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The Best Fashion Films of 2017

Le 7 août 2017, 10:20 dans Humeurs 0

Six years ago, very few people knew about or made fashion films. That’s changing fast. The number of fashion film festivals is growing every year and festivals like the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival which is the biggest worldwide, is attracting major attention from Hollywood. In 2018 it may be a new category at the Academy awards.

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So, what are fashion films? Some see fashion films as advertising, particularly the one’s from the big fashion houses like Chanel, Prada and Etro, but I would argue that even when they are, these films are bringing us into relationships with clothing in entirely new ways. They take us into worlds of beauty, adventure, revenge, inspiration and dreams and let’s face it, that’s why we wear clothes. We dress to explore who we are, dare to be different or connect with people by fitting in. We dream of beautiful clothes the way we dream of careers and success (partially to buy the clothes?). Take films like The Magic Kingdom which won best picture, where the story of Sergio Rossi shoes is told through three modern princesses cavorting around the factory. We are entertained, charmed and transported into what it means to love shoes rather than just being told we should buy them.

The best of course, is when films manage to do both, transport us on a journey, inspire us with breathtaking visuals and connect us with great stories. The following are the best in all three categories from the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival. They represent the heart and sweat of directors from Italy, China, South America, Germany, France and Denmark who are largely creating this new medium out of love and out of their own pockets. The films deal with issues we are all familiar with, our nostalgia for the past, the power and beauty of nature and the human form, our fears of the future, and women coming into their own.

Cinderella Project hosts local prom dress giveaway

Le 7 mars 2017, 07:19 dans Humeurs 0

The Cinderella Project of Monroe provides local junior and senior girls prom dresses, while building self-­‐esteem, self-­‐confidence and the importance of giving back to others. In its seventh year, The Cinderella Project of Monroe is hosting their annual dress giveaway this Saturday, March 11 at the Monroe Civic Center from 9 a.m. until noon. The giveaway is open to all high school juniors and seniors with a valid school ID or other form of enrollment. Each girl is assigned a personal shopper, a Cinderella Project volunteer, to help pick out a dress and try dresses on. The Cinderella Project collects dresses in the months leading up to the giveaway, sponsored by Raising Cane’s and Cross Keys Bank and partners with Herringstone’s Boutique, Eleven 26, K-­‐Sera, Rodeo Boutique and D&D Dry Cleaners as drop off points. The Cinderella Project was founded in Baton Rouge in 2008 and has since branched out to be statewide, with chapters in Lafayette, Shreveport, New Orleans and Monroe. It is a completely 100% volunteer organization and relies heavily on donations to pay for storage, racks for the dresses and other costs throughout the year.

El Dorado's Kansas Association for Youth Club, sponsored by Heather Fangmann, hosted a successful Butler County Dress Day at EHS. Girls were able to walk on a red carpet as they entered the hallway from the west entrance and check out a wide selection of prom dresses, as well as shoes, jewelry and other accessories for the big night.

Nearly 50 girls from El Dorado, Augusta, Remington, Burns, Douglass, Andover Central, Circle and Flinthills scoured through a large collection of dresses that have been collected through donations, yard sales and other means. Fangmann said she has been collecting them for a couple years now. A total of 29 dresses were claimed at the event.

Japanese cosplayer dresses as female high school student

Le 27 décembre 2016, 09:52 dans Humeurs 0

These images show why the popular cosplayer has become the face of Japanese high school girls around the nation.

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If we were to take a look back at some of Japan’s most popular cosplayers in 2016, 21 year-old Ayato Nikukyu would be at the top of the list, with her popularity exploding largely due to her appearance as the model for Bibi Lab’s Sera Kore line of schoolgirl uniform-style loungewear.

While she’s appeared in a number of different cosplay outfits, the one she’s most commonly photographed in is a Japanese sailor suit-style school uniform, with her youthful looks and short-bobbed, straight hairstyle making her a perfect fit for the look.

Most recently, she appeared in a campaign for factory business Ohmiya, and now she’s back to help promote another company, Doppelgänger, with their range of road bikes.

Seeing as Japanese students commonly commute to and from school in front basket-equipped “mama-chari” bicycles, this sporty-looking bike looks a little out-of-place at first, but Nikukyu is quick to show that schoolgirls can ride road bikes too.

In fact, she has a whole host of tips for potential owners of a Doppelgänger bike, which includes the importance of properly locking bicycles…

According to Doppelgänger, the recent appearance of road bikes as a form of transport in anime and manga is gradually working to increase its appeal across a wide demographic of young women and students. With Nikukyu in the rider’s seat, the popularity of the road bike looks set to increase even further.

Doppelgänger’s “Road Bike Schoolgirl” campaign includes an entire gallery of images featuring the pretty cosplayer, so be sure to stop by their website to check out more photos.

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