151 posts tagged Fashion
151 posts tagged Fashion
Israeli designer and makeup artist Tal Peleg uses her own lovely eyes as a canvas for beautiful ocular illustrations. Anne Frank writes in her diary by candlelight, an insomniac’s sheep jump over a fence, and little Moomintroll picks flowers with the Snork Maiden. For “The Princess and the Pea” Tal used a green contact lens as the pesky pea. For “The Ugly Duckling” she used one eye for the brood of ducklings and the other for the splendid swan that the homely duckling became.
She even created a tribute to Breaking Bad by painting Heisenberg’s unmistakable mug on her eyelid, using her eyelashes as his mustache.
Visit Tal Peleg’s DeviantART gallery to view more of her marvelous cosmetic creations.
New York-based photographer Ryan Burke is a master of self-transformation. He spends anywhere from three to eight hours skillfully using makeup, clothing, and creative props to achieve each new appearance. However Ryan rarely plans an outfit in advance. Instead he allows each look to evolve organically. Once he has completed the awesome transformation process, Ryan documents each new manifestation by taking a stunning self-portrait. As you can see from the ten examples above, each new guise is nothing short of jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
Mr Burke grew up in Virginia and has spent time living in both Los Angeles and New York. His work has been influenced and shaped by his experiences with artists, drag queens and other colorful people during his travels.
He told the Huffington Post of his photo project, titled ‘Self’: ‘My self-portraits are a documentation of my life. When you spend three to eight hours putting together your face and outfit, an iPhone picture just doesn’t seem like enough.’
Ryan keeps an ongoing public record of his favourite guises, which you can follow right here on Tumblr.
Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota stitches the images of cute Internet kitties onto white button-down shirts and sells them via her Etsy shop. It all began because of her son, who really loves cats and requested that she sew the images of some of his favourite found felines onto his shirts. Because she often couldn’t find ready-made clothing that fit him properly, Hiroko was already making clothes for her son, so enhancing them with cute kitties was a fun addition.
After posting her creations online they quickly went viral (like most Internet cats do), prompting Kubota to open an Etsy shop 6 months ago. Despite the hefty price tag for a shirt ($250 – $300) she quickly racked up 15 sales and her current inventory is looking a bit slim.
Act quickly if you want to snag a hand-made kitty shirt while you still can.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
Chelonian craft maven Katie Bradley (previously featured here) has added food-themed turtle and tortoise cozies to her MossyTortoise shop. If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that the world needs more turtles stoically plodding around looking like the cutest cheeseburgers, roast turkeys, and crabs that we’ve ever seen.
Visit Katie’s MossyTortoise shop to check out more of her completely awesome handmade creations.
[via Serious Eats]
We’ve seen light-up leashes made to protect dogs and their walkers at night, but what about urban chickens crossing the road during a twilight or predawn stroll? Don’t chickens deserve protection too? That’s certainly what the clever people at Omlet think, which is why they developed these awesome High Vis Chicken Jackets.
Omlet is a UK-based company that manufactures top of the line chicken coops for the steadily growing numbers of people keeping chickens in urban and suburban areas. Work on their vest design began when customers started inquiring about ways to protect their pet chickens from passing motorists. The day-glo bibs are also insulated to help keep the birds warm on chilly nights.
The breathable, showerproof bibs, which are made in the UK, are fitted over the chicken’s wings and have an adjustable Velcro fastening at the front. They also have a quilted lining of Flectalon, a substance developed by NASA. The insulation is particularly important for former battery hens which are taken in as pets, because they tend to have fewer feathers than other chickens, so can be vulnerable to the cold.
However, owners are warned that the hi vis vests are not suitable as “pyjamas” and must be removed at night, because the animal could overheat.
Johannes Paul, a director at Omlet, said: “Most people who have chickens as pets will have them out and about and we do hear about chickens who do cross the road. If you imagine you are in a built-up area and your chicken gets under the fence, they don’t care if there is a road there. They just go straight across it.”
We know awesome facial hair when we see it and, friends, San Francisco based-Isaiah Webb has nailed it with this aptly-named Incredibeard. Along with help from his wife, Aphan, and a variety of waxes and oils, it seems there’s nothing Isaiah cannot do with this amazing whiskers. He doesn’t need to use his hands to carry his lunch and his Predator imitation is out of this world.
Brace yourselves for some serious serpentine cuteness. Shannon Hammer sculpted a teeny-tiny hat and mustache for her pet Hognose snakes, Sir Snowball and Sir Sledge. Then she made this adorable video set to Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” It’s “Puttin’ on the Hiss!”
And just in case you’re wondering, because we sure were, Shannon’s dapper reptilian friends we able to wear their miniature accessories thanks to tiny dabs of peanut butter.
We’re suckers for the inherent awesomeness of fancy facial hair (so much so that we even created our own Mustache Shop). That’s why we practically swooned at the sight of these fabulous and playful portraits of competitors from the 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships, which recently took place at the at the House of Blues in New Orleans.
These wonderfully hirsute portraits were shot by Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson. The photos you see here are just a few of our favourites.
[via Design Taxi]
A few months ago we featured some amazingly unconventional prosthetic limbs created by London-based designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata for The Alternative Limb Project. The project is dedicated to designing prostheses that reflect the interests and unique personalities of the wearers.
Would you believe us if we told you that these articles of clothing aren’t made of clothing at all? We hope so, because it’s true. These aren’t pieces of clothing, they’re unbelievably realistic marble sculptures. These mind-blowing stone garments are the work of a Sydney-based sculptor named Alex Seton.
"Alex’s preferred material is Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble that is quarried at the city of Carrara, located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. The marble has been used for sculpture and building decor since the time of Ancient Rome.”