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November 07, 2009

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!


Too true.

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..

Hanno karlhuber1 

See ya later...xo Jane


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Per your post, I just Googled me some Yellow Magic Orchestra and am having a go at it. Can definitely see the appeal! Lovely painting, you look exquisite.

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Ah, I always thought that "Sea of Shoes" had something to do with "Yellow Submarine"... y'know, "Sea of Time", "Sea of Holes", "Sea of Monsters"? This explanation's cooler though.

Photo of Kirsten

your blog is so fantastic! love the sketches :o)

{uninhibited fashion}

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can we see pictures from halloween??

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Hi Jane. I love your blog, I first read your post waaaaay back when you did your very first shoe challenge. And I’ve kept up with you since. I read through a lot of fashion blogs, scanning them for signs of anything that catches my eye, and I’m often left feeling a bit under whelmed… most of them they simply blend into each other. Your blog really stands out though. You are truly original and unapologetically feminine. And I love the red hair, btw. It really brings out your skin-tone.

Was cruising through eBay, and I came across this KANSAI YAMAMOTO jacket. I couldn’t help but think of you. I’d love to see you work this!


P.S. I have very similar colouring to you (red/gold hair and fair skin) and I was wondering if you could let us in on which skin products you use, if any. Your skin always flawless.

P.P.S. I have a copy of that painting you posted on my wall!

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Have you ever seen Kusturica's "ARIZONA DREAM"??? i am ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY shure you would love it. It's so... fishy, you can listen amazingly good music by Bregovic and watch lovely johny deep - the leading role.


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love Briggite Bardot! i was Pocahontas fo halloween too =)

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I Love Kenzo vintage -- nowadays Kenzo isn't as great as yesterday's.


Photo of Sabrina

Hi Jane,
Your blog is really very inspiring which seems transcend on so many levels. A 12 year-old fashionista would be as drawn to your entries as a 60 year-old fashionista! I'm writing you from Istanbul which has a fashion world of it's own, have you ever been? I'm moving back to Canada with my husband next year but if you'd like to come and visit this side of the world soon I'd love to show you around. There's the Grand Bazaar (the world's oldest shopping mall!) and Istinye Park (one of Europe's most prestigious modern shopping malls!), beautiful ancient ruins next to modern buildings and all the wonderful food! Istanbul really is one and only, just like you! :o) Let me know if you'd like to visit!

Photo of juliet

So many beautiful things!

juliet xxx

Photo of violetville

i love vintage kenzo! and the blake sketch is amazing!!

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Love it, Jane! The paintings are so cute!

- http://21arrondissement.com

Photo of Ore

I saw you on The City and I was like omgggggg thats Sea of Shoes lady!!!
You're like famous!



Photo of Brandon

GURL. I love that you love Y.M.O.

Honestly, people get the impression you are so one-sided, but you have absolutely mind-blowing taste.

(PS - Mind blown further by the supreme editing in your Lovers blog.)

Photo of Brandon

Also Mind Game is Jesus.

Photo of Katy

I love the second sketch! It captured exactly how I feel when I walk into Saks. One day I'll be able to walk in there and actually buy something. This was a wonderful post, thank you!

Photo of Closet Cravings

Love the shoe art and quote - so very, very true. =)

Photo of Gon

Danny is so talented ! And so are you ! Love all the images :D


Photo of Libby

Some very cool things dear, I would die to be drawn by Danny Roberts, I am one of his biggest fans1

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I know you're currently a senior. Are you planning on going to college next year? Btw, big fan of your blog! Keep it up! xx

Photo of Molly Rose

love the pics, especially the ones of Kenzo

Photo of anastassia

Fun stuff, fun stuff. You kinda remind me of Brigitte Bardot. Its probably the coy smile you both have.

Photo of the latest leesh

greatest post! love everything--- esp bridget bardot! xoo

Photo of sasha

ugh, bad david shrigley rip off.

Photo of Tobias Sweden

I really love the turquise rings. Really beautiful stuff!

Photo of nina

hI! your blog is really cool as well as your shoes :) I saw you in the episode of the city! i don't know if you already knew.. but here is the link to the episode! xoxo

Photo of The Photodiarist

Fun post! Love the drawing of you and the Blake Wright drawing as well.

Photo of Jay

Love the picture of the Navajo woman and her turquoise bling. If you like concho belts or inlayed turquoise, I suggest visiting the southwest.... Especially, Scottsdale AZ or Santa Fe NM. I think Jesse Monongya is one of best contemporary Navajo/Hopi jewelers. A collection of his work is displayed in "Jesse Monongya: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies." It's getting hard to find old turquoise jewelry, most silversmith are making contemporary pieces.

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Hey Jane, I really like your blog, it's the only fashion site I go to, other ones just make me depressed. I just had a thought when I saw some of your inspiration stuff, have you seen the Swedish movie "En kärlekshistoria" (translates into A love story) from 1970 by Swedish director Roy Anderson? Such a great movie and so beautiful. I think you would love it! The girl is so beautiful...and the clothes are so unassumingly Check out the poster:


Julia from Sweden

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I LOVE the blake wright blog. thank you so much for sharing, his stuff is great.

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I love your shoes, i am argentinian and i always see you blog, yoou are amanzing.
besos, ja kiss kiss four you
Emilia (in inglish emily):)

Photo of The Girl in Grey

All of these are amazing.
You're one of the few bloggers that have interesting and charismatic photographs up.
Love that sketch of you btw.

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post more of ur fav images!!1 i love them :)


Photo of katzarina

so true????you are shopping expensive shoes every week,it's such an irony and arogantic of you to say that.


Photo of Alice D. Millionaire

my oh my, i wish i had even the animated version of those shoes!

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