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We talk about fashion collaborations to look forward to in 2013. starting off with the Gianni versace spa collaboration which announced that Jonathan Anderson will design a capsule collection for versus.
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1 ● Michael Kors and Alexandra richards create playlist michael kors launched a new collaboration last month with alexandra richards melding just music and fashion. the collaboration features #celebratewith alexandra richards, a playlist created just for the brand’s lifestyle site, as well as an interview and a self-styled shoot featuring kors’ new sneakers. 2 ● Muscat Fashion Week muscat fashion week is being held from january 15 - 17, 2013 at riyam park, muscat. glam’s chief fashion correspondent will be attending this prestigious event, in which renowned omani designers take their latest collections to the runway alongside some of the most exclusive arab designers throughout the gulf. watch this space for daily updates and exclusive coverage of gulf’s own talents. 3 ● Gap goes luxurious gap has purchased intermix for $130 million and entered the luxury fashion world.the deal should be mutually beneficial for both parties. gap can raise the profile of intermix and already has big plans to up intermix’s online presence. intermix brings the gap family into the world of fashion that goes beyond affordable basics.
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alice by temperley leather jacket - qr1850 catherine malandrino white dress - qr2150
wide lapel collar leather jacket - qr595
pointy heels - qr150
two-way sling clutch - qr 95
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made - nyota gold-tone ring set for qr148
michael michael kors - sequined jersey wrap dress for qr456
THErE iS NOTHiNg mOrE grATifyiNg THAN SOmE OPULENcE TO rEvivE A TirED WArDrObE. THE TOUcH Of gOLD iS PErfEcT fOr mATTE cOLOUr OUTfiTS AND WOrKS LiKE A cHArm EvEryTimE yOU NEED A cLASSy LOOK.
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erickson beamon for the outnet - gold-tone crystal ring for qr 740
erickson beamon for the outnet - gold-tone crystal earrings for qr651
alexander mcqueen metallic glossedleather cardholders price on request
iris & ink - shearling gilet for qr1925
esquivel - derby metallic leather brogues for qr960
THErE iS NO bETTEr brAND TO rUN TO if yOU ArE iN NEED Of A PicK-mE-UP. HOUSE Of HOLLAND’S LOUD AND bOLD PriNTS, NEON brigHT cOLOUrS AND A TOTAL mErry-mAKiNg vibE WHicH ENcOmPASSES THE ALL LONDON cHic. THE brAND’S vivAciOUS PErSONALiTy iS rEfLEcTivE Of THE DESigNEr’S LArgEr-THAN-LifE cHArm, A yOUNg ENErgETic briTiSH LAD WHO firST cAPTUrED THE ATTENTiON Of fASHiONiSTAS WOrLDWiDE WiTH HiS cHEEKy STATEmENT TEES. henry holland AmUSES US THiS iSSUE WiTH HiS STyLE POST – A cOLLEcTiON Of THiNgS THAT ArE rUNNiNg THrOUgH HiS miND rigHT NOW.
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A collection of things that are running through his mind right now.
Inspiration Right now the rich colours of the leaves on the trees is a source of inspiration. Autumn is such a beautiful season in the UK, the changing of seasons is so charming. Destination Hong Kong is a wonderful city full of rich culture. I love the speed at which everything moves there and the thirst for information. Favourite Model There are so many models who I consider to epitomise the House of Holland brand. My best friend, Agyness has always been a great support to me and is obviously an amazing model. More recently, we have worked with Eliza Cummings, Iggy Azalea and I have done a shoot with Pixie Geldof for a British newspaper. Trend Obsession For me, a skinny black jean will always be a wardrobe staple. I wear them all the time because they work with everything. I like wearing one statement piece. A blazer, shirt or t-shirt and a black jean and a good pair of shoes always pulls the look together. Kicking off the Design Process When I am thinking about my next collection, I am always inspired by the women around me. Each person in my life gives me creative ideas. My grandmother inspired my FW 11 collection - she was so glamourous and would never answer the door without her lipstick on. The creation of a new collection is always an exciting process. There are so many people involved from conception to completion and when we see the complete collection coming together, it is a real buzz. Favourite Items from Current Collections From A/W, the zig-zag oversized coat was probably my favourite piece and my favourite look from S/S13, is the tie-dye shirt with printed leather mini-skirt. The Perfect Muse I don’t think there needs to be one specific muse. I would like to see anyone who appreciates my collection wearing the pieces. What is the one thing you would like to see women wearing this fall? House of Holland of course!
