Friday, January 28, 2011

Madonna - Justify My Love - Official Music Video HD

Madonna Human Nature [HQ] 1995

Madonna's Human Nature was what inspired to me to work with vinyl fabrics and I have enjoyed working with those fabrications of vinyl, leather and patent leather. It may be a bitch to sew, since its delicate, it always comes out perfectly!

Madonna - Vogue MTV

Christopher Uvenio Womenswear Designs 2009-2010

Sabrina brought personality of glamour in my Feather Boa top Hat with layers of nettings by photography  Scott Bush. the shoot was taken at the studio in Astoria. (top photograph)
Christina amazingly looked fabulous in my very fitted tightly gorgeous rubber /vinyl glove dress. The shoot was taken by Inger Davies. The shoot was taken in Brooklyn stage theatre in Grand Street. Christina fabulously brought glamour and sex appeal into the design.
Dina in my silver/grey stretched knit dressed looked amazing and with the mysterious dark eye shadows and makeup by Legend, a former handsome male model who is now a makeup artist. The shoot was incredibly done by Franco Corelli, an Italian photographer who I met at an art gallery flew into New York two months later to shoot my designs and was published as editorial for the Italian magazine, Bella.
Ashley was my inspire of Jessica Rabbit character with old Hollywood glamour sex appeal in a very tight fitted fsuchia sequin gown. She brought such incredible appeal that she even colored her hair for the shoot and let her pose in her work of art tattoos to give the inspiration of mine as an edgy Jessica Rabbitt. the makeup, Legend and photographer James Barris done an amazing job where the shoot was taken place at the Brooklyn theatre club, Rozzie.
Adrienne, the beautiful fashion model flew into New York, she wanted to be in my designs, withthe work of makeup artist by Jewrel, known him for over ten years, a character he is. the photoshoot by Scott Bush. The talented photographer, Jewrel and I had the shoot outside of Pratt Institute, one of the most prestigious university . The design of fabric from Florence Italy, I had purchased and added crystal sequin onto the fitted dress, made Adrienne look stunning. A beautiful day at Pratt, made the 6 hour shoot an incredible!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

on the cover Magazine of ROCK STAR

BeautifulMag Cover Story : Rock Star

The handsome and talented Rafaele Rivera literally is an emerging rock star. Born in Puerto Rico, he followed dance and voice classes and his first dance single "I Need Someone" (2006) burned up many New York City dance floor. More recently Rafaele has been working with music producers Beppe Savoni/Dinamix, Worren Rigg and Daniel Bagley/RythmDB, completing tracks "Goodbye, Goodbye," "Survive," "Mi Corazon" and "Livin on a Dream" for his upcoming album under SoundGroove Records and Blaze Imprints. If you believe Rafaele has something familiar: it is very well possible you have seen him before. Rafaele has made appearances on the Iyanla talk show and had a role on daytime soap, All My Children. He has recently appeared in major motion picture films such as Sex and the City, The Day After Tomorrow, and Hitch. He is certainly one to watch and these photos prove he's got what it takes to deliver.
Fashion designer Christopher Uvenio is not a complete stranger at BeautifulMag. Already we have seen his amazing creations in a beautiful series by Joseph Sinclair [Dark Angels - The Christopher Uvenio Collection], and Christopher has a history in collaborating with Frank Louis. Christopher Unvenio can look back at 16 years of experience in both designing and illustration for several international fashion houses, such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Bob Mackie. Like Rafaele, Christophe’s career also involves TV and film. His creations have appeared several times in Award winning daytime drama The Bold And The Beautiful as well as in Disney film Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion.
Frank Louis has appeared many times on the digital pages of BeautifulMag, most recently with his discovery of the super hot Phil Ductan as well as the strip tease series featuring Chris Campanioni. Always first in line when it comes to trying something new, Frank was immediately intrigued when Christopher Uvenio told him he had designed something very edgy, sexy and rock star-like. Knowing this would require the hand of a master make-up artist, Frank contacted Blue Michael. Playing on the fact Christopher Uvenio carries the cross as a logo, Blue Michael found inspiration in a collection of rosary beads he has collected over the years. Together with dramatic glam make up and the creations of Christopher, it was enough for Frank Louis to shoot a series of portraits of Rafaele that radiates such a sexual rock star image, that you almost hear the music come through the image. The whole series is a perfect example of what happens when great talent comes together. The magic of creating a rock star.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rudolpho Valentino and Vaslav Nijinsky - Tango

