Friday, July 30, 2010

Last pop media influenza

I am in love with some of the new ads I"ve seen in the magazines lately. It's been a while since I posted my last magazine cover influenza. Below are few of the ones I've been digging it. 

I am totally in love with Drew Barrymore ads for Cover Girl... they are chic, clean and modern...beautiful styling, make up, hair and I love this color took me back to a necklace I created for the lastes Beadalon catalog where I played with the same colors.

The look on this necklace is economic but the intention was to showcase the white stringing wire by Beadalon - that is one of my favorites ever...of course Swarovski Elements add glamour  all over it and the carved bone flower pendants bring enough Spring mood for the year round.

On the cover of "Departures" the same color palette was applied but here the sepia effect of black and white toned down the vibrant yellow that was used on the issue title "Summer" and text. I think you could wear my necklace on that place and you would blend with it. Chicer impossible!

Now let's jump to some hotter places - get ready!!! lol

I like a lot this Calvin Klein ad. It's a very rich black and white look and the round something behind the model adds lots of geometry and balance to the photo...lots of texture and geometry of the outfit was nicely framed by the pose and his strong face.

Model and Victoria Secrets angel Adriana Lima is looking gorgeous on this fashion spread - sexy and demure at the same time... if that is possible. She is one my favorite models on activity these days. 

Above is a LV ad with Raquel Zimmerman on the first plane...she looks amazing and she is been all over the place. You can find Raquel in many of the top notch fashion ads lately. Love the color palette here- beige and neutrals with seems like the sensuality of the 50's  is IN.

The ad above is the coolest that I've seen lately. I would never could possibly imagine that one day a  guy would replace the famous pin up girls who traditionally were featured on martinis ads. Smart, fun and sexy! 

Well, next one will steer things up more and more!

The guy below is Marlon Teixeira, a Brazilian model (yes, we will take over the world...waaatch!!! ch!!!) who's worked with the best of best of the fashion world in such short time and he is 20 but actually he doesn't have a boyish face. 

Unfortunately (?) I cannot say anything about his outfit but the necklace looks gorgeous and beyond Ipanema! Must to be a trend all those black and white ads...I like it.
At the end of the day is really nice to see all these fabulous Brazilian faces doing so well.

Enjoy your weekend and remember to look at things beyond your might find inspiration in unexpected places.


"Departures" cover photograph by Sally Gall with hand lettering by Lynn Hofner.
Adriana Lima photographed by Willy Vanderperre for  "V" magazine, styling by Oliver Rizzo.
Raquel Zimmerman for Louis Vuitton.
Marlon Teixeira photographed by Matthew Scrivens for Armani Exchange Summer 2010.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sangria a la Valentina

Sangria is my favorite Summer's refreshing, fun, hot, sexy and easy to make.
As a soundtrack for the weekend I suggest the latest Xtina Aguilera album...high notes, fun, up beating and  full of soul...HOTCH HOTCH HOTCH !!!  just like Spanish culture.
Have a fabulous weekend, all!

Sangria a la Valentina

Chopped fruits: orange, red grapes, green apple, pear and strawberries.
5 full spoons of sugar
one big lime
Brandy, Strawberry liquor and Triple Sec
Any cheap red wine ( for this one I used a red Italian Lambrusco)
Prosecco and sparkling water
Lots of ice

How to make it? r u serious?!? lol
on a large pitcher mix all chopped fruits with all the sugar...almost smashing it...add all the ice...add triple sec, strawberry liquor, brandy and red wine. (use a port wine glass to measure 3 first liquors)...fadd a splash of sparkling water and top the pitcher with prosecco(or any sparkling wine).

Whisk all several times( I use a wood spoon to do that) and serve on a large Bordeaux  wine glass.  
Enjoy it! but please, don't drink and drive or if you drive, don't drink.
I make this drink at home and I drink at home and then I stay at home.
XoXo !!!


Xtina Aguilera newest album is called "Bionic" and is  brings her back on top of the pop music scene. Listen with no filters and move shake your body honey!

See you!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Book cover: "Modern Expressions"

This is the cover of my upcoming book, "Modern Expressions".

Turn heads by creating fabulous and fashion-forward jewelry!

"Modern Expressions" features 25 step-by-step projects featuring some of the coolest products available in the jewelry making industry today.

Learn to create chic necklaces, earrings and bracelets using basic jewelry techniques building a strong foundation to create your own one-of-a-kind pieces. Fashion sketches accompanies 15 of the projects to provide you an excellent guidance on how to pairing it with clothing choices.

A men jewelry gallery offer a fresh vision on male accessories.

Coming in January 2011  by North Light Books an imprint of F+W Media Inc.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sexy hoops with Garnet CZ's

The folks from sent me a couple of fancy cut Cubic Zircon drops  and I was waiting for the right moment to make something ultra sexy and feminine with them.
I got several ideas going on. I love fancy cuts and on those situations there is no need to do too much with it because the wow effect is the stone itself.

After months and months storaged inside my secret drawer, here it is my design incorporating them into a fun, sassy, sexy and luscious pair of hoops - long and flowing, like I think it should be.

I 've decided to use a wide flat circle disc as a frame; I wire wrapped around with larges and longs wraps using copper Artistic Wire, then I created simple dangles of flat oval garnets to be added to the end of gold filled chain. The focal components are the garnet CZ drops. I love this fan shape cut and it has a little of art deco in it.

Design and photos by Fernando Dasilva © 2010.

CZ garnet fan cut drops by
Product score:   *****

A pair of garnet CZ faceted fan pendant CZ-GARN-FN18  was kindly provided free-of-charge by, within the frames of blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Bang" by Marc Jacobs

With his first men's fragrance in a decade, Marc Jacobs is launching "BANG" on July 30 at Bloomingdale's and Marc Jacobs stores first. The bottle is extremely modern and architectural and the title itself is provocative and has several connotations - very Marc Jacobs. Below is the advertising that features the designer himself laying naked on a silver Mylar bed, with an oversize bottle of the fragrance covering his  playground area. lol
More sexy and controversial for America impossible.
I loved the has my name on it...shinny surface, modern bottle, impacting name and a handsome man exposing himself, and when the man is one of the most talented designers of all times it makes lots of sense. Along with a large list of DVD's, this fragrance will be on my holiday basket for sure.

Actually, I think when you can't afford clothes by designers like MJ the quickest way to get that touch of sophistication is to buy a top notch perfume... so get you clothes from the outlets and cover your skin ( but cover honey, cover all) with Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford and or Marc Jacobs. Glamour me! Glamour you! 
I can't resist to finish this post with one of my favorite Portuguese words used by me on situations like this one...Mr. Jacobs on these ads looks simply   MA  RA  VI   LHO  SO !!!

"Bang" © 2010 by Marc Jacobs Internactional 
Marc Jacobs photographed by Juergen Teller

Source: WWD - Beauty - May 21, 2010.