Unlikely Artwork Materials

Squished Mosquito Blood creates a Tiny Portrait for Bug Spray

Have a look at this very unusual campaign for the mosquito repellant brand Glorix created by a Moscow based advertising agency. The photos below are extra small portraits created from mosquito blood. Can you believe it??

The Glorix ad shows an annoying, buzzing mosquito being squashed against a white backdrop, leaving behind a nasty patch of smeared blood. An artist then uses the remains to create a miniature portrait. The Glorix Blood portraits were the inspiration for a series that the viewer needed a magnifying glass to see.

The concept became a message for blood donation too; when asked on the spot if they were willing to contribute, about 80 percent of visitors to the exhibition said ‘yes’.

Check out the video below. What do you think of the concept? What about you? Are you willing to contribute blood? Do you donate blood already? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all.

 

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

Mosquito Blood Portraits for Glorix Ads

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POL Clothing - Unconventional Basics

Welcome to my next Collaboration outfit post featuring POL Clothing - an Australian brand that I saw at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. I loved their pieces the minute I saw them on the runway. This will be the first of a few posts - I am excited to announce my ongoing relationship with the brand. Which is fantastic because I love wearing their comfortable UNCONVENTIONAL basics.

POL Clothing is quite special because they design practical quality basics that elevate everyday style. Their pieces are bold, accessible and comfortable - plus they are also made from premium fibres. Many of the pieces are made from natural fabrics such as silk, cotton and linen.

POL Clothing was started by Australian designer Sam Jones. The brand focuses on the wearer - the women Sam designs for. The concept behind the brand is simple. Women aren't really that complicated. They are sophisticated, contemporary and like no-nonsense clothes - however they love to be relevant and on-point. Whilst the fabrics are sourced from all over the world, the brand still remains focused on supporting local industry, with many garments still made in Australia. This is certainly a brand we can all get behind.

Keeping in the basics theme I have styled my POL Clothing Spring 2015 Horizon Midi Skirt with a plain classic white tee, black moto leather jacket and Céline calf-hair sneakers for a bit more colour. You've probably seen all these items before in outfit posts. This another one of the reasons why I love POL Clothing pieces - they fit seamlessly into any wardrobe like they were just meant to be there the whole time. This POL Clothing Spring 2015 Horizon Midi Skirt is the perfect length, it's made from high quality rayon crepe so it bounces back into shape. VERY practical if you ask me. POL Clothing Spring 2015 will be available soon.

Are you a fan of Australian brands that keep their manufacturing local? What do you think of my lovely outfit below? I love a good striped skirt don't you? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you all. 

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

POL Clothing Horizon Midi Skirt, Spring 2015

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Do It Yourself! Two Tone Perfection

The Menswear shows in Paris are happening right now and I have my eyes glued to Instagram for lots of outfit inspiration. At the moment I am obsessed with two tone pieces because they are so versatile and provide me with lots of outfit options on a small budget. They also have the added benefit of making a small wardrobe seem bigger than it really is. By the way are you following me on Instagram yet? Head on over and add me - I'd love to start up a dialogue with you all over there!

Plus also, before we move on, I'd like to thank Independent Fashion Bloggers for featuring my work again on their page. It's great to see my content being promoted around the world.

I have used the street style below to inspire me to create an outfit that you can put together yourself. But first lets check out the street style photos I have chosen. As you can see below, grey is very big right now. I've also been obsessed with the colour too. Head over to my How to Wear Co-Ordinates post - it's the latest in a long line of outfit posts. Best of all the grey two piece outfit I was wearing is made out of Australian wool. Olivia Palermo looks pretty fantastic in her two tone grey ensemble in photo 5 below. I love that she has styled her grey with a tiny bit of orange to keep the outfit interesting.

Gary Pepper or Nicole Warne (photo 6) is the main inspiration behind my Do It Yourself! Outfit below. The skirt she is wearing in Paris is lovely and I went hunting for something like it in dress form because it is winter after all. The David Lawrence striped dress I have included below is also made of wool. I think you can sense I am a bit obsessed with the natural fibre at the moment right?!

I had also included some street style with sheepskin/faux fur too since that is really big right now. I love the texture of the coats in the street style shots three and four below. I think adding a bit of fur to your look creates interest through texture even if you are adverse to wearing colour. When all else fails stick with black and white for your two tone outfit - take a leaf out of Giovanna Battaglia's book and create your outfit around your two tone brogues!

Which street style shots are your favourite from the photos I have compiled below? I am a bit obsessed with the Valentino Sneakers I have included in my Do It Yourself! Outfit too - best of all they are on sale. Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all.

Two Tone Street Style, photo style.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo style.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo wgsn.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo wgsn.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo garancedore.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo garancedore.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo waynetippetts.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo waynetippetts.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo popsugar.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo popsugar.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo garrypeppergirl.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo garrypeppergirl.com

Two Tone Street Style, photo of Giovanna Battaglia

Two Tone Street Style, photo of Giovanna Battaglia

Do It Yourself! Two Tone Outfit

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Fashion Blender Picked for Links à la Mode

Reactive Dress by Birce Özkan

Following on from attending FashHack Australia - I started researching all the interesting fashion technology available now. I came across this reactive dress by Birce Özkan and was totally taken with the concept and the colours.

Whilst this fall dress does not entirely fit into the Fashion Tech space (because it doesn't benefit the user health wise, with daily chores i.e. for functional purposes) it is an amazing work of art and I love it to bits nonetheless. Birce Özkan has used hidden electronic mechanisms to simulate the seasonal process trees go through called defoliation. In order to survive during cooler temperatures, scissor cells are activated within trees. This process destabilizes leaves and causes them to fall from above.

Four motors are attached to a collection of steel wires and when luminescence is too dim, the accelerating motors begin to physically pull the wire like a bicycle hand brake. Özkan placed a small dab of melted wax near these wires, therefore connecting the steel and individual fabric leaves. Eventually, when the sideways pressure becomes too great, the fabric leaves on this dress fall. The whole process simulates leaves in fall on a dress!

Check out the video below. What do you think of this lovely dress? Do you have any other great Fashion Tech discoveries? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you.

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

Reactive Fall Dress by Birce Özkan

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