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Meet Shudu – The First Instagram Avatar Model

Only a few years ago the biggest fashion houses in the world relied on scouting for models to find people with the perfect features to match their brand. This went on for a long time, and many supermodels were discovered. Now some years later it has become too hectic of a task to organize campaigns and castings to scout for models.

We have found out that the perfect model can be created in 3D. We are still in awe of the features of Shudu. She is the 3D creation of the London based photographer Cameron James Wilson. Shudu is an African model; she has already gathered over 130,000 followers on Instagram since she was introduced as the first digital model.

The creation of Shudu is not very surprising; we have seen new innovative apps that can be used to transform pictures into sketches and other fancy images. The filters have also been improved to make pictures on smartphones look extraordinary.

The widespread use of digital pictures creates a potential market for innovative people like Cameron. He can start getting offers to use Shudu on the cover of digital magazines rather than the companies going through the long process of finding real models for their covers.

Another popular digital model named Lil Miquela is already making the news in this area. She has already been featured on the cover of some magazines and has a growing social media following that will increase her popularity.

The advantage creators of digital models have is that designers and editors of magazines are interested in using new faces. Models that have never been used by other brands. It is almost impossible because successful models have earned their fame and money by working with many big brands.

Cameron has taken this business seriously; he sees a huge potential and a lot of future possibilities. Cameron recently launched his agency called The Digital which is going to be focused on creating and developing more digital models to meet the needs of the fashion and entertainment companies.

When asked how much it costs to create one 3D model avatar Cameron reveals that it costs thousands of dollars and many hours. There are a lot of details to consider such as the features of the model. The clients need perfection, and this is what his company aims to provide.

Digital models are easier to work with; all the editors need is a good computer and lots of time to do the editing. It will be relatively cheaper to work with avatars than real models that can make absurd demands and hold projects to ransom because of their personal needs. However, the digital model avatars will not put the real human models out of a job because of the runway.

The challenge for Cameron and other creators of the digital avatar is to make their creations look as real as possible. It is going to be quite distracting for viewers when they know the model they are looking at is not a real human with obvious graphics features. However, when they look indisputably real, the digital avatars will eventually be accepted globally.

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Only a few years ago the biggest fashion houses in the world relied on scouting for models to find people with the perfect features to match their brand. This went on for a long time, and many supermodels were discovered. Now some years later it has become...

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Celeb’s Kids Head Off to Prom

For all high school students, prom night is the most important night. You get to dress up, take pictures, and dance the night away. There’s also the possibility of being Prom King or Queen which adds an electric excitement to the already magical night!

Children of celebs are no different and enjoy prom just as much or even more thanks to the effort their famous parents put in to make it the best night for their kids. Here is a list of the most glamorous celeb children on the way to their proms!

Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

The petite and striking beauty Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of brilliant Johnny Depp and his musician ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis. With parents like these, it seems right that Lily Rose is equally talented and has already become a recognized name in the world of modeling and fashion.

Battling Anorexia

Lily-Rose is an actress and model and is also recovering from an eating disorder which she has battled with. On her prom day, she looked perfect with her hair down and natural makeup.

For all high school students, prom night is the most important night. You get to dress up, take pictures, and dance the night away. There’s also the possibility of being Prom King or Queen which adds an electric excitement to the already magical...

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Things You Probably Did Not Know About The Hermès Birkin Bag

Even if you don’t like it, The Hermès Birkin bag is the most famous and the most wanted handbag in the world. People who adore fashion have absolutely heard numerous information of its creation, how it is made and how hard can it be to get one. Still, there are more interesting stories even for those who believe they know everything about them.

The original Birkin bag was envisioned and sketched in airplane

The story began in 1981, when Jane Birkin was sitting next to CEO of Hermès. She complained to him how it is difficult to find a good bag after her husband destroyed her basket two days earlier. Interestingly, sketch for the first bag was made on a barf bag.

 

Jane Birkin currently uses her fifth bag

A woman after whom this bag was named after has somewhere unusual views regarding the bag. She uses only one bag at the time, in a neutral color. Also, she uses it until it is wrecked and even then, she auctions it for charity. Jane loves to personalize her bag, by adding patches and charms, believing this make the bag less formal and snobbish.

 

Hermès gives nominal royalty to Jane Birkin for the use of her name

In the beginning, Birkin received a free bag for this purpose. Even though she is not a formal ambassador or face of Hermès, she receives an annual amount she gives to charity. This payment was rumored to be £30,000 in 2012.

 

Birkin bag can be bought in more than 20 shades of blue

Although the bag is usually pictured in popular neutrals, an entire rainbow spectrum of colors exists. During 31 years of existence, at least 25 blues are produced, including popular shades named Mykonos, Bleu Roi and Blue Jean.

