Sunday, January 11, 2009

Curve Huggers, Vogue China Ed and New Illustration

If you've got it, and you wanna flaunt it, then go all out in a figure-hugging freakum dress.

Form-fitting dresses were first popularized on the runway by 'The King of Cling' Azzedine Alaia who introduced his Lycra creations during the late 1980s and later by Herve Leger whose signature 'bandage' dresses are highly sought after to this day.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford was one of the first celebrities to don one of Herve Leger's provocative bandage dresses, as seen in the photo below.


photo courtesy zimbio.com


Many Spring 2009 collections from designers such as Narciso Rodriguez, Alexander Wang, Balmain as well as Herve Leger featured body con dresses in styles ranging from elegant to sexy to edgy.


photos courtesy style.com


90210 stars Annalynne McCord and Jessica Stroup worked the 2009 People's Choice Awards red carpet in sexy Guess by Marciano and Herve Leger dresses, respectively.

Kate Winslet looked incredible in a Balmain Spring 2009 dress at the L.A premiere of Revolutionary Road.

While not necessarily the most appropriate choice for an event like the Critic's Choice Awards, there's no denying that Amanda Bynes looked fantastic in her hot pink Herve Leger dress.


photos courtesy celeb-gossip.net, fashionising.com and egotastic.com


Care to pour yourself in a fabulous, curve-hugging dress? Check out these affordable options below.



X Factor Dress
Price: US$49.99



Leopard Fitted Dress
Price: US$54.90



Mafia Girl Zip Tube Dress
Price: US$48.00








ASOS Mesh Strap Body Con Dress
Price: UK£14 (US$28.00)



Rivet Halter Dress
Price: US$49.99




Spring is quickly approaching and with it comes many beautiful Spring-inspired magazine photo spreads. I gotta say, my heart skipped a few beats when I came across this stunning editorial from the February 2009 issue of Vogue China. The clothes, the hair, the makeup, the model...fresh and gorgeous. Just the way a Spring editorial should be!


Spring Rhapsody
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Model: Liu Wei







photos courtesy thefashionspot.com




Also, here is the newest addition to the Inspirational Fashion Blogger series - Marian from The House of Style.




Thoughts?

43 comments:

Secretista said...

DAMN. I wish I had the body for a form fitting dress. LOVE your illustrations!! So talented :).

Jasmina said...

Love Chinese Vogue beautiful, cool illustration :>

Eelie said...

YAY! I think Marian looks fab and she completely deserves to be in the ranks of the others. You did a beautiful job dear.

As for the bandage I'd always envied those that could don the dress and actually look decent lol. Needless to say i cannot :( And the editorial! What a photogenic model and some of the dimensions on her outfits are superb!

xx :)

fashion herald said...

mafia girl and baseball T - love. And the blogger series is fantastic.

Jennifer said...

This is an amazing drawing! You are brilliant!

Tamia said...

That is such a fantastic pic (drawing?) of Marian! Maybe you could give me some graphic design tips...
I gotta get the tummy down before I can confidently wear the body-con dresses. But come spring, it's on!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

wow, amanda bynes looks really different. she's lookin good. and i really like the mafia girl zip up dress.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-ooh I love body con dresses, herve leger is pure mastercraft!! I adore marian, she is one of my favourite stylish bloggers! Have a great week my dear!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

Danz sweetie the images from Vogue China are stunning!i adore the black and white one with the short bow dress!
love the illustration of me and so does the Hubby,thanks again my sweet.Ive blogged about it. :o)
muah x
marian

giggleness said...

id be so self concious in a body hugging dress :) but they are truly gorgeous.
and i adore the illustration!

Fell4fashion said...

Wow!!! I found your blog from Marians, and your illustrations are FABULOUS!! what an awesome talent you have :)

Christina Lee said...

wow! what a great illustration of marian!!!!!Brilliant!

t*e*i*k*o*d*o*r*n*o*r said...

i love it! tones work perfectly!

Nike said...

Yes if you got it defo flaunt it lolz, American Apparel also do some nice figure hugging dress, i bought a nice black one the other day.=]

Couture Carrie said...

Your sketch of Marian is fantastic, D! It really captures her amazing spirit and funky, sophisticated style!

Love all those bandage dresses too - great affordable finds (oh to own an actual Leger!!)...

xoxox,
CC

CULTURE CREATORS said...

Gashhh Herve KILLED in in 08. perf.



CC

emma said...

i love love love bodycon dresses!

The Seeker said...

I love the illustration of Marian, so well done, dear and she deserves it sooooooooo much!!!
And you've done such a great work, you're very talented!!!

Take care sweetie
xoxo

WendyB said...

What I really want is a bandage skirt to go with an oversize jacket that I have.

Krystal said...

LOVE the body con dresses!

MR style said...

balmain's a dreammmmm

ro said...

Love the sculptural shapes of the editorial - Vogue always seems to be better outside of the US. And great finds as usual!

Nemerae said...

Wow, your illustrations are absolutely amazing!!! and also that editorial *.*
xx

TheGlamorousEccentric said...

I saw this Vogue China shoot and could not stop STARING at each image. You're right it is exactly what a spring editorial should be!

Cris Lazoru said...

Your illustrations are gorgeous!

C.

lucy said...

Haven't stopped by in a while! your featured fashions are gorgeous. Cindy Crawford looks WOW!

I read your holiday post and hope everything smoothed over well. Take care.

cherish_jd said...

i love the bandage dress! just wishing i got th body to go with it!

P.S.
great illustrations, you're very talented!

Aless & RocĂ­o said...

I love the dresses!!
xx

dapper kid said...

That editorial is absolutely fantastic. And it really doesn't get better than curves and a Herve dress! Oh, and yay for Marian :)

Fashion Moment said...

'Spring Rhapsody' is amazing!
Great Blog, darling,

FM

Savvy Mode SG said...

yup a gal really need to pour herself into one of those bandage dresses. i looked really good, but breathing might just become an option. : ) but, i do like form fitting dresses.

lacouturiernyc said...

your illustration of marian is amazing!

xoxo,
La C.

DaisyChain said...

Amazing body form picks,
and your illustration is incredible.

JuliAM said...

i totally love the herve leger style dresses, but i have the distinct feeling they would not love me. lol.

Trish said...

WOW. I love that illustration!! How did you do it?

vogued out!!! said...

wow i really like the 2nd strapless dress of the first set of body con dresses. thanks for posting...I agree if you've got it flaunt it, otherwise fake it.

Mimi said...

Beautiful curve hugging dresses are always catching my eye! But if worn the right way of course

Lovely editorial, spectacular pictures!

Did you ever get to see Bride Wars?

xo

Becca Jane said...

i love those dresses - amazing.

And seriously - your illustrations are amazing! Wow! this one is gorgeous as well.

PrincessImp. said...

I like the idea of a bandage dress but unfortunately I don't have the confidence and body to rock one! The most I have gone so far is to wear a bandage skirt.
The Vogue China editorial is stunning, that MMM jacket is pure genius! <3

atelier said...

Cindy had a gorgeous body!

saray said...

the Zipper Tube Dress is sooo pretty

dalia said...

camille from childhood flames would make a great subject!

Mayra said...

What pretty girly things.! Really a great fashion post. That X Factor dress from Frederick's of Hollywood is my favorite. I too have a similar one.