It must have been pretty chilly out on the morning of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, because Daya was dressed to brave the winter about the NHL float.
She wore a long tan wool coat and black insulated gloves with a wide gray head warmer. I love the color combo she chose, mixing up the neutral color scheme.
See below for some items inspired by this look!
1. ASOS, $9.50
2. World Market, $9.99
3. L.L. Bean, $49.95
4. REI, $34.73
5. Nordstrom, $1,299.90
6. Missguided, $54.00
Is it still hunting season?
I saw this rather interesting piece of art last month at Last Rites Gallery in Midtown. The piece is part of Kimberly Witham’s On Ripeness and Rot series, which contrasts fresh fruits with dead animal carcasses.
How’s that for morbid?
It’s crazy how she combines the two so gracefully, almost as they appear in nature. Take away the bowl and you have an innocent deer against a white background with berries dangling from a branch above her.
See more of Witham’s work at www.kimberlywitham.com.
As you may have noticed, Wardrobe Wednesdays took a little break yesterday. Fan Art Fridays will also take a break tomorrow so that I can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday (and my food coma) with my family.
I’ll be back on Monday!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
Time for some art from New York City’s underground!
On the way to the gym last month, I saw these gorgeous tiled art pieces by Elizabeth Grajales called A Bird’s Life on the platform of the 1 train at Penn Station.
I was drawn to it immediately because of the soft green color. I then noticed the black birds, which, in any other context, would have scared the daylights out of me. For some reason, this depiction of black birds with their young made them seem less frightful.
Learn more about A Bird’s Life here.
As if I needed another reminder as to how old I’m getting, Space Jam turned 20 this week.
How has it been 20 years already?!
In celebration, I’ve selected a piece of fan art I found on DeviantArt of Lola Bunny, the film’s sassiest character (in my opinion).
Called “Take It To the Hole,” Jessie J. Barboza (jbwarner) puts Lola Bunny in an underwater scene for his Underwater Babes of Toontown series. The expression on Lola Bunny’s face in the cartoon definitely makes this an intriguing piece of fan art. Why does she look so unimpressed while making this shot?
View the original fan art here, and reminisce with the Space Jam trailer.
Nina Dobrev made an appearance at the Los Angeles screening of XXX: Return of Xander Cage on Saturday wearing the most eye-catching Versace sweater I’ve seen this fall.
The middle and arms of the sweater have light pink and blue knitted patterns, the latter of which is brought out by the blue suede clutch bag that the Bulgarian-Canadian actress carried.
She took the opportunity to show off some leg with a faux leather mini skirt. If this doesn’t prove that pleather is the way to go then I don’t know what will.
See below for some of the original pieces (marked by *) and alternatives inspired by the look!
1. mytheresa.com, $2,295.00 *
2. American Eagle Outfitters, $49.95
3. Farfetch, $665.15
4. Macy’s, $148.00
5. The Outnet, $102.00
6. Selfriges and Co., £490.00 ($609.37 USD) *
I visited the Studio Museum in Harlem last month during Open House New York 2016 where I found an exhibit full of photography by emerging high school artists who participated in the museum’s Expanding the Walls program.
It’s not surprising that I found this exhibit, Color in Shadow, intriguing. Most of the photographers are around my age range and I love seeing the creativity of millennials like myself.
This untitled photograph by 18-year-old Brittany Mangar grabbed my attention as soon as I walked into the exhibit. At first I was thinking, when did Barbie graduate from looking out of doll house windows to real ones?
After reading the artist’s statement on the label below the photograph and doing some research, I realized there might be a connection between Mangar’s Untitled and Gordon Park’s Outside Looking In. Mangar mentions she was inspired by Park’s work, and if you think about it long enough, her photo could pretty much be named the opposite of his: Inside Looking Out.
Learn more about Color in Shadow.