Affordable Avant-garde by @lindsayleboyer, guest blogger Lindsay LeBoyer Over half a million visitors have flocked to the Metropolitan Museum this summer for the Alexander McQueen fashion retrospective, Savage Beauty. Although McQueen is primarily known for his beautiful, gothic style gowns worthy of high society balls you may be wondering how to incorporate elements of his style into your everyday look. To achieve high style on a starving artist budget all you need is the right print, ... Read More about How to incorporate Alexander McQueen Style on a starving Artist budget
~Alexander McQueen's Most Romantic Runway show as Artistic Inspiration~ by Miriam Schulman. Spanish Rose, original watercolor by Schulman The Alexander McQueen show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the flower dress on display which inspired this painting. There are more watercolors in this series where art meets fashion and fashion meets art. Inspired by Alexander McQueen's dress, Sarabande and re-imagined as a Gustav Klimt stylized painting using swirls, butterflies, ... Read More about Romantic Melancholy: Art inspired by Sarabande
Maximize exposure through social media. By Miriam Schulman. We all love being featured in etsy treasuries, but how do you turn this ego boost into a boost in sales and exposure for your items? Of course, those of us lucky enough to have a treasury promoted on etsy's front page have seen a huge surge of traffic and sales to our stores and our goods, but what to do for those quieter treasuries that never make it to the home page? Screen shot after link is pasted in status ... Read More about How to post your etsy treasury on facebook.
Where to go gallery hopping in New York. by Miriam Schulman. Summer Butterfly Swirls by Miriam Schulman The Chelsea Art Walk is this Thursday, July 28, 2001 with over 125 participating galleries! Chelsea's second annual summer evening of extended hours and special events is free and open to the public.Where does one start? Here is a guide to some great finds. The evening is from 5-8 or you can visit the galleries at the their regular viewing ... Read More about Hidden Gallery Gems in Chelsea.
Art of the Muse. by Miriam Schulman Fashion illustrations and fantasy art inspired by Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (still going on thru August 7, 2011) Chess Queen Size: 16x20" Media: Watercolor on Canvas Board Blue and purple butterflies lift the queen off her feet and carry her away. The Alexander McQueen show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an amazing dress with Japanese influences on ... Read More about Inspired by the Models and Fashion of Alexander McQueen.