Films about Valentino: The life of Rudolph Valentino has been filmed a number of times for television and the big screen. The best biopics is Ken Russell's 1977 film, Valentino, in which Valentino is portrayed by Rudolf Nureyev. The film itself is only loosely based on his life.
I love this scene of Rudolf Nureyev played the Screen Icon doing the Tango with another man...
It doesn't mean two gay men, it means, love, passion, life, friendship and brothers. 0ften married, gigolo to so many film actress , Valentino was not just an Icon to Hollywood, but into the Menswear.
When I think of Tango, I think of glamour dark and mysterious collection with an edge and attitude.

Rudolph Valentino is my inspiration when it comes to MENSWEAR

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. Known as the "Latin Lover", he was one of the most popular international stars of the 1920s, and one of the most recognized stars of the silent film era. He is best known for his work in The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. His death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, propelling him into icon status.
 However, American men were less impressed, walking out of his movies in disgust. With the Fairbanks type being the epitome of manhood, Valentino was seen as a threat to the All American man. Many men desire to be another Douglas Fairbanks. But Valentino? Men may have wanted to act like Fairbanks, but they copied Valentino's look. A man with perfectly greased-back hair was called a "Vaselino".
Some journalists were still calling his masculinity into question, going on at length about his pomaded hair, his dandyish clothing, his treatment of women, his views on women, and whether he was effeminate or not. Valentino hated these stories and was known to carry the clippings of the newspaper articles around with him and criticize them.
After Valentino challenged the Tribune's anonymous writer to a boxing match, the New York Evening Journal boxing writer, Frank O'Neill, volunteered to fight in his place. Valentino won the bout which took place on the roof of New York's Ambassador Hotel. 

A mourner pictured with the body of Rudolph Valentino at the actor's funeral On August 15, 1926, Valentino collapsed at the Hotel Ambassador in New York City, New York. He was hospitalized at the Polyclinic in New York and an examination showed him to be suffering from appendicitis and gastric ulcers which required an immediate operation. The operation was a success but Valentino's condition had become so aggravated by then that peritonitis set in and spread throughout his body. On August 18 his doctors gave an optimistic prognosis for Valentino and told the media that unless Valentino's condition changed for the worse there was no need for updates.[ However, on August 21 he was stricken with a severe pleuritis relapse that developed rapidly in his left lung due to the actor's weakened condition. The doctors realized that he was going to die, but decided to withhold the prognosis from the actor who believed that his condition would pass. During the early hours of August 23, Valentino was briefly conscious and chatted with his doctors about his future. He fell back into a coma and died a few hours later, at the age of 31.
An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets of New York City to pay their respects at his funeral, handled by the Frank Campbell Funeral Home. The event was a drama itself: Suicides of despondent fans were reported. Windows were smashed as fans tried to get in and an all day riot erupted on August 24. Over 100 Mounted officers and NYPD's Police Reserve was deployed to restore order. A phalanx of officers would line the streets for the remainder of the viewing. The drama inside would not be outdone. Polish Actress Pola Negri, claiming to be Valentino's fiancee, collapsed in hysterics while standing over the coffin, and Campbell's hired four actors to impersonate a Fascist Blackshirt honor guard, which claimed to have been sent by Benito Mussolini. It was later revealed as a planned publicity stunt.[69] Media reports that the body on display in the main salon was not Valentino but a decoy were continually denied by Campbell.

