Monday, April 30, 2012

Costume Plates








Love love loving this exaggerated, paper-enhanced tour of costumes through the ages of art history by Christian Tagliavini.

From the top: Dame di Cartone, Cubism II (2008); 1503, Lucrezia (2010); Dame di Cartone, 17th Century I (2008); Dame di Cartone, 17th Century II (2008); Dame di Cartone, Fifties III (2008); 1503, Ritratto di giovane donna / Portrait of young woman (2010).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Semi-precious







Carly Waito continues to make awesome work. Her pieces are permanently on my art wish list.

From the top: Smoky quartz (2011); Amethyst (2011); Dioptase (2011); Smoky quartz (2011); Spessartine (2010).

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Max Mara Studio



It's not often that I lean in close to my computer screen and say "oooh pretty" out loud to a fashion spread. It happens often enough in my mind, but an actual physical, audible response? That's something special. What's funny is that these Max Mara Studio are quite simple construction-wise. The silhouettes are nothing I haven't seen and loved before. But the unexpected details -  clustering polka dots, slightly Western lace insets, bright watercolor florals on seemingly bridal gowns (oooh pretty!) - make these designs seem effervescent.

Photographs by Giampaolo Sgura, via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Once More 'Round the Sun



Today is my birthday! There will be cake later. I'm pretty excited about it. I rather love getting older, and not just because of the cake opportunity. It makes me feel very lucky to have been able to experience and see another year. The contrast between where and how I was a year ago versus how I am today seems striking, but I like the distinction - I always have. I like to see how I've changed over the years and also how I haven't. That's hard to do when you're in the midst of something, and aren't we always in the midst of something, even if we're not aware of it at the time? Getting older allows you to zoom out to a certain extent, see parts of your life from afar and reevaluate. It allows you to be reflective.

There's also the potential for a little extra wisdom to show up here and there, and that's always a good thing to have around.

Have a splendid Monday, everyone!

Photograph by Once Wed, featuring the work of Michelle Armas.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Break



Impromptu holiday! See you next week. :)

Above: Purse Seine Guardian by Corey Arnold.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beanpole







I'm rather intrigued by these spindly figures by Valdas Misevičius. Part Giacommetti, part Edward Gorey, their elongated legs exaggerate both movement and stillness.

From the top: Walking V (2012); Lucky (2012); Walking VII (2012); Swell (2011); Calm (2012).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Strong Features



Lily Collins looks stunning in this springtime feature for LA Times Magazine. I dream of eyebrows that sculpted.

PS - That minty, sea foam background is one of my all time favorite colors.

Photographs by Hilary Walsh for LA Times Magazine.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Metamorphosis Project







I love these drippy, blotchy butterflies by Anna McNeil. The bleached wingtips give the subtle illusion of movement.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Little Stars



I found a little treasure this weekend as I was looking over the fall 2012 shows again - these star hair ornaments on the models at Rodarte. Aren't they romantic? Looks like I'm not done loving astral designs (hah, as if I could ever be done with that).

Images via Style.com.
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