Wednesday, 31 August 2011

F/W 2011 Campaign is here

Our first image from the Fall Campaign is here. We are super excited about the new look. 
Visit our website for more images and the new lookbook: www.bellissimafashions.com

Blogger spotlight: Black Eiffel


I love stumbling upon new and inspiring spaces on the web. Here is a blog that I can't seem to leave.

From Black Eiffel: Black Eiffel explores creative design and lifestyle topics daily. It is written by Rachel Jones, a graphic designer who decided to catalog and share her everyday inspiration including her love of design, music, food, travel and more all in one place. She currently resides in sunny Utah and loves to hang out with her husband and two daughters. Black Eiffel has readers from across the globe, is in the Martha Stewart Circle, has been mentioned in these various publications and interviews.

This charming video made an appearance on Black Eiffel just a couple of days ago, I just have to share:

Fall tease

A quick tease of our Fall 2011 Campaign, it's finally here and we will be releasing the images as they become available. I wanted to share with you what I received today. The colours have also changed. Who's savvy with the Pantone colour scale? Can you say 302-2 & 184-1! More to come.

Models: Maggie (Imodel Management) & Ania (Sophia Models)
Photography: Jason Eng
Styling: Jennie Lyle
Creative: Shea Kerwood

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The September Issue

All september covers are out. We notice there are a lot more models this year (vs. celebrities), which one is your favourite? What makes you buy magazines in the first place? Kate Moss and Lara Store will sell me any magazine. 

Pan Am takes off September 25, 2011

Premiering this fall, this ABC show looks like it has the 'Mad Men' potential. Anyone remember 'Catch me if you can'? I can't wait to see the beautiful design and characters that will develop out of this new franchise. We smell fashion inspiration! What do you think of 'Pan Am'? Will you be tuning in?

Monday, 29 August 2011

Tyler on Sarah Slean

We are going to do something new. I introduced Tyler to my own blog not too long ago. His good ear for music gives me an opportunity not only to discover amazing new artists but also share them with my readers (click here for tylers first post on aniab.net). Even though everyone music tastes are different we are going to try to keep it light and entertaining on this blog. First up is Sarah Slean...
From Tyler: Yesterday I was fortunate enough to discover something that excited me very much. Sarah Slean has a new album coming out September 27th, and for those unfamiliar with her work I implore you to stop at the next chance you get and discover all that you can of her. Over the course of a nearly 13 year career, Sarah has worked with many notable fellow-canadians, including her performance of “If You Could Read My Mind” with Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy at this year’s Juno awards. Her music is rich with soul and inspired by folk, cabaret, jazz, and everything in between. On top of that, she’s been nominated for a handful of Juno and Gemini awards. Inspiring stuff to say the least. Have a listen below and enjoy.

 

Glenbow Museum: Cut - Costume & The Cinema

The White Countess (2005)
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
august 20 - september 28th 2011


Discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic fashion. Delight in the sumptuous fabrics, the lavish lace, skilled embroidery and unparalleled craftsmanship and creativity. Bask in the ambiance of big-screen cinema and the allure of famous film stars. An experience like no other awaits visitors to CUT! Costume and the Cinema.
On view for the first time in Canada, this exhibition reveals the integral role of costume design in creating unforgettable screen characters. "When actors put on those clothes that is when the character comes alive," says Nancy Lawson exhibition co-curator. More than 30 actors are represented from some 25 films which depict five centuries of history, drama and comedy. Some of the films represented include a refreshing take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale (Angela Houston Ever After); seventeenth century Virginia (Colin Farrell, The New World); the eighteenth-century England of the aristocracy (Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess); the first voyage in the Pirates adventure trilogy (Johnny Depp, The Pirates of the Caribbean; Curse of the Black Pearl); the fantastic and opulent nineteenth-century Paris (Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera) the story of Peter Pan (Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland) and the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude LawSherlock Holmes).


Go ahead and squeal — these costumes have touched the very skin of stars such as Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman. In fact, the exhibition reads like a textile-based "who's who" of Hollywood — lanky Nicole Kidman next to tiny Renee Zellweger next to curvy Scarlett Johansson.


Cut! also allows the viewer to appreciate the fine details of costumes that often only appear fleetingly in the final film. The attention to detail in the research, design and creation of these film costumes crosses the line from craft to couture.


Fashion and film become fine art in this exciting exhibition. All 43 costumes were made by the renowned British costumer, Cosprop Ltd., and many have won major film awards for costume design, including the coveted Oscar™.

Text Source: glenbow.org

Thursday, 25 August 2011

For Fall: Outfit #2

Bellissima Tank $ 129.00 
(with matching shrug)
Black Bellissima shrug $69.00
Joseph Ribkoff Coat $235.00
Bellissima Pencil Skirt $98.00

This Joseph Ribkoff jacket is the perfect combination of classic and contemporary, what the likes of Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang have been doing for some time now, it's always great to see amazing design and this is one of our must haves for this fall.

Monday, 22 August 2011

For Fall: Outfit #1


Bellissima Blazer $195.00
Merchant Sheer Top $45.00
Joseph Ribkoff Pant $135.00

It's time to start covering up. Take your summer sheers and apply layers. Add boots for a more fall time feel. Never be scared to mix black and navy, the two most chic colours on the runways.
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