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 Lulu’s, shop similar styles
Necklaces: c/o Lulu’s, 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

FashionBreaking the Rules of Fashion with Kaelah of Little Chief Honey Bee! Part 3

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Hey guys! Im Kaelah from Little Chief Honey Bee and I am back for our final installment of how to tastefully bend some fashion rules!
 
 
Let’s just teleport to the nearest music festival like Bonnaroo or Coachella. We can lounge on the grass and listen to music that makes us feel like we’re back in the 70′s. This dress features a pattern straight from the psychedelic era and it offers no apologies! How do you wear something so bright and vivid from a very specific time all the while trying to make it work for the here and now? Instead of getting wrapped up in the circular sunglasses, braided headbands and dream-catcher earrings, I’m going to attempt to make it more modern while keeping the most color possible!
 
 
1) The print on the dress is over the top, that’s no secret. I tried to keep it daytime appropriate by adding a sage colored cardigan which can be worn in any of the 4 seasons. The sage helps balance the browns and yellows of the dress, while still remaining colorful and fun.
 
 
2) Go for a structured handbag. It’s easy to fall into a slouchy boho bag or tote for this kind of outfit. They just seem to work well together. Instead, pick a pop color for the print and go for something with buckles and flaps! You can still keep it simple while looking like it’s actually on purpose!
 
 
3) Do something fun with your shoes! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these for galavanting around festival grounds, but I’ve seen stranger things worn! From the knees down the shoes look like a statement piece, but when you see the whole package you realize they’re much calmer than you first thought!
 
 
4) Keep it solid. This goes against practically every fashion rule I have for myself, but that’s just my style! I love to pair the most clashing prints together, but sometimes it really works to just keep it simple. In this case the dress is so fun, vibrant and overwhelming that it’s more effective to block off chunks of color to make it memorable.
 
 
Be very deliberate about what pieces you want to make a statement. In any other situation, each of these pieces out without a doubt be an attention grabber, but they don’t look too over the top when they’re all put together. It’s all about proportion, hue and placement!
 
What I Wore:
Billabong Davenport Dress 
Qupid Cognac Burnish Chunky Heels
Carry On Mustard Yellow Purse
 

GeneralSite to See: Zooborns!

Here at LuLu*s 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!