Saturday, 21 July 2012

Fashion on the Comic Lane!

There are lots and lots of reasons to wear comic-inspired fashion... that's what the Comic-Con's taught us, year after year!:) Seriously now, there's that funky nod to pop art, the fun catchy colors, the never-ending allure of graphic-prints, and they sure make great conversation starters, don't they? Let's channel our inner comic-book junkies, shall we?
Comic Book Superman Sundress 67.00 -
Sick of Men Dress, $106.42 Blackmilkclothing  (sold out! - but we had to share!)
Recycled comic book earrings $10.00 -
3.1 Phillip Lim Break up 31 minute clutch bag $446 -
 Comic Book Clutch 35,00 -
Recycled "Archie" Comic Cuff Bracelets $18.75
 Vivienne Westwood Comic Women's Wellington Rain Boot $295 -
G-STAR Comic 5620 Vest $58 -
Comic Book/Pop Art Mini Shirt Dress $59.00 -
 Spiderman Comic Strip Tee $27 -
Superman Comic Bow Tie $24.99
 Silvian Heach Top Utiske $61 (€50) -
Black Milk/Jeffrey Campbell  Back OffLita Fab $ Damsel Sick of Men Booties ($219.95$199.95, $239.95)
Comic Book High-Waisted Mini Skirt £20.00 -
La Frock Comic Book Vintage Retro Dress $129.99 -

And if you haven't had enough, head on over to Studio Jellyfish for a sensory overload of amazing hand-painted pop art/comic-book inspired shoes and handbags. But don't say we didn't warn you!
More and more comic-book related collaborations with fashion and beauty brands are storming the fashion scene! Brands like Phillip Lim, Romance Was Born [Luke Sales & Anna Plunkett ](with Marvel Comics), MAC cosmetics (with Archie Comics), Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin (with Studio Jellyfish), Vivienne Westwood, Reebok (with Marvel Comics), Converse (with DC Comics) Betsey Johnson and Jeffrey Campbell (with Black Milk Clothing) are embracing that great love of our lives - comic books- and we sure are glad to see it happen! 
MAC Archie's Girls (upcoming Makeup Line)-fashionetc

And, while we're here - who says you can't wear more than one comic-inspired piece at a time? We stacked THREE comic-book inspired swank chains and paired with superman-inspired cropped shorts for street style to gush over - at least we're gushing!
A Comic-Inspired Life
A Comic-Inspired Life  features:
Spaghetti Bustier top/Alice and Olivia~Oversized cardigan/ Mango~Superman-inspired shorts/ etsy
Fold down booties/Chloe~Crossbody Handbag/topshop~Piled Swank Chains/ POW! BLAM! WHAAM!
Pastell Ring/Bijou-Brigitte~Stud Earrings/topshop
We all (well, almost all of us!) have a superman or batman vintage tee hiding somewhere in our closet-and now is a good time as any to bring in some more old friends, and the perfect time to wear our trip down memory lane, to that place far far away (farther for some than others) where we were Veronica, Betty, Catwoman, Lois Lane-or that girl hoping Spiderman would  save her and Wolverine would carry her far far away! We've all been there - and now we can dress it too! 
What do you guys think? Are you ready to wear your comic-book fix? - or should we lose the geek-factor already?

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Why We Love: Carolina Herrera's Resort 2013 Collection

The name 'Carolina Herrera' evokes images of classic silhouettes, clean lines and extremely detailed blouses, dresses and skirts. The Resort 2013 Collection stays true to these ideals! We love that the collection could pass for an entire wardrobe (of a classy stylista on top of her game in every wise!) - from play, to work, dinner, dates, red carpets, hanging with the girls, meeting the in-laws - this collection has it all worked out!
Why We Love: 
The Carolina Herrera Resort 2013 Collection inspires us to:

1. Be Classic!

 2. Work Our Looks From Day (Casual, Formal) to Night!

 3. Go Green (with style!)

4. Embrace the Flower-Power!

5. Make Stunning Statements!

6. Become Goddesses!

What do you think of this collection and which pieces are your favorites? Kisses..

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Shoe Attack: Spike That Walk!

Following from our guest post here, it was a given that we would want to share that great shoe-crush in our lives right now: SPIKED SHOES! From Louboutin's Asteroid to Ruthie Davis' Spikette, here's our guide to our favorite spiked shoes from (ten of!) our favorite designers!

Focus: Spiked Heels
Where would we be without the spiked heels that grab our attention and don't let go!? Featuring front spikes, back spikes and all-over spike embellishments, these edgy pumps, boots and sandals make a bold statement, and it is this: I AM A TOUGH, DARING VIXEN. MAKE A WRONG MOVE AND YOU'LL SURE GET HURT!

