Lookbook Lust: Pamela Love SS11 Jewelry
BY Abby Wilcox 27 May 2011 @ 11:40 am | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Taking inspiration from nature, science, astronomy, astrology, religion and magic, NYC-based jewelry designer Pamela Love has wowed us with her exotic, raw, chunky designs. She even produced a custom line for the HBO show True Blood - her designs totally fit the blood-sucking vampire style, right? Have a look. We particularly love the three finger spike ring, it’s so badass!
Art Crush: Ellen van Deelen
BY Abby Wilcox 26 May 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
These images by photographer Ellen van Deelen of rats playing instruments put music in our ears. We envision them in a miniature rodent-band, possibly jazz or funk – and in some weird hilarious way – it almost seems true. Perhaps it is the concise manner that the rats hold the instruments that makes us believe? Not sure, but we have added a few songs to the post for your listening pleasure to add to this fun little break from reality.
Tom Robinson’s Central America
BY Abby Wilcox 25 May 2011 @ 1:59 pm | Categorized: Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
Travel photographer Tom Robinson’s photos of Central America make you stop for a minute and contemplate. The romantic sunsets, colorful landscapes and intimate portraits of locals transport you into their world and away from the hustle of the city, even if only momentarily. Is it time for vacation, you ask yourself? We say YES! Have a look:
Beachwear: More Is More
BY Abby Wilcox 23 May 2011 @ 10:36 am | Categorized: Live_Fashion>
Photographed by David Bellemère, and styled by Sabrina di Gennaro, this demure but beautiful editorial ‘Beachwear: More Is More’, for Marie Claire Italia‘s June 2011 issue, makes you want to splurge a little bit on new swimsuit. Ironically, this editorial is more about the onesie than the bikini, kind of a breath of fresh air these days, where bearing skin is the norm. Have a look:
Art Crush: Felix Blommestijn – Macabre-Themed Playing Cards
BY Abby Wilcox 23 May 2011 @ 10:34 am | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
We love a good game of poker on occasion, even when it involves stripping off a few layers of clothing (wink wink). So while scouring the Internet for cool creations, we found these macabre-themed playing cards by Netherlands-based designer Felix Blommestijn. Surprisingly, Felix is a first-year design student! What talent, right? Can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for us in the future!
San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers Fashion
BY Abby Wilcox 18 May 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Typical fashion? Not a chance on the 100th anniversary of Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, a seven mile romp from the SF bay to Ocean Beach. It is a legitimate footrace, but for most people, it’s all about organizing your team and crafting costumes that make you wanna go OOOOOOOOO. Some people get super creative, and others just go naked. Have a look at the spectacular day – which was supposed to hail, so we were thankful for blue skies – and all of the wild, flamboyant (drunk) antics that ensued! Gotta love San Francisco!
Fashionable and Functional Heel Condoms
BY Abby Wilcox 18 May 2011 @ 11:44 am | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
These colorful, innovative “Heel Condoms” by 23 year-old entrepreneur Sandrysabel Ortiz have become all the rave! They are literally a condom for your heel, or in the case where the heel isn’t covered, they are humorously called “Heel Panties”! AND, they protect your heels (we are laughing as we say this), are great for travel, reusable, and one size fits all! If we can style our clothes, why can’t we style our heels? They are fashionable and functional at the same time! How clever!
Japanese Glam Collections by Bernard Wilhelm
BY Abby Wilcox 17 May 2011 @ 3:37 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
Bernard Wilhelm opened their flagship store in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2006, and their aesthetic is certainly fitting for the Japanese glam look. Comprised of Bernard and business partner Jutta Kraus, the post-modern label pushes the limit where fashion meets art, incorporating mixed psychedelic patterns, colors and textures. Check out the doll-on-a-stick SS11 collection and the eccentric FW11 collections below:
Art Crush: Aled Lewis “Toy Stories”
BY Abby Wilcox 17 May 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
London-based illustrator Aled Lewis has hit the nail on the head with his crafty photo illustrations of toys in this series “Toy Stories.” Merging photography with typography, his tongue-in-cheek commentaries will put a smile on your face, even when you’ve had a long day in the office! Have a look:
Italy: Malta’s Valetta Suites
BY Abby Wilcox 11 May 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Categorized: Live_Travel>
Malta, the largest of the Maltese islands in the Mediterranean – located about 57 miles from Sicily – is one of the world’s smallest countries. So you can imagine with such crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, Venetian-style canals and baroque architecture it’s a pretty amazing place to visit. We want our next LIVE FAST meeting to take place in Malta’s second largest city – Valetta – at the Valetta Suites. Kind of a pipe dream perhaps, but we are in love with the their philosophy… getaways with the small-unique-living-spaces feel within the walled city of Valletta. Best of all? Panoramic views of the Mediterranean! When in Rome, right? Or lest we say, when in Malta? Below are images of Maison La Valette, Valetta Noble, and Lucia Nova.
