Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Futuristic couture design photos by Ethan Allen comment on beauty....

From: metacouture | December 14, 2009 | 36 views Video of photoshoot: Futuristic couture design photos by Ethan Allen comment on beauty in fashion - Anime Venus | Butterfly Gown Photographed in an organically made building on 100% solar power.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

poem | anonymity and fame

Current mood:Soul Music
Category: Writing and Poetry
Anonymity is not why we are sent forth
Fame is not the destination
by stefan daniel bell

It is the soul name
within our voice
that seeks acclaim
We are its wind
that carries us out
not to our fame
but to the voice
the Divine gave us
to sing
into the world

sdb 2006

Monday, September 21, 2009

bring this | poem by me

Current mood:Here
When you go out into the rain
Bring This
When the sun is shining
Bring This
When others can't see you
Hear you
Feel You

Bring This
When your cries bring an early night
When those who need you need you
Bring This
When hope is a cost 
When all seems lost
When our vision is the distance 
Bring This

In the middle of the space between moments lie truths
Minds cannot know
Like This

The other
The Divine
Places never shown
Like This

Tell me of your troubles with a smile
Like This
Remember those who surround you
Who see you
Who know You
Remember a fish doesn't know it is wet
Just walk and look to each side
See That which surrounds You

-stefan. poem written 10.12.2007
-inspired by the mood of the soul of the words of Rumi

Current mood:i'm sorry... 
Category: #music #genY #song #lyrics
(the un-manifesto of generationOUCH)
by stefan daniel bell

we.r srry
(bring it back)
the life
the joy
(we.r srry)
bring back ur sorrow
bring it back
(we missU)

Ugave us joy
we gaveU pills

rise up
come back
from dead
we.r waiting4U

but i.l make the call
no strings attached
thru emergency doors 

but iFeelUthere...
it.s no teen valhalla
in here.

parents pay
for time away
with violent toys
you keep takin' back
when you lose control
you never had
you're so easily scared

rise up
come back
from dead
we.r waiting4U

you can't ignore this
not talkin' former ghetto
your fear...
...over there.
pain came home4free
this time

just so you know
pain still grows
pains' come home 
to stay
all you gotta do
is listen
look a little more
it.s not apathy...

they gave us joy
you gave them pills
still no sympathy
(no sympathy)

rise up
come back
from dead
we.r waiting4U

so they found a toy
you can't take away
their freedom of mind
freedom of mind

'gen y' is such a stupid name
no wondr y Uwon.t tlk

We name generations like hurricanes

watch them
x, boomer, beyond...
they are our future
got the energy to save the world?
You smart enough?
they are.
they do.
just give 'em a reason2.

rise up
come back
from dead
we.r waiting4U
iFeel it...

listen while my electronic guitar
in anger
and pain4U.

rise up
help us...
we r ur sad legacy

as sure as the sun must rise
as sure as hate must set
until we beg this lost generations' forgiveness,
give them a reason to save us,
the world is doomed.

change costs.
change takes time.
how much time you got left?
if your older than thirty...

you better start figuring out how to say your sorry.
if you never thought of this....

shut up and say your sorry.
believe me...

NotUR911 "futrLUV"  -all that is left of love when it is sent through the air.
words and music by stefan daniel bell

Stefan Daniel Bell

you can hear the song in the player below by clicking on NotUR911...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

article | dressing as a statement

Article: Dressing as aStatement 
Current mood: Fashionable
Categories: #fashion #couture #photography #style #lifestyle #6os #activism #styling #fashiondesigner

"Dressing as a statement....
....or why we have some time before the social activism brewing like the sixties actually shows in popular culture....."
by stefan daniel bell | metacouture

originally published on June 5, 2007
couture, art direction, styling by stefan daniel bell

Many people, when they think of the sixties, think of the 'hippies' and their funky, hip, strange clothing. What many forget is that it was a time of radical changes in Fashion. The world, specifically America and Europe were in upheaval. The culture, beliefs and morays were changing and you could/can observe them in all classes, lifestyles, and social circles. Even the most 'conservative'- the non'-hippies' wore clothes that were strangely incongruent. They didn't match. Color became brash and contradictory or unusually intentionally bland. 

Wide lapels that were popular in the late Thirties and mid-Fifties got wider and were matched with strange fitting blazers. The natural progression would usually have been a raising of extravagance. As the lapels of mainstream shirts grew in past Fashion trends would have been matched and complimented by larger, almost fluffy, structured jackets as we saw in the French romantic clothing around the time of Louis XIV. Instead, we saw the wide lapels peaking out and laying flat on flat, boring blazers that were so tight that they looked like they were a size or two too small.

....and the so-called 'Hippies'? They removed the formal but plain, almost mournful black clothing of their older brothers and sisters- the Beatniks, and went ultra-casual. They revealed way more skin than their parents were comfortable with. They took the love of the laborers that they learned from the Beatniks, the Bohemians and raised the bar- they started wearing jeans in public. Jeans. So controversial. Many people forget how radical it was to wear these things around. Created as a fad for miners, cowboys, and workers in the mid to late 1800's, jeans were worn to work, but they would never have been worn to church.

By the late Fourties, bikers and outlaws found them to be the durable shocking thing that matched their black biker jackets to make the ultimate in cultural Fashion intimidation. So the 'Hippies', in my mind trying to impress their Beatnik elders with being 'hip' or 'getting it'- that workers of the world were ignored and mistreated, rediscovered jeans and wore them proudly. Maybe they were just trying to shock their parents, but I think it was deeper than that. Then there was the twist, like the contradiction of wide lapels with the boring blazers- they adopted velvet faux royal coats and accessories as the completion to their outfits. They wore crowns (of flowers), oversized glasses, big rings (made of plastic), and to top it off they adopted the royal crocheted designs of India and Latin America (crafted into plain cuts that were usually not too well fitted) and wore them with a bikini top- or nothing at all underneath.

The 'conservatives' with their wild shirts.

The 'Hippies' or Freaks (as was the term inside the counter culture) with their naked, rebellious styles crafted to appear royal.

The world of Fashion was upside down. It was a reflection of the social unrest.

I now yearn for that. The world is in a new time of change. Our outmoded ways of thinking need to change. I have this opinion that a lifestyle or Fashion statement ceases to be a statement when you can buy it in mainstream stores. The supposedly most radical members of the Sixties got a lot of grief for dressing the way they did. They got beaten up, spit on, thrown out of their family parties. "Hippies" were avoided and reviled by the mainstream. They made their clothes, or had them made for them by friends. They certainly couldn't buy their embroidered jeans off the rack at J. C. Penney's.

It is time for a new leap in Fashion. It is time for the avant garde Fashion designers of the world to embody these new radical ideas and mirror into Fashion a way to show people what is happening. Without Fashion, without Style, my fear is that it is all just a bunch of words.

stefan daniel bell | metacouture
music | fashion | art

Saturday, September 19, 2009

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anime umbrella

smoke series

photographed by 3than4llen
model: piper attebery
art direction, fashion, and styling: stefan daniel bell
hair and makeup: xochitl angelica 

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