lunedì 5 maggio 2008


This Outfit:
Heart Shaped Sunglasses at
Smile Tee by Rika, at
Button Down Skirt by Chloè, at
Ipod Nano by Apple, at
Day Runner Organizer Agenda at
Pink Very Noeud Slingbacks by Christian Louboutin, at
Ruby & Sapphire Shake Necklace by Renee Lewis, at
Stripe Hand-bag by Prada, in store only
Black Patent Lizard Print Belt at
Clear Written Bangles by Jessica Kagan Cushman, at
Fuxsia Nail Polish by Essie, at

martedì 29 aprile 2008


This Outfit:
Multi-Colored Wayfarer, Vintage
Baguette Bag by Fendi, in store only
Red, Blue, Yellow, Green Eye Shadow at
Yellow Booties by Nine West, at
Electric Blue Booties by Christian Louboutin, at
Red Suede Booties at
Red Strapeless Dress by Rachel Roy, at
Green Suede Booties by Paul & Joe
Green Taboo Silk Dress by Zac Posen, at
Blue Knit Dress with Hip Panels by Louise Goldin, at
Yellow Edith Bustier Dress by Luella, at

sabato 19 aprile 2008


Named “Best New Photographer of the Year” by both French Photo and American Photo magazines
“Photographer of the Year Award” at the VH-1 Fashion Awards
“Applied Photography of the Year Award” from The International Center of Photography
Art Directors Club Award for Best Book Design for LaChapelle Land
Best “Cutting Edge Essay” and “Style Photography” at Life magazine’s Alfred Eisenstadt Awards for Magazine Photography (the Eisies)
Honored in the “Cover of the Year” category at the Eisies
Placed second on CNN’s list of “20 to Watch in 2000”


This Outfit:
Eyeglasses by Linda Farrow for Luella
Ruffle Collar Blouse by Viktor&Rolf, at
Beaded Necklace by Xhilaration, at
Contrast Trim Belt at
Bandage Skirt by Azzedine Alaia, at
Red Matte Lipstick by Lorac, at
Lady Dior Cannage Bag by Dior, at
Blush Linen Scarf by Michael Kors, at
Crêpe chiffon mesh pumps by Christian Louboutin, at
Horsebit Diamond Ring by Gucci, in store only
14k White Gold Black & White Diamond Earrings at

22/04/2008: EARTH DAY

This Outfit:
Crisscross Patent Sandals by Marc Jacobs, at
Oversized Paka by Stella McCartney, at
Organic Skinny Jeans by Elsom, at
Green Chalcedony Ring by Anne Maa, at
Beaded Strech Bracelet, Vintage
Silk Orchid Hair Pin by Tarina Tarantino, at
Flower Fabric Tote by Marni, at
Green Patent Leather Jeweled Sandal by Borgo Degli Olivi, at
Peppermint Silk dress by 3.1 Philip Lim
Emerald A-Line Dress by 3.1 Philip Lim, at
Logo Box Clutch by Fendi, at

giovedì 17 aprile 2008


This Outfit:
Bow Hair Pins by Tarina Tarantino, at
Pink Blush by YSL, at
Cherry LipGloss by Korres, at
Heart Watch Chain Necklace by Marc by Marc Jacobs, at
Teal Leather Jacket, Vintage
Jacquard A-Line Skirt by See By Chloè, at
Burgundy Boots by Marc by Marc Jacobs, at
White Pin Tuck Top by Linq, at
Paddington Satchel Bag by Chloè, in store only
Over Knees Socks by Falke, at


Mark Ryden came to preeminence in the 1990’s during a time when many artists, critics and collectors were quietly championing a return to the art of painting. With his masterful technique and disquieting content, Ryden quickly became one of the leaders of this movement on the West Coast.Upon first glance Ryden’s work seems to mirror the Surrealists’ fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However, Ryden transcends the initial Surrealists’ strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. His dewy vixens, cuddly plush pets, alchemical symbols, religious emblems, primordial landscapes and slabs of meat challenge his audience not necessarily with their own oddity but with the introduction of their soothing cultural familiarity into unsettling circumstances. Viewers are initially drawn in by the comforting beauty of Ryden’s pop-culture references, then challenged by their circumstances, and finally transported to the artist’s final intent – a world where creatures speak from a place of childlike honesty about the state of mankind and our relationships with ourselves, each other and our past. Clearly infused with classical references, Ryden’s work is not only inspired by recent history, but also the works of past masters. He counts among his influences Bosch, Bruegel and Ingres with generous nods to Bouguereau and Italian and Spanish religious painting. Over the past decade, this marriage of accessibility, craftsmanship and technique with social relevance, emotional resonance and cultural reference has catapulted Ryden beyond his roots and to the attention of museums, critics and serious collectors. Ryden’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including a recent museum retrospective “Wondertoonel” at the Frye Museum of Art in Seattle and Pasadena Museum of California Art. Mark Ryden was born in Medford Oregon. He received a BFA in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles where he paints slowly and happily amidst his countless collections of trinkets, statues, skeletons, books, paintings and antique toys.