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Button miniature art

Button miniature art. French Fop Fops Button Tavern Scene

French Fop Fops Button Tavern Scene. Button miniature art

Vintage buttons are so varied and interesting that many of today’s collectors increasingly prefer collecting Button miniature art. Each button has its own history and can tell you about a particular cultural epoch that began under the rule of various emperors. Archaeologists claim that the oldest should be considered buttons, found during excavations in the Indus Valley. They date back to the III millennium BC. In the Scythian tombs found clothing, jewelry buttons, Greek warriors fastened straps on armor with buttons, the patricians of Ancient Rome also used them. Disco or oval, triangular and square, pyramid and cone-shaped, spherical and hemispherical, archaeologists find antique buttons everywhere.
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Paper fashion by Asya Kozina

Paper fashion by Asya Kozina, photo Anastasia Andreeva, models Liliya Abdurasulova, Olga Komarova, Polina Krasavina

Photo by Anastasia Andreeva, models Liliya Abdurasulova, Olga Komarova, Polina Krasavina. Paper fashion by Asya Kozina

Paper fashion by Asya Kozina
Russian paper artist Asya Kozina from St. Petersburg creates very stylish and sophisticated paper sculptures. In her portfolio there are ethnic wedding dresses, white fluttering butterflies, and detailed flowers. In addiotion to paper art, she is a fashion designer. Her paper sculptural installations from the series “Ethnic wedding dress” prove this.
According to the artist, preparing for her own wedding day she found out the huge variety of national wedding dresses in different countries. Unfortunately, the ancient traditions rooted in the past are slowly dying out. The desire to prevent the disappearance of this unique world has become the basis for creating the fragile paper collection of bridal dresses.
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Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets, photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Hotel ‘Bellagio’. ‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski. Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets
Traditionally, carpets in hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are incredibly bright. Meanwhile, such design is a real insult to the aesthetic sense, but they are there with some practical purpose – to tourists “not to sleep” and spend money in the casino. The author of these Psychedelic Casino carpets photographs is Chris Maluzinski, who has taken these pictures over the past 5 years. The 39-year-old fan of the capital of gambling, Chris Maluzinski repeatedly comes to Vegas from his native New York on business. One day, bright colors of carpets in the casinos and hotels struck him so much, that he began photographing them.
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Embroidery art by Michele Carragher

Embroidery art by costume designer Michele Carragher

The Queen. Embroidery art by costume designer Michele Carragher

Embroidery art by Michele Carragher
London based embroiderer, costume designer Michele Carragher studied fashion design at London College of Fashion. The studying included designing, cutting, designing of garments, embroidery and illustration. At the same time, she studied three years at evening classes at Cordwainers College, where she received her skills in the tanning industry. Embroidery art by Michele Carragher is an award-winning – embroidered suits for the film Game of Thrones, as well as the costumes of Queen Elizabeth I, Prince of Persia. Carragher worked as a restorer of historic costumes for private collectors and museums, costumes for film and television.
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Inspired by Natalia Vodianova fan art

Natalia Vodianova fan art

Inspired by Natalia Vodianova fan art

Natalia Vodianova fan art
World famous fashion model Natalia Vodianova is a real inspiration and muse for artists – professional and amateur, or just her fans. Accordingly, drawings and paintings devoted to a beautiful person, a mother of four children, actress and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova appear on the net.
In September 2002, Natalia Vodianova became the most popular model of the New York Fashion Week. Thus, she appeared in shows of nineteen designers, including Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren, defile of which she presented. Natalia Born 28 February 1982 in Nizhny Novgorod, Vodianova was 16, when a local modeling agency scout noticed her. According to the legend, it wasa while Natasha was selling vegetables on the streets. The girl went to Moscow for the casting of the French agency Viva, and from there – straight to Paris. Thus began her path to fame.
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Vintage body art

Vintage body art

Painted legs resemble stockings, retro photo of early XX century, USA

Vintage body art in the USA
Skillfully painted legs of this woman resemble stockings, in fact her legs are painted by an unknown artist. Such delicate body art was very popular among glamorous women of the early XX century in the United States. In contrast to our time, this body art was a forced measure, because in the first half of the 20th century, women walking without stocking in the street could be fined. Later painted stockings were also due to the unavailability of silk and nylon during WWII. That is why in summer, women of that time found a creative solution to this problem.
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Stella Jean summer 2015 African collection

Stella Jean summer 2015 African collection

Stella Jean summer 2015 African collection

The long-awaited Fashion Week has started yesterday in Milan, where the famous Italian designers present collections for next summer 2015. Stella Jean summer 2015 African collection is a manifestation of art in fashion. The Italian catwalk presents artful prints and rowdiness fantasy. Today collection of Stella Jean just fascinates with colorful prints. Stella Jean is quite a young designer from Italy, who boldly uses African motifs in her collections. Her attraction to Africa Stella explains that her mother, who is originally from the Caribbean, rooted in Africa. Thus, the culture of the mysterious continent is always present in the work of the designer. Look at the collections of prints, where peas and strips peacefully coexist with bright patterns in the form of fish, fruit, machines and women, harvest, and sport shirts with long feminine skirts.
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