Proenza Schouler Spring 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012

Proenza Schouler's Spring 2012 collection cited Googie architecture as an influence and all the things that came with it: midcentury modern design and a little bit of kitsch. Specifically, the Proenza boys mentioned the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami, which might explain the shag rug runway, zebra prints, and raffia. Ladylike silhouettes — fitted high-waist pencil skirts and structured jackets — kept the collection feeling polished and refined. There was plenty of color, print, and texture, like bold yellow, turquoise blue, tropical prints, raffia, to make the collection full of wearable, covetable pieces for Spring.

Trends: midcentury modernism, architectural themes, tropical prints.
Colors: bright yellow, turquoise blue, earth tones, orange.
Key Piece: eelskin skirts, any of the floral pieces.
Accessories: wood-platform, open-toe sandals.
Who Would Wear It: Proenza has the downtown-cool girl in its pocket — Alexa Chung, Jessica Stam, Liv Tyler.

Follow them on twitter : @proenzaschouler

Runway Show feature video

Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Alexa Chung,

Ad Campaign Pictures

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Chris Brown Turn Up The Music

Check out Chris Browns latest music video

Don't forget FORTUNE ALBUM 16th MARCH !! #TeamBreezy

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Road To Freedom Spring/Summer 2012

Monday, 13 February 2012

I'm so excited to show to you what I have planned for my outfit for out uni's annual June fashion show .
For our fashion show each year is given a specific topic and within that we have to pick our own inspiration and designer .
So for my class (2nd year class) our topic was a tailor jacket, so we started of researching all the history of the tailor jacket.
Then we had to choose a designer who uses a lot of them and design a new collection which was inspired by our own theme.
So in my case, I chose Ann-Sofie Back a swedish designer and for my theme I chose Slavery
Here are a couple pages that I did:

Here are a few sketches that I did ( I did about 75+ sketches but these are the final 5 )

Here is my final sketch and illustration

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Location:Dubai UAE


54th Grammy Awards 2012

Early this morning , the 54th annual grammy awards was happening live in LA , due to the 12 hour time difference between UAE and USA i was only able to get a 2min glimpse of Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston, which was incredible ... R.I.P Whitney Houston !!

Here are a couple of red carpet pics :



Carrie Underwood

Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj

Kelly Rowland

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Chris Brown

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

Here's the winners list :

Best New Artist
- Nicki Minaj
- The Band Perry
- J. Cole
- Skrillex
- Bon Iver -- WINNER

Song of the Year
- 'Rolling in the Deep,' Adele -- WINNER

- 'Holocene,' Bon Iver
- 'Grenade,' Bruno Mars
- 'All of the Lights,' Kanye West
- 'The Cave,' Mumford and Sons

Best Country Album
- 'My Kinda Party,' Jason Aldean
- 'Chief,' Eric Church
- 'Own the Night,' Lady Antebellum -- WINNER
- 'Red River Blue,' Blake Shelton
- 'Here for a Good Time,' George Strait
- 'Speak Now,' Taylor Swift

Best R&B Album
- 'F.A.M.E.,' Chris Brown -- WINNER

- 'Second Chance,' El DeBarge
- 'Love Letter,' R. Kelly
- 'Pieces of Me,' Ledisi
- 'Kelly,' Kelly Price

Best Rock Performance
- 'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,' Coldplay
- 'Down By the Water,' The Decemberists
- 'Walk,' Foo Fighters -- WINNER
- 'The Cave,' Mumford & Sons
- 'Lotus Flower,' Radiohead

Best Rap Performance
- 'Look at Me Now,' Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
- 'Otis,' Jay-Z & Kanye West -- WINNER
- 'The Show Goes On,' Lupe Fiasco
- 'Moment 4 Life,' Nicki Minaj & Drake
- 'Black and Yellow,' Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Solo Performance
- 'Someone Like You,' Adele -- WINNER

- 'Yoü and I,' Lady Gaga
- 'Grenade,' Bruno Mars
- 'Firework,' Katy Perry
- 'F-----' Perfect,' P!nk

Best Pop Vocal Album
- '21,' Adele -- WINNER

- 'The Lady Killer,' Cee Lo Green
- 'Born This Way,' Lady Gaga
- 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans,' Bruno Mars
- 'Loud,' Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
- 'Body and Soul,' Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse -- WINNER

- 'Dearest,' The Black Keys
- 'Rave On Buddy Holly,' Coldplay
- 'Pumped Up Kicks,' Foster the People
- 'Moves Like Jagger,' Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best R&B Song
- 'Far Away,' Marsha Ambrosius
- 'Fool for You,' Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona -- WINNER
- 'Not My Daddy,' Kelly Price & Stokley
- 'Pieces of Me,' Ledisi
- 'You Are,' Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance
- 'Fool for You,' Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona -- WINNER

- 'Sometimes I Cry,' Eric Benét
- 'Radio Message,' R. Kelly
- 'Good Man,' Raphael Saadiq
- 'Surrender,' Betty Wright & the Roots

