Es·quire n. 1. A man or boy who is a member of the gentry in England ranking directly below a knight.
Waddup Temple Ad!
For the past few months I’ve been working at Esquire Magazine in NYC. Working in their fashion closet has been an amazing experience. On the day to day I check in new items from designers and prepare them for photo shoots. In fact yesterday, I picked up a few suits from Armani’s 5th Avenue store for an upcoming cover featuring everyone and their mother’s favorite actor, Mr. Clooney. Let’s just say, those bags were a little too heavy for the height of my heels.
Grammy Awards: Beauty and Fashion Ad Geeks Unite!
Red carpet pre-award show events have become almost more anticipated then the actual award shows they’re representing! These events just happen to be some of the biggest opportunities for beauty and fashion advertisers to grab the attention of fans looking to emulate their favorite stars. It’s a who’s who of the beauty and fashion industry and only the most creative and bold brands will make their statements on the red carpet!
Anja Verdugo: Photographer & designer
“Anja Verdugo lives and works in Portland, Oregon. As a photographer she creates film and digital images, working for local and international designers. Her personal work is often rooted in nature and feminine expression.”
Scout & Catalogue
I’m not entirely sure how I came across this, but I guess that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that that photography is just my type, and this is a little bit of a selfish post. Honestly, what attracted me to Scout & Catalog were the photos, but then I looked at the fashion and it made it 10x better!
Cass Bird, continued!
I recently wrote about Cass Bird, but wanted to share her most recent work (that i know of). Cass shot Urban Outfitters entire spring collection catalog, which personally I love. The photosgraphs make you feel like you are right there, having fun with these sunkissed models.
770 Behind the Line: The (unofficial) J.Crew blog
One blog I love to get a well rounded insight and inspiration from is the 770 Behind the line: (un)official Jcrew blog. Fashion, design, and photography all in one place. Yes, you can probably find that anywhere these days, but I am loving the color palates in particular. They also often talk to in house designers and other various employees, which is great because I will take any advice I can get! I try to make a point to pay attention to what the people that have my (hopeful) future job say. I’m probably not the first to tell you this, but always keep an eye out for inspiration anywhere, and take in any advice you can get (even if its bad, you can still learn from it!)
H&M Uses Digitally Built Bodies On Website
Three things are certain in this world: death, taxes, and the photoshopping of print ads. Guidelines on just how far companies are allowed to go with their airbrushing are slowly setting in, but what can be said for publishing images with ACTUAL fake bodies in combination with real human heads? Discount fashion retailers H&M are taking some heat for using “virtual mannequin” bodies which match the skin tone of whatever model’s heads they stick on top. AdWeek‘s article criticizes this practice, stating that it sends a message that everyone’s bodies should be the same “unrealistic” proportions.
Design Love Fest
Design Love Fest is one of those blogs I check daily, and have found that the designer Bri Emery can be found pretty much EVERYWHERE in the blog world. She is somehow connected to most of my favorite blogs, which you will probably hear about most of them right here on AdLib.
Rebel/Rebel at Drexel U
Designer and author, Keanan Duffty, will present a lively, hour-long multimedia presentation, Rebel Rebel-Anti Style, on Thursday, October 20th, at 6 PM, in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium. Tracing the roots of rebel style from the 50’s to present day focusing on rebel icons from Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to Lady Gaga and Marilyn Manson. The evening will also include a Q&A and book signing with Duffty. Presented as part of DesignPhiladelphia, student work inspired by Rebel Rebel will also be on display and the D&M Kiosk, a pop-up shop featuring Rebel inspired hand-crafted items created by Westphal students and faculty, will be open for business.