cause & yvette

cause & yvette

[ doesn't only cover what's current but also what i think looks good + relevant, no matter what the trend | art, design, music, street style, architecture + film are just a sampling of other interests i love to write about, which in a roundabout way, do affect fashion ]

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If you’re thinking you read that wrong, then YOU’RE wrong. That’s right! I’m giving my readers the opportunity to win a limited edition One Direction Makeup set from ‘The Looks Collection’ + a chance to win tickets to their August 8th ’Where We Are’ Tour Concert in Foxborough, MA.
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Makeup by One Direction (#makeupby1D) is called ‘The Looks Collection’ (#thelookscollection) which is all about celebrating youth, style, + the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation with a unique formula in bold shades, which will have you hitting all the right marks on + off stage, as you take turns transforming into the gorgeous girl-next door or just playing up your girlie side. 

Comprised of three keepsake limited edition collectable tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Up All Night’ + their latest chart topping ‘Midnight Memories’, you’ll be able to turn up the heat with makeup that’s fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness.
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Each kit contains Liquilights Glow Gloss that will have you lips sparkling brilliantly throughout the day while illuminating under UV black light after dark, making sure you stand out in a crowd.

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Then you have four velvety, pigment-rich + bold glitter creme eye shadows that don’t crease, guaranteeing you an all-day flawless look. And let’s not forget the chubby pencils that can be worn as a liner, shadow or body crayon.

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Nail colors come in fashion forward shades including molten metallics + golden glitter flakes for quick drying + long wear. There’s also the cool bonus of One Direction stencil doodles, which could not only adorn your body + your stuff, but you can also try them on your friends too.

Seriously, what’s not to love right? And the price point of the collection is one every girl + woman can afford. But best of all is being able to brag to all your friends how they’ll have to wait until mid-August 2014 to get their very own - this is when Macy’s + other select major retailers worldwide, will debut One Direction’s limited-edition cosmetics collection by #Markwins International.

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is simple:

  • Enter your email
  • Like the FB page
  • Post to Twitter
  • Additional entries can be earned by referring friends, pinning on pinterest, or liking the Twitter page. 
  • The contest is for US + Canada Only

Remember, the more entries, the higher your chances of winning! But you must hurry, winners will be picked at random + announced by tomorrow, July 29th.

Good luck!

Link to online form: https://promosimple.com/ps/520e

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25th Jul 2014
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This is THE weekend of New York film festivals but if you don’t know which to choose from, you should go + checkout the Katra Film series tomorrow July 26, showcasing the Top 10 films since January!  Founding filmmaker Geoffrey Guerrero has been doing it for 2years now + it should be quite interesting.  If you don’t believe me, you should checkout the WSJ mentionhttp://online.wsj.com/articles/films-long-in-talent-short-in-span-1406162316
And if that’s not reason enough, what about hearing Brian Cranston’s noir perfect voice in short film ‘Writer’s Block’ below?
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Bryan Cranston in ‘Writer’s Block’ short film

BUT MUST HURRY TO PURCHASE TICKETS - tickets are selling out quick at eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-katra-film-series-2nd-round-tickets-12200484979?ref=ebtnebtckt
The selected filmmakers will be competing for two prizes worth over 1K and the opportunity to make it to the Grand Finale Event in January. The 2nd round prizes are sponsored by Seed&Spark, Carpingo, AllCar Rent A Car, Pulp NYC, Museum of the Moving Image, Bait & Hook, and more.

Also, two of our newest partners — 30under30 Film Festival NYC and Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York — will select one film each to screen as an Official Selection at their upcoming Festival.

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short films by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2014 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

2014 Katra Film Series 2nd Round Lineup
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 5pm–10:30pm
KATRA – 217 Bowery St.
Btw. Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
Official Website: http://www.katrafilmseries.com/
Facebook/Twitter: @KatraFilmSeries

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23rd Jul 2014

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Romanian designer + illustrator Ionut Radulescu’s personal motto of ‘See.  Imagine.  Play.  Create.  Go forward.’, speaks volumes on how he knows how to have fun + tap into his smallest creative cell, to produce great work.  Radulescu uses mixed media which for him, is a mix of scanned textures, watercolors + photography, with tremendous success.

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Work with a retro feel but contemporary relevance, makes Radulescu’s POV very distinct + unique.  I particularly like his use of lettering which the designer finds to be as strong as illustration as a form of visual communication.  I must admit though, upon first glance, designer Quentin Jones’ lettering style came to mind.

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Naming everything as influences including daily blogs, people on the streets, music + challenging moments in life, comes through his work through popular cultural references.  It’s no wonder Radulescu counts iconic fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez as one of the master illustrators, with his ability to refer to the female form, either in parts - lips + legs - or as a whole.image

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Neoprene fabric has been enjoying the spotlight for quite a few seasons now but not quite like this.  You see, for Norwegian designer Zita Merényi’s new Provo-CUT Collection, heat was used to fuse the edges of grey neoprene fabric.  This in turn, gave the plastic-based material ‘scar lines’ rather than seams.image

Merényi told Dezeen, ‘This is a coat collection (row 1) where I use soldering instead of tailoring lines, which looks like scars, reflecting on the long term and temporary traces of mankind on the Planet Earth + on their own body, like scarification tattoos.’

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'These scar lines generate very new forms, which are plastic, sculptural, + look beautiful + strange at the same time,' said Merényi, adding 'I injure the textiles but then I heal up the cut holes with a paint layer' (don't you just love that?).

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Besides creating raised lines across oversized jackets, another technique used was creating handmade incisions, described by Merényi as a ‘laborious but soothing process’.  The green dress actually has 8,000 incisions, demanding ’a slow workflow’ but still ‘very meditative’.

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Smaller incisions formed  diagonal + vertical patterns across the front of two satin dresses (last image), while leaf shapes growing larger towards the hem, covered an ankle-length gown as shown below right.  I just love all the skin that is exposed yet obscured by all of the lines created by Merényi in the dress above right.

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More detailed patterns were created by laser cutting, another technique used by Merényi.

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As an end to this week’s picks of my favorite fashion film winners from this year’s Berlin Fashion Film Festival, here’s ‘Snake’ by Gustavo Lopez Mañas.  Winner for Best Hair + Best Make-up, with GUCCI’s participation, we see the ‘snake’, played by Vinila Von Bismark, acting as narrator, cabaret style, as she sings about the blonde’s (also Vinila) despair, loss + revenge.  The best surprise of all was the guest appearance of hypnotic beauty Rossy De Palma - love her!

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from ‘Snake’:

What a crime to bury such beautiful cha cha heels!

Here’s Rossy looking divine as always.

Enjoy!

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