1. Christian Louboutin: "Asteroid", "Pigalle Spike" and "Isolde"

Asteroid [S/S 2012]
 Pigalle [S/S 2012]
Isolde [20th Anniversary Collection]

2. Jeffrey Campbell: "Lita Spike" "Tawny"  & "Shadow Spike[S/S 2012]

Lita Spike 
 Shadow Spike 

3. Ruthie Davis: "Spikette" [S/S '11]
These killer shoes are certainly ones to have, hold and rock!
 Celeb Reel: Fergie, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger,Jennifer Lopez, Shay Mitchell...

4. Max Kibardin [S/S 2012]
More whimsical than anything else (especially dangerous), these fabulous sandals make a whole lotta noise all on its own!

5. Sam Edelman: "Lorissa" [S/S 2012]

6. KG by Kurt Geiger: Supers-"Esme" & "Eris" [S/S 2012]

7. Brian Atwood: "Honey Borche", "Cohen Borchie" & "Inez"

Honey Borche [F/W 2011]
Cohen Borchie & Inez  [S/S 2012]

8. Guiseppe Zanotti: "Jekyll and Hyde" [F/W 2012]
Mink fur and spikes? Oh! My! crush!!

9. Nicholas Kirkwood (For Rodarte): "Rodartex" [S/S 2010]

10. Camilla Skovgaard: "Harness" [F/W 2012]

Would you wear spiked heels? Which ones are are your favorites? 
Have you had crushes on any spiked heels lately?
Do you see why we love 'em now or will you be needing some more convincing?
We'd love to know...

GUEST POST!!! - "The Unbout Reign Is No Illusion"

Sometime ago, we were approached by the Liberian, Atlanta-based Wil Harris sisters to feature a guest bost on their awesome blog, wilharris3 (one of our very favorite fashion blogs too!).  Believe us when we tell you: we were thrilled!

We wrote about the spectacular reign of THE most influential shoe in 2012 so far (which the Wil Harris sisters love too!): The Christian Louboutin "Unbout Illusion" Pumps, seen on everybody from here to everywhere else!
Blogging is some work, and nothing feels as good as having fellow bloggers (who we admirerecognize us and choose to showcase us too! So from us three at the Artsy Sisters: thanks for the opportunity, Wilneka, Wilmonia, and Wiletta Harris!

Check out our ode to the 'Bis Un Bout 120' here, and don't forget to show us some love by leaving comments and checking their awesome blog out too!  
Much love...

Friday, 13 July 2012

Tobi: DIY 'Circle The Dots' Maxi Dress

I haven't done any personal style posts lately - simply because there's been no one around to take my pictures! For Femi's birthday last weekend, I decided to take a cue from my very artsy sister (who designs practically everything she wears) and design something for myself!  Here's what I came up with: a mixed polka maxi dress with wrap-style top. I'm wearing the dress with a DIY Pearl Cluster necklace made by my other artsy sister, Dami.
Femi had two parties (yep, you heard right!)- one at an orphanage with a few select friends and family (and many deserving little kids) and another for her school mates and friends! Here we are at the orphanage... 

 What do you think of this dress? Did I do a good job-
or should I leave designing to the designers? :)
Holla back...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fashion Forward: In love with Cape Dresses

We are in love with cape dresses this year! Cape dresses made a sweeping comeback on runways and red carpets in 2012, and boy, if they aren't majestic! Effortlessly chic and stylish, it's no surprise our desires have been successfully 'caped'! 

Victoria Beckham/Princess Maxima of Netherlands/Lana Del Rey/Folake Kuye Huntoon(stylepantry)/Gwyneth Paltrow

How chic are cape dresses though? Long gone and perished are those days when capes were exclusive to villians (think Dracula), superheroes (think Batman) and hobbits(think Frodo)... right?
Sarah Jessica Parker/Katy Perry/Hailee Steinfield/Kendall Jenner {Source}

Diane Kruger/Gizzi Erksine/Rosie Huntington-Whitely/Alexandra Burke/Blake Lively

As always, we've made some artsy finds for you, this time under $100.00 
(watch out for the awesome vintage dresses! etsyholics, stand up!)
 Cape Shoulder Pads Orange Dress
Vintage 1970's Persian Green Flutter / Cape Maxi Dress
 Ruffle Neck Ivory Dress with Bow
For Love & Lemons Wicca Dress
$79 - 
Vintage 1970's Mint Green Pleated Maxi  Dress with Sheer Overlaid Cape
$74.00 -

Lace Cape Dress by Coco's Fortune

 Three Floor Body Con Cape Dress
$68 -
18 And East Womens Blue Plain Cape Back Dress
$45 -
Candi Loves Cut Out Dress With Cape
$58 -
Lipsy Cutwork Cape Back Dress
$47 (£30) -

And this incredible dress is $150, but we loved it so much - we just had to share it too!
Cocktail Cape Dress
And how cute is this uber chic sheer beach cape?
Nookie Beach Eco Cropped Front Cape Dress

So, have you been bitten by the bug or would you like to sweep this trend under the rug? We'd love to know. Kisses....
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