Films about ValentinoThe life of Rudolph Valentino has been filmed a number of times for television and the big screen. One of these biopics is Ken Russell's 1977 film, Valentino, in which Valentino is portrayed by Rudolf Nureyev. The film itself is only loosely based on his life.
When I think of Rudolph Valentino I think of MENSWEAR, the glamour, the Vaselino means the     "greased hair push back" , european and very chic. 0ver the years I have created my menswear inspiration of elegant designs. Every menswear designers have always inspired Rudolph Valentino from Gucci to Pierre Cardin to Valentino.  Here are several of my Menswear designs from last spring of 2010! And more will be coming soon as I am inspirating my "Rudolph Collezioni"...
 the showcase of my Dsign Studio present  Rudolph Collezioni appeared in the Italia L'uomo magazine in the spring; May 2010 issue. As you see, my designs inspire the film icon, told my stylist and photographer, the collection must be in black and white with the beautiful male models bring European flair and the Vaselino (the hairs inspired from the 20's).........Black Tux blazers (done by hands) with black crepe pants. white  silk chermeusse  shirts and simply made ties. Working with photographer from the New York studio, Moni  and I made sure the designs and it captures that period of old Hollywood films of the 20's,  Rudolph Valentino.

Christopher Uvenio's DARK ANGELS with photography by Joseph Sinclair seen in the upcoming CoffeeTable book!

My DARK ANGELS the very extremely popular collection from 2008 is back !!! The collection have appeared in several editorials from Italy's Bello to Paris' 00hLaLa to New York's Fantastic Mag, have returned into a Coffeetable book. The designs were seen and worn by British pop group, SWITCH22 in their music video and several talk shows. Jospeh Sinclair, British Famed photographer have brought the extremely successful DARK ANGELS to join other photographers' work as well in BEAUTIFULMAG Coffeetable book!  My designs of DARK ANGELS will be again the talk when I will  collobrate into a music fashion video for my upcoming Website that will premiere in Fall 2011!!!!

Website premieres Fall 2011!

I have been working for over a year with selecting over 100 designs and counting..Working with website designer, graphic designer, photographers including Rick Louis, James Weber and Frank Louis. Inspring the websites and music of Mulger, Versace with a twist of theatre and glamour and yes a Fashion Music video will be in the works to be included in the website that is set to premiere in the Fall 2011! 

FIT AAS Exhibition salute to ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

The graduating class of the AAS of Alexander McQueen successfully made the event to remember. As a Designer, full-time Professor, Evening Coordinator, AAS Committee, Set/Prop Designer, and the Alumni of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, I worked with incredible  extremely well-known Designers and illustrators including Ann Kong, Alexandra Armillis, George Simonton, Ruben Cruz, Sharon Rothman, Steven Stipelman and Dara Dorosh of the Fashion industry. Selected the Gothic theme song very mysterious sounds and props with black crows that McQueen was known for., and yes gold candelabra. I selected the color story of florials and got the amazingly New York Florial Designer, Shelly Beach to create a masterpiece. The award winning student Pablo did an incredible showstopping gothic design with my dearest friend, the fabulous eveningwear designer Carla Wescott as the critic. And Derek Whitter an amazing arttist won the critic award for his masterpiece drawings.. The McQueen event was certainly a night to remember...... Rest in Peace McQueen, he would have been impressed with the exhibition........nt      

WORLD AIDS DAY at the Fashion Institute of Technology

The World AIDS day event took place at the Prestigious Fashion University in the world, only in New York, The Fashion Institute of Technology....             
The Night after the World Premiere Event of the AAS Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I was volunteered to be creating the special Event of World AIDS Day presenting an incredible Creation by the Amazingly talented FIT  Designers using Condoms as the garments...No fabrics, just rubber condoms!
A very 3 months project, I created the show together with great help from the Fashion Art Club and the Fashion Art Area...
Beautiful Models, brought glamour and sex appeal into the event; Jonathan Parker in a condom fur jacket by Charlie Bree and Michele Stewart in a beautiful Condom Couture dress by Mira..Great Art Gallery of Student Designers work along with FIT's very own Creations along with Stipelman, Vargas, Tain,  Rothman, Emanual-King and Kiper...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Menswear Design seen in BELLO!

My Menswear designs have appeared in Bello's Editorial! in Decemeber of 2010. Excellent photography,  an amazing friend and the talented Rick Louis. Rick and I have been working for nearly six months doing shots of every collections for our upcoming book in the work...These shots with the amazinly Tall, Dark and handsome, David.. With striking features and appealing looks, he was a match made for my Fall Collection.