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  • I Love Fashion: Amongst the Bohemians

    November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments »

    There are certain artistic movements and collectives that speak to a person, and for me, that would be the Bloomsbury Group. A coterie of young British artists, painters, writers and philosophers, the Bloomsbury Group was known for their liberal social values, passion for love, the pursuit of knowledge and beauty (and polyamory, but that’s another story). Though they held avant-garde views on feminism, gay rights and pacifism, expect no monk-like asceticism for them: instead their days were filled with a heady mix of sex, drugs and philosophical discourse.
    Often the group gathered at Charleston Farmhouse, the country home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. Surrounded by rambling English gardens filled with sculpture, Charleston is something of a maximalist print enthusiast’s dream come true.
    So of course, when I saw this editorial, “Amongst The Bohemians” (model Lera Tribel shot by Tom Allen For Uk Harper’s Bazaar November 2014) shot at Charleston house, I audibly gasped. Luckily, I do that a lot so my desk-mates barely bat an eyelash.

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    I love Art: Jim Hodges

    November 11, 2014 | No Comments »

    Jim Hodges / thisisloveforever.com
    This mind-blowing piece, “Untitled (one day it all comes true)”, by American artist Jim Hodges, is made entirely of denim. Take that in: denim. Inspired by both a studio move to upstate New York, where the one-time Manhattanite was charmed by the big blue skies of country living and his sewing bond with his mom, Hodges scoured Hudson Valley thrift shops for his medium. The piece is currently in his traveling solo show: Give More than You Take. Please, please watch the video of Hodges describing this piece; it’s transcendent!
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    I Love Fashion: Vingi Wong

    November 10, 2014 | No Comments »

    Vingi Wong - thisisloveforever.com
    Inspired by classical shapes in architecture, traditional Eastern European costume and distortion of the human body, recent Central St. Martin’s grad Vingi Wong makes clothing that is at once challenging, playful and well, just plain awesome. In the animé version of my life (the one in which I eat massive quantities ice cream cake and shoot poisonous strawberries out of my eyes), this is exactly what I will be wearing.

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    Read / Watched: October

    November 3, 2014 | 2 Comments »

    Read / Watched: October collage by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com
    I have fallen deep down the rabbit hole of Sarah Waters’ novels and I am loving every minute of it. She’s a magnificent storyteller who excels at both the tiny moments of life (the clinking of a tea cup, the chill of a London morning) and the monumental (love, death, betrayal to name a few). And so my Read/Watched collage for October is singularly focused on her. I also decided somewhere along this project that the collages inspired by the books and movies I consume don’t have to be about every book and movie I consume. In fact they are better when they are more narrowly focused. And since I assigned myself the project, I get to change the rules!
    This collage was born out of the worry that my work is often too “pretty” to be considered “art”. The women in The Paying Guests are often similarly dismissed as one dimensional character, feminine vessels that don’t hold any depth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So, instead of trying to restrain my instincts, I just let them go wild.

    Blogging Burnout: My Take

    October 30, 2014 | 2 Comments »

    On the Surface by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com
    On the Surface, collage with fabric, paper, watercolor, burned vellum and thread

    The internet is all a-buzz lately with the concept of “blogger burnout”. The NYT wrote a piece highlighting a few high profile design blogs and their struggles to add fresh content day after day. Grace from design*sponge added her own (thoughtful) take as well on staying fresh in a sea of design blogs. In my personal life, friend’s blogs are dropping like flies. And honestly, sometimes I wonder why I blog. The market is over-saturated with adorable, fresh-faced bloggers with quirky design aesthetics and chutzpah to spare. What’s a cantankerous, over-the-(blogger)hill introvert to do?
    My answer: exactly what I want to, that’s what.
    A long time ago I made peace with the fact that I was not going to be the next big design blogger. It’s really not my bag anyway. I struggle with a lot of the things that come with the title: shopping and thinking about shopping fuel my anxiety and spending money thoughtlessly is a bad habit that I’ve been trying to shake for years. Speaking of poor discipline, a blogging schedule is something I can’t seem to tackle.
    Recently, I’ve started making art more frequently and so this blog has morphed into a vehicle to share my work. I’m always fascinated to watched blogs change as their creators evolve. Someday, when this deem becomes a reality, I hope to share my life as an actual, working, surviving artist.
    So for me, blogging continues to be a way for me to share my work, my inspiration and to hash out my feelings. Sometimes I feel like I’m shouting out into the vast ether of the internet with nothing but an echo. But that’s kind of ok. It’s pretty cool to have an avenue to share your small take on the world regardless of whether the readers are two or two million people.

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    52 Weeks of Collage: Week 6

    October 9, 2014 | No Comments »

    Reflect by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com
    New collage! I noticed on Instagram that I’ve been taking a lot of misty green tinged photos lately so this collage continues upon the theme. Also it might be a little ode to Iceland. Reflect is made with watercolor, burned vellum and magazine pages.

    Loving {Forever}: Outlander

    October 7, 2014 | 1 Comment »

    Raise your hand if you are watching Outlander, Starz’ gorgeous adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Scottish highlands time travel series. I am officially hooked and not just because it’s a historical tale finally told from the eyes of one very kick-ass woman or because men look great in kilts but because it is so beautifully shot that I am physically yearning for a trip to the highlands.  And on the fashion front, Outlander could do for plaid and hand knit cowls what Twin Peaks did for saddle shoes and Gossip Girl did for headbands.
    Witness below, my Scottish fashion fantasy:

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    Fairy Queen: Nastya Sten And Sophie Touchet shot by Phil Poynter For Vogue Germany October 2014 via: Visual Optimism

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    on left: Isabel Marant FW ’14 show via NYmag.com on right: still from Outlander via Starz

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    on left: Insta-Glam: Julia Suszfalak By Emilio Tini For Glamour Germany October via Image Amplified, on right: still from Outlander via Starz

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    still from Outlander via Starz

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    on left: Nice To Meet You, Mrs Bogart! : Nicola Haffmans By Thanassis Krikis For Madame Germany October via Visual Optimism on right: Isabel Marant FW ’14 show via NYmag.com


    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    on left: Josefien Rodermans shot by Andreas Ohlund for Elle Sweden November 2013 via The Fashionography on right: Scotch on the Rocks shot by Joseph Cornell for Flare 2004 via

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    still from Outlander via Starz

    Inspired by Outlander / thisisloveforever.com
    on left: Tartan Army: from Elle Magazine shot by George Santoni  on right: Field Notes: Marine Deleeuw By Emma Tempest For Bon Fall / Winter 14/15 via Visual Optimism


    I Love Fashion: Givenchy’s Butterflies

    September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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    In the wrong hands, butterflies can be a bit cloying but Givenchy’s butterfly prints from their Spring ’15 show are anything but. They immediately reminded me of McQueen’s butterfly dresses which sent me down the rabbit hole towards Damien Hirst’s scarf prints for McQueen. A match made in heaven.
    Givenchy images from Style.com
    Damien Hirst images from Alexander McQueen

    I Love Art: Eva Faye

    September 24, 2014 | No Comments »

    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com

    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com
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    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com
    These beautiful pieces by artist Eva Faye are made from precise cuts into oil painted vellum. Each delicate work is hung a couple of inches off the wall to allow for the interaction of light and shadow with the art.

    52 Weeks of Collage: Week 5

    September 19, 2014 | No Comments »

    I am woefully behind on documentation, but! I am not going to beat myself up about this. I am just going to say that I am extremely happy with this collage, Emptied.
    And that’s that.

    Emptied by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com