pop art and fashion 2012

  Last week I posted about the Andy Warhol Campbell's special edition soup cans. (I bought them by the way!) and today I'm continuing that theme: the theme of Pop Art, and how its processed by the mainstream. This fall, one of the biggest hits was the resurgence of Pop Art as inspiration, and collaborations with dead artists. Who would have thought a clutch (that I now proudly own) with a gigantic blown up comic on the side of it would be the biggest hit at fashion week? Well, if you thought about it, you would. Fashion and art have a dandy little relationship.  They are at … [Read more...]

Outfit in Room.


You know I love an awesome Room to Outfit, we all do, right? But its been my dream to style an outfit IN room photo shoot. I always try to dress to match the pad- like in my apartment, you know I'm wearing black and white in varying textures. In the bachelor pad, I'd wear a green floral shirt and some white jeans. Or when my sister came over sporting the python jean trend, I made her do this: But my friend Helena, artist and handbag designer behind the line Helena+Troy  made me laugh when she sent me these photos and explained she has a history of "happy accidents" in this department. … [Read more...]

The Colors Duke, The Colors!


This is how my crazy brain works: "I LOVE COLOR. It's so fun and happy, and I'm instantly excited by it." "No. I don't, I HATE color. EW, bright colors, gag." "You know, I think I'm really loving color again." I think I have to deal with it in carefully doled out doses in every place except art. How 'bout you? Unrelated to the post but- I hope you all had a great weekend! It's my last week in NYC before I head out to #suburbia for the summer... I usually dread it because I like New York, hustle and bustle and work, but I'm actually looking forward to a nice long break from city … [Read more...]

Sketch42 x The Mixtress: Art Deco and The Modern Eclectic.

Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida by Phil Poynter (Desert Jazz - Vogue Turkey March 2012) 4

There is nothing new under the sun(including this sentence). But duh- it's no secret that fashion and design are cyclical and that different eras are often revisited and drawn upon for inspiration time and time again. We are experiencing so many of those moments in fashion and design right now: The general aesthetic of the 90's- which included recycling fashion trends- mixed with the primness of the 50's and the luster and forms of the 20's.  But what makes a trend more palatable (or less- depending on who you are!) the second time around  in my opinion is the reference point. You aren't just … [Read more...]

Room/Art to Outfit…


I'm sorry but it was just too good of a match up! They are twins! It scares me a little bit that my painting looks so much like those pants and the way she paired it with a heavy dose of a white top: YES, well those match the chairs. The sunglasses in the deep purple even correspond to the darker blue paint at the top of the canvas. She should have worn an Edie Parker black and white clutch with that though, then she would have picked up the striped stool. The outfit pic is via Refinery 29's Australia Fashion Week coverage HERE, the painting and room is obviously my own.  … [Read more...]