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True Blood “Fashion Pinpoint-One Look/One Story” Subject: Sam Merlotte & Luna Garza

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Merlotte, a shapeshifter, is the owner of the bar/restaurant Merlotte’s Bar and Grill in Bon Temps, Louisiana. In his early 30’s, he is of average height and strong build, with gray eyes and shaggy brown
hair, much in line with his alternate form. While he can change into any animal (so long as there is a suitable ‘template’ animal around for him to use as a basis), Sam’s preferred alternate shape is that of
a light-colored border collie.Like all shapeshifters, Sam feels a strong urge to change shape on the nights of a full moon. The rest of the time he can do so at will. He often will go for runs in dog form
through the local woods with his canine friend. Luna Garza is Sam’s girlfriend.As of now, little of Luna’s backstory is known.

Luna is of Mexican descent on her mother’s side and Native American descent on her father’s side. Luna’s mother died giving birth to her and she was raised by her father and grandparents in a
Navajo reservation. As Luna’s mother died giving birth to her, Luna is responsible for indirectly ending her mother’s life. A shapeshifter who kills another shapeshifting member of their family
becomes a skinwalker, someone capable of turning into any animal (including humans) on Earth. The Navajo believed skinwalkers to be evil witches so Luna most likely had a difficult time growing up.
At some stage, she shapeshifted intoher dead mother. Luna deemed the experience “crazy” and “scary” but she was also happy to assume the form her own mother who she never remembered. I designed
and styled looks that were constructed of naturally derived fibers and or skins. Shapehifters, in my opinion and according to the back story, are creatures of nature. I thought at first to design and style
looks that were reminiscent of native american heritage, but that would have been to easy, and some what predictable. Instead I kept the looks simple, with details that were symbolic of these
chracters, and their special powers. Shapeshifters can take on the shape of any animal, so I designed a pair of denim jeans for same that utilized a cut and sew “patchwork” detail, with patches of linen,
and suede to symbolize the different animal and energies that these characters can take on.

The blazer is constructed from linen, a fabrication that has been utilized for over 7,000 years. Finally, Sam’s footwear is of a simple construction, single piece construction. Luna’s look is simple,
but very sexy. The top is of suede,very strappy. Added wasa simple ezymed washed mini skirt,distressed heavily. Finally, Luna’s ancestory played a large part in my design decisions.
This instance I did want to acknowledge her native american lineage. The suede boots are fridged
with a 5 inch heel.

Brad Pitt – “Winter in Siberia” inspired Contemporary fashion Espejo Nelson Atelier

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For a man that exudes such hotness, Brad Pitt’s fashion sense is really quite simple and comfortable. Brad’s style has changed very little throughout the years, but his look is timeless. Not too much color, not too many accessories, just layers of garments that keeps this stud muffin looking good and staying comfortable. Brad’s biggest accessories are scarves, aviators, and hats galore. Fedora’s and newsboy caps, in particular, show up in almost every ensemble. If you’re attempting to dress like Brad, you don’t have to try and get too comfortable with crazy colors as he usually sticks to the basic blacks, browns, ivories, and tans. Brad’s style is a good base in every wardrobe. You can start by replicating his style and then adding color or other accessories to your wardrobe that reflect your own personality. But at least you know the basic style (Brad’s Style) of your clothing is timeless. For our “Winter In Siberia” , I wanted to take Brad out of his “comfort zone” and place him in looks that are trendy and body conscience, but still comfortable. As you can see, I have allowed Brad to stay with the type of accessory that he is very comfortable, a big lux scarve, but to add a little drama, the large knit scarf has tassels for a extra lux. I placed Brad cute bum in a wonderful pair of Espejo Nelson Vintage Slim leg jeans. In the illustration they look to be snug, but in real life, the fit would be more comfortable, but still hugging his thighs and bum, accenting his wonderful physique. Brad ADORES layers, and in this look, we maintained his love for layers. The jacket of layer 1# would be fitted blazer of cashmere wool / with leather accents of same color. To finish the look, I have added a pair of  lux faux fur lined hiking boots. The look is further accented with a hooded long leather top coat with faux fur accents. The look is luxurious,youthful, very sexy.


Lady Gaga, Fusion of Style and Innovation Espejo Nelson Atelier “Raw Denim”

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Lady Gaga has always inspired me, as well as millions of others. She was one of the MAJOR celebs to speak out for GLBT rights,while creating a platform for further dialog concerning what EXACTLY are basic human rights. She has always been in the for front of fashion design, mixing elegant styles,with her daring unique taste,creating a style of her own. My fav style moment, was when she took the famed Berkin Kelly Hermes bag, and turned it on its head. She bought a few of them at $15,000 a pop, then made the usually “stuffy-uber chic” bag into a fashion force to be reckoned with by sticking raw steel spikes through the ultra-expensive totebags. What emerged was a berkin bag that looked is if it had been to hell, and came back a KICK ASS IN YOUR FACE  accessory. It was a simple thing to do, but showed to what lengths Lady Gaga would go to insure that her fashion vision / stamp is established on EVERYTHING she owns or covets. Lady Gaga continues to be a remarkable artist, but for designers like myself, she is a gold mine. An icon that has no fear of confronting style norms, rearranging,splitting,tearing,and smashing them to her submission. And I say LONG LIVE QUEEN GAGA!

 

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