I'm so excited about this post. Lobo Mau's Etsy shop has been updated, and let me tell you their stuff is sooo FAB. I have that dress pictured top right as well as that awesome jumpsuit. The fabric is comfortable and perfect for summer, the prints are amazing (you're so talented Ryan!) and the silhouettes are super flattering. Get your Brazilian-on and check out the entire collection here.
Strikingly beautiful acrylic and collage painting by Brazilian artist, Ana Metsavaht. It almost looks like a black and white photo with layered pops of bright red and yellow. Would definitely love to see this hanging in my home.
Making connections online; when looking for advice or information from someone, ask for what you really want to know.
I love the internet, I love blogging, I love social media. I think it's an awesome way to share ideas and connect with people you wouldn't ordinarily have access to. With that access you can reach out to people you admire and respect, get them to see your work and even ask for advice. Connecting with someone who has traveled a road you're trying to explore is a great way to help you figure out your own path. But despite having that person's contact info he or she may not be as available to you as you would like.
The average person receives tons of emails, text messages and voicemails daily. If you're trying to connect with someone who is uber popular or well-known that person probably gets double, maybe even triple in comparison. It's important to consider this when you're thinking about reaching out to someone for advice or a question. Here are some tips that will help you make the most out of an initial connection. [read more]
Really cool initiative by two artists (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) who use bold color and fat diagonal stripes to brighten up the facades in one of Rio's poorest neighborhoods. They enlist residents to help out with the effort which turns it into a huge community project. Cool. See and learn more here. Link via NYT blog.
The choreography is delicious, the song is bangin' and the video is rich with fashion inspiration. You got to love the studded leather, buckles, ripped denim, and 80's tees. Enjoy these items inspired by Beat It.
See an Inspired By feature of Janet Jackson here.
Red Leather Bomber Jacket; Chain Sunglasses; Denim Vest; Domo Tee; Studded Triangle Wallet; The Canyon Messenger; Flat Stud Trimmed Skirt; B-Low the Belt; Buckled Ski Bootie; Converse Shoes; Beat It Piano Keys T-Shirt.
When MJ passed away there were a lot of janky Michael Jackson souvenirs popping out all over the place. Everywhere you turned there was a janky poster here, a poorly designed Michael tee there. It was and still is bad. If you're looking for a little something inspired by the king I found a few fun non-janky ones to share. (Here's one I love but it's sold out.)