KAMENSKAKONONOVA is a women’s wear and accessories brand founded by designers Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova, based in Kiev, Ukraine. KAMENSKAKONONOVA introduced its first collection in 2008, in 2010 the brand launched its first shoe collection. In March 2013 the first capsule collection of children’s clothing named “ko.ka.ko by KAMENSKAKONONOVA” was presented.
Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova design for contemporary urban woman with a big-city mind. Not because she indispensably lives in a big city but because she has that type of lifestyle when she travels a lot, has inner freedom and is keen on art, architecture, and history. However despite her active character and the rush of modern world this woman appreciates her inner harmony. She values the essence of things and her own essence primarily.
Emphasis on cut and sublime laconic silhouette;
Combination of minimalism and complex constructions;
Reconsideration of classic feminine silhouette;
Search for new shapes;
Purity, geometry, little accessory;
Liberty and lightness.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA brand was titled «Best Women’s Clothing Designer» and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine – two prizes of BEST FASHION AWARDS 2012, the Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion, and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine by BEST FASHION AWARDS 2013.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA design could be retraced to the concord of nature, solitude, asceticism and attributes of modern world – high-tech architecture, the beats of big cities, new technologies. Designers are devoted to an urban colour scale – palettes of black, grey, dark and dusty blue, dusty rose and white.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA is defined by its emphasis on tailoring, craftsmanship and attention to detail. One tailor sews every piece individually from the beginning to the end; artisanal seams and finishes are quite common. Many clothes are unique or produced in limited series. All wear is manufactured in Ukraine.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA was featured on Vogue.it like “Our Choice: BEST PROJECT”. And in September 2013 KAMENSKAKONONOVA will be a part of issue “Vogue Talents” – Vogue Italy talents annual addition.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA collections are shot in Vogue.it (Vogue for the Young, Blog from), Vogue Ukraine, Collezioni Italia, Close-Up Italia, Institute magazine, ELLE Russia, ELLE Ukraine, ELLE Polska, Glamour Russia, InStyle Russia, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Cosmopolitan Ukraine, http://www.lookatme.ru/, http://buro247.com.ua/, http://vogue.ua/, http://elle.ua/
Tina Lobondi is a London based Womenswear Designer specializing in High End women’s ready-to-wear.
Born in Kinshasa (Congo), she grew up in Lorraine (France) where she studied Fashion Design Realisation.
After 3 years and her Diploma in hand, the designer moved to Paris and started internships in various designer’s studio in the area of La Goutte D’or.
In 2006, the designer moved to London, aiming to pursue a career in her field. Another Fashion Design degree at the prestigious London College of Fashion will help in the pursuit of the dream of creating her first collection showcased to help raise money for the Princess Diana Foundation, at the event ” Finding Your Feet“.
Since 2010, she created a label under her own name, Tina Lobondi, located in Notting Hill. The collection is based on exceptional attention to details and finish, classic and chic designs. Elegance with timeless style is the aim she wants to achieve. The fabrics and materials are sourced from all around the world, Mauritania to Paris and London.
The Made-to order service offers you the possibility of choosing your designs and fabrics, to create your individualy crafted One-Off piece.
With a clientele including Grammy Award winner and NewYork based singer Angelique Kidjo, London based singer Lianne La Havas and “Eastenders” actresses Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater.
The designer has received press interest from Marie-Claire and ELLE Magazine South-Africa, British Soap Awards, PROFILE Event, LOOK Magazine, OK Magazine, Miss Ebene Magazine, PRIDE Magazine, to name a few.
Hello Describe Your Style Readers,
Have you ever came across a collection you WANT TO BUY no matter how much it cost? Well, I was browsing the JUST CAVALLI collection and FELL IN LOVE and want to do just that… I want this whole collection! : ) It is so gorgeous. http://www.robertocavalli.com The colorful animal abstract print was so unique I wanted to share with you all. Inspiration and designs of ART. Which collection inspires you and why?
My love affair with fashion started at the age of 15. Although I never went to school for fashion, I’ve always had this gift of being able to understand future fashion trends and forecasts. At an early age, I developed the habit of playing in my closet and developing characters and story lines through the wardrobe. I became obsessed with what the celebrities wore on the red carpet. I found the glamour to be very addictive.
When it comes to my personal style, I can honestly say, “I’m still that little girl playing in my closet.” My style is very eccentric. It’s playful, fun, colorful, innovative, flamboyant, and very unpredictable. I don’t believe in following rules when it pertains to fashion or my style for that matter. I find creative freedom in being able to create my own trends and wear whatever I feel like wearing on that specific day. It all depends on my mood at that moment in time.
I love playing with color and texture when it comes to my wardrobe. As my style has developed, I’ve found that color makes me happy; it has the ability to change my energy and mood. On another note, I would say my style is innovative due to the fact that I love pushing the boundaries. I always style from the concept of “think outside the box.” There’s absolutely no limit to what you can create.
