Art

Some of my art: paintings, fashion creations, etc.

Wintour, The Met & Colbert, oh my!

Tonight (maybe it was a rerun… I don’t know or care), the fabulous Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue (U.S.), appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute‘s current exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations(On View May 10, 2012 – August 19, 2012).

From The Metropolitan Museum’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations “Introduction” page:

The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.

The exhibition showcases approximately ninety designs and thirty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and by Prada from the late 1980s to the present. Drawn from The Costume Institute’s collection and the Prada Archive, as well as other institutions and private collections, signature objects by both designers are arranged in seven themed galleries: “Waist Up/Waist Down,” “Ugly Chic,” “Hard Chic,” “Naïf Chic,” “The Classical Body,” “The Exotic Body,” and “The Surreal Body.”

Schiaparelli, who worked in Paris from the 1920s until her house closed in 1954, was closely associated with the Surrealist movement and created such iconic pieces as the “Tear” dress, the “Shoe” hat, and the “Bug” necklace. Prada, who holds a degree in political science, took over her family’s Milan-based business in 1978, and focuses on fashion that reflects the eclectic nature of Postmodernism.

 

Please check out the site to see some of the stunning photos and videos of the exibit’s pieces: The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institue: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. And if you’re able to, check out what seems like an amazing exhibit and make me jealous of you.

In the mean time, enjoy Anna Wintour’s interview on The Colbert Report!

"Le Corsete" c.1933

Brassai

Some of my favorite images come from the 1920s. I love the fashions and all the ascetics when looking back upon that wild and progressive decade. One of the early 1900’s most provocative and innovative photographers was Brassai. Below are some of my favorite Brassai works.

Enjoy!

*i don't know this ones title*

"Chez Suzy"

*i don't know this one's title*

"Le Pont Neuf"

"Passerby in the Rain" - 1935

"Le Corsete" - 1933

"Le Mains de la Cartomancienne"

Fashion Put It All On Me – l.g.


Here is another reblog of mine. Originally posted over a year ago, I wanted to reblog to share, again, what are still some of my favorite images. I promise I wont be making a habit out of this rebloging old posts thing, but I just started my new job and wanted to have some material scheduled to post… :) Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

I was doing some Google Image Browsing and I found these beautiful pictures. I wish I knew each of the photographers and models so that I could relay that information but that would have taken much more research than I had time. :(

None of these pictures are my artwork.

 

*Title of Blog taken from Lady Gaga’s: “Fashion”

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A Generation of Intellectual Amputees -b.b.

Here’s another one of my favorite older posts. It’s February again, which means two of my favorite artists, Brandon Boyd and Alex Pardee, just celebrated birthdays. I’m reblogging this one to share some of my favorite pieces of their art.

You all know about my undieing love for Brandon Boyd and how one magical day our souls, destined to be mates, will come together… (hey, a girl can dream)… but, another favorite artist of mine is Alex Pardee. He’s designed multiple album covers and other commercial pieces, but his personal art is my favorite. Lets begin, shall we?

Brandon Boyd
hello, lover. ♥

“Spilling/Spinning”

…this is currently the background on my phone. and a long time favorite of mine.

I wish I could recall this one’s name…
You may recognize this from “White Fluffy Clouds”

…another long time favorite of mine.
“Brain Diagram”


“Heart & Skulls”
…currently my favorite!


I have such a large file on my computer filled with Brandon’s work… I simply love it. It also gives me a lot of inspiration when I’m having a creative block. I have so much respect and adoration for Brandon Boyd as an overall artist. His visual art, as well as his lyrics/poetry are both emotionally stirring and creatively stimulating. I just keep finding myself falling in love with him over and over. Poet, Painter, Writer, Musician & Dog-lover who’s covered in tats… My ideal man… ♥Brandon, whenever you’re ready to ask, Yes, I will marry you.

For more about Brandon Boyd and his various forms of art.
Please check out his site: Brandon Boyd


Alex Pardee

My friend Brad recently brought this artist to my attention. Turns out, I’ve been an admirer of his work for years without even knowing who he was! Some of my favorites:

 

“Vomits Love 2″

“Escaped Conviction”
“Tonight To Knight”

For more about Alex Pardee and to look at some of his other work, please visit his site, I am in love with it! Alex Pardee


*The title of this blog is a line from the song “All Ears Avow” from the Album “The Wild Trapeze” by Brandon Boyd…. this album is amazing by the way!

Newest Art Project!

Today I started my newest piece. Here’s the progress so far… I’m calling it a night.

Just begining.Taken with my iPhone.Progress so far. Taken with my iPhone.Side. Taken with my iPhone.A bit closer of a look. Taken with my iPhone

 

Progress so far. Taken with my iPhone.

Side. Taken with my iPhone.

A bit closer of a look. Taken with my iPhone

 

Thats all for tonight… depending on whether or not my scheduled photo shoot for a lively engaged couple gets rained out or not, I might work on it some more tomorrow.

I’m super excited to finish this one! I’ll give you a hint about what my vision entails: once finished, I can post this piece in my Fangirl section too! ;) Bonne nuit!