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Le Professeur has tasked us with another fantastic challenge for April’s Monthly Homework Assignment. This time, she asks us to create a post inspired by visual art. I was a bit sad that I so recently featured my dress covered in ladies from classical art for my March 1 Gray Theme… But that’s what challenges are for: to push the limits of our creativity and encourage us to come up with new ideas.
Today’s post is inspired by the fairy artwork of Amy Brown.
I’m not necessarily a huge fan of fantasy art, but I’ve always loved Amy Brown’s fairies. My attraction to them can most definitely be attributed their stunning sense of dark fashion. Many of her fairies represent a sartorial ideal to me, and have probably been somewhat of a subconscious inspiration to me in building my wardrobe over at least the past 5 years.
In contemplating my solution to this month’s homework assignment, I explored the Web sites of various “dark” artists before it dawned on me that without question, Ms. Brown’s work would be the perfect source for a visual art inspired look. And the image that immediately spoke to me (and that I knew I could emulate to a respectable degree while being true to my own look) was:
|SOURCE: Amy Brown|
Thanks to Mr. Kitty for the wonderful art direction on this one, as on most of my “special” posts. He is so much the other half of my brain, he always knows exactly how to help me get what I am looking for. He also keeps me from getting frustrated by reminding me that humans actually cannot exactly recreate poses taken by characters in watercolor paintings… At least, not without dislocating my left shoulder and removing a few vertebrae…
Next time we go clubbing, don’t be surprised if I end up dressed like another of Ms. Brown’s elegant creatures!
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