Monday, February 29, 2016

Just Can't Get Enough--☞ Marc Jacobs Accessories

spring 2016

Geometric Sunglasses $375.00

Charms and Trinkets Large Zip Pouch

Charms and Trinkets Leather Shoulder Bag

CHECK OUT all the cool junk attached to these bags!

Snake Embellished Wingman Shopping Bag $900

I like the red hand (also found on his current bracelets) & full moon best

Snapshot Colorblock Saffiano Small Camera Bag

Cool vintagey U.S. flag 'guitar' strap

amazing pill bottle embroidery!!

Neoprene 13" Commuter Case

I included this because I've got Tech Accessories on the brain right now. I want to buy tech stuff I actually like using beyond pure function. Hard to find. Working on a post re: this search.

Gold Piping Swimsuit

Friday, February 26, 2016

Canadian Painters Series: Les Automatistes

Paul-Émile Borduas "Bercement Silencieux" ('Rocking Silent'), 1956 

Paul-Émile Borduas (November 1, 1905 –1960) was a Québec painter known for his abstract paintings. He was the leader of the avant-garde Automatiste movement and the chief author of the Refus Global or Total Refusal manifesto, an anti-establishment and anti-religious writing released in 1948.  Borduas had a profound impact on the development of Canadian art and thought.

"Taches brune" (Brown Stains), 1955

"Ardente" (Fiery), 1957, oil

No title, 1955, oil

The Automatistes of 1940's Quebec favoured a fluid, painterly technique over the comparatively reserved, hard-edge abstraction so popular in the U.S. and Eastern Europe at the time. Much like a nonfigurative Group of Seven, they were looking to create a distinctively Canadian artistic identity. Heavily influenced by Surrealist manifestos and poetry, their work was largely stream-of-consciousness inspired, believing this to be a truer means of communicating subconscious emotions; they wanted to be liberated from intention, reason, and any kind of structure.

Borduas - Persistance des noirs, 1955, oil
In art, automatism usually refers to the accessing of material from the subconscious or unconscious mind as part of the creative process

Riopelle - Untitled, 1948, watercolor and ink on paper ,
Jean-Paul Riopelle (7 October 1923 – 2002) was a painter and sculptor from Quebec, Canada. 
He became the first Canadian painter (since James Wilson Morrice) to attain international recognition.

Jean-Paul Riopelle - The Harvest , 1949 oil on canvas,

Jean-Paul Riopelle - Promenade , 1949 oil on canvas,

Marcel Barbeau -  "le tumulte à la mâchoire crispée" (the tumult in his jaw set) 1946

Barbeau - Untitled1957

Manna sand (1947 ) - Pierre Gauvreau

Cubarde (1947) - Pierre Gauvreau

Gothenburg 1954
Gouache on cardboard

Fernand Leduc, "Their Shadows", 1945

Fernand Leduc - The Last Campaign of Napoleon, 1946, oil on coardboard

Fall 2016 Cool: FENDI Boots ♨

Not a huge fan of the clothes, but the Boots were somethin' else.

Ruffle at upper thigh, elasticized knee panels

Ruffly all over!
Like a...

A knee-high version, elasticized throughout calf

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

♂Male Style : Armani, McQueen & more!

McQ Alexander McQueen - fall 2016

I've gotta say, a handful of recent Mens' collections inspire me more than a dozen Womens'.
What's it all mean?

Thigh-high platform combat boots w/ leather pants, & minimalist check sweater

Knee-high oxblood platform combats + faded jeans + odd colour combo knit sweater

Orley - spring 2016

Macramé-esque top w/ contrasting  edges, cropped dress shorts

Orley  - fall 2016

Disheveled skoolboy styles.

Orley - fall 2015

Bomber-style cardigan, zip-up collared shirt

Berluti - fall 2016

Coat-over-coat. Sporty leather shoes.

Emporio Armani - fall 2016

Reminds me of Rachael's suit in Blade Runner (1982):

Emporio Armani - fall 2016

Leather jacket w/ patchwork detailing & knit collar/cuffs

I'm seeing a pattern here:

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner
Pretty sure Armani was inspired by the movie this time around.

LOVE these grey saggy jeans! 

Steven Alan - fall 2016

I LOVE this designer!

I grew up w/ a guy exactly like this..

BLK DNM - spring 2016

Saint Laurent - fall 2016

Douchy 70s femme rock dude chic. Still, just for the novelty..