When someone thinks of high fashion and designer dresses, he or she usually isn’t thinking about dirt, water, and volcanoes… unless that someone is Liliya Hudyakova, in which case, that’s all she’s thinking about. On her simply titled blog Photo & L’art, Hudyakova brings together the two worlds of designer couture and the natural elements. While combing Mother Nature with all things materialistic may not seem like an obvious pairing at first, it turns out that these two opposing worlds actually click pretty well with each other.
Made by an artist with an eye full of imagination and a love for all things beautiful, this blog is definitely worth checking out. It may be a simple concept, but the visual quality of the pages are mesmerizing, and the places they allow your mind to wander are just as interesting. Next time you need a quick break, skip the Facebooking and spend some time scrolling down Hudyakova’s pages instead. Who knows? You may even see the world a little bit differently after doing so.
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Regardless if you’re a fashion aficionado or not, you’re probably well aware of designer Alexander McQueen and how his groundbreaking designs redefined the fashion world for more than two decades, intersecting that elusive space of “fashion meets art.” McQueen’s untimely death in 2010 was a huge shock to the industry, but art retrospective Savage Beauty proves that his legacy still lives on. This recent exhibition on display at Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the largest retrospectives dedicated to his work, is a look at the radical designs that made McQueen the king of avant-couture. This short video explains the exhibit, gives a quick peek at some of the designs on display, and features interviews with former McQueen collaborators. Wishing we were in London right now.
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While at first glance Meg Flather’s novel Home Shopping Diva: Lessons, Lyrics and Lipstick looks like just another piece of vapid chick lit, there’s actually a great message about learning how to deal with the ups and downs of life within its pages.
Flather’s heartwarming memoir recounts her earliest years living in the Philippines, thanks to her Peace Corps parents, and then her times spent growing up in both Massachusetts and the Big Apple. Within the non-fiction novel is a hilarious coming-of-age story as Flather weaves an intricate tale about the life lessons she learned while being an actress, a singer, working in the cosmetics industry, and finally, making her debut on home shopping television.
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