Oscar de la Renta: A visual tribute to his astonishing work along with his quotes that made an impact




“Fashion is about the present and the immediate future. I think in terms of now.”


“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”

oscar de la renta, fall 2014.

oscar de la renta, fall 2014.


“I hate pretty. It’s a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty.”

oscar de la renta, bridal 2015

oscar de la renta, bridal 2015

“I design clothes for women to wear. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.


oscar de la renta spring 2014 photo by rachel scroggins

oscar de la renta spring 2014 photo by rachel scroggins

Oscar de la Renta3

“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

The Cloud dress, Oscar de la Renta, 2012.

The Cloud dress, Oscar de la Renta, 2012.


Sylvia Gobbel,Helmut Newton’s muse-The model,the beauty,the woman,an exclusive Inter-View to Sybilia’s F.Diary


Helmut Newton for Pomellato

Sylvia Gobbel is a super successful model and Helmut Newton’s favorite face, as he took numerous shots of her and also put her on the cover of his book of “Big Nudes”.Sylvia had the chance to work with A-list photographers such as Guy Bourdin, Gianpaolo Barbieri, Oliviero Toscani and Peter Lindbergh, Her good looks accompanied with a strong personality,made the process of the interview a complete delight.Currently living in Paris,she undoubtedly has a lot to say about modelling and fashion industry,from the side of an ‘insider’.Here she is interviewed by Sybilia,an exclusivity,we all here feel proud of!

-What mostly influenced you to get involved with fashion?
Well, I have to say, that I fell into fashion…I didn’t choose. I was discovered in the tramway in Vienna while I was a student.

-How you will describe your personal aesthetics/vision?
Have style, fashion is getting out of fashion…Style is eternal…

- Is there something you ‘like to do/work for and haven’t done it so far?
I’m starting to organize some shows for the fashion week and shootings for young
Designers. I would like to develop that more. I’m a great organizer. That’s my German roots…(.like Lagerfeld perhaps)

-Are there any contemporary (or older) creatives that influenced you?Both! I love Azzedine ALAIA, Yves Saint Laurent (himself) Karl Lagerfeld, Alexandre Vauthier, Hervé Leger…..

-How does it feel to be a renowned photographer’s muse?
Good of course….but also funny, because I’m already exposed in all museums of the world, but I’m not THAT old…;-)

Helmut Newton for AMICA

Helmut Newton for AMICA

Helmut Newton with his wife and model Sylvia Gobbel

Helmut Newton with his wife, and model Sylvia Gobbel

Sylvia today (2014) photo Franck Glenisson

Sylvia today (2014) photo Franck Glenisson

Sylvia French VOGUE november 2012 photographer David SIMS

Sylvia French VOGUE november 2012 photographer David SIMS

Kristian Schuller lenses Coco Rocha for L’Officiel Italia September 2014

















‘Minerva is a diva’

Fashion Editor: Peggy Schuller
Hair: Yusef
Make-up: Stefanie Willmann

“Bettina” Photography Exhibition-Retracing the 1950s chic


‘Bettina”was actually called Simone Bodin named “Bettina” by  Couturier Jacques Faith.She started modelling for Faith and developed as one of the most successful and iconic top models of her time.Both a gamine persona and the personification of chic, she appears in fashion photographs of the most prominent photographers of the time.The  photography exhibition named  “Bettina” aims to retrace the 50’s fashion and the work of renowned photographers such as Erwin Blumenfeld, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Horst P. Horst, and Jean-Philippe Charbonnier-with ”Bettina”as the connecting element.Previously presented at the Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan and currently at  Galerie Azzedine Alaia in Paris,its an event not to  miss.”Bettina” modeled for the biggest Couture Houses of her time and also acted as a press agent for Hubert de Givenchy,whom she helped rise to international faith-no doubt why Givenchy named his first collection after her.

Bettina by Gordon Parks, Paris, 1951

Bettina by Gordon Parks, Paris, 1951

Bettina, Paris, 1951

Bettina, Paris, 1951

Bettina, Paris, Paris Match n°162, avril 1952

Bettina, Paris, Paris Match n°162,

Vogue France, September 1949

Vogue France, September 1949


‘Arte Seductor’-Alexi Lubomirski lenses Karen Elson for Vogue Mexico October 2014

karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-1 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-2 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-3 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-4 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-5 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-6 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-7 (1) karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-8 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-9 karen-elson-by-alexi-lubomirski-for-vogue-mexico-october-2014-10

Fashion Editor: Sarah Gore Reeves
Hair: Ben Skervin
Make-up: Kristi Matamoros