“Why do people think that if you don’t dress up, others will appreciate your beauty more – that style will somehow emanate from you? It’s rubbish. If you dress up it helps your personality to emerge if you choose well.”
Created by Gustavo Sousa, the Tumblr page titled Oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia projects the global contemporary disparities in such a simplistic but powerful way! In each image, the Olympic rings, which are assigned different colors representing the five Continents, grow or shrink in accordance with the regions’ current condition.
Yellow for Africa, Red for America, Green for Asia, Black for Europe, Blue for Oceania. Check out their page for more!
Barbara Bui was born in 1957 in Paris, France. Her mother was French and her father was Vietnamese. Before started her career as a fashion designer, Bui had worked in the theater industry with a Master’s Degree in English Literature. In 1983, she opened her first boutique, Kabuki at Rue Turbigo, Paris shortly after marrying actor William Halimi. 1987 was the birth of the Barbara Bui brand as she presented her first full collection to the press and clients. By 1988, the brand consisted of both men’s and women’s apparel. The BB line came out in 1998 as part of her fashion empire’s expansion, including opening her first store in Soho, New York. The next year, Bui showed her collection at New York Fashion Week for the first time.
In May of 2003, the Federation Francaise de la Couture, the Haute Couture governing body in Paris, announced Barbara Bui had been unanimously selected in their membership. She returned to the catwalks that same year during ParisCouture Fashion Week. Now, the fashion power house has stores around the world with a full range of product assortments including men’s and women’s apparel, shoes, accessories and fragrance.
Barbara Bui is known for her clean lines and an off-beat femininity that combines cultural and ethnic influences. Bui’s clothes have always represented a strong and elegant woman, mixing both severe and voluminous peices. She tends to favor black or tonal colors, and traditional fabrics such as wool and leathers, which give her designs a richness and timeless quality with a rock and roll twist. Recently, she has been influenced by her Eastern and Western heritage in term of design aesthetic which strongly reflected in her latest collections that got a lot of praise of the critics.
Red Carpet Moment: Laetitia Casta at the Venice International Film Festival
A transparent dress can be a nightmare to any celebrity on the red carpet because it can go horribly wrong. Not only is it daring, but you are required to have a certain body type to pull it off. And Laetitia Casta definitely has it! The former Victoria’s Secret Angel looked stunning in the Dolce & Gabbana sheer black gown at the opening ceremony of the 69th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema yesterday in Italy. She complete the whole look with black platform sandals and opted for full-coverage panties and a bra underneath the see-through dress. Casta is also one of the judges at the renowned film festival this year, hopefully there will be many other red carpet moments to come.
It is not the first (and definitely not the last) time that Lady Gaga “shows off” the body for the public to see. As always, people are talking, debating, hating and praising over this freshly released print ad for her fragrance, The Fame. So what do you think? Is it daring but still tasteful? Or is it just so damn creepy even for Lady Gaga!?
This final post of my Gift Guide is about the Ultimate Gift of all…Love which everybody wants but not everyone knows how to give. All of the gifts suggested are good or maybe even perfect, but no materialistic thing can compare to Love. It has to genuinely come from your heart. All of us needs and deserve to have a little bit of Love to get through this holiday season. Also, be creative when giving your friends, family and that special someone the ultimate gift of Love!