176 posts tagged Fashion
176 posts tagged Fashion
We got to visit two of our favorite people at the Espionage Cosmetics booth during Comicon, Anne Wheaton and Bonnie Burton. They were promoting their new line of VandalEyes nail wraps. Anne and Bonnie are devoted to personifying the world with Googly Eyes and the results of their mischief are all over Twitter and Tumblr.
You can now VandalEyes your own nails! (Some even glow in the dark!)
Katie Bradley aka MossyTortoise (previously featured here) likes to crochet and care for animals so much that she branched out from making her already awesome tortoise cozies to create this unbelievably cute snail cozy:
"One of my clients asked me to crochet a tiny lacy stegosaurus cozy for her baby tortoise, which happens to be the same size as our baby marginated tortoise, Buttercup. I had a little bit of the yarn left over… and so, not wanting to waste it, I made a snail cozy!”
With such adorable matching cozies, we’re hoping that the snail and Buttercup are headed for snug yet fashionable adventures. Or at least a really cute nap.
Visit Katie’s MossyTortoise shop to check out more of her delightful handmade creations.
What you wear sends a message to the world, so how are you feeling today? Like a frying pan cooking up eggs and veg, a platter of fresh sushi, a bowl of green salad or perhaps a mouthwatering berry pie? These beautiful food-based felted wool fascinator headpieces are the work of Tel Aviv-based artist, costume designer and stylist Maor Zabar.
You’ll find these and many other handcrafted hats available at Zabar’s Etsy shop, MaorZabarHats.
Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.
Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.
"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."
We first dipped our toes into the world of creative dog grooming last summer. Now, thanks to New Zealand born, New York-based photographer Paul Nathan, we get to share another amazing glimpse of this strange and spectacularly colorful class of competitive dog grooming.
After traveling to numerous high-profile competitions, Nathan published a book entitled Groomed [Buy on Amazon], which explores the art of dog grooming. These are photos of contenders in the ‘Creative’ category at last year’s Intergroom, the world’s largest conference devoted to dog and cat grooming. Over 2000 dog and cat groomers attend each year.
The photographer explains in an interview with Feature Shoot that the priority is to make sure the dogs are comfortable. “In most cases the colors are done in stages on different days, usually in sessions of no more than three hours with plenty of breaks for the animal.” He states, later adding, “There is a vast variety of hair coloring products for dogs. They are all non-toxic and semi-permanent. Depending on the kind of coat the dog has it can last from a few washes to a few months.”
Head over to Feature Shoot to read the complete interview.
This awesome, but inedible Cherry Pie Mule is the work of Fort Lauderdale, FL-based artist Robert Tabor. It features a sculpted fork heel and cherry pie toe made of sculpted clay. It was decorated with, various acrylic and glass beads, fabrics, trims, and crystal rhinestones.
This delectably geeky Cherry Pi Pie Necklace was handmade by Charlottesville, VA-based sisters and miniature food artists Jessica and Susan Partain. The itty-bitty pie sits in a tiny, shiny pie plate and was hand-sculpted using polymer clay and premo. Even the cherries were each made by hand. If you look closely you’ll see that the crust features hand-pinched indentations and has been browned to perfection. These ladies clearly know good pie. It’s so pretty, it’s almost a pity you can’t actually eat it.
Visit Jessica and Susan’s Etsy shop, Inedible Jewelry, to check out many more of their wonderful piece of inedible, wearable miniature food art.
A couple weeks ago we featured necklaces with scented miniature food pendants and now we’ve found the perfect rings to match. Danvers, MA-based artist Casey the Crafter uses polymer clay to make each of these realistic and beautifully detailed food-themed rings by hand. In addition to rings, she also sculpts wonderful standalone pieces, which are perfect for dollhouses or simply as kawaii collectibles.
Check out CaseysMiniShop on Etsy to view more of her marvelous miniature creations.
Blinky Doll Eyes Glasses - These Blinky Doll-Eyes Glasses make you look just like one of those porcelain dolls that stares at you when you sleep in your grandma’s guest room. They even appear to blink as you tilt your head—just like a real doll. Use them to convince someone you’re paying attention while you secretly take a nap.
We don’t usually associate looking at shoes with feeling ravenously hungry, but that changed as soon as we set eyes on these mouthwatering cake and ice cream heels handmade by the Shoe Bakery. They may not be edible, but they are completely wearable.
Visit the Shoe Bakery’s web gallery to view more of their delectable, custom-made heels.