A LEGACY CALLED HARRODS
by debrina aliyah
iT WAS ONcE A cHArmiNg NEigHbOUrHOOD grOcEry STOrE. TODAy iT iS ONE Of THE mOST DiSTiNgUiSHED gLObAL brAND NAmES iNTErTWiNED WiTH THE HiSTOry Of LONDON ciTy.
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the famous brompton road terracotta facade designed by c.w. stephens.
was once a charming and quaint neighbourhood grocery store, simply named Harrod & Co. Grocers, supplying the local community with fresh produce and tea. Today, it is one of the most distinguished global brand names, becoming an iconic institution that is synonymous and intertwined with the history of London city. But much more than just a store, Harrods is the keeper of a thousand stories curated by its various illustrious owners, and the customers who continue to live the legacy. The story is almost fairy tale-like. The humble beginnings of one man has spanned into a global conglomerate in the colossal time frame of nearly two centuries. Step into Harrods today, and there will be no less tourists happily clicking away on their cameras to capture their visits to the store, or earnestly buying momentos to bring home. The old-world charm of the original grocer has definitely lived on, the founding father himself Charles Henry Harrod
all images are courtesy of harrods. follow the official harrods pinterest account to learn more about their historical journey.
the china room
the french room
The modern day store occupies a five-acre site and has over one million square feet of selling space making it the biggest department store in Europe.
would be a smiling man were he alive today to see the festivities. After various grocer and tea ventures, Harrod’s son, Charles Digby Harrod, finally settled into a single room in the district of Brompton, where he began building the legacy. The single room soon expanded to include adjoining buildings, forming the building where the modern day departmental store is located. Harrod specialised in a retail operation trading medicines, perfumes, fresh produce and stationery. Even with a major setback when the store was blazed by a fire in 1883, the determined man quickly got back onto his feet to revive the business. It was a smart business strategy that played to the hearts of his customers, fulfilling his Christmas orders despite the tragedy that befell the store. The successful venture turned a record profit and a new structure soon came into place on the same site. Harrods thrived and the store became a favourite with many legendary names including Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Lawrence and Ellen Terry - all whom have lent their sparks to the history of Harrods.
In 1889, Charles Digby Harrod retired and the company shares was floated on the London Stock Exchange. British department store holding company House of Fraser then bought Harrods in 1959. In 1985, the Fayed brothers came into possession of Harrods after purchasing House of Fraser. Harrods was always in the media spotlight thereafter because of the Fayed brothers and their personal endeavours. The modern–day store occupies a 5-acre site and has over one million square feet of selling space making it the biggest department store in Europe. In the rise of the age of consumerism, Harrods attained cult status especially for some stellar departments including the Food Hall and the special Christmas department. The entire store is made up of 330 departments and truly embodies the meaning of “all under one roof.” The French Room and the International Designers Room The French Room was opened in the 1950s, as a showcase for haute couture, an elegant and classy room dedicated to the artistic works of the fashion designers from the era. The French Room today has expanded to the whole of Harrods’ first floor and is dedicated to designer womenswear. A new International Designers Room has also been added recently to include a repertoire of exciting designers from all over the world including the Middle East. This move is a nod to the unmistakable influence of fashion and design in contemporary retail. As Harrods is registered with the English Heritage as a 19th century historical site, all additions and renovations are meticulously undertaken to both preserve the historical value of the space and to introduce modern influences.
