Monday, April 9, 2012

An Aesthetic Catalogue/Inspiration Dump Part II

5.  Celestial Vibes

I love me some moons and stars.

6. Frida Kahlo

I won't pretend to know a lot about visual art, but I do know that Frida is far and away my favorite artist. I think what draws me to her paintings is the fact that they're so colorful but so dark at the same time. She doesn't shy away from the ugly and gruesome, but her art ends up with a raw beauty ins spite of it. Not to mention that her personal style was totally bangin'. Looking at pictures of her makes me want to wear my hair in a flowery updo and grow a unibrow.

Los Dos Fridas

 Diego on my Mind
Self-Portrait with Monkey
What a badass babe.

7. Candles

Look at those creepy motherfuckers.


8. Creepy Pastels

All of these pictures share a faded, pastel-y, mystical feel to me. I dunno, I really like the vibe I get from these pictures. A little witchy without being going the typical all-black route.

I seriously need those thigh-highs.

It's kind of hard to sum up a solid connection between all of these pictures, but I guess their main uniting factor is a creepy, sort of dark theme. Funny that I'm getting into creepy witch stuff right at the beginning of spring. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cultivate a creepy aesthetic while still indulging in the fun things about spring dressing: expect lots of dusty fake flowers, lace and sheer fabrics, and short velvet skirts. So exciting!


  1. Loove those socks and the baby head candle holders!!

  2. You´ll need Google Translator, because I only speak spanish :)

    Amé las medias de ángeles, son hermosas! Me gustaron mucho tus últimas publicaciones, es en especial la de Frida y la de mariposas. Yo colecciono insectos de todo tipo, lagartijas, luciérnagas y mariposas que voy encontrando muertas en el camino. Frida, si bien no es mi pintora favorita, ella no pintó para ser la favorita de nadie y eso es lo que me gusta de ella: su desenfado y su manera de ver las cosas.

    Hace algún tiempo que te sigo y me encanta tu blog!
    BESOS, Mariale de Venezuela

  3. I love those cherub thigh highs too - I've been looking for some for months but I haven't been able to find any :(

    1. Here's the site where you get them :D

      press "choose print", scroll done the box until you see to the left "1st Kiss" and there you have it! :D

  4. I really like the point you've made about the juxtaposition of vibrant colors and dark themes in Frida Khalo's work. she is definitely a favorite of mine.

    x Peter @


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