: utilitarian anti-fashion that was nonetheless raw, angry, and intimidating. The rejection of the mainstream culture and social statements graphitied on ripped t-shirts and dusty cut up jeans. From the hair to the attitude “punk fashion” has inspired modern high-fashion over the decades allowing everyone to part take in his or her own rendition of rebellion. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gautlier, and Alexander McQueen commercialized the essence of the punk art form into their designs.
This year the NYC Metropolitian Museum
of Art 2013 spring costume exhibition “Punk: Choas to Couture”
, will examine the birth of the movement to its current visual influence. However, year after year the opening of the Met exhibit isn’t your ordinary art collection debut. The Met Gala is a couture-fashion production as the A-list Gals and Gents of Hollywood and the fashion realm command their presence on the red carpet. What makes this red carpet so divine is the celebs interpretation on theme of the Met grand exhibit. With this year’s theme paying a tribute to Punk and all its glory, celebs took a walk on the wild side with couture styles of nostalgic hard leather, tartan accents, sexy fishnets, grungy safety pins, and attitude spikes.
With vogue streaming
the red carpet extravaganza live you had the opportunity to be part of the crowd from the comfort of your screen. The biggest disappointed were the celebs that didn’t embrace the creative theme in their attire and simply went the traditional Hollywood red carpet glam. Of course there were the handful of eye-sores but, with a theme like “punk” is there such a thing as overdoing it?
Check out the pics below of the top 5 celebs who rocked out and nailed the theme with class, the top 5 that just screamed chaos, and top 5 men who did more (or less) than show up in a black tux.
Your modeling portfolio is a resume of pictures that sells you when you are looking for modeling gigs. Here are something’s to consider when getting ready to build your model portfolio.
#1. Finding the Right Photographer: When shopping for photographers do your research! Ask them about their rates, what type of photos they specialize in, how many photos will you receive, how long do you have to wait for your digital file, ask for references etc. Investigate until you find a photographer you feel comfortable to work with.
#2. Determine the Types of Photos You Will Need: The objective is to sell yourself as a well-rounded model. Determine what types of modeling you are best suited for, for example: commercial print, high fashion, promotional. Express your intentions to your photographer and come up with a vision for your photo-shoot.
#3. Hair & Makeup: While not required it’s highly recommended to seek the assistance of a hair & makeup artist they day of your shoot to ensure you are presenting yourself at your best. Like your photographer research and ask questions to make sure your getting your dollars worth. Most importantly ask to see their portfolio.
#4. Prep for Your Photo-shoot: Prior to your shoot make sure to select the outfits you want to wear. Ideally you should select 3 outfits demonstrating variety in your look as a model. Practice your poses in these outfits so you’re comfortable and know what angles make you look the best. Pack your model bag with your essentials and confirm shoot location and time with photographer, hair, & makeup artists.
#5. Selecting Your Images: Variety is key! You don’t want too many photos with you in the same poses, just smiling, in one outfit, or the same background. Make sure to select a combination of full-length shots and headshots. Ask for judging advice from your friends, family, and your photographer when making your selections.
Remember once you have selected your photos presentation is key! It’s best to have a printed book of high quality 8x10 prints and a digital version of your portfolio. Every detail counts so don’t cut corners.
Here are our top five favorite Red Carpet looks for last nights 2013 Oscars Academy Awards. This was a tough choice but based on overall elegance, fan favorites, and attention to details we think you'll agree who made their mark on the Oscars Red Carpet. Who wins number one on our list? Share your reviews!
There are many benefits to living in the Crescent City. There is Mardi Gras, live music, great food… just to name a few. But one of the other benefits of this great city is that we get, not just one, but TWO fashion weeks in the month of March! NOLA Fashion Week, which is organized by the New Orleans Fashion Council begins this week with fashion presentations, educational workshops, and a fashion market keeping anyone who is anyone ahead of the fashion curve. NOLA Fashion Week begins on Saturday, March 3rd and hosts events daily through the 10th of March and features designers such as Andrea Loest
, Jolie and Elizabeth
, and Blackout
. For a complete schedule of their events, please visit NOLA Fashion Week’s official website.