Maison La Valette
Art Crush: Kirsty Mitchell
BY Abby Wilcox 09 May 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>, Photography
Photographer Kirsty Mitchell merged her love for photography with her other passions – fashion design, costume making, art/film history, and the natural beauty of English landscapes – in her haunting and skillfully styled series titled Wonderland. The project started as a tribute to Mitchell’s mother (who had passed away shortly before its inception); and the destined collaboration with makeup and hairstylist Elbie Van Eeden turned the creation of these fairytale characters into a true emotional journey. Mitchell paid particular attention to the landscape, seeking out pockets of flowers that bloom for only a few weeks out of the year. All of the characters in the Wonderland series came to Mitchell in her dreams, and the natural outdoor scenery combined with scavenged props and treasures (they had not budget) made for mystical storybook images. Have a look:
Boulder Chic: Two Sole Sisters Shoe Shop
BY Abby Wilcox 08 May 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Categorized: Cool Finds, Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
While on a nostalgic walk of Pearl Street in Boulder (I got my BS in journalism from the University of Colorado, and have spent a fair amount of time there), I discovered a new shoe shop called Two Sole Sisters. I was not only entranced by the decadent color design of the store (I am a sucker for the cyan/red combination), but I also fell in love with a few pairs of their summer shoes and locally crafted necklaces. I had the chance to hang out with the Sole Sisters – Lindsey and Laurel Tate – a classy combination of Texas meets Boulder with a flair for classic/chic. Their slight Texan drawl was cute and sexy, and their personalities fit the ambiance of the store perfectly.
Colorado Isn’t Just for Cowboys
BY Abby Wilcox 06 May 2011 @ 9:21 am | Categorized: Food & Drinks, Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
I love living in California, and I love visiting Colorado. This trip was a bit of a last minute ordeal… I got a call from my sister that my dad was flying she and I to Denver to surprise my mom. My dad is cute that way, he loves the look on her face when he throws these big surprises. My parents live in Pennsylvania, and flew out with my youngest brother to visit my other brother.
Pull & Bear Channels Woodstock
BY Abby Wilcox 05 May 2011 @ 10:41 am | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
What reminds you more of summer than frolicking in the countryside and swimming in warm fresh-water lakes? Spanish label Pull & Bear’s SS11 Collection could not be more on point. Reminiscent of Woodstock, the collection focuses on high-waisted shorts and trouser skirts to highlight the 1970s shape, and incorporates earth-toned and crochet fabrics. Are you yearning for summer yet?
Art Crush: Ruben Ireland
BY Abby Wilcox 05 May 2011 @ 8:38 am | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
We are mesmerized by London-based artist Ruben Ireland‘s illustrations, which incorporate ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods and weathered paper, as well as digital processing with a Wacom tablet. He meshes sensual females figures with animal parts, giving his work an other-worldy, mythic feeling. The illustrations are haunting and beautiful, and full of emotion. Who doesn’t like Narnia-esque minotaurs and bunny rabbits?
Holly The Sexy Siren
BY Abby Wilcox 04 May 2011 @ 1:51 pm | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music and voices. In these sexy images, fashion stylist Emily Jerman collaborated with a fabulous team: London-based fashion photographer Elizabeth Gibson, makup artist Chloe Butcher and hair stylist James Langan for this seductive transformation. The result? Model Holly in provocative lingerie with a feminine touch, a close second to a siren songstress.