2009-07-16

Je Suis Belle, bien sûr!

You may have already heard of Je Suis Belle's spring 2010 collection from eerily quick on the uptake blogs such as Style Bubble and Kingdom of Style. I generally avoid repeating content but for this case I'll make an exception, as the relatively unknown brand deserves more press and they were kind enough to send an info package filled with lovely high-res images directly to my inbox. I love being able to see the details for a change! I'm rather bored of using tiny style.com photos over and over again.

Je Suis Belle is the brainchild of Dalma and Tibor, who met in university in Budapest and have since been on a mission to create clothes for the self-confident woman, who seeks gracefulness, playfulness, and appreciates a sense of individuality. The spring 2010 collection was inspired by the works of contemporary Hungarian artist Attila Szűcs, whose paintings were printed all over the body, on lightly draped dresses and blouses. Straw hats were sliced in half, creating a casual visor, perfect for picnics in the park or lounging on the beach. I was a bit confused by the shoes. Were these clobbered together backstage before the show or are they intentionally made so haphazardly unfinished? Sure looks like an easy DIY...

I set runway shots side by side with images of Szűcs' paintings below. I enjoyed browsing through the online gallery, definitely worth a look-see! I love the mysterious hazy images. Especially the ones depicting the curious electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. Yes. Oh, and I just wanted to add, the painting names were taken directly from the website. I'm not sure if the typos are intentional or not...



Donkey

Dog with christmas-tree lightnings

Two standing figures

Figure with pinkish blindspot

Tesla in a desert

Restlers on singularity



Photographer: Hendrik Ballhausen, painting captures from szucsattila.hu

29 comments:

MaRzb@rZ said...

Love the shirts. Shoes do i lil DIY and pieces of leftover cloth they decided to stick on >_>

CMA said...

these are gorgeous!!!!
absolutely love the way the color dances
beautiful! thanks for the inspiration

-cma
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icmags said...

Hmmm...I totally am making some similar dresses using solid-color t-shirts this lookbook gives me some ideas.

Also...those shoes! I definitely have some wedges from last summer that could use some sprucing up!

Link to your post at The Craft Club

Faire said...

what fantastic images! thanks for sharing.

Tip said...

Actually I must have missed this post on the likes of sites such as Style Bubble, therefore I am grateful to you for sharing Je Suis Belle's spring collection. It is beautiful and definitely worth a second look!

Also I posted and referenced you, your blog, and the sari dress today if you would like to have a look. Thanks

joy said...

This does look like an amazing collection especially because of the attention to a cross over from the super bright or the super dull but relaxed (wang etc) to a mixture of pastels and odd patterns. I really enjoy this.

Ashley said...

The dress with the sketch of the girl on it is so cool. The color palette is beautiful too.

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Cruz said...

Woah those are pretty cool!

Amelia said...

The detail shots are so nice. I love the prints!

nicola ticola said...

ahh love these pictures, really nice. Particularly the top right dress with the image of the little girl on, really lovely!

nicola xx

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Antonio Barros said...

Cool shoes!!!!


Amazing blog!!! I will follow!

Kat said...

those paintings are bloody cool!
love this blog

Sour Grapes by AMLW said...

Wow, that is a true artist.
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Style Bird said...

This is beautiful.

Solo said...

Awesome1 Love the shoes. ;D


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Fashion Is Poison said...

beyond belief

Andrew J said...

Love love love the contrast you did with Szűcs and the runway shots!

The originality of your blog is awesome, keep up the amazing work!

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Anthea said...

Great feature! Hope things are going well for you? How is school and the internship going? Are you almost finished?

Wanderlusting said...

OMG the dresses are so very unusual and that much more becoming. I love this.

ONiC said...

omg i love the collection all are so artistic

KK. said...

These are breathtaking. every piece is a work of art, I love that little details make one big print/picture. Love this collection, Would love to get my hands on any of them. (:

also, when you get the time, check out my art blog.
www.keikk.blogspot.com
I've only just started so I am trying to gather up some readers,

(: great blog by the way!

Charleston said...

this is one of the most encapsulating threads I've seen in a while. I love the watercolour stains that are dripping from the garments. and your blog in general is fantastic. will be following it at once. x

Tiphaine said...

Totally in love with this collection, especially the wedges, OMG !

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see ya' !

Lauren and Jennifer said...

Those shoes are amazing!!!

dreamecho said...

Oh, yum -- the high res! And lesser known designers can use all the publicity they can get, so props to you!

FAPORT International said...

Awesome pictures!! love this blog..

Polished Sense said...

I love these photos! Great inspiration. I am digging those wedges too! It looks like a fabulous DIY project I can do myself!

xo,
Jessica

Anthea said...

Congrats on your Teen Vogue feature!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Quite like it! It falls somewhere between Christopher Kane and Dries Van Noten for me.