After seeing some of my latest collage work, my darling mother (also an artist!) suggested I check out southern California's Allison Renshaw. Color is one of the first elements that draws me to anything - food, clothes, home decor, wildlife- and super-extra-especially art. So of course it took no time at all to decide that I was interested in Renshaw's work. But, what hooked me is the complex world she creates and draws the viewer into- invigorating, terrifying, thrilling- that you can't quite decide if you want to live within, or run away from as fast as you possibly can. Elements of street art and surrealism, the mix of rich depths with cartoonishly simple flat shapes, the seeming chaos- or is it harmony?- makes for the kind of art that can be looked at repeatedly without loosing its emotionally evocative power.
As mentioned in my previous post, I is rilly feelin PLAID for dem holiday partyz. I mean, what's more fun or on trend than plaid on plaid RN? (Answer: NADA HOMBRE.) Plus, it makes dressing easy.... Open closet. Scan for PLAID. Put on human.
Top it with a black leather jacket and everyone will think you know exactly what you're doing.
I dressed Cher Lloyd for some winter-y events this time last year, and I wanted to take her in the Gwen Stefani rock chick direction: bad ass and one of the dudes, yet somehow sexy as hell- in the eyes of boys and girls alike. (WTF Gwen how you do it so Hella Good? I Tried to call and ask her but I just got her voice mail that she was like walking on a Spider Web or some shit. Weird, but I guess, Its Her Life, let's not forget.)
N.E.Way... I still love this inspiration and think its super relevant for fall and holiday dressing!
I like literally actually literally feel guilty for wearing shorts to work out in December- sorry east coasters! (come visit?)
But I am. I'm wearing shorts. On the beach. In December. Shorts. And not just any shorts- my favorite piece from the Alex Wang x H&M collection- which are pretttty pretttty spectacular. But if you're going to wear shorts that have 2 layers, 3M reflective tech, AND a laser-cut digital snake print, cool it with the rest of the look ya hear? After all, its a just a work out. On the beach. In December.
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit