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Roxanne Nikki AW 12 Collections – Pop-Up Shop!

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm

 

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Interview with Laura Jackson

In Interviews on November 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

I attended this years Art Insitute “Atelier” fashion show a few weeks ago, where graduates showcased their capsule collections.  Laura Jackson’s mind-blowing collection opened the show.  Slick, edgy and a good dose of sexy.   Her garments were constructed entirely from Latex but with intricate details and tailoring.  My favorite piece was the peplum jacket with detailed shoulders.

I managed to steal some of Laura’s time to pick her brains and find out more about her stunning collection.

Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from and when did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?
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I was born and raised in Toronto, ON. I had realized I wanted to be a fashion designer since I was 11, it was kind of one of those epiphany moments where I was never able to find clothing that I liked, and as soon as a started sketching I just knew that was what I wanted to be. Out of any amazing moment in my life, that is the one moment I was truly sure of anything. Since then I have never stopped sketching.
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Image – Peter Jensen
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What was the first piece of clothing you ever designed?

It was a corseted trench coat, my 2 favorite things combined, tiny waists and jackets. I still have the drawing!

Who is your favorite designer?

It’s a tie between Gareth Pugh and Christophe Decarnin while he was with Balmain.

Image – http://www.beautylinestudio.com/

If you could design clothing for a celebrity, who would you choose?

Good question! That answer for me changes a lot but at the moment, Taylor Momsen.

What matters to you most as a fashion designer?

To always remain a student in my state of mind. There is always something to be learned and there is always going to be someone better then you, so might as well learn from everyone around you. With that idea in mind I believe is has made me wiser as a designer.

Image – http://www.beautylinestudio.com/

You recently showcased your stunning collection at the Art Institute show.  Tell me about that collection and the whole process.

The collection was inspired by galactic tribal. It’s funny because when I began sketching it started out being much more grunge tribal. But the more I sketched, the more contemporary it became, so therefore it still carried some tribal aspects but in a much more futuristic and geometric way. My designs are inspired more by shapes and texture, so it made sense for me to go off into that direction.

The process of creating it was definitely interesting, the whole collection was made out of latex so that means a lot of toxic glueing, and a gas mask. I had never worked with latex before this collection so I had to take a lot of precautions while putting all my pieces together. I couldn’t tell you the migraines I got from being around the glue and cleaners, the gas mask didn’t make an appearance until a week after I started glueing.
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How did it felt to see your collection walk down the runway.
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It didn’t actually hit me until 30 seconds before the show that I got super nervous, But I was so happy to see my garments open the show and all 3 girls come out together. Needless to say, it was an amazing feeling!
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How would you define the style of your collection?
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Edgy & Contemporary.
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What was the most difficult piece to make?
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The peplum jacket with the large shoulders, hands down.
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What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?

Trust your design instincts and believe in yourself. you are not going to get anywhere in this industry by saying and thinking things like “I can do better then what I just did.” Stand by your work and always be open to learning.
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What can we expect from your next collection?
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Definitely more ready-to-wear but still containing latex elements and dramatic features. I want people to be able to incorporate pieces like these into their everyday wardrobe comfortably and still feel like they stand out.
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How would you define your personal style?

My style has 2 different sides to it. One being more grunge and relaxed with my 5″ dirty blonde roots with lilac and blue hair. The second being more contemporary glam rock, slim fitting, black, heavy accessorizing, and dusty coloured wigs. You will never catch me wearing heels ;)

Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

Currently I’m building a website, but for the time being, you can check out some of my work on style junction.

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Image – Kefkism Design
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Ms. Laura striking a pose.
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Anais Pouliot and Andreea Diaconu in Free People’s Fairytale Inspired Catalogue

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2012 at 6:09 am

Far Away

She arrived a place within her dreams, floating ashore from icy streams, with a lantern alight and horse nearby, she wandered further into sleepy lullaby.

~nla~

Images – Fashion Gone Rogue

 

A Styling Christmas!

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2012 at 2:53 am

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Stuck on gift ideas this Christmas?   

Wondering what to get for that special someone?   The packages below are guaranteed to blow their Christmas socks right off!

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Colour Consultation – $75 (up to 1.5 hrs)

By looking at your skin tone, hair and eye colour, I will show you which colours complement and enhance your natural features.  Shortly after our meeting you will be sent a colour report including useful tips on your colours, make-up and accessories along with colour swatches for you to take with you when you go shopping.

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Style & Body Shape Consultation – $75 (up to 1.5 hrs)

In this consultation we will discuss your lifestyle and personality to establish your style.  We will look at your body shape to ensure you are wearing the correct clothes to make the most of your best features and tricks on disguising the bits you don’t like.  This session is guaranteed to leave you with invaluable tips and bags of confidence.

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Wardrobe Detox – $150 (3 hrs)

This service is offered as a stand-alone service but is most beneficial when combined with the colour, style and body shape consultation as the results from those are taken into consideration when going through your wardrobe.