I’m an independent fashion stylist based out of Los Angeles. My area of expertise is celebrity, editorial/print, television, high fashion, Avant-garde, couture, and red carpet. My styling work has been featured in editorials for 944 magazine, Tight Rope Magazine, Smooth Magazine, and MNM Couture. In addition, I’ve styled for one of the most prestigious awards in the beauty industry; the North American Hair awards.
My proudest moment to date as a wardrobe stylist has been seeing my name in the credits for my work with the television series HBO Entourage. I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing industry professionals; however my collaboration with Celebrity Designers Michael Costello and Mondo Guerra still makes me smile to this day. Two of my favorite designers from the television show Project Runway who I rooted for from my living room. Being backstage with them and having the opportunity to style their runway show was beyond inspiring.
At the current moment, I’m working on accomplishing two major goals that I have every intention of fulfilling. One of them being getting agency representation as a wardrobe stylist and the other is making that transition from Fashion Stylist to Fashion Designer. I’m very excited about the future. My goal is to continue to challenge myself by pushing the boundaries, produce strong work that will inspire the world, and constantly evolve as an artist. The best is yet to come.
Inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere from the smallest act of kindness to photographs in magazines. Inspired by a fashion post by my lovely friend Oscar, I wanted to do my own interpretation through photos shot by Photographer Samantha Peck. We found the perfect location which were surrounded by breathtaking pecan orchards and the WIND helped create flowy scarfs movement throughout the photoshoot. This inspired me to call this series “Scarf Movement.”
Photographer: Samantha Peck
Model: Tiesha Harrison
Scarfs: Purchased at Goodwill and Ross Stores
Jewelry designer Mitali Doshi’s line “AnMidO – All that’s BEAutiful !!!” is created with the sole intention of allowing customers to maintain their individual personality, and stand out in the crowd through her mildly adventurous designs. Mitali loves jewelry, and fashion in general, but did not like how she saw her own favorite pieces from retail stores on other people around her. “I want to feel beautiful when I wear eye catching jewelry, but I also want to be the only proud owner of that piece”, she felt.
Mitali’s collections are influenced by the diversity of the people she comes across every day; their cultures, their beliefs, the traditions and lifestyles. Her passion for creativity and detail can be seen in her intricately self-crafted jewelry pieces. Mitali believes in fusing a large gamut of colors to flow like a stream, just like a rainbow. Hand-picking her raw materials, she uses a wide variety ranging from natural stones, to gems, to semi-precious and gold plated pieces. Mitali’s process is simple – she creates what feels right.
You will be able to personally view AnMidO’s latest designs in May, 2013 in a Fashion event organized by a New Jersey-based online boutique (Sense of Style Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/events/427711917308135). Also, this year AnMidO will be one of the Vendors at the Connecticut Fashion Week in September. In the past, she was chosen “Designer of the Month” by New York-based fashion organization JUST OFF 7th AVE for their website launch in the month Jan 2012. In June 2012, AnMidO was also a part of a multi-designer fashion show at Amnesia, NYC along with international award winning designers. Mitali and her brand have been featured a few times in Boston-based fashion blog “The Fashion Hub”. Later last year, AnMidO creations were chosen for an exclusive photo-shoot alongside apparel designer Jennifer Chen for the launch of her new collection (Oct 2012).
You can find out more about AnMidO and jewelry designer Mitali Doshi using the following links:
I would describe my personal style as a girlish tomboy. I like to mix printed button down tops with a real feminine necklace or accessory. All of my accessories are from Endless Couture which I co-own. We make a lot of big, bold, and bright designs which allow me to wear a plain outfit if I want and still stand out. I would say my greatest accomplishment was finding the courage to start a company and believing that it can be successful.
Describe Your Style: My style is very ECLECTIC! I believe in truly embracing the beauty of art, in which I call fashion. By this, I focus on creating these amazing concepts that truly tell a story. Allowing the audience to really feel the amount of passion and work that everyone involved feels in order to bring about an amazing image. For the past 3 years I’ve had the opportunity to learn and work with some amazing people and I can’t wait to see what the future will hold! Like I tell many people remember “live to love, live to inspire, live to drive towards not just a dream, but your reality!!!
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My name is Viktorija Bowers, I am NYC based make up artist. I was born and raised in the little city on Croatian/Dalmatian coast that is famous for it’s pirate history, so that, and being Slavic sets tone to my taste and my make up style. DRAMATIC and DARK.
I got my start thanks to MAC cosmetics where I fit prefectly with my goth brothers and sisters and were able to hone in my signature style and venture on my own eventually. I love transforming the face with colors and textures, but regardless of how much or how little make up I put, I never forget face before me. I don’t do paint by number looks, I study the face very carefully, and decide to customize make up to the person, opposed to face to make up. I think that comes from the fact that I am painter as well (I use my married name as my painter persona), and my favorite subject to paint are (guess what) faces LOL.
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