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My guise is MadameCornellian, my name Melanie S. Espeland. I’m an Intellectual, artsy, and rocking pseudo Greenwich sophisticate clad in vinyl. I adore writing, styling, high fashion, museums, rock concerts, well dressed men, and drinks with friends. I’m looking forward to being a part of the ArtisticThings matrix.

The Work of Mat Doidge

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August 15th, 2009

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Mat Doidge is a young and yet rather prolific graphic designer from the UK. His brilliant graphic artistry has won awards such as “Best New Blood 2008” at the D&AD Design awards in London. Unlike other graphic artists, his work effortlessly embodies political and social [ Continue Reading ]

Solve Sundsbo Photography

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August 2nd, 2009

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The art of fashion photography has been somewhat lost in the past decade, with young students of the digital age relying on photoshop and other programs to stylize their photographs. The abuse of digital technology has lead many of the fashion elite to seek out photogs with the talent to manipulate imagery without digital retouching. One of these talents is Norwegian fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo. [ Continue Reading ]

How To: David Bowie Makeup

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March 23rd, 2009

david bowie How To: David Bowie Makeup
I love old school David Bowie and the associated experimental makeup. I randomly came upon this awesome tutorial video on YouTube on how to apply a Bowie-esque look. This particular feathered eye look is inspired by the 1980s fantasy film Labyrinth starring the one and only Mr. Bowie. [ Continue Reading ]

Friday the 13th Launch of Witches

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March 18th, 2009

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LA Fashion Week used to be considered the silly half twit kid sister of elegant and glamorous NY Fashion Week, but in today’s economy truths are bound to change.  LA Fashion Week included the fantastical and gothic Friday the 13th launch of Witches, a collection by Lauren Alexander and Gabby Applegate.  Having notoriety from past Los Angeles based design projects, the duo brought [ Continue Reading ]


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March 17th, 2009

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With the last decade’s proliferation of manufactured pop stars and the collapse of the music industry from illegal downloads, it has been rather difficult to find new and unique bands. At first the early 2000s produced a crop of young hipster bands from New York, which at the time were new and very different. The indie hipster scene has since quieted in New York and music seems to be firing up again in Los Angeles. [ Continue Reading ]

Jeremy Scott 2009 Fall RTW Collection

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March 16th, 2009

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Well respected avant garde designer Jeremy Scott delivered a fun, wild, and surprisingly wearable Fall 2009 collection.  Showing the men and women’s collection in the same show, the clothes meshed well together in a subtle androgynous context held together by the same colors and themes.  The main theme was Mikey Mouse, iconically stamped on high top sneaks for men and [ Continue Reading ]

The Gentlemen’s League

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March 15th, 2009

bag 1 The Gentlemens League

Men’s fashion tends to be complacent in its easy formulaic sophistication, and sometimes truly unique items are different to find.  In a stroke of genius, The Gentlemen’s League stands for making only unique men’s accessories.  Founded in 2008 by artist Adam Razak and industrial designer Seth Stevens, the League’s only product is the Signature Bag – a custom and hand [ Continue Reading ]

Roberto Cavalli Womenswear Fall/Winter 2009

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March 12th, 2009

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Esteemed Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/Winter 2009 show was rather surprising and extraordinary for those in-the-know.  Always known for his over the top, somewhat questionable sense of glamor and leopard prints, Cavalli’s latest show was rather understated in [ Continue Reading ]

Electronics as Fashion Icons

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March 11th, 2009

motorola h12 bluetooth headset Electronics as Fashion Icons

In today’s hyper-technological age, electronics have emerged as fashion items and relevant accessories to any hip person’s wardrobe. More and more are we seeing electronics being sold as fashion items in addition to their traditional functional purposes. In short, the iPod is [ Continue Reading ]

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