Ana Ljubinkovic’s Costumes

When I first came across Ana Ljubinkovic’s work, my heart stopped, my eyes blinked in slow time, and my muscles quivered with excitement.


Okay a bit of an exaggeration, but like how a vivid dream catapults you into another world, where you are not sure you will ever come back, this Serbian designer’s body of work yanks at my yearning heart strings. From the candy land stripes, to the bejeweled shrugs, antlered rosette heels, feminine scalloped edges and peek a boo color pops. Take me to the land of baroque twirling teacups, aquatic carnival-esque faery ring masters. The high wasted shorts and jeweled shoulder capes have me wanting- get at me Ana (let a lady dream). I commend this designer personally for straying from commercial trends, respecting animals in her collections (by not using fur), and balancing between other worldly realms and exquisite taste. Cup of tea on the underwater trapeze anyone?

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Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.