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Fashion Blasphemy

Today is a lesson in Fashion Blasphemy.

The below pictures are not suitable for all audiences.  They may cause mild peril and shortness of breath.

I found this bag laying on the floor of the 34th St. subway in NYC.  I was too nervous to look inside in case there was a rather fashionable family of rats nesting amongst the baby blue tissue.

This is not okay.  A Lanvin bag should never, ever, ever, be on the ground of any station be it subway or in Grand Central.  If they are no longer needed they should be sent to me so that I can a. pretend that I am fabulous enough to have one or b. so that I can make a lovely collage and decorate my wall with the iconic shopping bag.

This is fashion blasphemy.  May it never happen again.

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Collage Bound

So apparently I am not the only one fascinated with collages, trying to fit the puzzle pieces together and make images work cohesively.

V Magazine recently had a similar fashion spread.  But, they of course took it to the next level.

V Magazine is not afraid of screaming fashion at the top of their smokey lungs.  It is loud and colorful, often naked and daring, but still fashionable nonetheless.

Below are four images from the spread which blend the images together seamlessly, creating interesting, often humorous pictures.

I am actually pretty inspired by the photographs, I will have to try doing something like this when I have more free time.  I will, of course, post my attempts, though I highly doubt they will be as masterful as these.

I love this one because her dress looks so beautiful until you realize it is an older woman's mouth.

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A talent of yours

Collages have been my creative tool of choice since I was in kindergarten and had to make a book of colors.  My mother still has it, lying in the second drawer of her nightstand.

I love putting pieces together and trying to make them work.

My walls at home are completely plastered with pictures.  From the floor to the ceiling, I have Chanel and Chloe, ads from every fashion magazine available to me.  I put up pictures from editorials, news stories, advertisements, and covers, they don’t necessarily go together, but it is so much fun trying to get them to work as one.

Scissors have helped me de-stress for years.  I would just sit on the floor of my bedroom and cut up 4, 5, 6 magazines at a time.  I was completely entranced by them and all of the colors and textures of the clothes or the different positions the models contorted their bodies and the wild makeup they had in editorial shoots.  For those few hours nothing could distract me, my mind was set on those pictures and making my wall the best it could be.  Johnny Depp and Moschino rarely go together but somehow in my collages they did.  It’s really all about finding connections, like Johnny Depp is dating a model named Vanessa Paradis and I have a few pictures of her on my wall so having that connection, in my mind, makes it work.

My Room

Close up of the side of my wall

Close up of my other wall

When I took Summer Live classes at FIT the summer before my senior year, I took a class called the Anatomy of Fashion.  In that class, we just cut up magazines and put them in a “Croquis Book” this was a portable collage, a portable wall for me.  Soon my collages changed and grew into more of an art where I would weave pictures together or make cut outs at various spots.  My Croquis Book has come with me to college, it is the grown up version of the color book I made in Kindergarten.

The Front of my Croquis Book

First Pages

Art Pages

Single Page

One of my favorite pages

Shoes and Bags

Mini Italian Vogues

Last summer I got a trunk for my birthday (read: begged my mother to buy it for me) and it was my summer project to decoupage it before taking it to college.  It took a while to go through my hundreds of magazines and find my absolute favorite photographs and then I had to glue them onto my trunk in a cohesive way.  The final task was to cover the entire trunk in Mod Podge, a glue/finish, to make it look shiny and nice.  It took the whole summer but I love the end result.

I received another trunk for Christmas this year, so guess what I will be doing this summer?

Top of Trunk

Front of Trunk

Back of Trunk

Side of Trunk

Other Side of Trunk


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