I absolutely love Elie Saab’s lavish, fairy tale creations. They are glamorous and sophisticated with very distinctive feminine and romantic themes.The self taught, Lebanese designer (born July 4, 1964) became interested in designing clothing for women at the mere age of 9. At the age of 17, he went to Paris to study Fashion Designing, but a year later in 1982, he returned home and opened his own workshop with 10 employees.He became an overnight success after he became the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner, Halle Berry, in 2002. Berry wore a burgundy gown by Saab to the 2002 Academy Awards when she won the Best Actress Award. After which the designer was bombarded with interviews and appeared on at least 5 TV networks. Berry later wore another dress by Saab, this time a gold dress, to the 2003 Oscars.Saab specialises in bridal couture making wedding dresses and evening gowns using rich fabrics, lace, detailed embroidery, pearls, crystals and silk threads. His style is a unique fusion of western and eastern culture. He uses noble materials such as taffeta, organza, chiffon and satin paired with more fluid and light fabrics.His evening gowns are very renowned for their elegance.When it comes to wedding gowns, he exhibits a sense of romance and softness by his use of hand embroideryElie Saab is an exceptional designer indeed. A true inspiration for an aspiring young designer such as myself.xoxo
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Thursday, 22 August 2013
I have changed the name of this blog once already, from The Closet to Mannequin, all due to my indecisive nature. My initial reason for wanting to blog was for a school report. With The Closet I intented to show case the current Fashion influences on the streets of Windhoek, Namibia. Basically your average "street style" section of a fashion magazine with reference to our local stores, for a more Namibian feel. But, having looked at some of the other Fashion Blogs for ideas, I found there to be too many similar existing ones already.
So, hence the change to Mannequin. The same concept as the previous but featuring myself, rather than the general (stylish) public, dressed in locally available clothing. I thought this would benefit all those Namibians who aren't on sites like Lookbook.nu. Again, this idea didn't set me apart from the "already existing."
I then came upon this quote (by the way, I collect quotes) and it was as if it described me perfectly, "Passionately Curious."
All in all, this will be my Creative Dairy. Gone are the days of cutting and pasting in scrapbook, which do nothing but gather dust. Times have changed and I am finally getting with the program. The Moto for my blog will be....
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
It is that time of the year again, Matric Farewell time. Time for the senior learners to show off, dressed in their best...
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
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Clean your makeup brushes by mixing 1 tbsp of white vinegar in cup of hot water. Soak for 15 mins
One of the reasons mascara will flake onto your face after you apply it is because it's old. Replace mascara every 2-3 months!