have.

The latest ones to hit the internet, which have completely and utterly blown my mind are well known stars, in famous oil paintings.

Meet Johnny Depp featuring in Vermeer’s famous painting of a Girl With A Pearl Earring

Johnny Depp - Girl With A Pearl Earring - Vermeer

and here we have Keanu Reeves in Dubufe’s Portrait of Madame F from 1850

Keanu Reeves - Dubfe, Portrait of Madame F, 1850

say hello to Michael Jackson starring in Anton Raphael Mengs’ self portrait

Michael Jackson as Anton Raphael Mengs' Self Portrait

Jack Nicholson looks dapper in Bronzino’s Young Man from 1530

Jack Nicolson as Bronzino's Young Man from 1530

meet Katy Perry, featuring… After The Ball, by Stewart in 1877

Katy Perry - After the Ball by Stewart in 1877

and my absolute favourite: Adele in JL David’s Portrait of Anne Marie Louise ThelussonAdele as Anne Marie Louise Thelusson by JL David

Who are these digital artists and can they make me the Mona Lisa?

Which one is your favourite?

x missfitz

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Style Watch : Adele

adele style

At a glance, its hard to recognise an awkward 20 year old back in 2008 when she got a chance to record her first ever album, is in fact, the powerful women that Adele is today.

Adele-style

Now, Adele is turning 25 is very well known not only in her home country but all across the world, for her powerful voice and distinguishable style.

adele - brit awards

She recorded her first album in 2008, which was entitled simply “19” and that was the time she started to appear in the public eye a lot. That is when her style preferences began to emerge, The shy girl in the formless clothes started to appear at events, such as the Brit Awards (where she won the Critics’ Choice Award), H&M Regent street store, London and Shepherds Bush Empire, London. coming to more feminine pieces, her body also began to change.

Adele-styleee

In 2009, she wears a chartreuse satin coat by Barbara Tfank, to attend the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Los Angeles. She looks confident in that bright outfit. Then again she has shown up in public wearing Barbara Tfank, this time it was a custom made black-satin dress.

Adele-style2

AdeleIn 2010 her style started to resemble her current look, as she appeared in a vintage black and gold brocade dress at the CMT Artists of the Year awards in Franklin, Tenessee. As time passed, her style progresses and in 2011, we saw her wearing a Burberry dress at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she won three awards. She once confessed to US Vogue that:

“From twelve to thirteen I was a grunger. then I got really into R&B and became a rude girl – in Addidas, with a spit curl… and tiny Nike backpacks.”

So, having this as a background, it is really weird to relate to that girl in Nikes to the woman, Adele is nowadays. Because today she is more likely to be seen “with her favourite Jimmy Choo Rosabel bag, or in Vivienne Westwood or Aquascutum, although she still confesses to loving Marks and Spencer jeans”, as mentioned by Vogue UK.

Adelegrammy

Now finally, into the previous year of 2012, she has appeared looking rather slim comparing to her previous looks wearing custom made Giorgio Armani sequin gown, accessorised with a Harry Winston ring, De Beers earrings and Christian Loubutin heels during the Grammy Awards, where she won six awards! At the latest Golden Globe awards, which had been her first public appearance since giving birth to her son, Adele was wearing Burberry. Certainly, we see there is something different about her now, as she has shared her beauty and talent with the world.

Adele golden globe

So, what do you think – has her style evolved?

x missfitz

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Skinny Minnie…

Hiya Poutlings

I breifly touched on this issue on our Facebook Page. The Barneys New York holiday campaign Electric Holiday featuring fashionable yet ultra skinny versions of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck has officially ticked off plus size models and eating disorder specialists.

DESIGNER MINNIE MOUSE

Plus sized models Robin Lawley, Lizzie Miller and Courtney Legare have joined 135,000 supporters in a Change.org campaign against skinny versions of Disney characters Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck for the Electric Holiday campaign, which calls to cancel the holiday window display featuring 5’11” size zero versions of Disney cartoon characters. Eating disorder experts and celebrity endorsements are adding fuel to the campaign against “skinny Minnie”, saying instead of it being a light hearted campaign, it’s sending a negative message to young girls and…

DESIGNER DAISY DUCK

“there is something wrong with changing a beloved childrens characters body so it looks good in a dress that almost nobody looks good in – adding to the tremendous pressure on young girls and women to attain photoshop perfection. The problem isn’t with Minnie’s body, it’s with a dress that only looks good on a woman who is 5’11 and a size zero.”

DESIGNER GOOFY

Barneys and Disney released this joint statement countering the campaign saying…

“We are saddended that activists have repeatedly tried to disort a light hearted holiday project in order to draw media attention to themselves.”

Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman explain his reasoning about Minnie’s smaller frame…

“The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘if we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5 foot 11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.”

Coming from a fashion industry professionals perspective, this is not out of the question. If Minnie and Goofy were to star in a fashion campaign, then they should look like models who walk the runways.

While the campaign is bringing attention to important issues such as eating disorders and how the fashion industry affects body perceptions, are these versions of Disney characters viewed through a fashion lens controversial or truly light hearted?

With the complaint that high fashion skews skinny anyway, we aren’t seeing anything new here. Many fashion designers make clothing specifically for smaller sized individuals. Even Balenciaga admitted to cutting their clothing to flatter smaller sized customers only and Karl Lagerfeld stated that he believes that anorexia and the fashion industry are not related.

But the industry is slowly starting to change. Burberry is collaborating with Adele to create their first plus-sized line and Ralph Lauren used their first plus-sized model in a campaign (ironically model Robin Lawley is one of the models speaking out against “Skinny Minnie”). The creative director of Barneys did state that the traditional Minnie would not look good in a Lanvin dress, but that’s a problem with the industry. Harrods is doing a designer Disney princess themed window for the holiday season that highlights what the Disney Princesses would wear wear if they wore couture designer dresses. Is there a difference between the two? Why is the one receiving more negative press than the other? Maybe this calls for another blog post…

Now, I turn to you dear readers. What are your thoughts on BARNEYS ELECTRIC HOLIDAY VERSION OF MINNIE AND DAISY. Will our future generation of children’s body perceptions be affected by these altered versions of their Disney favourites or are they innocent interpretation from a fashion perspective?

Let me have your opinions, s’il vous plait.

*missfitz

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