Sexy People Blog just convinced me that this hairstyle is making a comeback. Combine 80s fashion revival with the abundance of hair extensions these days and some modern version of this hairstyle is bound to be appearing in an important editorial or fashion show near you.
Advanced Style is a street style blog dedicated to senior citizens in New York City. Ari Seth Cohen created the site as a means of connecting to the city he loves and its experienced inhabitants. The photos are great, as well as the comments. He gives great commentary on why outfits work, and recounts his conversations with his subjects: whether it's a story behind the look, a tip on a shop, or their explanation of their personal style and what inspires them. We particularly liked his trend forecasting on Round Glasses.
Melanie Bilenker is an American artist that works with human hair. She is inspired by the Victorian tradition of keeping a locket of hair and miniature portrait of a lost loved one. Instead of formal portraits, she recreates mundane moments by drawing with her own hair. Melanie's creations are small format, secured under resin, and mainly jewelry pieces (brooches, rings, pendants).
Drawing a Bath
Delving further into the Victorian trend, we found amazing examples of this fascinating work. All kinds of jewelry was created with the hair of dead people. It was not considered creepy, but rather a sign of mourning.
With the easy access to human hair now a days, we think it would be cool to see embroideries or trims made in it. Or at least some braided horse hair at Ann Demeulemeester.
Jane from Sea of Shoes has thrown up a great mood board of some of her favourite images. Go to her blog for the complete run down. This girl kind of blows our mind with her fashion forward teenage ways.
Terence Koh makes a strong case for white tulle in these photos of his wedding to long time love, Garrick Gott. The artist added 50 feet of tulle to a dress belonging to his mother, with the help of some very stylish bridesmaids (Jen Brill, Stella Schnabel, and Kathy Grayson). He told Derek Blasberg that he "felt like a floating snowball".
Koh is a serious fashion star, having famously pulled off the Balenciaga robot leggings, and having bartered art for a Fendi fur coat with an art collector. We can bet designers will be inspired by his fashion forwardness and add tulle to their next collections...
There's something pervy and awkward about these 2 images of girls in pantyhose that we are really in to. Maybe it's the layering of lingerie underneath, the transparency, the graphic element of the centre front seaming.... as well as the interesting problems of fit one encounters with such a body-conscious garment, like the low crotch of Kate Moss.
We are presently enamoured with Danny Roberts, a California based Illustrator that draws oh so pretty girls. From since we first saw the blog Igor + André, we thought that Danny was a girl. The drawings have a certain sweetness mixed with angst that we thought only young women can capture. But upon further research, we learned that Danny is a boy! His blog is super popular amongst the Personal Style blog set and he has done portraits of many (including Karla of Karla's Closet, Jane of Sea of Shoes, and Susie Bubble of Style Bubble). He also recently collaborated with Harajuku Lovers, using his illustrations as prints for handbags.
The illustration below, more of a sketch for him than a finished work, really blew us away. Prints of his illustrations are for sale.
He has also just launched the Dream Walking Society, an image-only blog, an excellent source for inspiration. These images caught our eye this week:
The Moment did a great wrap up of the Haute Couture Shows last week. They revealed each designer's source of inspiration - the kinda stuff we love - but then they go one step further suggesting other, not so deliberate sources, usual with much humour. For example Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy was inspired by jewelry and veils of Morocco, but perhaps also Destro, the villain from G.I. Joe? Jean Paul Gaultier was inspired by old Hollywood glamour and actresses like Mae West, but there was a bit of Jane Fonda as Barbarella too, n'est pas?
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Haute Couture
We think there's also a bit of Beyonce going on in that look as well....