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Fashion Art Drawing And Illustration

The Art of Fashion Drawing. Today we will discuss a brief history of fashion illustration…

The art of fashion drawing dates back to the sixteenth century. Way before Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and blogs, ‘costume’ books depicted regional and ethnic dress. From the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century, France and England produced a multitude of fashion magazines containing fashion illustrations. Among the most proliferate were Lady’s Magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book, La Belle Assemblée, Ackerman’s Repository of the Arts, Le Cabinet des Modes, & Gallery of Fashion. Within these early magazines, fashion plates depicted the latest fashion trends of the times. Popularized during the eighteenth century the production of engravings for the mass-market became more common as original engravings were more easily copied and water-colored using the latest ‘Couleurs à la mode’. The engravers were always craftsmen skilled in the art of printing or coloring. They were not fashion designers themselves and thus were left little room for personal style or creative vision.

It was not until the turn of the century that the illustration artists creating the fashion images began to recognize media attention and fame in their own right. The fashion figures they created were far less stiff in stature, and the image composition less forced. At the turn of the century, Charles Dana Gibson became well known for his light and airy ‘Gibson Girl’ pen and ink sketches. Paul Poiret used new colorful printing technology to add freedom of line and color to fashion illustration. Inspired by the ‘Art Nouveau’ movement, George Barbier was one of the greatest French illustrators of the early 20th century. By his 30′s, he held his own art exhibition and was a well-known figure in the art and fashion worlds, garnering jobs with theater and ballet companies as well as Haute Couture fashion illustrations.

It was around this time that the fashion magazines we know today came to the forefront, and there were some very influential fashion illustrators leading the way. Romain de Tirtof, known to the world as Erté is quite well known today for capturing the essence of the Art Deco period, having created over 200 cover images for Harper’s Bazaar, Illustrated London News, Vogue, & Cosmopolitan. It was also around this time that designers such as Coco Chanel, & Christian Dior began to commission specific artists to create their fashion sketches. Photography was becoming ever more prevalent as a method for which to disseminate the new ideas in fashion, but fashion art still dominated in the hands of artists and designers such as Cecil Beaton, Kenneth Paul Block, Andy Warhol, Antonio Lopez, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Francois Berthoud, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Tanya Ling, Ruben Toledo, Jennifer Lilya, and Kime Buzzelli.

At the University of Fashion, we have commissioned several fabulous figures and fashion illustrators to help you on your way to creating dynamic, stylized, and fashionably proportioned design sketches. Roberto Calasanz is a meticulous draftsman creating fine-art fashion illustrations that we associate with Alberto Vargas and Antonio Lopez. Roberto’s clients come to him for the disappearing art of the precision line-sketch and his flawless gouache illustrations. Fan Wu excels at teaching newbie fashion designers the art of fashion drawing. The fan brings to the table many years of experience teaching both at Parsons and the Art Institute in New York City. Fan teaches how to draw the female fashion figure in a variety of poses and in addition, demystifies the process of drawing hands, feet, and the face.

At the University of Fashion, our Illustrators Roberto and Fan make everything look easy! Once you’ve learned the basic rules, you will feel confident to experiment and later develop your personal illustrative style. Moreover, for inspiration, you can check out the Wholesale Plus Size Clothing that has a wide range of clothing articles perfect for learning more about the latest trends. 

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How to Craft a Feminine Fashion Teddy Bear

Teddy bears are the toy of choice for many young children. They are also popular for home decor. If you are a woman or girl who enjoys very feminine style, you will love to decorate your teddy bear in fabulous fashion. By following the steps outlined below, you can craft a feminine teddy bear that is truly unique and one of a kind.

Materials Needed

  1. A pre-made craft jointed teddy bear
  2. Colored chalk or pastels
  3. Clear-drying craft glue or a hot glue gun
  4. Assorted lace, trim, beads, acrylic jewels, etc.

