Did it : Fussy Riot

My latest illustration : Girls with iphones, in undies, boots and balaclavas. Inspired in part by the Russian band ‘Pussy Riot’.

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Dig it : Pre-Raphaelite babes

I was watching a documentary hosted by Andrew Lloyd Weber, who looks like he could be toad of Toad hall, the documentary was about Pre-Raphaelite painters and it was beautiful. I can’t believe it took me this many years to discover this style, because I can now see this movements influence in everything that’s happening in fashion right now. It’s such an indulgent-teenaged-girls-wet-dream style, reminds me of candles, tarot cards and diaries. Although I can see the tackiness and predictability in it, I dig it.

John Williams Waterhouse, ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ 1896

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘Lady Lilith’ 1872

Albert Joseph Moore, ‘Dreamers’ 1882

John Everett Millais, ‘Ophelia’ 1852

John Everett Millais, ‘Ophelia’ 1852

John William Waterhouse, ‘Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May’ 1909

John William Waterhouse, ‘The Lady of Shalott’ 1888

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘A Sea Spell’ 1877

John William Godward, ‘Reverie’

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘Venus Verticordia’ 1868

John Collier, ‘Lady Godiva’ 1898

John William Waterhouse, ‘Ophelia’ 1889

John William Waterhouse, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ 1893

Baby Sitters Club-apalooza

This movie was on tv the other day, it was released in 1995, and just looking at the clothes made me fully realise what a huge 90’s revival fashion is going through at the moment as nearly all the clothes wouldn’t be out of place at the local hipster hangouts.

 

So, I’m definitely going to try and make those pink daisy pants, and those round tortoise shell glasses pushed me to the very edge of becoming one of those people that don’t actually need glasses but wear non-prescription ones as fashion accessories. Who’da thunk that watching the babysitters club movie on a Wednesday night would prove inspiring.