Yuri Pleskun is a Ukrainian, a Dunks wearer and believer in energies...somethings that are particular to his "Model as a Muse." His down-to-earth persona, "Shine" tattoo and quirky employment past gives him the industry edge as a model. At the ripe age of merely 21, and being discovered over three years ago he has a long expected carrier ahead of him. He has a strong love for family, his roots seem to be of great importance and his family is always first and foremost. This is evident in the ink that sits upon his right arm, his privileged need to care for his grandfather, and his constant cravings for perogies. His childhood was like many other adolescents in the sense that, to put loosely, was "tough." But his low key lifestyle and wholesome family values made him the soft soul he is today. Yuri is a true heart, a young model with boyish charm and devilish good looks. He puts photographers and designers at ease, for his beauty comes from within.
Peter Phillips was recently interviewed for Industrie Magazine this past month, educating us all on his "meetings" with The Kaiser of fashion, his rise to fame, and why tattoos are suddenly in such high demand. Peter brings a certain sense of pride and modesty through his thoughts. His pride is in his work and his modesty is in his fame. Peter is a prime example of how true artists and eccentric minds live in a world that everyday is a challenge to create the unknown, no matter the success. Throughout his interview he is sincere and gracious in his words, but hidden under that sultry five-oclock shadow is a real edgy persona. For his unconventional work as a makeup artist has got him teaming up with the prestigious Karl Lagerfeld.
Olivia Palermo is brilliant. Her intuition of fashion and knack for the eclectic is evident in her clothes. Her impeccable taste is inevitable time and time again, everything from her vintage Hermes, boutique jewelry, and a man candy to tie it all together. Her classic beauty creates a palette that enables any style to be sculpted to her. For some people the clothes wear them and others wear the clothes. Olivia owns the clothes. She takes the simplicity of a sheer chiffon blouse and pencil woven skirt and creates a masterpiece of art. A painting of design. She truly is an icon of what endless possibilities are fermented with the essentials of design. Essentials that any red-blooded american would own, but Olivia isnt the average women, she is a muse, a lover of the luxury of art, and an artist.
The worldly success and growth of the contemporary line "The Row" has made designers and the CFDA stop and stare. For the multi-talented dynamic duo of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen success is second nature and raw talent is a given. They bring, what some say, a new future to fashion. With an award on the horizon by the Council of Fashion, the once Fullhouse-Twinsation-phenomenon could be Swarovskis choice for this years Womenswear line. An award which many world renowned designers have been so graciously dubbed with. They have tweaked from film to fashion and child-stars to icons. But most importantly they have created a label that undoubtedly proves the emense talent these articulate designers possess.
I have decided that this "blog" thing is completely over done. I know, I know Social Networking is the it thing to do as of Myspace, Twitter and of course Facebook (all hale Mark Zukerburg.) Now don't get my wrong, the power and resources that come within the world of web are phenomenal...but I still have my reserves. Maybe I'm just a skeptic or a realist or maybe it is just plain jealousy? Ya that is it! How!? I ask! How does a nobody become a somebody over night!? I'll tell you how, with the mere result of uploading a YouTube video, or raising money (including from their own pocket) for a good cause, or captioning an abstract photo of their daily fashion!? How does this media circus really work? How do they decide who makes the cut? Who has "the look"? Who has the backbone? or who has "the Star" quality? It continually itches at me, keeps me up at night, and causes me to question why social networking is so ridiculously popular!? is it a contest, a need for acceptance, an addiction or is it just plain interest?....well my friends I guess i'll never know. But! I better get a move on with my day...my Facebook says I have five new updates ;)
Fashion does not mute nor pause, it excites. For no matter where one lives or adventures to the essence of fashion will still live among them. The body of fashion never dwindles, faints, or leaves. So even though I may be amongst the dwindling and the faint …I live the exuberant. A life that inhales the velvety smell of double breasted satin, designer craftsmanship, and long lonely nights informing oneself of up-to-date Fashion TV and exhales over sized Tonka trunks exhaust and winter residue. Who knew this Gal would raise her-self to be so attentively informed of Tokyo Fashion Week, New York Bloggers, and London design Universities. The one who was so unnecessarily dramatic, without-a-care mouthy, and owns a remarkably unrestricted drum. It seems I have potent knack for Vogue and Valentino. Who knew? But enough of the anecdote that is… well I…let me introduce myself. Carly is the inadvertently name I was given, not chosen. Let us not forget that my name would be the ever-so-casual (but quirky) Charlie..if given the unexpected choice. So my vast journey began…oh let us see…approximately 20 years ago. 20 years divided into a mathematical equation consisting of many positives, numerous relationship patterns, some long decisions and a couple wrong calculations with severe consequences. One may say a cohesive life… but I say it comes with a few cracks and bends