Diana Iris Baltazar is UrbanLandfill’s type of people.
A fantastic stylist with an eye for detail and an emotional knowledge of the dynamic relationship between a woman and her clothes, Baltazar has had her eyes on clothing and fashion since she was a toddler. Ms. Baltazar is a visual artist, with degrees in Visual Art and Comparative Literature from Brown University, and a master’s degree in Visual Culture: Costume Design from New York University.
Baltazar’s work has been featured in VOGUE Korea, The Wild, BG Magazine, ZINK Magazine, and Volt UK.
Along with having a keen eye for detail, Baltazar has a compassionate heart, and focuses her time and energy on eco-friendly brands and fashion houses.
James Bond is celebrating his 50th anniversary this year in style.
Along with a new film (Skyfall, which arrives stateside in November), the Bond franchise will also be releasing James Bond 007 cologne for men. Procter & Gamble and Eon Productions collaborated to make this exclusive product, with notes such as sandalwood, fresh apple, cardamom, lavender, moss and coumarin.
James Bond 007 will be sold solely at Harrods beginning 15 August, and becomes nationwide 19 September.
Case in Point: Stella by Stella McCartney, the new, more affordable (but no less elegant) lingerie line.
The line, which includes five different types of bras, robes, and different patterns and colors, was designed for a “nearly nude wearing experience.” It’s meant for everyday wear, and not to be a hindrance.
Girls, Guns, and Bond.
So when the photos for the 2013 campaign for Wildfox Swim came out earlier this week, it was hard to sit on them. Kimberley Gordon and Leilani Shimoda, designers behind the swimwear collection (now in its second season as part of the Wildfox family), were heavily influenced by the Bond films of the 60s, and the collection is based on the idea of a jet-setting American girl:
“The new collection is inspired by a totally American girl who lives for traveling. She dreams of England and hotel rooms, she loves flowers and diamonds, and she loves decadence! She’s a Bond Girl, a 60’s bombshell who dyes her hair all shades of colors and meets beautiful men everywhere she goes. She wakes up at six in the morning to catch the sunrise and does laps in her giant, turquoise pool. She is always ready to pack her bags and fly to another country, stay in another hotel, she travels lightly, packs bikinis, sparkly dresses and beach cover ups. This girl always has her swimsuit in her purse or her glove compartment, she’s always ready for her next big adventure, and she’s always ready to make new friends… wherever she goes.” – Kimberley Gordon
All images courtesy and property of Wildfox Couture.
Model: Cintia Dicker
Photos: Mark Hunter
Makeup: Carlene K
Hair: Tyron Dupre
Although Maynard is in its debut season, the slick dresses, edgy jumpsuits and jackets promises that this brand will be soon desired by fashionistas and rockers alike.
So, after a capsule collection of sarees and an ad campaign devoted to India, Hérmes has decided, once again, to release a limited-edition capsule collection of exisquitely made sarees.
The sarees, which range in price from £1,100 to £100,000 are beautifully tailored and made with the French house’s renowned attention to detail.
Nike is betting on it. For the Autumn 2011 lookbook, the sportswear company giant has enlisted the considerable talents of Jan Duursema and Amanda Conner, both female comic book artists, to draw the illustrations.
The lookbook’s title, and the theme, is “Make Yourself a Superhero.” While in recent years, Nike has celebrated the female athlete, they have decided to strike a different tone, making the everyday woman a superhero.
Duursema is best known for her work on the Star Wars series and Conner has been working with DC on several projects.