I was reading an article about unusual art today when I came across this impressive sculpture by Patrick Dougherty and decided to look him up.  Patrick Dougherty is a stickwork and branch-bender extraordinaire. what I would call a ‘branch master’. I was absolutely awestruck by his breathtaking sculptures. I was so impressed that I just had to share some pictures of his amazing sculptures on here.

BIO

Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. Beginning about 1980 with small works, fashioned in his backyard, he quickly moved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental site-specific installations that require sticks by the truckload. To date he has built over two hundred such massive sculptures all over the world. Here are some of his sculptures.

Trailheads
Impressive stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Stand by me
'Sortie De Cave' Meaning Cave Exit
Willow Houses
Mind-blowing nest houses made of living trees
Bedazzler
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  • Denims are about the only item of clothing that would match anything in your closet. everyone needs a pair of denim jeans for that day when it’s so impossible to decide what they want to wear. The exciting thing about denims is you can pair them with almost any outfit that you can possibly think of.

  • The Denim Trouser is the first essential for any wardrobe.  They could be wide, white washed or distressed and still make you look fab. They are very versatile and you could easily turn them from a casual day look to a dressy night look.

    Ini Edo wows in this pair of 'booty' hugging denims that just make you want to grab one of your own.
    Amerie in white washed denim trousers
    Amber Rose in high-waisted denim trousers
    Russell Brand looks stylish as usual in distressed denim trousers.
    Anna Lynne McCord in wide denims
    Deluxe Denim

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ciara looks fab at a club in these denims

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Denim Jacket is another wardrobe essential that will complete almost  any look.

Fashionista Nicole Richie makes that cropped denim jacket look irresistible.

I absolutely adore this cropped denim jacket Justin Bieber wore at the BET Awards June 26 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Kardashina in denim jacket and maxi dress
Kim Kardashian in cropped denim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Denim Dress/Overalls  is a chic outfit as well. problem is many people do not know how to wear it. The secret to rocking your favourite denim dress is wearing the right accessories. And do not OVER accessories. It never goes so well with denim.
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    Add some punk to your outfit with the timeless Denim Shorts .

    Fergie and Taylor Swift. This just goes to show how timeless the denim is!
    Eva Marcille in denim sorts on 4 June 2011
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    WHERE TO SHOP: Go Get ‘Em! 

    dark wash denim jacket from Dorothy Perkins at £38







































    Denim Lace Button front dress for £36 from Miss Selfridge


    distrssed denim trousers from Wet Seal






































    Light Studded high waist shorts, £47 Miss Selfridge


    Denim Dress from Forever 21

     




































    tiered Midi bandeau Denim dress from Miss Selfridge for £20


Kim Kardashian rock black well (aside from the wardrobe malfunction).

Seems like black is the new yellow for the judges on the hit show Project Runway which is to return to the big screen come July the 29th 2011. Season 9 of the show features up to 20 new aspiring designers which is the highest number of contestants the show has ever started with. It also features judges Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian as a guest judge.  I personnally am addicted to this show and absolutely can’t wait for it to begin. Hope the contestants can ‘Make it work!’

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The judges rock the black theme on the shooting of a new episode.

Add some colour to your manicure!

Colour blocking has for the most part been a no go fashion area. That’s because most people who dare to colour have ended up looking drastically like a poor imitation of a rainbow. But this summer you don’t need to worry about that! The secrets to colour blocking have been unlocked! Fashion experts (like us, lol) have found a way to mix contrasting colours to make them look appropriately eye catching.With stars like Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna leading the trend, colour blocking is obviously this summer’s MUST DARE!

  • The first thing to know about colour blocking is ALWAYS choose colours from different hues. Choosing colours from the same hue or shade does not work because one shade (usually the stronger shade) tends to wash out the other lighter one. Choose two strong colours from different hues. For example, purple and yellow, coral and jade, purple and coral. Two strong colours will always pop.

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  • The next thing is do not pair your colour blocked ensemble with shoes or accessories in the same colour. It takes the outfit from cool and sexy to redundant and silly in one beat. Instead look for bright shoe (or clutch) shade in like say gold or turquoise.
  • Avoid over accessorizing when colour blocking. The colourful outfit is already attention grabbing enough on its own. Over accessorizing would very easily take it from classy to cheap.
  • The same goes with make up. Less is ALWAYS more. Light and natural looking make up works perfect with colour blocking. You can choose to accentuate your eyes or lips with a pop of colour but do not overdo it.
  • What next? you’re good to go (wow ’em!)

 

This summer, keep your look fresh and updated with a pop of colour. Go bright and bold. It could be a bold outfit like the Maxi dress in the picture below. Notice how she tones down the brightness of the outfit by wearing nude shoes and little or no accessories.  Or instead you could wear a simple outfit and add a pop of colour to it by wearing bright accessories like Fergie does.You can get cool Yellow Peep Toe Platform Heel Pumps for just £10.45 at  http://www.amiclubwear.com/shoes-heels.

Fergie leaves the Trump Hotel in NYC.
Get the look for more. Splurge on this Paradise Stripe Maxi Dress from warehouse.co.uk for £100. Pricey but catchy!
Paris sports a multi-coloured maxi dress and nude shoes.

art/ärt/Noun

1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
2. Works produced by such skill and imagination.
As the old adage goes, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. I always say however that Art lies in the eyes of the beholder and it is art that holds beauty. Once you appreciate something, anything, as a work of art, you immediately see the beauty in it. Everyday we create a piece of art. art occurs everywhere. Even when we unconsciously put meals together there is something in us that seeks to match the beautiful browns of the toast to the creamy spread. The distressed denim that we throw on a few minutes later even without overthinking it will match that plain tee. Even the worst fashion faux-pas are still an effort to create art. After all ‘creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep,’  Scott Adams once said. Everyone is a piece of art. Your shoes, hair, clothes and attitudes help your personality to shine through.
I created this blog therefore to express my appreciation for art and beauty especially in the form of Fashion, Style & Culture. To help our personalities and individuality shine and stand out through our form of expressing them.
Be Inspired.