I’ll let you guess the medium which artist Cj Hendry uses in the works you see below. Photography? No. Oil paints? Nope, try again. Pastels? Warmer. Ready to have your mind blown? These are hand drawn with colored pencils. Colored. Pencils. The Australian hyperrealist artist recently stored away her pens to experiment with color and pencils, thanks in part to a collaboration with Christian Louboutin. Complimentary Colors debuted at Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year and to nobody’s surprise, each of the 40 works sold out within minutes. Just look at highlights and shadows . . . colored pencils. Honestly, incredible!
Tretorn, founded in 1891 as rubber company in Sweden, got its start by making rain boots, hoses and bike petals. It wasn’t until the 1960s when they starting producing tennis balls, which eventually led to the manufacturing of tennis shoes. Thanks to tennis legend Björn Borg, their first sneaker Nylite made it the world’s first luxury sports shoe. I love that Tretorn has recently collaborated with Madewell to create a velvet version of their iconic plimsoll. Velvet! Truly, the sneaker of my dreams.
Ok, so here’s the skinny on hoop earrings. Go thick! Thanks to designer Laura Lombardi, I’m ready to trade in my dainty earrings (only temporarily, of course) for a pair of her thick, medium sized gold hoop earrings. They’re made from hallow brass and only a little over 2 inches in diameter, which makes them lightweight and easy to wear with just about any outfit – summer, fall or winter. If you can’t track down a pair of Laura’s Curve Earrings, which retail for just under $100, I’ve rounded up some other hoop options after the jump!
Believe it or not, these are paper collages. Paper! I mean, honestly, when have seen a paper collage this intricate and painting-like? Melbourne based artist Alice Lindstrom cuts pieces of painted paper and glues them into place, creating the most dynamic and vibrant collages. My favorites are the commissioned wedding invitations. I just love the festive vibes and the way in which she’s able to capture the whimsical spirit of each couple – what an incredible keepsake!
Not one for one-off occasion dressing or fleeting trends, London based Rejina Pyo has emerged onto the in-the-know fashion scene her simple yet eye catching clothes. I’m enamored with the dramatic and voluminous details within her fall collection. A crisp, white poplin top is tied at the shoulder with petal like shapes, an oversized wool coat is colorblocked and belted, and an off the shoulder, floral printed cotton dress with puffed sleeves is corseted around the waist . . . it’s all beautifully theatrical without being too showy. Needless to say, I wanna wear it all.