At the end of March, just when the withdrawals from Crescent City Couture starts kicking in, Fashion Week New Orleans appears to satisfy your fashion craving once more! With 3 runway shows, as well as a special bridal feature, Fashion Week Nola highlights all the richness of NOLA’s wardrobe. The shows begin on March 21st and continue through the 24th. For more on this event, please visit their website
. Designers for this event include Michele Marie, Libellule,
and Dolce Cabo
. Be sure to stay with us here at Southern Celebrity Gossip as we report on the latest fashion news here in NOLA!
When one hears “New Orleans Voodoo”, the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t “high fashion”. But Victoria's Secret argues otherwise! The 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
, which was filmed on November 9th , featured an all-New Orleans inspired fourth segment.
The segment was titled “I Put a Spell on You”
and the models hit the runway with looks reminiscent of bourbon, brothels, and burlesque. This darker-side of “PINK” showcased flawless models decked out in black lace corsets, garter-belts, Victorian chokers, and Spanish-inspired rose accents. Not to mention more than one iconic New Orleans parasol! Victoria's Secret’s signature wings during this number were dark and ominous, some entirely covered with hundreds of dollars worth of peacock feathers. These Voodoo Dolls left the audience with immeasurable intrigue, and lingering fantasies of vintage lingerie.
The show will be airing on CBS on November 29th
, giving our unique history some international attention. While the show itself may not have been in New Orleans, New Orleans was very much
in the show.
For a sneak preview of this show, visit VS on youtube
Willowy models and hand-crafted couture are hitting the runway all this week during New Orleans' Fall Fashion Week! Carrying the momentum from last Spring's huge success, the NOLA Fashion Council is giving locals another opportunity to indulge in the luxuries of Louisiana style. Over the week, fans, followers, and fashionistas are flocking to runway shows and presentations at the Ogden Museum. But this season's events include more than just clothing exhibitions. Experts and professionals are also hosting special workshops specific to the design industry. Some of these include hat-making, editorial photography, and couture techniques- which covers corset development. All of these workshops are reasonable priced and feature skilled professionals in their fields. NOLA Fashion Weeks has received some criticism for paling in comparison with the New York, London and Paris Shows- but this in no way disheartens the presenters! The fact is, with a booming film industry and internationally renowned talent, the local fashion industry is quickly catching up! N
OLA Designers reflect the spirit of the city- and create unique lines that are just as distinct as the local culture. So show your pride for New Orleans, and stay ahead of the trends this spring with a visit to NOLA Fashion Week! For a complete list of remaining runway shows, presentations and educational workshops visit NOLAfashionweek.com
Baton Rouge designer and "Project Runway" contestant, Anthony Ryan Auld was in New Orleans Thursday night. But on TV, he was out. Auld was watching local 13-year-old cancer patient Lamika Downs model the outfit he designed at the "One Haute Night" Fashion Week New Orleans at Canal Place.On the Lifetime network series, filmed over the summer in New York, Auld and his fellow contestants were instructed to create an outfit inspired by the "sophisticated '70s". The designs by AUld and Josh McKinley, from Sunnyside, N.Y. were singled out by the judges as the worst of the bunch.So, in the words of Heidi Klum: "Auf wiedersehen, Anthony Ryan." (That's a classy way of saying goodbye in German.)
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Designers Anthony Ryan Auld and Anya Ayoung-Chee on season 9 of 'Project Runway.'
“Project Runway” season 9 designer Anthony Ryan Auld had a goal for the first episode: He wanted to “come out running.” Instead, he broke into a full-blown sprint, landing in the top three finishers with his lace-embellished T-shirt and mini-skirt combo made from pajamas and a bed sheet. Raves came from the judges.
Says Nina Garcia: “That T-shirt was adorable.”
Says Heidi Klum: “It’s something we all would want to have.”
Auld, 28, is a Texas native but hails nowadays from Baton Rouge. He graduated last year with a bachelor’s in fashion design from Louisiana State University and took part in the Fashion Week New Orleans competition last March.Continue reading on NOLA.com
Baton Rouge native, Anthony Ryan Auld
If you attended or were a part of Fashion Week New Orleans 2011 then you should remember designer Anthony Ryan Auld, a 28 year old native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Anthony has been casted to Lifetime's Season 9 of Project Runway! His collection features pieces that consist of fabrics that are breathable and cool for those hot and humid Louisiana summer days. His collection is also very fashionably casual and wearable. We wish Anthony the best of luck on Project Runway!
To see a portfolio of his past work, as well as videos, photos, and more continue to myLifetime.com
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July 6, 6PM-8PM
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