FashionGet Your Ne-on: Tanning Salon by Jamie Nelson

While I’m not usually a big advocate of the fake and bake, there’s a new kind of tanning salon that might have me changing my tune: a neon salon! Talented photographer Jamie Nelson is the genius behind this bright idea, using the backdrop of a tanning salon to highlight, well, pretty much everything.
Armed with a blacklight bed, glow paint, and some seriously eighties accessories, these suit-clad sirens sure know how to light up a (dark)room.
It’s like glowstick heaven!

Anybody else wondering if the models are actually tan?!

Once you’re done oo-ing and ahh-ing over this shoot, check out the rest of Jamie Nelson‘s work. All of her photographs incorporate unique uses of color, makeup, props, and accessories, and every shoot is different. I can promise you this:  you’ll never be bored! (One of them even has an alligator!)
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ArtAmazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures by Takanori Aiba


“Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of my works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.”-Takanori Aiba
Takanori Aiba, Japanese artist, former architect, and maze illustrator crafts beautiful life-like bonsai sculptures that look as if they’ve been inhabited by very very tiny people!  He’s made a modern bonsai that portrays “the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.”
Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin; Aiba creates magical worlds we wish we could live in! 
If only we could pack our bags for a vacation getaway at this pint-sized resort!
Be sure to check out more of Takanori Aiba’s amazing work! Like The Rock Island or Hôtel de Michelin!
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FashionTrès chic: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 Highlights




On the (high) heels of Milan, Paris Fashion Week has come to bring us fashion excellence on the runway—even in in the streets! So let’s take a look at some of our favorite styles of the week!
Fabergé egg-style dominated the Balmain runway with embroidered patterns adorned with beautiful pearls and crystals. The pieces were intricate, but were so cool and casual!
Christian Dior
Soft and ballet-esque silk tulle skirts made up the majority of Christian Dior’s collection. Paired with super high platforms, this show was filled with showstoppers!
Jean Paul Gaultier
It was to the streets for Jean Paul Gaultier with cool graffiti adorned dresses and constructed trench coats. The model’s roots were also dyed to match their graffiti style. It was street style chic at its finest! 
It was all about the waist at Lanvin with body-enhancing peplums and flared skirts in bright and beautiful colors. The jewel necklaces were stunning!
Paris Street Style
Now that you’ve enjoyed what the runway has to offer, let’s take some time to appreciate the gorgeous styles in Paris’ oh-so-fashionable citizens!
These ladies should have their own runway built for them!
What were your favorite Parisian looks?
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FashionRodarte Inspired by Australia

Already looking onto fall and winter 2012, we see the tawny visions of the Mulleavy sisters burgeoning from the outback. Inspired by Australian landscapes, the ferrous earth tones and Aboriginal-inspired handprints are an appropriate tie to the southern continent that is at this very moment basking in the first light of autumn.