Decorating the Teddy Bear

When you pick out a teddy bear to turn into a beautiful feminine fashion craft, you can choose either a child’s toy one or a jointed teddy bear from a craft store. You can get one in any color, style, or size. If you don’t like teddy bears, you can even find cows, pigs, bunnies, puppies, and other plush animals.

After you choose your teddy bear, you will want to give it a feminine make-up job. Using the colored chalk or art pastels, you can make the bear’s cheeks pink and give it blue or green eye shadow. This is an optional step, but it really makes the teddy bear look very feminine and fashionable.

Teddy bears are not exactly fashion statements so if you want to gift them to someone special then you can also add clothes to the mixture to make up a unique combo and buy wholesale clothes cheap price in UK as they are the best of the lot.

The next step is to create the base outfit for the teddy bear. The idea is not to put clothing on it, but to decide whether it will have a long lace skirt, simple ruffles around its paws, or a ballerina style outfit. For a long skirt, like a bridal gown, you should use a wide piece of gathered lace or ruffle and wrap it around the teddy bear’s waist, gluing it securely. A ballerina outfit can be constructed with wide satin ribbon for the bodice and several ruffles for the tutu.

Besides a skirt or tutu, you can put ruffles around the teddy bear’s neck, wrists, and ankles, or glue a lacey veil to its head. After having the basic outfit for the fashion bear, you will want to add all manner of feminine accessories.

Most craft stores sell small packets of satin ribbon bows and roses. Gluing these to the bear’s outfit is a fabulous idea. You can also include strings of fake pearl beads, acrylic gemstones, silk flowers, and even feathers.

Crafting your very own feminine fashion teddy bear is a great way to increase the style in your home. You can either sit it on a shelf, lay it on your bed, or display it with a doll’s stand. These fashion teddy bears even make great toys for girls over four or five years old. Your imagination is the only limit to how fabulous you can make your teddy bear.

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Haircut- The Perfect Way To Look Macho

There is a world famous saying that goes like this ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’, which is true in fact but the younger generation always aspires for physical beauty on the outside whereas the more mature ones opine that behavior determines your true personality or ‘inner beauty’.

There will be numerous arguments regarding this theory and will go on forever with no definitive conclusion being reached because it is such a sensitive topic that needs to have experienced people into discussions because it might hurt the sentiments of many due to obvious reasons.

Fortunately for people obsessed with their looks, there are many options for them to try out right from and one article is not enough to mention everything but for now we will look at the most common and simple way.

Cutting Edge

In the old times, there was no Botox or facial massage or any other form of surgery that required you to go under the knife as there was no advanced technology back then so haircut was the only way to give yourself a new look.

To have a unique hairstyle is what youngsters want and the easiest way to do it is to follow their favorite Hollywood star or sportsperson and emulate their hairstyle and act like them.

Hairstyle has a long history of nearly 50000 years but that was limited to combing and Braiding and did not have the modern day cutting as what became famous but it was only the beginning.

Present day hairstylists can cut hair based on their experience and follow the instructions of their customers as they are advised to severe their locks in this way or that way and barbers gain this cutting edge technique after several years of practice as it cannot be learned in one day.

Present Era

Both men and women enthusiastically frequent barber shops and salons to give themselves a new look but because males have short hair and females have long hair, the saloon is divided into two separate sections.

These days, many girls also prefer short hair so as to give themselves a modern and rebellious look as they are quite tomboyish in nature and believe that this will give them the rugged and aggressive personality of boys.

As mentioned above, haircutting and styling is not something that can be learned in one day so it is better to learn the technique from experts and social media has made it a much easier through platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

Important Tips:

  • Hair cut style requires you to spend many hours in the saloon so you need to know if you are ready to chop off your hair and the tools that are required for the job are quiet sharp
  • Always look up online if you want a good hairstylist at your disposal or the best saloon in your vicinity
  • Do listen to the hairstylist and listen to his/her points on how much hair to cut and never interfere with their decision as they are more experienced