The World’s Highest-Paid Models Of 2014

Gisele Bündchen has been listed Forbes No.1 Highest Paid Model of 2014, landing the top spot for the 8th consecutive year!
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The only 4 books you need to read to be ready to work in fashion:

The only 4 books you need to read to be ready to work in fashion:

The Fashion System by Roland Barthes

 

Originally published in French in 1967, this was a theoretical breakthrough for the renowned semiotician who, in a radical mode, used fashion, and in particular the language of fashion magazines, as a case study to analyze a system of signs that was not linguistically based. At the time it was met with mixed reviews—some were turned off by the seeming frivolity of the subject matter, while others recognized his keener engagement with the every day. One of his prime insights continues to resonate today: Fashion is a complex code determined by so many social cues, and it produces not just clothing or an image of women, but an abstract notion of ‘fashion’ itself—that ever elusive ideal.

Related: Two Beloved French Institutions Come Together in ‘Dior Impressions’

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Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power by Valerie Steele

Yes, this title is as juicy as it sounds, but it is also rife with important revelations. The S&M trend swept through the fall runways—just check out at all that scintillating lacing and corsetry at Balmain and Pucci—but there is a deeper psychological significance at play here. Looking at various subcultures (including underground S&M) as well as popular figures as diverse as Catwoman and Mrs. Peel from the ’60s hit show The Avengers, Ms. Steele digs deeper beneath the eroticism to explore the power relations inherent in the fetish culture. Through interviews, case studies, and anecdotes, she traces a shift in attitudes towards sexuality that will make you think next time you slip on a pair of patent leather stilettos.

Related: 15 Books That Changed Women Forever

  

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The Literary Companion To Fashion by Colin McDowell

Penned by one of the world’s foremost fashion historians, this is an imaginative journey that explores the role of dress in popular literature. McDowell’s source materials span over 400 years and includes snippets of literary classics from Ovid to Malcolm X, Mary Wollstonecraft and Virginia Woolf, to Jean Genet, as well as contemporary provocateurs like Bret Easton Ellis. In each of these excerpts, we get a compelling glimpse into the multifaceted roles that fashion plays in social hierarchies—from the richly coded function of panniers and décolletage in 18th century France to the meaning of an Armani suit in power-fueled ’80s Manhattan.

  

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Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity by Elizabeth Wilson

The use of fashion as a subversive statement has been part of the popular imagination since the blooming of the flower children in the ’60s and the advent of punk in the ’70s. But Elizabeth Wilson’s insightful analysis explores how dress has always been a source of cultural contention, from the exclusivity of haute couture to the brooding undertones of ’90s grunge. This is much more than trend analysis but rather a nuanced examination of the fine details. Plus, where else are you likely to encounter a thorough assessment of David Beckham’s style evolution in the era of the metrosexual?

 Thank you Elle Magazine US

Met Ball Celebration 2014 – my favourites <3

Met Ball Celebration 2014 – my favourites <3

FOLLOWING last year’s sojourn into the world of punk, this year’s Met Ball saw its star guests return to a more glamorous dress code.
With the museum celebrating the opening of its exhibition dedicated to couturier Charles James, many embraced old school elegance in the most romantic of dresses. The result was a sea of ballgowns sweeping down the red carpet on the likes of co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova, Katie Holmes, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Claire Danes and Suki Waterhouse.
For those looking for something a little edgier, a number of trends emerged. Cropped tops, offering a hint of midriff, teamed with a long skirt were worn by Emma Stone, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway. Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Beyoncé, Gisele, Leighton Meester and Jessica Alba all showed off plunging necklines edging towards the navel – yet kept the look erring on the side of sophisticated.
Meanwhile a number of designers stood out as the night’s favourites: Stella McCartney arrived flanked by an all-star group, all dressed in bespoke versions of her designs – Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth. Oscar de la Renta’s feminine signature gowns were in abundance – seen on Parker, Swift, Kloss, Danes, Allison Williams and Amy Adams. Miuccia Prada worked her magic for Lupita Nyong’o, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen and Dianna Agron – all of whom arrived dressed in bespoke Prada or Miu Miu creations.

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That’s the most interesting propositions from my point of view

Please take a look and tell me what do You think about them???

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon – all wearing Stella McCartney.

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My absolutely favourite Rihanna wore a custom-made top and skirt by Stella McCartney. ❤

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Cara Delevingne wore a top and trousers both by Stella McCartney with Cartier jewellery.

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Rihanna and Stella McCartney.

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Kate Bosworth wore a dress by Stella McCartney with jewellery by Ana Khouri and Sidney Garber. (Here you can see also the back of the Riri’s dress)

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Beyoncé wore a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.

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Emma Stone wore a custom-made top and skirt by Thakoon and carried a Tod’s clutch.

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Zoe Saldana’s bespoke gown was designed by Michael Kors – her date for the evening.

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Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn, who both wore bespoke Topshop gowns.

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Naomi Campbell wore a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown.

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Karolina Kurkova accessorised her Marchesa spring/summer 2011 ballgown with $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds… wow

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Victoria Beckham wore a white column dress of her own design with Jacob & Co. jewellery.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Balmain autumn/winter 2014 dress.

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Sarah Jessica Parker – one of the ball’s co-chairs – wore a custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown.

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Hailee Steinfeld wore a gown by Prabal Gurung with Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery.

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Kristen Stewart – the current face of Chanel – wore a dress from the fashion house’s spring/summer 2014 couture collection with Christian Louboutin heels.

Really???

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My new ALDO accesories !!! Love them :)

I had a craze idea to make a little “mix and match” stylisation 🙂
What do you think about the final effect?

Personally J’adore that combination 🙂

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fofo: MICHAŁ STANIEWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

http://www.zazustudio.com

JACKET:   ZARA

TOP:   OLIVE VERTE

BIKINI:   PRIMARK

SHOES:   ALDO

HAT:   PRIMARK

KNUCLE BAG:   ALDO

JEWELLERY:   FOREVER 21

SUNGLASSES:   CHANEL