Monday, December 27, 2010

Tectonic Shift.



Phillips de Pury & Company's new exhibition: Tectonic Shift: Contemporary Art from Chile from the Juan Yarur Collection is highly fascinating.


It is curated by Cecilia Brunson and the exhibition celebrates the contemporary artists working in Chile today. Apparently this new generation of contemporary artists emerged with the new Chilean democracy.


What I find so interesting is the use of everyday materials. What do you think the artists are trying to say? I think the art is highly poetic and personal.





The exhibition runs from December 4th, 2010 until January 16th, 2011 in London, England.


Hope you all had a nice holiday!


KIU,


Twentysomething


Photo credits:
http://www.phillipsdepury.com/

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas & My Boutique...



Firstly, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I wish you all a fantastic holiday. Hope you're all opening up presents and smiling.


Secondly, just created my very own boutique with Boutiques. I'm sure many of you have already heard of this incredible website but if not, it is a personalized shopping experience, brought to you by Google, that lets you find and discover fashion goods through a collection of boutiques curated by taste-makers -- celebrities, stylists, designers, and fashion bloggers. Basically, it's AWESOME.


So, please check out My Personal Boutique. It's inspired by my very own style. Let me know what you all think!! And send me suggestions. Also, if you have your own boutique, send me the link.


Happy holidays.


KIU,


Twentysomething

Friday, December 24, 2010

Glitz and Dazzle on NYE...

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The sparkles, the heels and the champagne glasses clinging... it's fun to go all out on New Year's Eve. It always amazes me however, how much we spend on the "New Year's Eve dress." Do you think it's worth it for one night? Maybe it is!?






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Whether you're partying in South Beach or having wine and cheese at home, here are some twentysomething tips:



  1. A metallic cardigan can dress up any outfit... whether it's worn over an all-black ensemble or over a red dress.
  2. Sparkles are awesome for NYE! Slip into a sequined dress with a pair of pumps.
  3. If you're wearing a black dress, dress it up with a beaded or rhinestone headband.
  4. Opting for jeans? I'm all for it! Pair them with a flouncy silver silk camisole and tan platform pumps.
  5. Just remember - if you're wearing sequins or sparkles, please keep your jewelry simple. You want a clean, fun look and not one that resembles a gipsy
What are you all doing for NYE?

KIU,

Twentysomething

Thursday, December 23, 2010

LOVE is...



Most of you are bloggers, which means you take many photographs. These are amazing photographs that should be shared. LOVE is an international photography competition. Entries must capture the essence of love. I encourage you all to participate as the winner receives $5,000 cash and your own exhibition in New York City!

Love?
This competition is hosted by the Focus Project, which is a yearly archive of the world's most compelling photographs. For more information, check out the Focus Project.

Love?

Are you going to participate? What do you think would capture the essence of love?

KIU,

Twentysomething

Photo credits:
www.graphicdesignblog.org/images/black-white-photographs
http://users.ipfw.edu/virtue/intl/photo%20contest/photo%20contest%20%winners2007
www.bbc.co.uk/britain/images/colour_black_white.jpg
www.travelblog.org/photos/2360472
www.pics24h.com/img/misc/enjoy-in-love


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

5 Last Minute Gift Ideas.

I know many of you are last-minute Christmas shoppers, so here are 5 easy last-minute gift ideas for you twentysomethings:



  1. BCBG Elastic Stone Bracelet ($38).
  2. GAP PomPom Slippers ($19.99).
  3. OPI Nail Polish "Classic Reds" Gift Set ($19.99).
  4. Starbucks Nesting Tea Mug Set ($14.95).
  5. Tiffany Charm Enhancer Necklace ($90).
Have other last-minute gift ideas? Let me know! I still need to buy a few...

KIU,

Twentysomething

Photo Credits:
www.bcbg.com
www.starbucks.com
www.gap.com
www.misikko.com/opi-classic-reds-gift-set.html?utm
www.tiffany.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sweatpants and HEELS?!

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Fashion should be about comfort and this runway trend definitely allows fashionistas to mix comfort with something sexy. The sweatpants and heels trend seems to have it all, but does it really work off the runway?


I think this trend could work well for the twentysomethings if it's done correctly - and it isn't easy mixing casual with dressy.


Anyone have any suggestions? What do you think of the looks below?
Stay on the runway?

My opinion - don't splurge, this is going to come and go.


KUI,


Twentysomething


Photo credits:
www.shopbop.com
www.forever21.com
http://bp.blogspot.com/_aNjAWcBCAE0/TBa6U1V19sl
http://bg/blogspot.com/_KHRnRNedEAec/TAjKRmLLZRM/AAAAAAArg/1MHH08yxQ6zg/s1600

Monday, December 20, 2010

Otto Dix & the Rouge Cabaret.

Mysterious? Terrifying? Intriguing?
Mysterious. Terrifying. Intriguing. These are the 3 words that come to mind when I think about Otto Dix's work.


Otto Dix was a German artist haunted by his experiences during WWI, and these experiences are greatly visible in his artwork. He captured the horrific and common, from brothels to battlefields. The exhibition Rouge Cabaret is being shown at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Rouge Cabaret Exhibition) and is a North American premiere.
Realistic or absurd?
Do you find his depictions realistic?


