Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
|Esteban Blanco, Paris|
I came across an image of this bronze sculpture, Paris, by Esteban Blanco, and was fascinated by the detail the artist was able to achieve in bronze. This series of works was inspired by the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, and continue with the (surprising) shoe sculpture theme delineated here. Born in Cuba and educated in New York City, Blanco now lives and works in Miami.
Image from estebanblanco.com
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
The seagull's wings shall dip and pivot him,
Shedding white rings of tumult, building high
Over the chained bay waters Liberty--
Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes
As apparitional as sails that cross
Some page of figures to be filed away;
--Till elevators drop us from our day . . .
I think of cinemas, panoramic sleights
With multitudes bent toward some flashing scene
Never disclosed, but hastened to again,
Foretold to other eyes on the same screen;
And Thee, across the harbor, silver-paced
As though the sun took step of thee, yet left
Some motion ever unspent in thy stride,--
Implicitly thy freedom staying thee!
--from To Brooklyn Bridge, by Hart Crane
Ever since I moved to Brooklyn last year, I've been fascinated by the history and symbolism of the Brooklyn Bridge, represented in these vintage photos. It's so poignant to see images of landmarks that have changed little surrounded by things, such as fashion of the passersby and the skyline, that have changed drastically over the years.
For this summer's Jazz Age Lawn Party, I was inspired by the vintage photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge, and had my friend shoot my 1920s-inspired outfit on the Promenade.
Beaded dress: Diane von Furstenberg
Duotone Mary Janes: Tommy Hilfiger
Metal mesh handbag: vintage, via Buffalo Exchange in Chelsea
Hat: Scala Collezioni (buy here)
Photos by Meri Feir
Photos by Meri Feir
Will you be attending the Jazz Age Lawn Party on August 17 or 18? I would love to see you there in all your 1920s finery!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
If you haven't yet seen my mini interview, in which I discuss the inception of Artfully Awear, my project with Pantone, and my goals for the site, check it out on Vimeo!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
|Hadieh Shafie, Magenta (Ketab Series), 2012|
[Shafie image from artsy.net; image of me by Brett McKenzie.]
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
|Alex Katz, Ada Seated, 1963|
Happy Fourth of July!
Monday, July 1, 2013
|Ji Eon Kang, Dress, 1997|