Category: Art

ArtFashion Illustration by Esther Bayer

 
The fashion-based illustrations of Canadian artist, Esther Bayer, are this week’s homage to the inevitable (right?) arrival of spring. Taking inspiration from vintage magazine covers and little trifles like “. . . the colors of two lovely soft pink carnations that were sitting on my kitchen table;” how could you not fall in love with the soft colors and keen brushstrokes that are available in print form at her Etsy shop.
 


 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!

ArtAny Scrabble Lovers Out There?

 
It’s no secret that I have a thing for Scrabble. Ever since days-long marathon games in college, I’ve harbored a secret addiction to this frustrating-yet-brainy game. AND THEN. They invented Words with Friends. Mobile Scrabble I can play whenever I want? Um…yes, please. This game will take over my life! And the world! (Are you pondering what I’m pondering, Pinky?)
 
In the spirit of promoting nerdiness wherever I go, I decided to see where else these lovable letters have migrated…
 
to the bed…
 
 
 
…on your sleeves
 
 
across your nails…
 
 
…a beverage, please!
 
 
There’s always time…
 
 
…to eat a treat
 
 
or make a toast…
 
 
…to love so sweet!
 
 
I am secretly inspired now to go out and make a ton of cool crafty things with Scrabble tiles. When you can pull yourself away from your next WWF move, check out craftster.org for some sweet DIY Scrabble projects you can make at home!
 
Nerd on!
 
(Pics courtesy of Pinterest, We Heart It, and Google Images. Awesome poem by me.)

ArtOld School Heroes: The Art of Fab Ciraolo

Ok, I seriously have to share with you this young Chilean artist I just found out about; Fab Ciraolo. Even though he is not a sculptor, this Pop Art illust-rordinare (Ok I just made that up) is able to weld juicy characters from the past with a 1980′s-slash-2000′s sense of fashion. And all within a floating stellar abyss. ooooh . . .
 
Perhaps you remember some of Ciraolo’s Old School Heroes like Jem, She-Ra and Chetara. NO? That’s Ok, the combinations of zippy patterns, washed-out colors and subtle modern details are eye candy for us all. 
 
 
 
 
The Process:
 
 
 
Did you have fun?

FashionHats Off to Stephen Jones’s “Hats: An Anthology”

 
If you know about Stephen Jones, then you’re probably already excited. If you don’t, then don’t worry, neither had I. And boy, am I excited now!
 
 
The hat has been making some bold statements lately, thanks to the Duchess Kate craze and Lady Gaga alike, and you can be sure that these ladies are no strangers to Stephen Jones Millinery. Millinery? What’s that you say? Not just plain old hatmakers, no! Milliners are far more fabulous than that! “Distinct from hat-making, with its large-scale production of standard hat types, millinery focuses on the creation and decoration of elegant, experimental and often whimsical hats.” Why, thank you for clearing that up, Victoria & Albert Museum.
 
As perhaps the most widely respected name in millinery, Stephen Jones is following in the tradition of the V&A’s first fashion show in 1971, Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton, and putting hats on the map as museum-worthy works of art, with his exhibition: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.
 




 
This amazing collection is currently on display here in the US, at the The Bard Graduate Center in New York City. So if you’re in the vicinity, you may actually have the opportunity to witness the evolution and life cycle of what Jones calls, “the cherry on the cake, the dot on the ‘i’, the exclamation mark, the fashion focus. Everyone from showgirls to dictators knows that by wearing a hat they will be the centre of attention.”
 




 
Carefully hand selected from the museum’s 17 centuries’ worth of headwear, Jones describes his process: “This is my very personal anthology of hats, a mish-mash of dates, places, stories and illusion that are squished into a sense of order by a mad hatter’s logic… It is my own viewpoint of where hats come from, how they are made, where they are sold and the extraordinary people who wear them.”
 


 
Also, check out Jones’s website for more amazing eye candy!
 
 
(Images courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum & Stylelist)

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Breanne from Flattery!

 

This week I have been thinking a lot about winter layering and how to stay warm while still looking cute. I was recently introduced to this blog, Flattery, created by the lovely Breanne. Breanne’s blog had me visiting over and over again because she has the knack for creating super adorable outfits while staying warm in her native, Canada. 

Whether it’s windy or snowing, Breanne layers up with perfect boots, tights and a cute scarf!

 

Another great combo with boots and sweet layers!

 I love these cat eye glasses with cute ribbbon-detail tights!

I love the oversize sweater and polka dot tights!

I love tan and red together! So cute when paired with a patterned dress!

Khaki and green create my favorite outfit on Breanne’s blog!

Make sure to stop over to her site, Flattery, to say hello and get some great winter outfit inspiration!