Ready-to- wear fashion inspired by elegance

Ready-to-wear fashion inspired by elegance   Zimbabwe born Irish Designer Tina Williams is the mastermind behind Valennci couture, an elegant clothing line inspired by culture and creativity. The launch of Williams’ debut collection will be held on Thursday June 16th in Café en Seine.   Williams harnessed her love of fashion from an early age. Taking sewing lessons during the summer and growing up around elegant and creative women inspired Williams to pursue a career in fashion design. In 2004 she landed an internship with an African American brand based in the UK and USA where she learned how to…

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10 awesome tips for artistic Makeup Artists

Submitted by Hannah Burckhardt 10 awesome tips for artistic Makeup Artists     You want to turn your passion into a real career? Sounds like a dream, but it is possible! So here are my 10 tips for you, being a successful Makeup Artist.   Gain Experience   If you are in the beginning, take as much jobs as you can! NO experience is a waste. It helps you to learn working with almost every character and different faces. Even the unpaid jobs worth it. You are able to make connections and you get great pictures for your portfolio.   Be…

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How has social media affected the fashion photography industry?

Submitted by  Donna Arendes How has social media affected the fashion photography industry? As far as research shows, the first magazine ever published was in October 1678 by Le Mercure Galant, founded in 1672 by Jean Donneau de Visé and it was all about fine foods, chic cafés, style, sophistication and glamour.[1] This demonstrates that these magazines were made for the upper-class people, the ones that could afford it to for one buy the magazine itself and then as a result, follow the trends captured in it.  The industry was ruled by money. And not to forget, the first fashion photography…

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The Myth of the Starving Artist and What Art School Doesn’t Teach You?

By: Ted Tiu | IG: @teddykyfer The Myth of the Starving Artist and What Art School Doesn’t Teach You? Pursuing an education in design will always be an investment if young artists see themselves impelling down the road of creative endeavor. It allows them to further delve and arbitrate with different artistic styles and niches in broad mediums and challenge them to find their distinct approach in the arts with proper guidance. However, art school can’t teach them everything, no matter how prestigious it is.   Talent, passion, drudgery and individuality are not the problem for most cases; graduates from…

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Why Artists Don’t Make Money

By: Ted Tiu | IG: @teddykyfer Why Artists Don’t Make Money Behind every celebrated artwork depicting the baroque nobilities and extravagant décor, portrayal of the repugnance and the injustice of society and revolutionary works of fantasy, mythology, history and self-expression intertwined with various mosaic political and social ideologies, is a starving artist – well, a number of them at least.   Some of the most glorious contributors to art and culture are prominent to this day due to their exquisite artisanship, but not many people know they perished penniless; which is ironic considering their works are now worth millions and…

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Don’t get a job in the art industry

Don’t get a job in the art industry Submitted by  Kayleigh Morin “Don’t get a degree in that field, you won’t be able to get a job.” If you’re in the arts or fashion industry, concerned friends and family may have said things like that to you. While that mindset is negative and limiting, there is a sliver of truth in that statement. Finding work as an employee can be difficult in a creative field and paying jobs are increasingly competitive. That doesn’t mean you can’t make money as an artist. The answer to making money in the arts is…

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Valennci

Valennci is a new luxury European fashion brand we focus on everyday wear for everyday people. At the same time it is  very luxurious with a  huge  focus on elegance. The brand was founded by designers who share a passion for creativity in 2011. The key element of the brand is to intrepet stories through fashion. Our brand aims to dress women globally through our understanding of how an everyday women styles themsleves. We will be introducing some ground breaking styles through cultural, personalities, and artistic differences.Our brand is inspired by elegance. ABOUT THE DESIGN Our balanced collections consist of…

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Is the rise of fast fashion killing independent fashion labels?

Is the rise of fast fashion killing independent fashion labels? Article Submitted by Jolanda Oskam @joinspirations, Facebook and Website ‘Fast Fashion labels are here to stay’ Quote: ‘Fast fashion is like sugar – we have become addicted to it…’ Over the last 10 years the growth of fast fashion has become enormous. Producing fashion collections that are based on the most recent trends presented at the international Fashion weeks every year in spring and autumn. The primary objective of fast fashion is to quickly produce designs, in a cost-efficient manner, from the catwalk into stores. This efficiency is achieved through the…

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The missing puzzle of lack of business and marketing knowledge in fashion and art school.

The importance of business and marketing education in fashion and art school. Article Submitted by Jolanda Oskam @joinspirations, Facebook and Website   If you have got a fashion crush on Alexander Mc Queen, drooling for Chanel handbags, or you just enjoy the feel of chiffon against your skin you must be born with the fashion gen. If so you are probably also following fashion week as it arrives in Milan, New York, London and Paris with a lot of awes and crushes on the latest designs including a little jealousy. Sounds familiar? Then you most definitely are a fashion lover pure…

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Why every designer needs to think like an entrepreneur

Why every designer needs to think like an entrepreneur   Article Submitted by Jolanda Oskam @joinspirations, Facebook and Website  The entrepreneurial mindset every designer needs ‘Design is not just about how it looks, it’s about the process of how you make it iconic, a one of a kind’. You don’t just make a design, put a price tag on it, organize a press event, book some models to show your designs and then just sell it, become famous and the money comes floating in. Designers more and more need to think like an entrepreneur. A successful entrepreneur replaces ‘I wish’ with ‘I…

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