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the newly added retail concept with a focus on qatar, in-q is a venture by qma
The Qatar Link Harrods is currently owned by Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the State of Qatar and the spirit of Harrods’ motto Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things for All People Everywhere lives on. Since taking over in 2010, Qatar Holding has introduced a multitude of innovations to the department store, bringing in more international colours and flavours to project a truly global essence. Refurbishments to many departments were undertaken including the Beauty Apothecary, Tom Ford boutique, Berluti boutique, Manolo Blahnik boutique, The Men’s Shoe Salon, Luxury Accessory Rooms, Designer Accessory Rooms, The Fine Watch Room, and The Gourmet Cookshop. The new direction also opened up opportunities for many new Middle Eastern fashion designers and brands to showcase their talent to their world, including Qatar’s very own label Toujouri. Qatar Holding has also announced plans to open Harrods in China and introduction of Harrods Hotel, the first one to be launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) also introduced a new innovative store in Harrods, In-Q , a retail concept that offers a unique insight into the diverse culture, arts, and crafts of Qatar. The store provides a comprehensive experience, where traditional arts and crafts, books, Islamic clothes, jewellery, and merchandise from Qatar’s world-class museums will be on show and available for purchase. Interesting Facts about Harrods 1 ● Harrods was the first building in Europe and England to introduce the modern day escalator, then simply known as the ‘moving staircase.’ It was launched on 16 Novem-
ber 1989, and was a device that resembled a conveyor belt made of leather, mahogany and glass. The world-famous Christian the Lion, who captured hearts worldwide in a touching story of unbreakable bond between the animal and its human owners, was originally kept in Harrods. Harrods bought the cub to be displayed in the store before selling it off to John Rendall and Ace Bourke. Winnie The Pooh, the famous fictional bear character, was actually inspired by the Harrods Bear. In 1921, A.A. Milne bought the Harrods bear for his son who named it Winnie The Pooh. A.A. Milne then went on to write the wildly successful children series Winnie The Pooh. A replica of the Charles Harrod’s original little Victorian shop was built in the store to celebrate its first centennial in 1949 and can still be viewed on the ground floor. Other than the globally recognised department store, Harrods’ group of companies include an interesting portfolio of business. Air Harrods offers VIP helicopter charter and management services; Harrods Aviation offers aircraft handling services; Harrods Estates specialises in sales, leasing, management and acquisitions of properties, and Harrods Bank is the financial arm of the group.
The Qatar Museums Authority also introduced a new innovative store in Harrods,
by debrina aliyah
mANy A TimES WE fiND OUrSELvES DiScArDiNg gArmENTS WE HAvE bArELy WOrN WiTHOUT giviNg iT A SEcOND THOUgHT iN PUrSUE Of THE NExT iT THiNg.
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yourself into the world of style and trends, too many a times we find ourselves discarding garments we have barely worn without giving it a second thought in pursuit of the next IT thing. The ‘fast fashion’ phenomenon is one that we are all familiar with – delighted at acquiring new pieces at bargain prices and easily forgotten just because it was cheap and easily available. While we celebrate the accessibility and convenience of the mass, it is undeniable that it has resulted in many trade and ethical issues from factory worker wages to copyright infringement. Taking time out to truly embrace the process of creation with a compassionate perspective may be considered an idealist view in the industry, but designer Sarah Elenany is ready to plough through with her steadfast beliefs and creative ammo. Based in London, the founder of thr eponymous label Elenany, strikes down all stereotypes one might have of a Muslim woman in a hijab. With a charming and effervescent personality combined with the edge of the London street fashion hype, Sarah produces collections that are quirky yet classic - designs that immediately strike a chord with the fashion set. Capes, wide-legged pants, and high collars brings about a vision of a designer set in the future, and yet, retaining the most important element that has been unconsciously and subtly incorporated, modesty. Modesty, not only in design but in the production process also, where Sarah takes a firm stand on sustainable and ethical clothing. Tell us more about your interesting philosophy in design. My design philosophy is about designing original, beautiful clothing that will have
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My design philosophy is about designing original, beautiful clothing that will have a long life span both stylistically and functionally.
