Category: Frida kahlo

FashionNoah Does Frida

This Frida Kahlo-inspired shoot shows off the young Dutch model, Noah Steenbruggen, like never before. Her darkened eyebrows add a new dimension to flashbulb-whitened skin, while the colorful frocks, fringe and floral crowns pop against a sensual Spanish backdrop. I’m in love with the carefree foreign style channeled to life by stylist Patrycja Juraszcyk and photographed by Anouk Nitsche.

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:
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FashionThe Cult of Couture

I have just received the ultimate anatomy lesson in the form of Riccardo Tisci’s latest Couture Fall 2010 line for Givenchy. Intricacy is an understatement when describing the detail and texture of these pieces.<!–

According to Tim Blank on Tisci was inspired by “Frida Kahlo and her three obsessions: religion, sensuality, and, given the painter’s lifelong battle with spinal pain, the human anatomy.” These obsessions were translated by Tisci into Chantilly lace and appliquéd leather encasements of the human body.

Not only was the material of the garments themselves manipulated into forms resembling bones but all the hardware was also made into the shapes of bones. While one dress took a mere 1,600 hours of labor another dress took six months to create!

I’ve been waiting for a fashion exhibit or show to reveal the backs of the garments and my wish has finally come true. The pieces for this collection were inintimate and important enough that Tisci set up parlors for each dress to be showcased. 

“In obsession is born the cult of couture.” -Tim Blanks

There was also a portrait (see above) hung of models in the garments that you could walk around and see the back of as well.