Get to know…silverridgestudio from Etsy.com

Silveridgestudio is a fun little artist out of Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. Originally from England Silveridgestudio has a talent for watercolour, oils, arches paper, the work of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and Biba Vintage  to make fabulous pieces of art. Love her stuff!

To check her out click on the link below.

http://www.etsy.com/people/silverridgestudio?ref=ls_profile

Enjoy some pictures from her Etsy site!

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Trending This…A look at the History of The Tracksuit.

I thought it might be interesting to look at the history behind the track suit. A tracksuit is a two-piece outfit worn by athletes during the 20th century. Made of typically heavy cotton, or synthetic fibers the trousers are elasticated at the waist and ankle. The top has long sleeves and an elasticated or drawstring waist. In the 1970’s and 1980’s when exercise wear became fashionable the tracksuit became a popular casual attire for women. Tracksuits are often referenced in television shows, movies, and fashion in general. Movies and TV shows such as Glee, The Royal Tenebaums, Chariots of fire, The Sopranos, Broken Flowers, Charlie and the Choclate Factory all have characters that rock the tracksuit!

Behind the Seams..Versace, Gianni

Versace, Gianni was one of the most exquisite designers in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Gianni was born in Calabria, Italy. He worked with his dress-maker mother before moving to Milan. Versace swiftly established a reputation as a skilled designer and created a suede and leather collection for GENNY and evening clothes for the firm of Complice. In 1978 he opened his own business. Versace hands down is one of the most important Italian designers of the 1980’s and 1990’s famous for his strong use of colour and clean lines. He was known for his bias cut clothes and fluid silks. Many of his ideas were pushing the limit but he achieved greatness with his high level of technical achievements. Versace viewed his clothes as powerful statements. Versace also pulled inspiration from classical historical references with a blend of bold geometric shapes and complex textures in brilliant colours.  Versace  was murdered on July 15, 1997, at the age of 50 on the steps of his home.  In September 1997, it was announced Versace’s brother, Santo and Jorge Saud would serve as the new CEO’s of Gianni Versace S.P.A. Versace’s sister, Donatella, became the new head of design.

This was devastating to the fashion world. From a personal experience I remember the day this happened because my mom was devastated at the loss of this specific designer.  Gianni was a amazing designer who left a important mark on the fashion world. Enjoy the pictures below of his work, life, and friends.