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
- 'Party,' Beyoncé & André 3000
- 'I'm on One,' DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
- 'I Need a Doctor,' Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
- 'What's My Name?' Rihanna & Drake
- 'Motivation,' Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
- 'All of the Lights,' Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie -- WINNER

Best Rap Album
- 'Watch the Throne,' Jay-Z & Kanye West
- 'Tha Carter IV,' Lil Wayne
- 'Lasers,' Lupe Fiasco
- 'Pink Friday,' Nicki Minaj
- 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' Kanye West -- WINNER

Best Dance/Electronica Album
- 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,' Skrillex -- WINNER

- 'Zonoscope,' Cut/Copy
- '4x4=12,' Deadmau5
- 'Nothing but the Beat,' David Guetta
- 'Body Talk, Pt. 3,' Robyn

Best Country Solo Performance
- 'Dirt Road Anthem,' Jason Aldean
- 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It,' Martina McBride
- 'Honey Bee,' Blake Shelton
- 'Mean,' Taylor Swift -- WINNER
- 'Mama's Song,' Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
- 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,' Thompson Square
- 'God Gave Me You,' Blake Shelton
- 'Just Fishin',' Trace Adkins
- 'Mean,' Taylor Swift -- WINNER
- 'Threaten Me With Heaven,' Vince Gill

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
- 'Barton Hollow,' The Civil Wars -- WINNER

- 'Don't You Wanna Stay,' Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson
- 'You and Tequila,' Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter
- 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,' Thompson Square

Best Rock Album
- 'Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul,' Jeff Beck
- 'Wasting Light,' Foo Fighters -- WINNER
- 'Come Around Sundown,' Kings of Leon
- 'I'm With You,' Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 'The Whole Love,' Wilco

Best Rock Song
- 'The Cave,' Mumford & Sons
- 'Down by the Water,' The Decemberists
- 'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,' Coldplay
- 'Lotus Flower,' Radiohead
- 'Walk,' Foo Fighters -- WINNER

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
- 'On the Backs of Angels,' Dream Theater
- 'White Limo,' Foo Fighters -- WINNER
- 'Curl of the Burl,' Mastodon
- 'Public Enemy No. 1,' Megadeth
- 'Blood in My Eyes,' Sum 41

Best Alternative Music Album
- 'Bon Iver,' Bon Iver -- WINNER

- 'Codes and Keys,' Death Cab for Cutie
- 'Torches,' Foster the People
- 'Circuital,' My Morning Jacket
- 'The King of Limbs,' Radiohead

Best Dance Recording
- 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,' Skrillex -- WINNER

- 'Raise Your Weapon,' Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
- 'Barbra Streisand,' Duck Sauce
- 'Sunshine,' David Guetta & Avicii
- 'Call Your Girlfriend,' Robyn
- 'Save the World,' Swedish House Mafia

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
- 'Duets II,' Tony Bennett & Various Artists -- WINNER

- 'The Gift,' Susan Boyle
- 'In Concert on Broadway,' Harry Connick Jr.
- 'Music Is Better Than Words,' Seth MacFarlane
- 'What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman,' Barbra Streisand

Best R&B Performance
- 'Far Away,' Marsha Ambrosius
- 'Pieces of Me,' Ledisi
- 'Not My Daddy,' Kelly Price & Stokley
- 'Is This Love,' Corinne Bailey Rae -- WINNER
- 'You Are,' Charlie Wilson

Album of the Year
- '21' - Adele -- WINNER

- 'Born This Way' - Lady Gaga
- 'Wasting Light' - Foo Fighters
- 'Loud' - Rihanna
- 'Doo Wops & Hooligans' - Bruno Mars

Record of the Year
- 'Rolling in the Deep' - Adele -- WINNER

- 'Holocene' - Bon Iver
- 'Grenade' - Bruno Mars
- 'Firework' - Katy Perry
- 'The Cave' - Mumford and Sons

Here are some pictures from the performers, which included
Chris Brown
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Jennifer Hudson


Adele performing Rolling in the Deep

Jennifer Hudson paying her tribute to Whitney Houston

Katy Perry performing ET

Taylor Swift performing Hunger Games

Bruno Mars performing Runaway Baby

Chris Brown performing Turn Up the Music and Beautiful People

Nicki Minaj performing Roman Holiday

Lady Gaga performing Marry the night

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Runway to Relief Fashion Show

Friday, 10 February 2012
Last night, I was invited to a charity fashion show at Emirates International School in Jumeriah. This event was organized by the students to raise money for these charities :
Red Cresent and Unicief
The theme for the night was Candi and the sponsors for the night included
>>Si Fashion Galerie
>> The Body Shop
>> Dulsco
>> Xquisit
>> Vershan Printing
And at the end of the night , the students and teachers auctioned off the dress , which most of them got sold for around 500/700aed which was all donated to the chosen charities

Here are a few pictures from last night

All in all, the even was a complete success And I'd like to say WELL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN , ESPECIALLY

Good job guys

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