Cool art & other things
I was so honored to be painted again by the talented Danny Roberts of Igor and Andre..this time with the shoes I designed for Urban Outfitters. He is amazing! Thank you so much Danny!
I was introduced to fellow Dallasite Blake Wright's blog by my friends at Helloooooo...his blog The Blake Wright is so funny. You have to go look at his skeches! He sent me this one last weekend...thanks Blake!
And to round off this post I'm going to post some of my favorite things as of late...click below if you want to see more!
I got this Cassette Playa Fire Face jacket at Seven New York this spring, and I am so glad I did. Definitely a piece of pop art. I like clothes with faces on them, maybe this is an extension of my habit of personifying inanimate objects...this is one of my favorite things I own, even though I'm technically 'sharing' it with my mom...;-)
I'm in love with Briggite Bardot's style-so unapologetically feminine. I like fluffy hair and heavy eye makeup like BB's...sometimes going au naturel is totally overrated!!
(I almost went as Briggite Bardot for Halloween, but I kept messing up my eye makeup.. so instead I went as Pocahantas.)
Really into the hair bling idea at Dolce and Gabanna.
My favorite animated film I've ever seen...Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game...the incongruity of the different styles of animation in this was really inspiring.
Found this vintage Kenzo ad from an old Vogue Paris...I collect vintage Kenzo and would love to get my hands on some of these knits. I love Kenzo Takada's personal style too.
How cute is he? The mismatching plaids are genius!
Loved this image of old turqouise on Strange Eyes tumblr..my mom has a great collection of turqouise concha belts...promise to do a post about them soon!
For the last couple of months all I've been listening to is Yellow Magic Orchestra and its various related projects...when you've got Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono what else do you need?? Every song is so simple and so right...when I'm not listening to YMO I'm listening to breakcore, italo, synth pop, or dark wave...
I really love fish...especially really big, prehistoric looking fish. The arapaima is one of my favorite types of fish...if you've ever wondered why this blog is called Sea of Shoes, its partly because I love things that live under the sea as much as I love shoes. I often post pictures of fish on my other blog, Leeland.
Ever since I was little, fish have appeared in almost every dream that I have...I wonder what they symbolize to me, because they seem to be so deeply ingrained in my subconscious.
and lastly...one of my favorite paintings, by Hanno Karlhuber..
See ya later...xo Jane