I will visit your home, where we will go through all the items in your wardrobe systematically based on your needs.   I will show you different ways to wear and combine existing clothes and how to revive items with a few simple tweaks.

Finally, by determining the gaps in your wardrobe, I will compile a list of items that you need to achieve a basic skeletal wardrobe. which you can eventually expand on with your new found knowledge.  This session is designed to give you a renewed confidence in yourself and your appearance.

Please note, the time taken to go through your wardrobe depends on how extensive it is.  However, I will give you a few preparatory steps before our consultation to eliminate any wasted time.

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Shopping Spree – $150 (up to 3 hrs)

As with the Wardrobe Detox, this service is most beneficial when you have undergone the colour, style, body shape and wardrobe analysis, as we will know exactly what colours and styles to look out for and we’ll have a list of essential items to complete your skeletal wardrobe.  I will show you how pleasurable shopping can be, once you know what you are looking for!  However if it’s just a fun shopping spree that you need, an outfit for a special occasion or you just fancy sprucing up your wardrobe, you will have my sound advice and honest opinion!  Depending on your budget and preference, we can visit high street stores or my carefully selected designer boutiques where you will receive fab discounts.

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For Him – $150  (approx 3 hrs)

Men’s styling is just as important as women’s, especially in today’s world where men are putting much more effort into their appearance, both in the casual and working environment.  In this short and fuss-free consultation,  I will show you what colours suit your skin tone, what styles of clothing suit your current life style and enhance your body shape.

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If you fancy skipping the consultation above and heading straight to the shops, I will take you to the best stores in town and whip you into shape.

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OR…for an EXTRA SPECIAL TREAT to sweep them off their feet…

Diva’s Day Out – $399 (full day)

It’s your time to shine!  The day starts with a two hour shopping trip, where you will receive discounts from a careful selection of my favourite boutiques.  After a divine diva lunch, you’ll continue on to your make-over photoshoot, where I will style you in your new items and you will have your hair, make-up and photos done by professionals.  Shortly after, you will receive 5 images to remember your special day by.  Smile, camera…action!

Purchase of clothing not included in price.

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Shooting Star – $269 (4 hours)

If you’re a busy little bee and want to skip the shopping and lunch by heading straight to the paparazzi flash light, this is the package for you.  Bring along a selection of your finest garments, shoes and accessories to the studio, where I will style you on the spot and have your hair, make-up and photos done by professionals.  Shortly after, you will receive 5 images to remember how fab you really are!

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Pure Luxury – $379 (full day)

This day is all about you!  From a handful of carefully selected boutiques, enjoy two hours of discounted shopping where you will have my undivided attention.  Next, put your hair in the hands of one of the best salons in Vancouver for a relaxing wash & blow dry.  After a spot of lunch, you’ll be whisked away for a make-over beauty consultation and we’ll finish the day off with a luxurious manicure or pedicure at the most heavenly beauty room in town.

Purchase of clothing not included in price.

 Contact me to purchase your Christmas Gift Vouchers at nla_stylist@hotmail.com

www.nicolettepersonalstylist.com

              

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Have you LIKED my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/NLAStylist?  Not only will you become a part of my special possie, you’ll be subject to pretty pictures and many a ramblings (mostly important but sometimes a bit of fun nonsense).

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Competition Time!

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 at 5:24 am

Competition Time!!

To stand a chance in winning a zipper choker in either black or teal (made by moi), LIKE and SHARE my fb page via the link below.  You have to do both and the more you share the bigger chance you have ;o)

https://www.facebook.com/NLAStylist

Competition ends December 7th!

GOOD LUCK!

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The Lady Who Fell to Earth

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Love this whimsical story shot by photographer Tim Walker for the October editon of Vogue UK, featuring a space ship traveling Kinga Rajzak in the British country side.  Styled by Kate Phelan.

Images by Fashion Gone Rogue

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Candice Swanepoel for Elle Brazil

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 at 4:02 am

This woman is unworldly!  Love this editorial, and the setting.  It looks like she’s arrived on a remote Star Trek planet and is claiming her territory!

Images – Fashion Gone Rogue

Photographed by Eduardo Rezende, styled by fashion editor Susana Barbosa and beautified by Marcelo Gomes.

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I Got The Cover!

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2012 at 2:58 am

On the cover of Snap Newspaper…

http://www.snapdtvan.com/index.php?option=com_sngeditions&view=sngeditions&Itemid=6&lang=en

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Yours Truly on Shaw TV

In Interviews, Publicity on November 6, 2012 at 2:45 am

So the last 3 weeks have been really, really amazing!  3 newspaper coverages, 1 newspaper front page and 2 Shaw TV appearances (one which I completely missed out on as I didn’t even know it would be airing – oh well!)

Here’s a great sum up of the Eco Fashion Week Show for Value Village and a few words from moi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bIIxV3DPPUE#!

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