Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Christmas time, mistletoe and WIIIIIIINE!!!


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After this post I'm taking a holiday break from my blog, and I'll see you all after New Years! So with this I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! See you next year!


XOX

Miss Meadows




Friday, December 19, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Today's Fabergé object - a brooch. Made by workmaster Anna Ringe, sometime between 1908 and 1917!




The brooch is lozenge-shaped, and covered in lavender purple enamel over a guilloché ground. The edges are gold, and in the center of it all sits a bezel-set diamond. The width of the brooch is 1.9'' (4.9 cm), and the prize for it is 4,900 USD. You find it at Romanov Russia!








Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHROMAT

CHROMAT - Structural Experiments for the Human Body is a lingerie/swimwear/fashion brand started up in 2010 by Becca McCharen. She has a degree in architecture, and took her interest in scaffolding, city maps, wearable exoskeletons and the intricacies of lingerie and brought all this together into fashion. The result is several collections of wearable architecture. I just stumbled upon CHROMAT and think it's fantastic! Here are a few of my favorites. For more, visit CHROMAT's website here!



Chromed Bralette




Ladder Dress




Steel Shoulder Cage




Vaulter Cage Bustier




Coil Skirt




Catwoman Mask














Monday, December 15, 2014

Hamish Blakely

Artist Hamish Blakely counts Caravaggio, Degas, and Velázquez as a few of the painters he is inspired by. And for anyone who has studied art, you can see similarities between these old painters and the work of Blakely. But he doesn't copy his inspirers. He takes a bit here and there, mix it on his palette, and creates his very own style on the canvas. He says that "Each bare canvas brings enough self doubt and nerves to keep me on my toes every time. I splodge the paint and hope that I win the battle as sometimes the brushes and paint have their own peculiar ideas about how things should look.". Well, I think his "splodges" turn out wonderfully in the end. Here is some of his work. For more, please visit his web site here!


Venus Disrobes


Autumn Glow


The Rehearsal


Duel


The Swan


Encore


Into The Night


Three Graces


Old Fashioned Girls


Debutante


Soliloquy


A Face In The Crowd


















Friday, December 12, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Christmas is just around the corner, and one Christmas decoration I wouldn't mind putting on my mantlepiece - if I had a mantlepiece - is this Fabergé holly sprig! It was made by workmaster Henrik Wigström, around 1908!




The twig sits in a glass made of rock crystal, which emulates both the glass and the water in it. It has a stem made of gold, leaves of nephrite, and red purpurine berries. The dimensions of the piece is 5.6'' x 3.1'' x 3.1'' (14.1 x 8 x 8 cm), and it was purchased by Mrs George Keppel on a visit to Fabergé's shop in London with Edward VII in 1908. She was a long-time mistress of the king. Now it is part of the Royal Collection.








Wednesday, December 10, 2014

From Photo To Painting

I've posted photos by photographer Pelle Piano here before, and shown you what a photoshop wizard he is. Now he has transformed a few of the photos he's taken of me into paintings. I think they're amazing, and it's almost scary what you can do with a computer these days... Oh well, here they are!











Thinking about selling these to the Louvre. Haha!


Monday, December 08, 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be both fun and stressful. Ordering your presents online is a bit less stressful than running around town with all the other shoppers though. So here are a few tips for what to put under the tree!



Lady Love Song Dress in Merlot Velvet



Endless Enchantment Dress



Two gorgeous dresses perfect for both Christmas and New Years! Both are from ModCloth.






Stockings is something you always need more of - especially if you're into the vintage style, like me, and wear them on a daily basis. These are fully fashioned ones from What Katie Did!






You find all sorts of usable things in Mrs Murphy's webshop. This is a very good...um...water bottle, for example...





Jewelry from Garland Row. I really want one of these diamond studded star rings - in white gold - please...






We can never have too many pairs of shoes! These very 40s-looking babies are from Daisy Dapper!


The problem about doing these gift-help posts is that I end up wanting everything I write about myself! Think I need a glass of red wine and a massage now...



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