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Pamela Berkovic Talks Fashion

Le 9 mai 2018, 10:56 dans Mode 0

Pamela Berkovic: A Woman's Eye (Photo:formal dresses brisbane)

“My backstage photography started with a stripper.”

Pamela Berkovic was unabashed about how her career has played out. “Then it evolved into fashion, theater, movies, ballet, the opera, but that’s how it started,” she said.

Referring to one of her favorite photos on view in New York, Berkovic said it took “months and months” to shoot the stripper, who also worked as a makeup artist. That’s how much time was needed for the woman to become comfortable and confident enough to give Berkovic the respect to go backstage at the underground strip club in Brussels. “I had three hours. There was a pimp and a lot of strange things going on. The pimp was yelling at the girls, yelling at me,” she said. “I was 20 years old. I brought my father and said, ‘Dad, you stay upstairs with your friends in case something happens. We didn’t have cellphones 20 years ago obviously. But it went well.”

She said, “I tried to repeat this when I came to New York, but New York is such a difficult environment to get into those worlds.”

Her father Charles, an artist in his own right, was in the room of well-wishers including Charlotte Sarkozy, Patrick Timsit, Dinah Emsalem, Jill Kargman, Olivier Giugni and Mark Connolly at Friday’s opening of “Pamela Berkovic: A Woman’s Eye” on the Upper East Side. Berkovic’s daughter, Elle Rose, made a beeline for Thom Browne, who had his dachshund in tow. The youngster is building her own photography following on Instagram.

Her mother said, “As a woman photographer, I always wanted to show the strength and beauty in women. I never ask them to pose. Nothing is posed. Even when I stage them, I want to show something in the moment, something very natural. I photograph mostly women, very little men. I think I will get to men later.”

Whenever Berkovic does a portrait she tells her subject that she will need three hours. They will ask, “Why do you need three hours for one portrait?” and I always say, ‘I need three hours because you have to know me and I have to know you. And the picture will take five minutes.’” she said. “They don’t understand this in the beginning but after a while, they get it. The last five minutes of the three hours they give me is when I can get out everything — their personality, weakness, strongness and beauty.”

Wearing a black sleeveless Sacai dress and red patent stilettos, she said, “When you can bring something out of someone in a picture that you didn’t know, and they didn’t know could come out, that makes a strong picture, not a good picture — a strong picture.”

Passing through the gallery, she said the larger prints on view make her really love a shot of a model wearing a turqoise Zac Posen gown. The shot reminds her of Flemish paintings, and as an Antwerps native it resonates.

She now plans to turn her focus to ballerinas and the ballet. Having befriended so many ballerinas from Paris and New York, the photographer said, “It’s such a beautiful performance. It looks so easy and it’s so difficult. There is such a discipline which I admire so much.”

Berkovic said, “I don’t like to always be too fashion. There is a fashion to it, but it’s more about the personality of the person who you are photographing than fashion or the clothes. But the clothes make it sometimes look more glamorous and appealing.”Read more at:formal dresses online

High On Fashion

Le 18 avril 2018, 09:43 dans Mode 0

Don’t worry about the fabric not mixing in with the weather, keeping in view the air-conditioned wedding venues. You wouldn’t have to wear such heavy outifts for too long anyway, so don’t think too much and carry them off with confidence.

China silk embossed with different patterns is the perfect partner for your statement shirts. The fabric adds a touch of luxury and elegance to the entire look and yet, does not steal focus from your statement seperates. Go for gharara pants for a twist to your usual looks and deviate to glam doll.

Or opt for classic pencil trousers if you prefer straight, sleek silhouettes. If you are not the one to invest too much in your formal wardrobe, you can easily make different kinds of pants in matching and contrast with the same shirt to create different looks.

Thus, you can save yourself from making separate outifts for Eid, too. Regular length and short shirts are ‘in’ this year, with more focus on statement sleeves that are popular these days. Don’t miss out on the spring vibe – go for colourful, floral designs on your shirt. A fan of pop art effect? Go for a deep base colour and add embroidery and embellishments on it using contrasting light hues.

Keep your accessories to the minimum but go for statement pieces. Focus more on the granduer of the piece rather than wearing too many things at once. Tassle earrings, gem stone pieces and teardrop ones will help you achieve finesse. With anything that drops down too low, like tassles, you want to tie back your hair so you can show off the ear piece or it would just get tangled with your locks. With the rest, you can relax and let your tresses play with the air.Read more at:plus size evening wear | formal dresses australia

Pepp Goes Mad Over ‘Mad Men’ Fashion

Le 11 avril 2018, 11:51 dans Mode 0

“Mad Men” costume designer talked all things fashion at Pepperdine.

Janie Bryant discussed working as a costume designer in Hollywood and her time designing for “Mad Men” during a question-and-answer session in the Surfboard Room, Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. Pepperdine senior and Pepperdine Graphic staff writer Kristin Vartan led the discussion with Bryant.

The event was part of a series of library events that explore the mid-century era in coordination with Payson Library’s current exhibition, “Pat Boone: America’s Favorite ‘Unrock’ Star.” “Mad Men” and fashion enthusiasts gathered to listen to Bryant talk about her career path, working in Hollywood, and her research and process for designing on “Mad Men.”

“Working on ‘Men Men’ was a magical thing that never happens in any business or for any project,” Bryant said. “[The crew] became a family, and the show became a hit. It was angel dust. It was an amazing, special time for all of us. I always say the stars are aligned for ‘Mad Men.'”

Bryant is an Emmy award-winning costume designer who, besides working on “Mad Men” from 2007 to 2015, also worked on the television shows “Deadwood” and “The Last Tycoon” and the 2017 horror film “It.” Bryant studied fashion design at Georgia State University and designed in Paris and New York before moving to Los Angeles to work in Hollywood as a costume designer.

“I had no idea I was going to do costume design,” Bryant told the audience. “I played dress up until I was too old at an inappropriate age, but I guess I still do that.”

Bryant said films and television were part of her childhood and that she always loved period design and fashion.

“I love costume design because every job is different,” Bryant said. “Every project is different. No day is ever the same.”

Bryant said she prefers costuming for period shows like “Mad Men” and “Deadwood.” Bryant emphasized how much time she spent researching and reading the script when she works on period dramas.

“You don’t want the costume design to interfere [with the scene],” Bryant said. “It’s a careful balance of creating the character, telling the story visually around the character, without distracting and taking away from the story.”

Bryant said her research for “Mad Men” started with the script, which she used as inspiration for how she saw the as it explained the mood and time period of the show. She was inspired by her mother’s looks from the era and even used her grandmother’s aprons and mother’s engagement dress in the show. Bryant made books of all the outfits for each character and determined their color palettes by making mood boards using films from the time period as guidance.

“The 1950s is all about construction, hourglass silhouettes and tight girdles,” Bryant said. “It’s much more feminine, lacy and minimal. I really love the femininity of the 1950s.”

Kelsey Knox, Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives, helped put together the event. Knox donned a 1950s style circle skirt, pinned up hair and sweater as part of the “Mad Men” era.

“To say Janie’s costumes have influenced my outfits would have been an understatement,” Knox said.

Katharine McDowell, Pepperdine Public Services Supervisor at Drescher, agreed with Knox. She came to the event because she and her husband love “Men Men” but said the costumes are her favorite part of the show.

“I love the character arcs, and the fashion really reflects that,” McDowell said. “It’s cool to see it go hand in hand. I love hearing about her creative process and the different ways she found inspiration for the pieces.”Read more at:formal dresses brisbane | formal dresses

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