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Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

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Sweden based fashion designer Bea Szenfeld creates entire collections of clothing entirely from paper. In her latest series, entitled “Haute Papier,” she incorporates animals (constructed from paper, of course) as well as clusters of geometric and organic shapes into her designs. Szenfeld’s pieces are held together only by thread and glue. I’d avoid donning . . . → Read More: Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

Collage abstractions derived from French antique fashion sewing patterns by Hormazd Narielwalla

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My readers who sew might recognize the inspiration for these abstractions. Sewing patterns for clothing!

In his latest series ‘Le Petit Echo de la Mode,’ London based artist Hormazd Narielwalla took the pattern pages from a popular fashion and lifestyle magazine (called ‘Le Petit Echo de la Mode’) published in Paris between 1897 and 1983. Cutting, coloring and collaging . . . → Read More: Collage abstractions derived from French antique fashion sewing patterns by Hormazd Narielwalla

Elizabeth Couzins Scott addresses the beauty myth with mixed-media faces

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Faces, 2010 Fabric,Collage and stitch, 27cmx34cmx7cm

UK based artist Elizabeth Couzins Scott uses her work to question the power of the myth of female beauty. Taking the faces of dolls, images from magazines, photo silkscreen techniques and stitch work, Scott creates versions of women’s faces which bear the results from the pressures . . . → Read More: Elizabeth Couzins Scott addresses the beauty myth with mixed-media faces

An automotive bracelet by AKA Jewelry

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I like chunky eccentric jewelry so this bracelet really caught my eye. One side is composed of five glass syringes, filled with machine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission oil and gasoline. The back of bracelet is made from a timing belt.

This unique piece was made by Ausra Bankauskaite and Mante Maskoliunaite, two jewelers . . . → Read More: An automotive bracelet by AKA Jewelry

Jubss Lili Contraseptik’s unique pattern-based tattoo style

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Strasbourg, France based artist Jubss Lili Contraseptik has a unique style which relies upon patterns, both geometric and organic, to create the overall composition. Beautiful!

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Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books by Kelly Murray

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I love the layers of crisp pleats in this dress, and the ruching at the bust and waist. Using only pages from phonebooks, Kelly Murray, aka Jolis Paons, “… pleated, stuck, sewed, and glued everything by hand.”

To see more shots of this ballerina-style gown, visit Murray’s flickr site.

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Body and street calligraphy by Pokras Lampas

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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.

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Photo of the day: Audrey Marnay wearing a Yohji Yamamoto dress

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This photo (from pinterest) caught my eye. Actress/model Audrey Marnay takes a stroll in a Yohji Yamamoto dress. Lovely!

Jewelry by Kristal Romano

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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

Michelle Hur creates jewelry which reflects our times

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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