Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Avery Monsen Gets Emojinal
Emojis are the lifeblood of worldwide communication. When you really think about it, nothing is more important than expressing your ideas through tiny illustrations of really pointless things. Nobody understands that better than Avery Monsen, a comedian / Vine celeb / really funny author out of New York. Avery’s newest creation, Rejected Emojis, puts all those preloaded icons to shame by serving up such creations as “cool pube” and “a bald man reclines on a giant slice of pizza.” We caught up with Avery the other day and tackled important subjects like smiling red ogres, emoji freedom, and the power of evasive texting.
Monday, July 28, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Nasty Gal x WISF
It’s never good to compare yourself to others. But who said anything about comparing your favorite clothes to your favorite photos? Bianca Luini is the image guru behind Where I See Fashion, a blog that celebrates the similarities between clothing and photography. Bianca has been on our radar for quite some time, but we recently got the Milan-born fashion design student to look through some of our images. And while she was working, we snagged an interview with her, too!
Shop The Looks!
Roberto Cavalli Reef Raff Leather Pants
Balancing Act Crop Top
Get It Write Pants
Such A Square Bag
Cameo Dark Stars Skirt
Reverse Outline Bustier
Nasty Gal Express Yourself Trousers
What A Gem Bag
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Fash Gif
Greta Larkins launched her now cult-beloved website FashGif in 2011 with an image she animated from the Prada Spring ’11 collection, but the very first GIF the Melbourne-based artist created didn’t involve fashion at all. “It was a photo of a friend holding a stick (ha ha I think he was pretending to be Gandalf or something)…I removed the stick from his hand and then had it float into frame.” After becoming enamored with GIFs and teaching herself how to create them via online tutorials, Greta merged her loves of fashion and her love of the moving image and started creating her “fash gifs” for fun. Over the past few years the stylish GIFs have become must-have internet accessories for some of the most stylish folks around, and Greta has been written up by the likes of Dazed Digital, Oyster Magazine, and Bullett Media, and collaborated with some pretty big names, including Calvin Klein, Converse, and Kenzo.
We asked the 29 year old to choose her all time favorite creations, and asked her about her dream FashGif collaborations.
Monday, July 7, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Illustrating Feminism with Foie Gras
We know we talk about girl crushes a lot, but this one is the real deal. Foie Gras, who we’ve loved for a while, is part graphic artist, part in-your-face feminist, and a pretty cool musician, too. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to girl power and she’s commanded quite the following. Her digital project, Girls Against Cat-Calling, is as visually inspiring as it is culturally relevant. We got the chance to catch up with her and talk zines, livers, and #YESALLWOMEN. After our chat, she was nice enough to make us Nasty Gal-inspired art, too!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Where Bianca Luini Sees Fashion
The Internet never ceases to amaze us. Today’s obsession is Bianca Luini’s Where I See Fashion, a project that draws parallels between high fashion images and pictures of landscapes, architecture, or whatever Bianca deems fit. We’ve got to admit, we wish we had thought of this first.