a long life span both stylistically and functionally. It is driven by two factors, sustainability and value. Firstly, the problem with fast fashion is that while the customer gets a great price for what they are buying - it also means that the cost of production for these garments is extremely low. This means that the people who make the clothes get paid almost next to nothing. Fast fashion works on the premise of low-quality clothing with a short life span because it will be soon replaced by a new trend. So, as well as perpetuating unethical labour costs, it also encourages a lot of material usage to sustain the constant demand of new styles. Secondly, my design philosophy is driven from a value-for-customer perspective. When I was 17, I bought a great coat by Michiko Koshino and I wore it every winter for the next 5 years (I still have it and still wear it occasionally). The quality of the design was so good that it was a timeless original–in comparison to something intrend I had bought previously and “could only wear for a few months” until it went out of fashion. Being a customer of fashion, I appreciated this massively and wanted my customers to feel the same appreciation for my products. Hence the emphasis is on designing original pieces that are made to last.
When I started the brand it was graphic-based with lots of prints and themes inspired by Palestine. The prints were very angular too –– this was a nod to geometric Islamic art which I love and that which was sparked by a trip to Morocco where Islamic art is used everywhere. Although the brand is not so graphic-based now, the silhouettes of the clothing remain bold and strong, as a continuation of the brand’s origins. I also have other influences –– I am a big fan of sci-fi, cartoons and most of all, Japan. Not consciously, it’s just that when I thought about it, a lot of the things I like come from Japan. Sometimes I create more tailored versions of what some of my favourite Japanese characters wear! Having said that, I’ve noticed that Yohji Yamamoto also does this –– taking traditional Japanese styles and detailing like samurai trousers and then giving them an edgy twist. I also love how fun Tokyo street style is –– how they mix up traditional Japanese and western styles that create a unique and fun look. How do you feel more women in hijab can be empowered and encouraged to enter the world of fashion that is usually considered vivacious? I think it’s mainly the marketing side of the fashion industry that might put off hijabi women, but there are many areas that hijabi women can partake in fashion and stay true to their beliefs. For example hijabis can specialise in outerwear design or textile design or print design or accessories design –– the actual practical product element of the industry rather than the very sexualised marketing side, which I must admit, makes me uncomfortable at times. What have been some memorable times and difficult times that you have had in your journey so far as a fashion designer? One of the most memorable times was when I was shortlisted for Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, for the innovative nature of my brand, which meant I got to do a tour of the Indonesian fashion industry. There have been lots of difficult times, particularly with the entrepreneurial element of running your own label. I very much consider myself a designer and being an entrepreneur is something that I have had to work really hard at, but it has made me a better person professionally and personally.
Do you find it difficult in terms of production, manufacturing and finding support infrastructure that is in line with your sustainable philosophy? What about costs? The great thing about getting the clothes made locally in London is that there are lots of CMT (Cut Make Trim) factories set up in London that can make what you need, regardless of quantities. However, it does increase costs and drives down profits but maintaining this philosophy is important to me and I feel it is the right thing to do. Where do you draw inspirations from in your design process? How much of your heritage influences your work? My heritage plays a massive part in influencing my work.
elenany’s collection is available online at http://www.elenany.co.uk/
blood orange dress by temperley london - qr 4495
cOpiA FAshiOn dAys
lisa maree is one of many designers represented by copia fashion days, a new pop-up concept to introduce new exciting designers to the middle east region. initiated by dubai-based copia group, the pop-up showroom took its band of designers to the recent paris fashion week to showcase their ss13 collections. the group of designers come from a diverse range of background and design influences - covering the full range of fashion offerings from apparels to accessories. among the designers who showed at the paris showroom were ruth erotikritou, lumete, shana london, miriam salat, marena y sol, grin by anne gedeon, and colin heaney.
blood orange dress by temperley london - qr 4495
lisa maree’s collection is available online at net-a-porter and asos.
