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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Can you believe that 2011 is almost over? It seemed as if it was yesterday, when we were saying goodbye to 2010 and ushering in 2011. Time does fly when we are having fun and fun is exactly what we had for the last 8 months. As we bid adieu to the sweltering summer heat and hopefully welcome the cooler breeze, I realised that one of our greatest Human qualities is our ability to adapt to our environment, the situation that we find ourselves in. In our efforts to adapt to factors affecting our lives, we, in turn learn the most fashionable thing in the world... the power of reinvention. I see no more befitting tribute to this ever present fashion trend of REINVENTION than to dedicate the next 2 months solely to this.

The Runways from New York to Paris were filled with reinvented classic pieces from all eras. Ralph Lauren's take on 30's Glamour was apparent with his fur stoles, dramatic beading on the bodice, floor skimming hemlines and who can say to those gorgeous hats? In contrast to Ralph Lauren's glamour was Miu Miu's fresh take on the 40's key pieces. From the coiffed hair to the bright red lips, structured purses and of course to their eye catching brightly coloured day dresses. I want to term most of the collections that I have seen as Reinvented Femininity.

Michael Kors' bright skirt suits though kept a very modest hemline hugged all the right places that would leave Marilyn Monroe blushing. And Frida Giannini's reinvention of the decadent decade of the 70's was simply awe inspiring. From those diaphanous chiffon dresses which will remind you of a younger Angelica Houston in the 70's to those rich fur collection in every colour and cut possible.

It was not just the classic pieces of bygone eras which were reinvented during the last RTW shows, you will see eyeliners artfully applied reminiscent of the punk rock decade of the 80's to the spiky eye lashes that screams Veruskha. Seeing things come back into fashion is an exhilirating experience for a stylist and a mother like me. Rest assured that my close will be open to my daughter to explore when she is older.

So, whether you are leaving, coming back, cutting it off or growing it out, moving out or moving on, stick around because this month will be a journey like no other. It will be yours, mine.... It will be Our Reinvention.

Welcome to my Reinvention Issue. :)

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