ArtRetro Modern: Artist Hiroshi Tanabe

Artist Hiroshi Tanabe combines a retro sense of color and style with meticulous line-work inspired by the traditional woodcut techniques of his native Japan. Punch-colored scenes of women in profile, as well as waves of dragonflies, dancers, and ribbons, exist on flat backgrounds that set the scene for fine waves of hair, and intricate fabric illustration. Tanabe’s career has already spanned two decades, popping up everywhere from Vogue Paris, to Rolling Stone, Anna Sui, and the New York Times.

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(images courtesy of hiroshitanabe.com)

FashionReal vs. Steal: Valentino Studded Heels

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These Valentino studded heels have been seen on every star-studded celeb from Olivia Palermo to Alexa Chung, Emma Stone, and Rashida Jones, but the celebrity-sized price tag could leave you a little empty-handed, right?! Thankfully, we’ve got the look for less (much less!) while still keeping with all the strappy studded details you simply can’t walk away without. Check out the Dollhouse Gravity T-Strap Studded Heels in everyday black, sexy red, or versatile nude!

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(image courtesy of Atlantic Pacific)

MusicListen Up! Robin Thicke Releases Blurred Lines

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Robin Thicke releases “Blurred Lines” today!

Hey, hey, hey!  If you’ve been bootie-shaking to Robin Thicke’s seventies-inspired track “Blurred Lines” all summer, then it’s time to add a few more dance tracks to your collection. Following a fairly silent release of “Love After War” in 2011, Thicke’s latest venture steers off the tracks of his previous R&B  pursuits, and onto a pop music path that pulls a vibrant, free-flowing energy from his party boy lifestyle. “Blurred Lines” (the album) makes a stylish comeback for disco too, weaving some Marvin Gaye or early MJ -style licks throughout this perky dance album…with a few R&B songs thrown in on the end.

(image courtesy of robinthicke.com)

 

FashionTrend Alert: Neutral Shoes for 2013!

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The easiest trend to nail this fall and winter is a perfect pair of goes-with-everything neutral shoes! Tan, black, beige, and nude are a noteworthy addition to any closet, and various combinations of neutral color-blocking are taking versatility to a whole other level. Imagine being able to wear the same pair of heels with all your ivory, white, and champagne-colored dresses, as well as your favorite LBD’s!

Top to Bottom: Anne Michelle Rapture 22 Nude Cutout Peep Toe Heels, Kelsi Dagger Bina Black and Brown Peep Toe Booties, Bamboo Thelma 03 Nude Nubuck Ankle Strap Pointed Heels, Bamboo Senza 01 Chestnut Single Strap High Heels, Promise Picken Nude Gold-Plated Wedge SandalsGeorgia 72 Cognac Lace-Up Combat Boots, GoMax Calantha 01 Black and Tan High Rise High Heels.

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FashionFilm to Fashion: South Pacific!

It’s still summer, and there’s plenty of time to talk beach fashion! In honor of Beach Bonfire Week, today’s film-inspired fashion board is all about the tropical temptresses in the film South Pacific. These retro hotties knew how to look chic on the beach in cute high-waisted shorts, crop tops, summery sleeveless tops, and modest, forties-style bikinis. To achieve this look, mix in plenty of color with your everyday neutrals (or army drabs), and don’t be afraid to add a savory sunhat and shades!

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Top to bottom: Roxy Summer Time Coral Straw Hat (sold out!), Havana Cabana Ivory Bandeau Top, Wave Your Rights Scalloped Peach Shorts, Lady Luck Red Sunglasses, Crop Dead Gorgeous Teal Crop Top, Insight Tropico High-Rise Print Bandeau Bikini, X Marks the Spot Mint Green Bustier Top, You Really Dot Me Now Mint Green Earrings, Getting Spot In Here Teal Polka Dot Shorts, Bamboo Grayson 05 Orange Multi Gladiator Thong Sandals.