jueves, 8 de julio de 2010

Antwerp-belgium fashion city

Fashion Show of Antwerp´s Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
In this famous fashion show students from all four years have the opportunity to show their designs. Last June the show took place in the Northwest of the city, near the big cannal.

Amazing catwalk!!

And If you go to Antwerp these days, you should make a black parade into…
Masters of Black in Fashion & Costume exposition.
During my recent trip to Antwerp I went to MOMU to enjoy this exposition which illustratetes different historical phases of the colour Black, with examples from painting, historical costume and contemporary fashion.In the 16th and 17th centuries, Antwerp was one of the Europe´s principie centres for dyeing Black textiles. Nobles and wealthy citizens wore blacj to hace their portraits painted.
Since the 1950´s, Black continues to reappear as the preferred colour of countercultures andi s ubiquitous in the clothing of various subculturas and intellectual movements.

Although Black has been considerated many times as the lack of color, and its meaning depends on the culture, in Western fashion, Black is considerated stylish, powerful, sexy and above all, the most elegant color.
At last but not least, is very interesting the way to iluminate the exposition, because is really dark, with a faint light, because in few seconds your eyes adjust to see in the dark.

miércoles, 7 de julio de 2010

Paint your summer!

Caminando por calles parisinas el pasado mes de mayo descubrí el escaparate de zapatos de la marca Michel Perry.
Hasta aquí nada fuera de lo normal, pero si te fijabas mejor podías ver frascos de laca de uñas con el tono correspondiente al del zapato, dándole así un valor añadido.
Una forma de vender más, pero sobre todo de pensar en el cliente, que ya no necesita ir a buscar el tono idéntico de pintauñas con el zapato en el bolso para que no desentone.
Viendo esto, incluso si no tienes pensado pintártelas, seguro que cambias de idea.

I discovered Michel Perry´s show-window walking along parisien streets last May.
As yet nothing unusual, but if you stared you could see nail-polishes perfectly coordinated with all the shoes. Such a good value. It´s a way to sell more but thinking in your client at the same time.
If you find this, even if painting your nails is out of your plans, you´ll change your mind.

Para este verano usa laca de uñas de colores cítricos, como los tonos naranjas o amarillos.
This summer the best nailpolishes colors are the citrus ones, like orange or yellow.