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by debrina aliyah
SWimWEAr iS ONE Of THE TricKiEST DESigN PrOcESSES iN THE iNDUSTry, bUT AUSTrALiAN mODEL TUrNED fASHiON DESigNEr LiSA mArEE HAS HiT HOmE rUN iN cAPTUriNg THE NicHE WiTH cOLLEcTiONS AfTEr cOLLEcTiONS Of UNiqUE PiEcES THAT WE WiSH iT WAS SUmmEr ALL-yEAr rOUND.
vibe throughout my work. How has your journey been as a designer breaking into international markets? Is it difficult that you have to ‘reverse’ your collection process due to difference in seasons? I launched internationally at Miami Swim Show two years ago, the launch was a complete success and was the catalyst for Net-a-Porter picking up Lisa Maree, being the first brand to be stocked by Net-aPorter on its launch within the USA. The reverse seasons work well for me, we flow from one continent to another all year round which makes it a smooth and fluid process. Australian designers have long been regarded as designers with an extra cool quotient. How do you think the Australian fashion edge is different from the rest of the world? I know that Australians tend to be less conservative with our fashion sense - we are more inclined to try new things and think outside the box. This flows through into a designer’s collection and gives us the edge that is reflected in Australian fashion.
he designer brings together an unusual pairing, the crochet technique in swimwear, earning her the title Queen of Crochet in the industry. Her collection has now expanded to include resort ready-to-wear pieces and is a firm favourite with celebrities worldwide including Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens. Lisa Maree presented her Spring Summer 2013 collection in Paris Fashion Week with Copia Fashion Days and GLAM caught up with the beautiful designer for a quick chat. Tell us the creation process behind your collection. Does the beach lifestyle of Australia play a part in influencing your designs? The beach and gorgeous sunsets over the ocean in this part of the world are phenomenal, and just simply being there, being a part of the wonder of mother nature is special, and of course inspiring, it enables me to take snippets of the gorgeous views and bring in that
fOr A briEf mOmENT, WE TAKE A brEAK frOm THE HArSH DESErT SUN Of DOHA AND WELcOmE THE cOLD WiNDS. DO NOT briNg OUT yOUr grANNy SWEATEr JUST yET, WE PrESENT THE LATEST cOATS AND JAcKETS TO mAKE SUrE yOU STAy STyLiSH AND WArm.
fashion editor: carla mallari photographer: rob altamirano make up: debi mendez hair: jean louis david models: maila torres and isabel rua of trinity talent qatar styling assistant: zara otho concept: debrina aliyah location: st regis doha all multi-brand apparel available at salam stores
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dress (balmain) jacket (elie tahari)
coat (donna karan) shoes (brian atwood)
jacket (preen) jumpsuit (donna karan)
skirt and coat (prabal gurung) shirt (preen)
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top & skirt (moschino) skirt (elie tahari) shoes (etro)
coat (givenchy) dress (catherine malandrino)
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senior producer at studio adabisc
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1 ● persOnAL styLe
“my personal style really depends on my mood. i like to dress plain and use lots of accessories as an easy way to make my outfit exciting. i love classic shapes and lines that are suited for my figure. i really love costume jewellery as well as playing dress-up and being all girly. i do not follow trends and tend to stick to my basic sense of style. on days when i am not feeling 100%, i’ll just pop on some fun accessories to pick me up!”
2 ● tOte by LOve MOschinO
“this bag reminds me of the fashion illustration classes during my university days and i just had to have it. the chirpy looking drawings just puts a smile on me!”
3 ● bArOque cLutch by MAnGO
“i bought this clutch years ago. it caught my eye because it has a vintage look to it and it is one of my favourite dainty piece for evenings.”
4 ● red puMps by d&G
A LONg-TimE rESiDENT Of qATAr, cHANTAL mOSSESS WAS A grADUATE iN fASHiON DESigN AND HAS DAbbLED iN vAriOUS vENTUrES bEfOrE fiNDiNg HEr crEATivE THUmb iN fiLm PrODUcTiON. THE ArmENiAN bEAUTy LETS US TAKE A PEEK iNTO HEr STyLE fiNDS.
“i guess this is now a collector’s item since the diffusion line d&g is no longer around! this is my go-to pair of pumps to put the ‘wow’ factor into any outfit. the red is a great addition to almost any other shades of clothing.”
