Italian beauty has its perfect testimonial: Bianca Balti.
This stunning girl was born in Lodi in 1984 and quickly she has become a real star in fashion system.
Her career started as a classic fairy tale when, working as promoter in a supermarket, she was noticed by Bruno Pauletta that immediately proposed her a job as model. Now she’s considered one of the three most important and beautiful Italian Top models.
She works with the most influent names of fashion and she’s the testimonial of the most prestigious brands.
Moreover she’s a young mother of the little girl Matilda, that has already started to appear on editorial and video…the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Italian beauty has its perfect testimonial: Bianca Balti.
Sophie Griotto was born in the south of France in 1975. She started drawing when she was just a child and she began her career working in a Parisian art agency, in 1998 she decided to work as freelance storyboarder but was in the 2003 that she focused on illustration. Now she works for advertising campaigns and frequently illustrates the pages of fashion magazine and sites.
Her attention on fashion illustration and graphic gave to her work a special and unique point of view. Her fashion drawings are inspired by contemporary and original woman based in urban reality and with a strong personality .
Take a sneak peek of the gallery and enjoy her French style!
Last time we went in Hong Kong, which destination would be perfect for the chic combination between the pink blouse designed by SP and the Sun Chen’s skirt?
Paris, of course!
We are in the Ville Lumiere, shopping in some little boutique in Le Marais, waiting for a friend to have lunch in a cozy bistrot before a fascinate exhibition in Saint German.
5 stuff you can’t miss in Paris:
- Eat in a bistrot
- Drink a very good wine
- Visit the Louvre Museum, the Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame and the Sacre-Coeur
- Walk around in Les Marais and join a cruise on the bateaux on the Seine
- Fall in love….
Liu Wen, born in China in 1988, is a Chinese model that has eached the highest-ranking in the Top Model list.
During her participation at the New Silk Road World Model Contest in 2005 she was noticed for her charming beauty. From that moment she collaborates as testimonial for important brands and she’s a fix presence on the runways of New York, Milan and Paris. Thanks to her exotic and stunning presence she’s often choice as cover girl by the most influent fashion magazines and a muse for the best photographers as Mario Testino.
Grey from head to toe is a classic and super chic combination! Grey it’s a neutral color but can be really shiny and it’s perfect in this winter’s days.
Click on the slideshows and get inspired by Sara Mezzanotti jacket and skirt and the sweater by VictoriaJ ….the infinite shades of grey!
Designer, fashion illustrator, scenographer and publicist. René Gruau is one of the most important fashion illustrators of ’900 . He was born in Italy with the name of Renato Zavagliè, but became famous as Renè Gruau.
Very young he moved to Paris where he started some collaborations with important magazines as Marie-Claire, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Flair, Madame Figaro, and many other.
During this period he met Christian Dior with whom became great friend and for a lot of time he drew his sketches.
His talented personality helped him to rise fast in the Haute Couture world, where he illustrated campaigns for many fashion houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Schiaparelli and, of course,Dior.
Take a look at the slideshow and find out his artistic work!
Have you ever had the impression that a dress can make you jump in to a different dimension?
The modern blue suit designed by IMSG has inspired us!
We’re in Hong Kong, walking around the city, stopping in some charming street market to eat the classics dim sum, enjoying the beautiful and striking Symphony of Lights with family and friends and than a great night in Soho!
5 stuff to know and to do in Hong Kong!
- Hong Kong is considered the fifth most important city in the world
- Do a lot of shopping!
- Don’t miss to see the city from the Peak
- Drink and enjoying the nightlife in Soho
- Try the rich and various traditional local food
From magazines to advertisement and commercial we are accustomed to be surrounded by beautiful fashion images but, sometimes, they are great and amazing artworks.
One of the most talented contemporary photographers is the Italian Paolo Roversi.
He was born in Ravenna in 1947 and he started to be interested in photography during his adolescence. When he was 23 he started collaborating with the Associated Press and three years later he moved to Paris working as a reporter for the Huppert Agency and he approached fashion photography working as assistant of Lawrence Sackmann.
Now is an acclaimed artist and a regular contributor to W Magazine, Vanity Fair and the British and Italian editions of Vogue.
His photography is particular fascinating, a balance between a classical style and a sublime manipulation of light. He said “ my photography is honest—it’s a reflection of who I am, what I feel. By using the senses, I try to be a bit more personal; to show a piece of me in my work.”
Take a look of the gallery and enjoy the view of this beautiful visual art.
Here you have the results of the Fall Winter 2014/2015 contest.
The votes of the community and those of the Maison Academia Jury have decreed the sketches that will be produced and transformed into manufactured clothes that will be part of the Maison Academia Fall Winter 2014/2015 contest.
Many congratulations to:
Cristina Angelini; Agnese Nannini; AMD; Cinzia Caressa; Mahberry Designs; Rithu Grace Job; Nenad LJUBICIC; MaryB; MF; Sara Mezzanotti; naem; Alessandra Orlandini; Patrizia Pirollo; SP; ValHisteRìa.
Soon their creations will be available on Maison Academia online shop!
Finally yesterday night have took place one of the most important nights of the year : the Golden Globe Awards 2014.
A great event that gather together the best of the silver screen and the tv world selected and voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
Lots of nomination and prizes have gone to American Hustle, Gravity and Blue Jasmine that have seen the triumph thanks to the beauty and to the incredible perfomances of Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.
As always for this great event all the actresses compete not only for the Globe Award but even to show off the most amazing and glamour dresses, and to gain the Elegance award! Who you think shall win this prize?
Scroll through the slideshow and choose your best one!