 

It takes 48 hours to make a Birkin bag

All of Hermès bags are made by the single artisan. He or she needs 48 working hours to finish it, meaning it takes over a week to craft a single bag.

 

Each artisan has personal tools for manufacturing

Every employee included in bag’s creation gets a personal set of tools after they are employed at Hermès. When he or she gets retired, they get to keep their set.

 

The most expensive piece ever cost nearly a quarter million dollars

This Birkin is made of crocodile skin, with diamonds and 18k white gold details. It was sold in auction and its exact price was $221,844.

 

Birkins can be purchased easier than you think

Usually, there are stories about endless waiting lists and also about clients purchasing various Hermès products in order to eventually being offered to buy a Birkin. Still, if you are lucky and if you ask nicely, you can enter Hermès store for the first time and buy it.

“Himalayan” Birkin is named after its color, not after its origin
Although this one is pretty obvious, a significant number of people associate Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin with an origin of crocodiles from which it is made of. This is, of course, untrue, as crocodiles like warm weather. Name of this super-rare bag is derived after its unique color resembling mountain top with snow.

Even if you don’t like it, The Hermès Birkin bag is the most famous and the most wanted handbag in the world. People who adore fashion have absolutely heard numerous information of its creation, how it is made and how hard can it be to get one. Still...

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Fashion Design Does Matter

Fashion design is a type of art dedicating to the creations of making clothes and many different modern life accessories.  To be a fashion designer you should have an artistic, creative personality, being able to express yourself and your ideas visually, on the paper for example. Not meaning that you have to be an artist, but to have taste in these things, such as color-combining, tones or shades, and to have a wide visual imagination, as many of them like arts, are visiting galleries, working and interacting with many different artists, as for the work, the same as for their own pleasure. Modern fashion design is split into two forms or categories: Ready to wear, and haute couture.

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The haute couture culture is directed towards some specific customers and these clothes are fitting these exact customers perfectly, and Ready to Wear collections are standards, made for everyone, so they will be wider cast in sales, in bigger amounts, but for the less price. It is hard to understand the audience’s needs and to meet the customer’s requirements. These designers should have smooth communication skills, and the ability to express themselves clearly. Bringing designing clothes to marketing is more complex process than you thought, and it’s not only designer’s mission to work for the process flowing from start to the end.

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Fashion designers usually start applying their ideas as they reach consumer’s tastes for fashion brands in the fashion market, later on, they can grow some initiative for making new clothes according to this data. Designers rarely work alone, since the process of creating a concept, literally making a pattern for the clothing article, putting it together and making it a living project is too much for one person to handle. Most people think that they have an easy job and that their education is all about knowing designing techniques and learning of people’s tastes, but to be a decent fashion designer you should also have a knowledge of things like math, art history, science and probably, if you are an independent designer, of some business management.

This profession is also known for being “glamorous”, it is competitive as well, a difficult industry to fit into. When citizens and even celebrities are wearing clothes that you made is probably very exciting, and it probably means that you’re a good one. It requires perseverance and patience, but in general, the reward makes it worth, if you preserve.

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Fashion designers should be aware of standards and market requirements. They must be always learning new things, including fashion itself, read magazines, learn about fashion history, etc…

Fashion is actually, a very important notion in our lives. The clothes you wear, the way you look like is very important these days, it tells much about your personality, people get judged, people getting rejected for job opportunities, or getting some, all for the way you look. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have money to afford some things you might, but you should have a sense of taste, and feel what goes with you, should never be static, because there is no such thing as the one fitting everyone.

Fashion design is a type of art dedicating to the creations of making clothes and many different modern life accessories.  To be a fashion designer you should have an artistic, creative personality, being able to express yourself and your ideas visually, on...

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What to Expect from Fashion in 2017.

In a year that is ahead of us is a whole bunch of designer collaborations, exciting exhibitions and new label launches that are already confirmed. There are some events that you should be aware of…

We are expecting a reminding exhibition of Princess Diana’s era-defining style in February. To be precise, 24th February is the day of opening Diana: Her fashion story. The late princess is an enduring style icon and this will provide a fresh insight of her. One of the things to see will be her Victor Edelstein velvet gown in which she danced with John Travolta in the White House back in 1985. The exhibition will be held at the Princess’s London home, Kensington Palace, where she lived for 15 years.   

Alexa Chung will launch her own label in May. Fans of Chung’s work waited for this news for a long time. After being a fashion plate for years, Alexa will at last launch her own line in spring this year. Her new brand is expected to be a contemporary-priced, ready-to-wear line which was designed by this TV presenter and model all by herself so that we could get a slice of her style.

May will be very busy month for fashion fans, because Balenciaga will take over the V&A. This was announced in October by V&A as the major fashion showcase for 2017. It will be a retrospective of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work that was titled Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. 80 years have passed since Mr Balenciaga opened his doors of iconic Paris salon, and the exhibition will feature over 100 of his most innovative and glamorous fashion silhouettes.