5 ● cOLOured scArves
“i bought these scarves in thailand in all these different colours because they were just so versatile. i have different options for different days.”
6 ● FAtiMA’s hAnd pendAnt
“this was given to me recently by a very good friend of mine for luck. i hang it on the computer screen at work and hopefully it will work its charm!” “i am a big fan of chunky accessories. accessories are my way of expressing myself as i always dress simple and spice it up with unique accessories. this ring is just perfect as it puts an extra touch to my fingers.”
7 ● textured WrAp rinG by hOuse OF hArLOW
NOT EvEryTHiNg HAS TO bE PUT iN PErSPEcTivE. SOmETimES, THE ODDEST AND mOST PEcULiAr THiNgS givE yOU NEW iDEAS AND iNSPirATiONS. bEAUTy iS ONE SUcH EvOLviNg cONcEPT THAT crOSSES bOUNDAriES AND DEfiNiTiONS. WE DELvE iNTO A WHimSicAL mETHOD TO PrESENT bEAUTy THrOUgH A DiffErENT LENS.
sittings editor: debrina aliyah visual make up: debi mendez photographer: rob altamirano venue: the ritz carlton doha
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AFternOOn teA eyelashes by inglot and joyme sticker eyeliners on grapefruit m.a.c viva glam 3 matte lipstick stain m.a.c prolong wear spf 10 foundation overspill m.a.c brushes 190, 187, 191.
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THE cULmiNATiON Of bEAUTy, mAKEUP AND PHOTOgrAPHy
cArOLine: “my inspiration was between the sophistication of a geisha and marilyn monroe’s retro style. i wanted the result to be sophisticated, pure and a little bit romantic with the pink colour. i had the idea of soda cans for the anecdotal side of the image.” rAnKin: “i really believe in beauty being completely subjective. it is a fact of life that we are now surrounded by images of what brands, magazines and fashion editors think beauty is or should be. but to me somebody with a great laugh and sparkling eyes is still more attractive to me than a stick thin 15 year old who doesn’t want to be there and in all honesty - shouldn’t have to be!”
cArOLine: “my inspiration was the veil and how to recreate the transparency of a thin material such as lace or fishnet with make up. dots seemed to me, modern and interesting from an optical point of view, while leaving a bit of mystery to the face by the illusion of transparency.”
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crOSSiNg bOUNDAriES AND brEAKiNg cONvENTiONAL cONcEPTiONS Of bEAUTy,
two maestros from their respective professions come together to create visions of magnificent aesthetics. visually enticing, the result is one that draws the audience into a fantasy world where the lines of prevailing fashion, style and beauty are blurred. documented into a beauty book, the collaboration between photographer rankin and makeup artist caroline saulnier is part of a three-series artistry book where rankin captures the best out of individual artists. in caroline saulnier’s edition, she explores the unique and the imperfections in her models playing with the concept of light and darkness to portray her own definitions of beauty. glam selects snippets of the work of art from the book and discusses inspirations and thoughts with the two artists.
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cArOLine: “the theme of the skull has inspired a lot of fashion and jewellery designers. this gave me the idea to follow this trend with swarovski for a luxurious touch in contrast with the trashy atmosphere”
THE cONcEPT Of bEAUTy
working on the project, rankin’s role was to photograph and capture the emotions and concepts that caroline wanted to exude. “i pretty much give caroline free-reign over the project. the concepts and research behind the shoots are all hers. she would share her ideas with me and i worked with her to bring out the right mood in the image, and of course to light it beautifully,” rankin says. caroline’s 25 years of experience in editorial and commercial campaigns has given her an in-depth understanding of the field. “beauty in today’s world of fashion is a real added value. you can see it very well in magazines and on catwalks. cosmetics brands compete to offer collections as designers do. they are innovative in both colours and textures. beauty has become an accessory to complete a silhouette and assert a personality,” she says.
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cArOLine: “the idea was to work on movement around the eyes as sprawling lashes. i chose feathers for their lightness with a slight breath of air and the colour red for a more dramatic touch.”
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