Saturday, July 31, 2010

{illustration} derp derp

staircase wit illustration. click for larger.

what happens when i am left alone on a saturday night with a computer and online image-editing: nothing good.

{editorials} you crawled out of the sea

this editorial may well be one of the most striking i've seen. the concept of it is one that could have allowed endless elaboration, but the execution is simple - and the basic idea seems to shine through all the more for it. seriously, i don't think i've ever seen an editorial that struck me as immediately and viscerally as this one. i think i actually gasped when i saw the first couple of photographs. it looks like something out of science-fiction. it's like, this is what fashion is all about, at its core - evoking an idea through a wearable visual medium. (otherwise known as clothing, you dork.)

the makeup, the styling, the simplicity of the setting - it all works. they could have gussied it up with undersea architecture, a freaking fish tail, but the way they did do it allows for so much more room for interpretation on the reader's part. it leaves a bit of mystery. it creates an atmosphere suited to the topic. it just works.

and honestly, i probably DO have a bit of a bias towards this style of ed., because although i do love pretty pretty clothing, i was one of those kids raised on lord of the rings and star trek. so beautiful, simple, unearthly editorials that conjure up images of mer-people under the sea are going to be something i'm into, obvs. regardless, this is just... ungh. so incredible.


(all photographs from fakingfashion.)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

{outfit} you just go ahead and burn the flag

awkward posing ahoy!

j. crew tee. true religion jeans. coclico heels. gifted scarf. djamesdesigns necklace.

took pictures outside today, despite the ever-looming clouds - the light is so much better out there. thus, you get to see me posing (awkwardly) on a fish plank. you don't want to know what that is, really. regardless, i enjoy topping a kind of monochromatic outfit with something really bright and obnoxious. it's cool, because the greys, blacks, and browns are all perfectly in tune with the gloomy weather and then it's suddenly countered by the bright reds and golds of the head-area stuff. it's a nice dichotomy, to my eye.

i'll do detail pictures of the necklace sometime later - my jewelry collection really needs a post all to itself to do it justice. it may be small, but it is POWERFUL.

{illustration} so dramatic when you called

staircase wit illustrations.

some of the less-storied artwork i've done. in this case, artwork done with fashion design or editorials in mind... although the last one has aspects of classical paintings, in my mind - though i can't quite bring the exact era or artist to mind.

{outfit} silence seizes a cluttered room

coclico shoes. true religion jeans. illamasqua polish.

hand-me-down sweater. rubbish shirt. hand-me-down skirt. free people stockings. farylrobin wedges. ebay'd goggles.

someday, i will get one of those beautiful $1000+ cameras that makes every picture taken with it look fabulous. SOMEDAY

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

{editorials} there's diamonds growing in the mountain

a couple of photos that exemplify the sort of "feel" i'm looking for in art right now - low focus, golden light. something a bit delicate and quite ephemeral. something to combat the endless deluge of rain, clouds, and chill we're having right now. it's a good thing.