Sunday, August 29, 2010

SHOE LUST

Happy (Unofficial) First Day of School!



I recently ran across this hilarious Back to School sketch by Blake Wright. Blake's blog showcases lots of sarcastic pen and ink drawings, many of which chronicle his obsession with luxury accessories.

I felt simultaneously gratified and inspired by Thirty Shoes From Barneys New York I Can't Live Without Or Afford, and I decided to respond by drawing a wish list of my own. [Click images to enlarge.]




It was actually quite cathartic, scrolling through Barneys Main Floor shoes and drawing my favorites. Aren't shoes just the greatest thing ever? (My wish list totals $22,685.00.) Blake followed up his Barneys drawing by one entitled Five Shoes From Payless That Are In My Budget And My Nightmares. Thank you, Blake, for your amazing drawings and thank you, Barneys, for fueling our desires!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GAUGUIN/GAULTIER



I love Jean Paul Gaultier's tribal collections. The colors, the prints, the gauzy fabrics--to me, the perfect summer wear. The palette and the subject matter are so similar to Paul Gauguin's paintings from his time in Tahiti, and it's no secret that I'm obsessed with expressionist painting as well.
























Paul Gauguin's Ia Orana Maria (1891), Where Are You Going (1893), and Mahana No Atua (1894).



I'm wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier swimsuit, mesh miniskirt from the Salvation Army, and a Zuba Africa hat. These pictures were taken on the pier in Minnesott Beach, North Carolina.

[Gauguin images from janesoceania.com.]

Monday, August 23, 2010

ROTHKO

This resemblance was completely unintentional, but I love it.


Me on the beach in a neon silk crepe H&M dress, Mark Rothko's Untitled (1960-1961). [Click photos to enlarge.]









I've been on vacation for the past week and have a plethora of photos to share! Look for lots of updates this week. My new header picture is The Green Gown by Childe Hassam, which is on view in the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thank you to everyone who checked out my Style Like U profile! I hope you'll frequent their site often, and forward my link to anyone who might enjoy it. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

STYLELIKEU

A few months ago, I had the privilege of hosting Elisa Goodkind of Stylelikeu.com at my apartment. Stylelikeu.com is a great place to find inspiration and take a peek into the lives of loads of creative people.
For my interview, I picked out a few outfits that I felt reflected my personal style the most, and Elisa chatted with me while snapping photos and video of me, my clothes, and my apartment. I had so much fun talking with her that, after about 2 hours of interviewing, I didn't want her to leave! She has such a distinct personal style that she describes as Edwardian/Romantic, and she was wearing a pair of ponyhair loafers that I loved. We really hit it off!

Check out my Stylelikeu.com profile here, and leave me a comment. I had so much fun interviewing and I'd love to get some feedback.

Thank you so much to Elisa and Stylelikeu.com for the opportunity and for all their hard work on the result. Go check it out!
All photos from Stylelikeu.