Guest BloggerArt Inspired Fashion by Jen of Jenloveskev: Georgia O’Keefe

 

Hi Friends, it’s Jen again from Jenloveskev. I hope you are all having a fabulous summer. Today, for our Art Inspired Fashion post, we are going to look at a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
 

 

It’s titled “Deer’s Skull with Pedernal” and was painted in 1936. I chose this particular painting by Georgia O’Keeffe because I was drawn to the colors and how calm and serene the painting feels. 
 
 

I was instantly inspired to create an outfit from the painting. I wanted to feel like a traveler; someone out to make their own path. This painting made me want to explore the desert and find neat treasures along the way.
 
 
These shorts are super comfortable to walk around in, and the pattern on them is so fun and fashionable – the colors are just beautiful.
 
 
 
This cross shoulder bag is great for collecting all the trinkets you find along your journey!
 
 
These Jeffrey Campbell wedges are the perfect exploring shoe. The wedge isn’t very high, so they’re easy to walk in. The neutral color helps makes your legs look extra long too!
 
 
Bonus! Layer it all up with some cool necklaces and lots of bracelets and you’re good to go. Whether you are a trailblazer in the city or the desert, this is the perfect summer outfit.
 

Outfit Details: 
Denim Shirt: Thrifted
Canvas Shoulder Bag: c/o Lulus, shop similar styles
Necklaces: c/o Lulus, shop similar styles
Bracelets: Handmade, gifts

Painting Details:
Georgia O’Keeffe
“Deer’s Skull with Pedernal,” 
oil on canvas, 1936
Image from www.prweb.com

 
 

ArtGive Your Favorite Pop Icons the Finger… Puppet

 Looking for a little something to cheer you up? This ought to do the trick!


Abbey Hambright, or abbeychristine as she’s known to the crafting world, has created the cutest, coolest and most brilliant felt puppets to help you get your favorite pop culture icons wrapped around your finger. Starting in 2005, Abbey’s clever (and might I add, quite thoughtful) idea to make finger puppets for her nephew’s third birthday sparked a charming new project, and lucky for the rest of us, she decided to share it with the world! 
 

Abbey’s finger puppets are inspired by big names from every platform of prominence, from music to TV to philosophy, and all the way to the White House. Some of you may also notice a particularly special affinity for Wes Anderson…

AND, not only are they adorable and entertaining, they’re also eco-friendly! Every little guy and gal is crafted from 100% recycled Eco-fi polyester felt created from discarded plastic bottles. See? Recycling can be good for the world and the soul!

 Check out some of the famous faces who’ve made their felt debuts (I dare you not to smile):

 
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
 
 
Bob Ross
 

Clockwise from top left: Harold & Maude, Frida Kahlo, Johnny Cash, Omar (The Wire), and Steve Martin
 

 Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything)
 
 
Pee Wee Herman, Larry David, and The Royal Tenenbaums
 
All of the little fellows above can be purchased online from her Etsy shop or Renegade Handmade; though, if you’re lucky enough to live nearby these retailers, you can meet them in person. They tend to run around $17.00, give or take, so this is a totally realistic gift idea (even if it is a gift from you, to you…).

As if that first helping wasn’t enough, I found my way to her facebook page, where I found loads more of her adorable creations from times past. AND I learned that she does custom orders, which is how a lot of the little guys below were born. So, if you want to get really creative for your next present-giving occasion, Abbey suggests:
 
“What could be better than that special somebody made felty and 4″ tall with a neck-less bullet-shaped body?!”
 
 Amen, sister.
 
 
Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie), John and Yoko, Raphie (A Christmas Story), Martha Stewart, Charles Darwin, Allen Ginsberg

 
The Breakfast Club, Flight of the Conchords, Harry Potter, NKOTB, Obama, and Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
 
(images courtesy of Etsy and facebook)

 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #63!

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Where the Wild Blings Are 

Winner: Adriana

GeneralSite to See: Zooborns!

Here at Lulus we are often “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” over some adorable animal, whether it be the CEO’s new puppy, Luna, or an array of kittens and puppies doing adorable things in somebody’s inbox. 
 
The site that really takes the cake (or kitten) is Zooborns.com. In a cute and cuddly collaboration with zoos across the globe, they give us the freshest scoop on the newest of the newborns.
 
DISCLAIMER: You may become addicted to this site!
 
Here’s the news today:
Ariel the Dolphin and her new baby calf playing at Orlando Sea World!
 
A curious Capybara pup.
 
Baby Koala.
 
Not just your ordinary kitten, this is a rare Sand Kitten born in Israel.
 
An extremely rare sub-species of Red Panda.
 
From baby tigers, horses, giraffes and yes, elephants this site could take you away from your ordinary routine. 
 
What a great way to break up the day! 

 

BeautyBeauty Trend: Word Nails

 
If you are bored with your traditional solid-colored nails, then try this trend on for size! These “word nails” are like decopauge for your nails and they are amazingly cute. The best part is you can choose any newspaper wording you want, from the text of the business section to comic strips. This is a great way to re-define the tradtional newspaper: by placing it on your nails!
 

What you will need:

*Scissors
*Newspaper
*Light Colored Polish
*Base Coat 
*Top Coat
*Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka
*Small Ceramic Dish

1. Find a section in a newspaper that you want to copy onto your nails and cut it out. I say newspapers because their ink is easily transferrable onto a painted surface. Make sure you cut the pieces to cover each of your nails. I would like to suggest using the crossword puzzle, advertisements, or comic strips for some awesome shapes.

2. Varnish your nails by applying a base coat followed by two coats of a nail color of your choice. I suggest using a lighter color, such as pastels, so that your print is visible.

3. Pour rubbing alcohol, or vodka, into a small dish. Once your nails are dry, briefly soak them in alcohol. I suggest vodka as an alternative because this liquid tends to not be as harsh on your polish. 

4. Cover your nails with the ten small pieces of paper you cut out earlier. Press down firmly and hold it still for about thirty seconds. Remove the small pieces of paper slowly, so that all of the print is transferred onto your nail. 

5. Let your nails dry and apply a top coat to finish them off. I would like to suggest a clear polish with sparkles, just to add a little shimmer into the mix! 
 
 
 (photos courtesy of pinterest.com)