In February, there will also be a couple of major designer debuts. Raf Simons has been working for Calvin Klein for some time now, and we will finally get a glimpse of his work. New York Fashion Week will be the place where this ex-Dior designer will make his debut. Another thing to be excited for is the first collection from design duo Monse. They have just taken the helm at Oscar de la Renta. Zayn Malik also has his first collection, which is, at the same time, his first attempt in fashion design that he will be presenting for Versus Versace during London Fashion Week. To see if it will be any good, we will have to wait for another two months.

At the peak of the spring, in April, there will come to a collaboration between Victoria Beckham and Target. US retail giant and Victoria will team up so she could become the next designer with a high street line. This will hit our stores on 9th April. Net-A-Porter should stock the collection in the UK just like when Peter Pilotto collaborated with Target and that makes us happy because we will be able to get our hands on some VB’s designs.

Selena Gomez and Coach will also team up somewhere around September or October. In 2016, Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger did exactly what Selena and Coach are hoping to achieve in 2017. As a matter of fact, it should probably be even more because next autumn, the singer and actress will collaborate with the all-American label. Their campaign should kick off in winter 2017, also launching a charity design project including a female empowerment organization Step Up.

In a year that is ahead of us is a whole bunch of designer collaborations, exciting exhibitions and new label launches that are already confirmed. There are some events that you should be aware of…
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Famous Actors Taking The Red-Carpet For The First Time!

Believe it or not, making a Red Carpet appearance isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Especially when you’re at the beginning of your career and don’t know much about how things work in showbiz industry. Most of these celebrities started young, and learned as they went along, evolving into the experts they are. The trends at that time were not particularly flattering, but overall it is interesting to see where they started and where they are now!
Let’s take a look at what some of your favorite celebrities looked like when they hit the Red Carpet for the first time.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Back in the late eighties and early nineties, our beloved Leonardo DiCaprio began what was soon to become a successful acting career. He started out in the hit sitcome “Growing Pains” in 1993, moved onto “The Basketball Diaries”, and later on played in “Romeo and Juliet”. His main starton the carpet was, of course, in his earliest role on “Parenthood” in 1990. Our most favorite version of Leo was his role in “Titanic.” Although Leonardo has aged into the gorgeous man he is, don’t you just want to squeeze that cute little face in his debut on the carpet? I know I do!

Believe it or not, making a Red Carpet appearance isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Especially when you’re at the beginning of your career and don’t know much about how things work in showbiz industry. Most of these celebrities started...

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The African Hairstyle Exhibition That Will Blow You Away

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their gorgeous curls. One weave and afro stylist, Lisa Farrall, decided to pay tribute to African culture and exceed beyond the percieved limits of how afros and weaves can be stylized. Her collection is called ‘Armor’, and it dedicates its image to cultural references with a mix of fabulous hair styles as well as a blend of warrior style clothing.

 

For a moment, let us admire the beauty of the woman in the picture. Her dark skin is pure and smooth, while her hair has a very intriguing weave blended into the warrior look. The painting along her body makes for more of an artistic feel, and overall she sits in a position of power and grace.

Now, this look is more of a powerful Goddess one, showing more of a stronger side on the warrior figure. The hair is everything in this picture, even more than the outfit itself. I admire the ringed necklace combined with the pure black dress. The hair looks one hundred percent natural, and the tint of white color makes it ten times more elaborate. For this look, I give it a ten out of ten!

Last but not least, we have the look of the mysterious warrior, hiding like a wolf in sheeps clothing. The silk hair matching the elaborately simple dress that leaves us wondering what this look represents in the aspect of African Culture. The white paint is subtle on the hair while the face is decorated with an intriguing pattern that makes you wonder about her story, and who she is.

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Overall, this collection truly leaves us in awe of the beauty of African women and African culture. It is truly amazing to see these different looks, and the models pulling it off at more than one hundred percent. The purpose behind this specific exhibit is to empower women of African descent to embrace who they are and feel the empowerment that comes along with being yourself. No matter what the color of your skin is, the ability to embrace every bit of your features can truly go a long way!

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their...

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The Striped Shirt That Has the World Going Crazy

Do any of you remember back in 2015 when there was an illusional dress that was surfacing the internet, driving all of us insane guessing what color it was? Some thought gold, and others thought navy blue, but either way, we all lost our marbles trying to figure it out. The dress was so popular that it even became a character on the hit game, Crossy Road, and we all were left wondering how this had happened. The theme behind the dress was an illusion on the eyes, and this young ladie’s selfie has us feeling the same as we did way back when.

The selfie starts off with the view of a beautiful girl, and a gorgeous striped shirt, simply looking like herself. It then follows with a few more selfies as the focus comes more to the shirt, and the illusion continues.

