With the help her assistants, make-up and body paint, Peruvian artist Ceclia Paredes seamlessly blends herself into her own intricate, botanical paintings. Unlike Liu Bolin, she carefully chooses her poses and leaves her hair unpainted, which adds an element of mystique to each piece.
Giambattista Valli‘s haute couture collection has been described as pure fairytale. I couldn’t agree more. I can only dream of having a reason to wear such pristine gowns and cocktail dresses. The belts and jewelry, created out of pure sheets of silver by Luigi Scialanga, as well as the hydrangea-like floral accessories are truly stunning. Can you hear Giambattista’s phone ringing for dress requests for the Oscars?
I’m looking forward to the first Sunday of February so I can wake up early to scour my local flea market for a vintage bar cart. I figured it’s about time I pull my pretty collection of glassware and bottles out of their cabinets. After all, when the clock strikes 5, having the makings of a cocktail within reach is absolutely necessary – wouldn’t you agree?
For someone who never leaves home without her teasing brush, I adore these perfect bouffant, Bardot-inspired up-dos. #embracemessyhair
Pep Ventosa‘s style of deconstructing and reconstructing photographic images to create new mosaic-like works is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. His process involves taking as many as 101 photographs of a single subject and then piecing them together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating an entirely new visual experience. I am in love with the image of La Pedrera in Barcelona – I think Antoni Gaudí would be proud.