The body art on these women has me captivated.
These pieces are by Moscow, Russia based artist Pokras Lampas who devotes his artistic practice to extending traditional calligraphy onto the body and into the streets. Lampas’ urban-style aesthetic feels unusually fresh and bold.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit his Behance site.
If . . . → Read More: Body and street calligraphy by Pokras Lampas
This photo (from pinterest) caught my eye. Actress/model Audrey Marnay takes a stroll in a Yohji Yamamoto dress. Lovely!
New Jersey based artist Kristal Romano takes ordinary objects, like credit cards, and combines them with traditional jewelry metals to create wearable sculptures.
In her artist’s statement she writes, “My interest lies in cultural notions of value and the use of commodities. The fact that most value is relative and subjective stimulates various questions. How . . . → Read More: Jewelry by Kristal Romano
BARNACLES – screws, chain, gemstones, hardware findings – 2011photo by Esther Fell
Model wearing the “Barnacles” necklace
This past week some hair-raising events have unfolded. Two bombs in Boston, a massive explosion/fire raging at a fertilizer plant in Texas, a foiled Al Qaeda terror plot targeting a train in Canada.
The jewelry designs of New . . . → Read More: Michelle Hur creates jewelry which reflects our times
Skin 2, 2011, 220-200 cm, wool felted, hand dyed, photo: Fahri Javuz, Model: Denis Bergeron
Is this what sprouts on your back when you hibernate in the forest? Possibly, if you are in Quebec, near artist Marjolein Dallinga‘s studio. Dallinga creates theatrical costumes for Cirque du Soleil, the circus arts entertainment company.
Inspired by . . . → Read More: Felt costumes by Marjolein Dallinga
RED Valentino #3
Big hair goes in and out of style every other decade but these will hit the fashion mark any day. They are by the Paper-Cut-Project, a company founded by Atlanta-based duo Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk. The Paper-Cut-Project creates paper designs for window installations, runway, catalog and advertising campaigns.
The series shown in . . . → Read More: Paper wigs for RED Valentino by the Paper-Cut-Project
The textile work in these pieces are so amazing that you almost forget about the dress. They are by Marit Fujiwara, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based designer. Her collection, called Wound, is based upon abandoned objects found around the city. Unfortunately, I could not find much information about Fujiwara, aside from the fact that she graduated . . . → Read More: The embellished dresses of Marit Fugiwara
“I Am Who They Were” 2011, casted sterling silver, casted bronze,microscope glass, transparent decal
Metal artist Ashley Gilreath has created a necklace of dollhouse frames, each containing the image of one of her ancestors. Calling it “I Am Who They Were,” Gilreath wears the assortment of pendants directly against her bare skin signifying that . . . → Read More: “I Am Who They Were” a necklace of family portraits by Ashley Gilreath
1. Crochet necklaces by Okapiknits. Okapiknits is the creative child of a Paris, France based fashion designer who sells her wares on her Etsy shop.
2. Chunky necklaces by Atlanta, Georgia based designer Yokoo Gibran. I first heard about her in this NY Times article. Her goods are on her Etsy Shop.
3. DIY . . . → Read More: Crochet necklaces
“Apex predator shoe” Savile Row Oxford Shoes, Size UK15, 1050 teeth dentures.
Creepy, but thought-provoking. The UK based studio Fantich and Young re-intereprets the elegant Savile Row Oxford shoe. Replacing the regular sole with dentures, this shoe was meant to accompany a suit made of human hair and glass eyes, called the “Apex Predator . . . → Read More: Shoes with teeth by Fantich and Young