Thursday, December 18, 2014

Xue Wang

XUE WANG was born in northern China in 1980, the year of the mischievous monkey. After a BA degree in Fashion in China at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art in Shenyang she relocated to London aged 22 and to finish her MA at University of Westminster. Painting and drawing, playing around with ideas, juxtaposing images and allowing her imagination free reign have all helped guide her development. The self-reflective intimacy of art, which has always been latent in her, forced Xue's transition from fashion to painting. 

" My creative impulse is driven by a fascination with childhood paraphernalia: dolls, toys, fairy tales, stage sets, fun fairs, found objects mixed with whimsy. These personal recollections are complimented by the cultural heritage of Victoriana, vintage fashion, film iconography, pin-up imagery etc. We cannot escape the past and our sweet yesterdays, whether imagined or real, are my repository. Any search for particular meaning in my idiosyncratic work may not yield much. If one word were chosen to describe my paintings, it would be ‘edgy’. Superficially they may appear ‘cute’ but my intention is to unsettle, albeit subtly. As the creeping wasp on the fairy cake does." - Xue Wang

I found out about xue wang from my scroll through castle gallery in Nottingham, her art kind of grabbed my attention because it kind of looked like a narration and how they all have female figures.

For more info to buy her work check her website

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Barbie Isn't for only Moschino Anymore

Barbie is not becoming an usual fashion statement anymore. After Moschino, Barbie collaborated with many brands to bring the feeling of pink back to life.

One of the collaborations was with Wildfox

“As a girl who played with Barbie, the whole collection itself was inspired by my imagination come to life. I thought of what she and her friends would have really worn and saw them as eighties/nineties shabby chic,” explains Creative Director, Kimberley Gordon. “Barbie was also a woman with so many occupations, so we wanted to show that in the ‘My Resume’ tee. She is all about acting out stories, which is what we do at Wildfox through our models in each campaign. I was thrilled at the opportunity to create a collection with Barbie…visiting the Mattel office was really exciting.” 

To make the event more appealing, Selfridges designed a photo booth on their Wild fox corner
for customers to finally live the Barbie Doll experience

For more pictures of the collection check