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In addition to the fashion label, I am (Daniella Christina) launching a new online magazine. The magazine will explore fashion, culture and vintage across the UK.
Keeping the Make & Believe ethos as the design label, the magazine is all about individuality. The idea being an open door, showcasing talent and cultural news. As the unique culture with-in the UK has such a grand scope and that’s really what the magazine aims to support –bloggers, writers, artists, photographers, designers, musicians coming together to celebrate uniqueness.
“MAKE your mark and BELIEVE in individuality.”- Danielle(a)
I acknowledge that part of the challenge for all up-and-coming talent is the difficulty faced when trying to get work seen by those who can make or break their career. So this magazine is a tool, exhibiting work and giving talent a voice. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined”. - Thoreau
To celebrate the launch of the magazine there is going to be a event, showcasing fashion and live music. The event will take place in a art gallery, myself and Dario Styling(Fashion editor) are collaborating with other designers for a fashion show, along with UK musicians. It's going to be a exhibition for all the art's - musicians, fashion designers and artists.
CHECK-OUT the magazine - www.makeandbelievemagazine.com
If any bloggers/writters or creatives would like to attend the launch event on the 25th May, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Art has always influenced fashion, this seasons new collection was photographed in an art gallery. Reminiscing back to the 1960s abstract art movement and Hitchcock films. Where ‘Piet Mondrian’ art work was transformed into an ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ dress (1965) and “Ossie Clark” collection was bold with block geometric shapes. Creating sharp lines and dark shadows that will thrill and make a strong statement.
The collaboration at the “Onca” art gallery (Brighton) was like stepping back in time to Andy Warhol’s studio. With beautiful art work (Chris Wainwright, David Buckland, Jakob Belbin) hanging from gloss white walls, it was a blank canvas that needed a splash of fashion.
The new collection has Houndtooth wool and black Satin fabric to create a geometric style with a tailoring twist. It mixes vintage patterns and tailoring to create a modern fresh look that is striking and sophisticated.
Music: I Like The Go Go
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Fashion illustration captures design and brings it to life, so very excited to announce the winner of the illustration competition is ‘Marija Dvarionaite’. There were very high standard of entries but Marija illustration represents the fashion labels ethos and style perfectly. Now her illustration has been added to Daniella Christina blog page. With additional illustrations coming from fashion photo shoot, combining fashion and art (watch this space for future print work)!
You can find more of Marija Dvarionaite beautiful art work on Tumblr at, The Duchess in Ditches
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Tim Walket Exhibition at Somerset House
There are some things that you just cant describe and you need to see. The Tim Walker, exhibition is one of those extraordinary occasions. His photography work is of another world, a world where everything is out of proportion and has an unconventional beauty.
“The way I work, I have a mood in my head, a feeling for something. Almost like a set of directions, a map of how to get through the day” Tim Walker
As I arrived on a snowy day, Somerset House looked beautiful and it just added to the enchanting exhibition. My favourite work was the ‘Blue Spitfire’ collection of photos in 2009. The photos are from another time 1940s, where glamour and romance still lived.
Another photography collection that I always adored is ‘The Tale of the unexpected’ for Vogue in 2008. The dark gothic fairy tale images, including Tim Burton, collaborate brilliantly together. The two Tim’s are both on the same fairy tale page, with a slightly night mere approach to capturing an image but done in a beautiful way.
This is a must see exhibition, Its includes life size props from photoshoots, creating a art installation of Tim Walkers work. Film footage from photoshoots and his work displayed in quirky frames. Overall a great visual adventure and insight into Walkers world.