Vogue Germany ran this editorial on its October 2010 Issue and I have to say I am in love with it. I mean, bold colours, unusual mixes, clean lines with a 70's vibe and modern appeal... I WANT. It was photographed by Sebastian Kim, styled by Katie Mossman and the beauty you see in the pictures is Suvi Koponen.
Martiniano Arce is an argentinian artist who specialises in a genre known as "Fileteado" which is local to Buenos Aires. This form of art started as decorative -you can see it mostly on buses and street signs- and its focus is on colour and the illusion of volume. The common themes on Arce's work are equally local: Tango, Gauchos, Fútbol (Soccer) and Religious images.
I was tagged by pauly23 in this beautiful set : http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=27780742
Make a set, write ten facts about yourself and tag five others to do the same!
1. I am a journalist working in local Congress 2. I am a french fries junkie 3. I love all kinds of music but I am partial to power female singers like Janis Joplin 4. I'm not sold on marriage yet but I believe in monogamy and have been very happy with my boyfriend for six years now. 5. I don't like chick flicks very much, I'd rather watch "Iron Man" than "27 dresses". 6. I am on a diet and I think I have Coca Cola withdrawal XD 7. I hate diet sodas, I'd rather have water. 8. Even though I love how they look and I am really short, I can't walk in high heels. 9. I'm a lousy cook but I have fun trying :) 10. I am way too blunt.
In the last December issue, Vogue Russia goes regal in this editorial shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Simon Robins. The stunning Ashley Smith is all about heavy fabrics, crinolines and -of course- sex, in a collection of images where everyting is about clothes and nothing more.
This one I found on http://www.theones2watch.com/newwave/3023 I was instantly drawn to its clean geometry, the pops of colour and the neutral, nondescript landscape. Shot and styled by Madame Peripetie (you must visit her website http://www.madameperipetie.com )
Shot for Vogue Germany February 2010 issue and Photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld, this collection of mesmerizing pictures pays homage to Fritz Lang's masterpiece with modern shapes merged with the best of the flapper era's glamour. Styled by Christiane Arp.
Benito Quinquela Martín was an argentinian painter, known as the "dock painter" because of his portraits of daily life at the La Boca Docks in Buenos Aires. His work received harsh criticism due to his lack of formal artistic education, however, he remains to this day one of the most beloved artists in Argentina. He was also a big philantropist, the school he built in La Boca still has his name.
I was inspired by the vibrant colours and the contrast between the softness of the water and sky and the geometry of the sailboats.
Pérez Célis was a very well known argentinian artist, his work included paintings, sculptures, murals and engravings. He combined the aesthetic of local indian culture and avant-garde with images of profound meaning in argentinian popular culture such as football.
I was inspired by his understanding of the abstract and the use of bold colours to bring light to dark images.