Thursday, 20 February 2014

taste-makers!

There are too many people that inspire me in the art & fashion industry, it's pretty hard to pick who is my top. However, I have who inspires me the most, as a person motivation wise, and with creativity and style. These both being Katie Grand & Isabella Blow. Both memorable in many ways, these woman have changed fashion for what it is today, and have become iconic in the industry, either for its fashion sense, or it's creativity.


ISABELLA BLOW
Known for the being Philip Traceys muse, Isabella Blow is one of the most influential editors in the world. Known for discovering big model names and designers, such as McQueen, Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl, Blow has inspired many people in the creative industry today, either through style or work.
Her career began when she first got hired by Anna Wintour’s assistant (editor of US Vogue) which there she had moved to New York and made friends with big names such as Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel-Basquiat. She then found herself for assisting Andre Leon Talley(US Vogue’s editor-at-large).
From then on her career has moved to being fashion director for Sunday Times Style magazine and Tatler.  Her career also resulted into producing Steven Meisel’s photoshoot, Babes In London featuring Plum Sykes, Bella Freud, and Honor Fraser.
Isabella Blow has influence many editors, designers, musicians, and artists, either in work or her natural sense style and eye and people to embrace their own talents. People such as Lady Gaga are heavily influenced by her fashion, as her to have a huge enthusiasm for Philip Tracey’s hats and McQueen. She has changed fashion and has brought out the biggest names in the industry.
Isabella blow is a influence for myself due to the fact and that I admire McQueen hugely. She’s changed many lives, and shown that fashion is her true passion. She gave everything up for fashion, and went the extra mile not just for herself but for other people to in the industry. 


KATIE GRAND
Known as the founder of one of the biggest Bi-annual magazines LOVE, Katie Grand is a huge influence for me, and many stylists, photographers and journalists around. She began her career styling at Central St Martins University, which at the time was also working for the newly launched magazine at the time Dazed & Confused. During working at Dazed she helped out with styling and directing fashion shoots. Later THE FACE style magazine then brought her, where she carried on her path of Fashion Director.
She then moved on into becoming Chief Editor of POP magazine, where she made some friends such as Agyness Deyn, Madonna, and top designers such as Stella McCartney, Luella Bartley, Muiccada Prada, and Giles Deacon.
She has styled and worked on catwalk shows for Topshop, Louis Vuitton, Prada & Giles.
I feel Katie Grand is a huge influence on myself, as I read and collect magazines, such as POP and LOVE myself. Throughout her work and career, she shows true passion and motivation to fashion. She has directed and styled some of the most memorable recent brand campaigns such as Marc Jacobs with Miley Cyrus shoot which was released in January.

She has inspired many photographers and stylists, with people in the industry beginning to work with her, purely because she is all about taking risks. 

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