Category: Art

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)

ArtBreathtaking Imagery by Photographer Leah Johnston

Canadian actor, director, and photographer Leah Johnston opens up her psyche for our viewing pleasure in this dreamy-yet-haunting collection of fine art photography. Each photograph feels like a glimpse into Johnston’s very soul, revealing an aesthetically beautiful, yet intensely intimate self portrait, with flowing lengths of fabric billowing against enchanted landscapes in gorgeous colors. Delve deeper into her portfolio at her website, where you can check out her acting and film-making credentials as well.

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ArtParadise by Artist Katherine Tromans

What does paradise look like? For artist Katherine Tromans, the subject of her final degree project became a collaboration between herself and the imagination of the people she asked this very question to. Working to literally illustrate others’ ideas of “paradise”, her dreamy pastel-hued paintings culminated in morphed landscapes that are convincingly paradisaical.

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ArtPattern and Peach Fuzz: French Illustrator Elodie

Our favorite illustrators? The ones who are obsessed with fashion like French illustrator Elodie Nadreau!

Known simply as Elodie, this “Parisienne” has rolled her love for fashion and talent for digitally-embellished drawings into one perfect little package of color, texture, and flirtatious line-work. Elodie’s work emits a soft and sensual ambiance with subtle layers of pattern often weaving in and out of the main subject. Favoring female portraiture Elodie is inspired by what’s happening on the runways and magazines, and I love how she imparts a stippled peach-fuzz effect over much of her work, giving the pieces a warm, almost buzzing quality.

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ArtHigh Contrast in Fashion Magazine’s May Issue

If you’re a devoted LuLu*s follower, you’ve probably noticed that we’re more than just a little bit obsessed with black and white at the moment… and it appears we are not alone. We’ve found a kindred spirit in Canada’s Fashion Magazine, as this eye-catching editorial spread can attest. Striking stripes of black and white mingle with bold pops of red for an absolutely mod-velous ode to our chromatic crush, shot by photographer Chris Nicholls. Add model Samantha Rayner’s bold, bowl-meets-bob cut by Greg Wencel, and we simply cannot look away. So take in the sights of this visually stunning spread, and once you’re through, why not indulge yourself in a little something striped?

 

 

 Styled by Zeina Esmail

(Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue)