Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Visions of Elsa Klensch

While viewing the students' fashion illustrations on exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology, visions of Elsa Klensch started coming back to me. Watching Style With Elsa Klensch, CNN's weekly fashion and design television program, every Saturday morning was a great source of inspiration. 

The faces on the fashion illustrations shown above resemble the face of model Stella Tennant.


I'd like to have a couple of these suits in my wardrobe.


I'm still the proud owner of a black, wool Christian Dior suit that my mom bought for me in 1988. She said if you buy a classic suit, it will never go out of style. She's absolutely right. To this day, I can still wear that suit since it has a classic cut. Mom knows best.

Love these illustrations!

~ The buildings of New York City ~

Monday, June 25, 2012

OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention

The exhibits at OrigamiUSA's annual convention in New York City were amazing. I was blown away by all the talent in the room. These flowers look real both up close and from a distance.

I was impressed with this black couch, accent pillows, and throw rug. It's amazing what an artist can do with paper.

 I overheard a person mentioning that these insects were anatomically correct. Look at all those details.

 ~ A colorful flower bouquet ~

~ A free-form sculpture ~

~ A burst of interlocking color ~

Now this is my kind of paper folding! George Washington always looks fabulous on anything his face appears on. Check out those rings.

This life-size dragon sculpture will give you an idea of how talented these origami artists are. I'd imagine you'd need a huge studio or workspace to fold paper this large.

Don't fear the reaper.

The two sculptures in the back remind me of doughnuts.

~ A turkey and an armadillo ~

We were blessed with a beautiful day in New York City on Saturday.

~ Blue skies ~

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sidetracked by an Icon

My friend Lynn and I drove to New York City yesterday to visit OrigamiUSA's annual convention at The Fashion Institute of Technology. 

When we arrived, I was surprised to see The Pink Issue, a visual presentation and exhibition design featuring Barbie-inspired designs by the FIT students. Being sidetracked by an icon is always a pleasant surprise.

~ Divine ~

~ Ken in blue and Barbie in pink ~

Notice the locks of blonde hair and the tiny pink shoes.

This is a tiara fit for royalty. Notice the silhouette of Barbie in the center.

Give the student who designed this display an A+ for originality. Ken looks like he had a rough night, but he's working hard. Sugary snacks will always keep you going throughout the day.

~ Beads, baubles, and glitz ~

~ A beautiful day in New York City ~

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Catch of The Day

He may be old, but Chiseler still knows how to hunt.

Surprisingly, Chiseler wasn't in the mood for his catch of the day. Instead, the opossum that stopped by last night walked away with the bird.