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CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA ART-INSPIRED PUMPS
Check out Charlotte Olympia’s art-inspired collection. The brand took their bestselling Dolly pumps (a court shoe with a unique ‘island’ platform) and commissioned British artist Boyarde Messenger to handpaint 100 pairs with iconic 20th century pieces of art.
Artists whose works were immortalized in the chic project include Howard Hodgkin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian. The pumps debuted at Miami’s Art Basel and were sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus. We can only dream this is the start of future pairings from this well matched collaboration.
The New York Now – Collaborating with artists Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman, the spring-summer issue of POP features Liya Kebede in a collage-style story captured with the artwork of Lowe and Freeman’s “Stray Light Grey” exhibition. Wearing a wardrobe of exclusively New York-based designers styled by Stevie Dance, Liya enters the world of the surreal with images photographed Francesco Carrozzini.
Artist Gabriel Dawe created this incredible installation in Como, Italy as part of Miniartextil, an annual exhibition of contemporary art. Dawe created Plexus no. 19, a stunning thread installation that’s beautifully spread across two balconies in the atrium of a historic villa. The early 19th century neoclassic house, called Villa Olmo, was acquired in 1924 by the municipality of Como and is now open to the public only during cultural events and art exhibitions like this. Continue reading
Paige Smith of A Common Name has been installing colourful geodes within the gaps of crumbling buildings and other public infrastructure on the streets of Los Angeles.
These sculptures come in all sizes and fit in the holes of buildings and pipes found while walking around. The finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature. Continue reading
CASSANDRA SMITH | ANTLERS
See more of Cassandra Smith’s naturally shed painted antlers at her Etsy store.
Minni Havas (b. 1983) is a freelance illustrator based in Helsinki. Having studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, her focus is mainly on fashion illustration. Minni uses colour pencils to draw detailed pictures with magical colours and arrangements somewhere in the borderlands of the real and the imaginary.
Known for her photorealistic drawings of girls, Minni grew up admiring her dad’s airbrush art collection and reading cartoons such as Roger Leloup’s Yoko Tsuno. “What a beautiful character,“ she says. “I love the way Leloup draws a human face.” As a child, Minni started imitating Leloup’s characters as well as drawing people from books and magazines together with her sister Milja – the dark-haired girl who often appears in Minni’s drawings today.“I’m intrigued by the possibilities of drawing,” Minni says. “I can draw things from my head that would be impossible to photograph.” Continue reading
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki’s work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey’s precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.
The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes. Continue reading
Former model turned photographer Oroma Elewa is an all round creative being and Editor-in Chief of the fashion and art magazine Pop’Africana. Oroma lives and breathes through her art and you can see the passion come alive in this semiannual publication, dedicated to delivering a rejuvenated image of Africa and Africans in the diaspora.
We’ve been keen followers of Oroma’s inspirational blog now the official Pop Africana Blog where you can enjoy a closer look at Oroma’s personal endeavors and adventures (usually stylishly globe-trotting around the African continent) not to mention her superb interviews with other intriguing creative beings.
Like Dazed&Confused and Fader had a fantastic and vibrant African love child.
The first official issue of Pop’Africana is available now!
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