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.
Here at UrbanLandfill, we have high standards for our denim.
So we were excited to see our friends HYPEBEAST releasing the images for Nudie Jeans’ S/S 2013 Lookbook.
Nudie Jeans is a Swedish company who works primarily in denim for men, although their loyal fan base includes women (such as here, at UrbanLandfill). Aside from having high standards in the cut, fit, and style of denim, Nudie Jeans also has reached their goal of working in organic denim ahead of schedule.
HERE [for the transition to organic denim]
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.
Sakina M’sa has partnered with Puma to create 100 limited edition Grip bags, made completely from worker’s overalls. The bag, which M’sa has explained to the press has an homage to French workers, will be released worldwide.
Ten lucky bags, however, will find a home at Merci, a Paris concept store. Merci hosted a brunch on 11 October 2011 for the launch of the bags, which retails at 350 euro, $475 at current exchange.
M’sa, whose company offers work opportunities for the long-termed unemployed, was one of the 2010 recipients of the Social Entrepreneur Award. Parent company PPR’s Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights hold the awards annually.
Many stylists have an innate sense of what will look good on camera, but Stark is different. She goes beyond what most people think is fashion styling.
She is detailed oriented, with amazing attention to the lines of the clothing and how they relate to the model’s body. Stark is also a fantastic eye, which is proven over and over again in editorials she does for clients all over the world.
Now, as the fashion director for the online site fidoo.com, Stark is expanding her already vast experience in the fashion world in ways of writing, creating, brand consultancy, and editing.
It would not surprise this writer if Robyn Stark follows in the footsteps of editors such as Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt. It would be well deserved.
All photos courtesy ©Robyn Stark