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As you look into the shirt, the stripes turn into a trippy, headache yielding set of stripes. If you remember from the original tweet above, the shirt started off innocent looking, like a simple shirt from Forever 21. As we zoom into the shirt even more, we come to see that the illusion continues, even as the shirt goes back to its normal state.

With this occurence, people began to go crazy and start fearing that the end of the world was near. Tweeters even went as far and wild as to think Satan was here on Earth. Talk about overdramatic.

At least one user had some common sense, and actually took to her twitter to say something ten times more than hilarious.

That has to be one of the more funny reactions that we have seen yet regarding this illusional phenomena. For anyone with a brain, we can see that this shirt is clearly designed by an intelligent designer who wanted to use optical illusions as a fashion. Gotta hand it to whoever it was, whether or not they intended to start a fire on twitter, they truly succeeded. What a great way to start off 2017; drive the public wild with what seems to be magic in the thread!

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Do any of you remember back in 2015 when there was an illusional dress that was surfacing the internet, driving all of us insane guessing what color it was? Some thought gold, and others thought navy blue, but either way, we all lost our marbles trying to...

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What’s your summer style?

Well, according to many clothing specialists and their visions for the upcoming summer, we have made a list of best advices for you.

– Avoid color black

Often it doesn’t really look like a sun-ready look. But if you choose black, try to combine it with big and upbeat earring, which would significantly change the general look.

– Working the margins

You should try to make your outfit look as more summery as it can for this season. The interesting thing to do would be wearing your hair loose with sunglasses, turning up a trouser hem and finally ditch the socks. Even a sockless pair of white tennis trainers or Vans could be a good step towards the summer season.

– Off-the-shoulder top

It can be really helpful with this one if you already have one non-worn from last summer. These kind of tops always save cachet for the next season. Called Bardot tops in some circles, they are still useful have that longevity. Bare shoulders are perfectly suitable for summer and shouldn’t concern you little older ones when it’s about exposing the upper arms. Cold-shoulder tops are also pretty available. For those who find naked shoulders too louche while in air-conditioned office, it’s important to know that putting a cashmere sweater over is totally approved and very acceptable.

 – Rolling up the sleeves

The thing that reminds us of Jackie O on the Cape, a little. But if you make it right, it can be just Jackie O.  There are many girls who just can’t pull off a kaftan top outside of a brochure with some sand dunes, beach huts and blond children. But, it nice to know that the most of them wear a type of relaxed shirt. This season says “yes” to Denim, pale blue is good, white works. Unbuttoning it little bit down to the breastbone, with jewellery can just make the magic. The area of the elbow with little beta, no matter if it’s below or above, should send you right to the Jackie O world.

– Mess about with camisoles and slip dresses

Various motives! Summery and light and semaphore, almost everything to get that sunshine memo. Even better, we’re pretty sure that many of you already have some of these stuff in your wardrobe. A T-shirt under the slip dress will give you look comfortable and avoid the panic with bra-on-display. For those brave ones, it’s totally recommendable to wear a camisole over a shirt, in the spirit of summer layering.

– Check out the stores

Buying one below-the-knee skirt is always a good idea for this season. Which one? Doesn’t matter if it’s printed, pleated, plain or structured. Some may be confused, but you have to admit that there’s something for everyone, every taste.

– Old shoes?

I bet you all have a pair of last years’ leather sandals, that could be just the thing for another season. The answer is definitely no. Flip-flops are not the part of this season’s style. But, the sliders are hot, and easy available on every high street. It can be worn with breezy jogging bottoms, cropped trousers or even a long skirt, which allows dozens of options.

Well, according to many clothing specialists and their visions for the upcoming summer, we have made a list of best advices for you.
– Avoid color black
Often it doesn’t really look like a sun-ready look. But if you choose black, try to combine it...

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Many ways to wear a crop-top this season

After the crop-top majorly conquered the fashion market in 80’s, it’s back again and you’re probably asking yourself what would be the best way to wear it this season. Actually, there are many solutions for your problem, but first of all, you need to think about the way you want to reveal your belly. Is a fully covered, a bit of yourself or a totally exposed option in your plans?

You should also decide if simple or exciting bra would be your choice. Of course, you can go with both options depending on the occasion and your mood in a particular day. Some of our recommendable types of crop-tops for the upcoming season could help you choose how to pair your kind of top with various assets that are regular in your closet, whether you’re in a high wasted, loose, tie-up or any style.

As many of you have a different taste, there are actually some ways to wear a crop top and not to worry about the general image. It’s always easier to decide when you have some official recommendations in various magazine and blogs. So, if you need some additional inspiration for the season, we’re offering you some of the options here, which we find suitable for many events.

 

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After the crop-top majorly conquered the fashion market in 80’s, it’s back again and you’re probably asking yourself what would be the best way to wear it this season. Actually, there are many solutions for your problem, but first of all, you need to...