great plan, shepard. ask the girl who has cartilage for hair to help you.
i was so busy making fun of what a wuss kaidan is i’ve neglected my favourite biotic and her adorable angry girlfriend
Namibia’s Hipsters: From the sapeurs of Kinshasa, the fashionistas of Lagos and to the streets of Jozi, vintage style is trending in Africa.
Designer, tailor and stylist Lourens Loux Gebhardt of Loux the Vintage Guru is now collaborating with Khumbala, a group of stylists and designers from Johannesburg, to launch a street-style website that seeks to inspire Africans to step out in style and introduce them to the merits of vintage fashion.
A fashion revolution in the making; “When we collaborate we call ourselves LIA (Love is African), and we’re currently playing a big part by simply inspiring fashionistas around the African continent.”
Usually decked out in well-cut 60’s suits, tweed jackets, round spectacles and trilby hats, Lourens explains, “Many people aren’t interested in wearing vintage, they just see it as used clothing… I manage to dress myself cheaply and end up looking like a million bucks.”
photos: ©Harness Hamese and ©Lukas Amakali. all rights reserved
h/t The Guardian
Lady Han Solo and Slave Prince Leia Photo shoot
Cosplayers: C&C Cosplay
Photographer: Zach Picard
This isn’t strictly femdom but I am reblogging it because yay trope subversion.
Arya Stark is an amazing character even though she is starting to creep me out a bit. It’s been so interesting to see her grow and battle internally with the ideals and the reality of being a girl with a sword in Westeros.
A film about Times New Roman
Phan Thu Trang (Vietnam)
Landscape painting has always been a fascinating and absorbed subject that many artists want to exploit and bring to their art. The development of other forms of landscape – seascapes, cityscapes or townscapes- has produced innumerable styles and techniques. For those who love the radiance and freshness of Vietnam and its landscapes, the work of Phan Thu Trang is definitely a welcome choice.Trang’s naïve, decorative works are unmistakably Vietnamese in character. Taking the landscape as her subject, Trang simplifies individual elements to their bare essentials. With a limited palette, the artist prefers the use of texture to define her subjects. Smooth areas of bright monotone paint together with the lush, painterly impasto used to define tree leaves. Vibrant, bulky vault of trees dominate spindly trunks. There is an almost narrative established in her works, with a solo female cyclist eternally pedaling. The viewer does not know from whence she came, neither her destination. With conical hat, and downcast face she seems focused and determined; struggling, cycling against the odds. Like she is caught up in an eternal race against time, the cyclist ventures on through works representing varied daylight hours. Works in gradations of blue appear as pre dawn or early evening with their soft, cool tones. Works in green and white are akin to mid morning light, while works in shades of yellow, orange and red exude the searing heat of the mid-afternoon sun in Vietnam. Born in Hanoi, like many other artists, Trang’s mind was engraved with images of Hanoi and the Northern villages. That’s why her painting is always a vivid landscape of the villagers and their life.
In her painting, Trang doesn’t try to describe what she saw but what she felt. These are memories of the places where she lived or passed by. Every moment of life has been bringing the artist to the feelings that she likes to express in her works: women going to the market from early dawn, farmers hastening to cycle on the village roads, peaceful afternoons or hot summer days… Those moments also bring her to the different sensation of color and light as well as composition. Trang’s work is also the story of human’s destiny. The people on the very paths, whom viewers can see in her paintings may have had different pieces of life which eternally identify themselves with the village gate, the trees, the rice field… Trang often uses strokes of knife to describe her feeling. There are more and more refined strokes in her paintings as if they are telling never-ending stories of people living in Vietnam. In those stories, the sky and water are depicted with the big knives. Looking at the big blocks of color, the viewers can have the feeling of the peace and immensity. The artist details the leaf canopy with the small strokes and the smallest ones for the figures. Graduating from the Theater and Cinema Academy, Trang’s strongest point is to capture the light and bring it to her paintings. She always tries to use color and light to create different sensation for each piece of her art.
© All images courtesy the artist
Boyfriends of Brooklyn
a field guide for Kings County
My friend Paul Starr and I brainstormed ridiculous Boyfriend species, I drew the artwork, and then Paul cooked up the “flavor text” to detail their particular characteristics.
This debuted at MoCCA a little while back! You can pick up a physical copy for just $1, if you like.