Lora Zombie

Scanning for interesting artwork is something I do on a daily basis, and today I was quite pleased with my find. I stumbled upon Hi-Fructose magazine, and a feature they did on the artist Lora Zombie. As I explored more of her work, I fell in love. The simple yet intricate designs, and bursts of pastel really made an impression.

Lora Zombie’s works read like fairytales. Somewherebetween the fantastical content and childhood reminiscence is where her watercolored works unfold themselves, creating unique stories that straddle the lines between allegory and social commentary. Hi-Fructose Magazine

Hi-Fructose is a quarterly art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is relevant, informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world all of which help to define the future of art in our culture.

Visit Hi-Fructose now or view more Lora Zombie Artwork!

The Art of Burlesque

burlesque imageIt started in 1800s theaters and music halls as the art of the tease… striptease! In the days when ankles were considered soft porn, striptease involved a flash of a jeweled stocking, gorgeous corsets, decadence, and *gasp* possibly the glimpse of a thigh. But it also involved imagination. Dance and comedy was important, and – as any modern-day burlesquer will tell you – the attitude is as important as the glamor and extravagance.

Speaking of which, allow me to redefine glamor: Forget the playboy bunnies, burlesque glamor is all about being a lady, although a lady with a naughty side! Make-up and hair should always be immaculate, and one should stand with confidence, but not be afraid to stand out. Burlesque is all about elegance and what you leave on is easily as important as what you take off. This is the new glamor. – Burlesque Baby Blog

burlesque imageThere are hundreds of different looks you can adopt, but the essentials stay the same.

Red lipstick – Big vibrant reds, think of your lipstick like your favorite wine.

Eyeliner – Big, smoky eyes or cat-like shapes with flared out corners.

Sexy underwear – Stockings, suspenders – the works (think Britney a la Circus tour).

Heels – Time to walk the walk, the higher the better!

Nails – Painted, always. Reds, pinks, purples or black… anything will do with the right outfit.

Hair – Curls, waves, long or short… its all about how you shake it!

Need some make-up inspiration? Check out the Smashbox for Burlesque kit available exclusively at Nordstrom.

Re:Blog – Peoples Choice Awards Recap

Silver Style: The peoples choice awards are always a great source to check out spring fashion. With cutting edge accessories and a fantastic array of dresses and suits there is no shortage of jewelry inspiration. Let’s recap with some of our favorite looks from the show:

Taylor swift in a soft, peach colored illusionary-inset J. Mendel dress, Ashley Tisdale in a brilliant multicolored Farah Angsana gown, Kaley Cuoco in a bright white silk bustier gown and belt, Vanessa Williams in a metallic Tadashi Shoji masterpiece and Selena Gomez in a multicolored, printed Irina Shabayeva gown.

Have a ball gown and want to look like these ladies? Throw on your Louboutins and try some of these pieces to complete you red carpet look!

The Mother of Pearl danglesEmily’s Oval Pave bracelet, the White Gold Rhodium Bonded Dome Ring and the Gold Strand Dangle Hoops.

This post is from my new jewelry blog venture with Inspiredsilver.com check them out!

Nordstrom January 2011 Catalog Review

Finding a Nordstrom catalog in the mailbox after a long day of work can be better than the biggest cup of tea or comfy couch combined. This post – short and sweet – is a peek at a few of my favorite looks from the Nordstrom January 2011 catalog. Accessories are definitely the statement trend this year as opposed to statement clothing. Rose gold, hematite, bright white, gray and beige are the colors of the season, and I couldn’t be more exited. Bangles, sunglasses, sandals and bags… warm weather, we are ready for you!

Tarnish bracelet collectionTARNISH Metal flower cuff. NORDSTROM Nine-row mini beaded bracelet. CARA Leather and braided-chain snap bracelet, multi bangle set, tri-tone stretch bracelet, double row crystal bracelet.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Taffeta trench with ruffled back, waterfall hem, knit-inset sleeves in pumice. MICHAEL by MICHAEL KORS Cat-eye sunglasses with rose gold tone and large chronographic watch with rose gold plate.

ARIELLA Polished metal rings in hematite, rose gold, or silver. CHANEL Oversized sunglasses, wood temple detail, gradient lens in dark Havana or black. View the rest of the catalog now!