I find his pieces so compelling. They're repulsive, yet attractive. How does Dix's work relate to our own day? What do you think he would portray today? Anyone know anything interesting about Otto Dix? I've only recently discovered him.


KIU,

Twentysomething

Photo credits:
www.wikipedia.org/ottodix
http://musingsofanartstudent.blogspot.com/2010/11/artist-review14-otto-dix.html
http://elasticlimit.com/?p=143
www.vanityfair.com/online/beauty/2010/03/from-the-neue-galerie

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The CLOG.

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I was never totally sure what to make of clogs, but they keep coming back on the fashion radar and since I'm a HUGE shoe junkie, I had to give them a shot. The more I see them, the more I'm getting inspired. Seeing as clogs are 'trendy,' they're not something I'd splurge on... so, look at the ones I found on Forever21.com! Perfect for some style experimentation.
  Clogs were a large part of Chanel's spring 2010 collection, but I have a feeling they're going to stick around as they're even part of Tory Burch's resort wear collection this month.

So, to make them work well, follow these Twentysomething tips:
  • Find a clog with a heel. These work better with leggings and skinny jeans. They're more flattering and work well with a casual outfit.
  • For wedge clogs, I recommend pairing them with a knee-length dress, scarf and bangles. This way you can go from a day look to an evening one easily.
Here's how some celebs are making the trend work:

Who do you think is making it work best?

What are you clog fashion tips? Do you think clogs are here to stay or should go back to the 70's?

KIU,

Twentysomething

Photo credits:
www.shopbop.com
www.forever21.com
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m631/charrybreyes/how%20%10%20wear%20clogs/clogs2.jpg

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What Really Is Contemporary Art? ART BASEL 2010.




For those of you who don't know, Art Basel is an international contemporary art exhibition held every year in both Basel, Switzerland and Miami, Florida. It is literally known as the 'Olympics' of the art world and has something for everyone.


Although I was unable to attend this year, the Art Basel Miami Beach that took place December 1st-4th was said to be extremely successful. This event is perfect for you twentysomething women. From public programming and special exhibitions, this place is not only amazing for art lovers but it is a great networking event. I suggest you all attend next year... the Oceanfront Night is always my favorite!


I wanted to discuss one particular artist with you. He was featured this year at the Art Basel Miami Beach: John Altoon. He's an American artist whose work relates to Abstract Expressionism and he is also known for his figurative works.


What I find so fascinating about Altoon is that he was diagnosed as Schizophrenic in his late 30's. He also sadly died of a heart attack at the age of 43. So, I wanted to know what you guys thought of his work? Two examples are below. Do you think his struggle with his mental illness and tragic death define his legacy over his work?
KIU,

Twentysomething



Photo credits:
http://blog.arcademi/deloup-content/uploads/2010/06/art-basel-2010.7
http://blog.sfmoma.org/wp/up-content/uploads/2009/09/ocean-park-senses
http://cs.nga.gov.au/images/med/143127


Thursday, December 16, 2010

The MAXI Skirt.

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This will be a series of posts where I explore the latest fashion trends AND tell you where to get them cheap.


Although I love miniskirts, I see the appeal of the maxi skirt, yet I was not completely sure how to pull it off. But - maxi skirts are all the rage so I had to explore this trend. I think what is most appealing is the fact that they're comfortable and feminine, and can be dressed up or totally casual. Also, I think these are easy to throw on with any (or most!) items in your closet: cropped tops, tank tops, sweaters, t-shirts... you name it! But - one warning - you want to ensure that you don't look like a 'bag lady,' ie. don't pair your maxi with a flouncy top, a pouffy blouse, a sweatshirt or sneakers.


The how-to on wearing this twentysomething trend:


Day.Work.Night.
Day: Cropped tank top, hobo bag and maybe even a chunky necklace... voila!
Work: Simple, neutral colors and no loud patterns. I love the cuff as it really polishes the entire look.
Night: Blazer, belt, heels... all black everything!


Tell me what you think and give me some stylin' tips!


KIU,


Twentysomething


Photo credits:
http://www.shopbop.com/full-skirt-robert-rodriguez/vp/v=1/845524441888047.htm?folderID=2534374302024619&fm=other-shopbysize
 http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa0320s.html?cid=151
http://cdn2.atwestfield.com
http://www.stylingbusiness.com/up-content
http://media.onsugar.com/files/2010/11/4511/1147

THIS BLOG HAD TO HAPPEN...



This blog had to happen. There are millions of blogs online; millions about fashion, millions about art, and millions about millions of things.I still felt there was a lack. I wanted to tie it all together. This blog is aimed at the twentysomething woman. It will explore issues, interests and the likes for women our age. I want it to evolve into a discussion forum, a networking hub, and more importantly, a place to explore fashion and art from OUR perspective. I'm a twentysomething year old woman. I'm independent, well-traveled and have a deep passion for fashion and art. I'm a graduate student living far from home. I love (and miss!) my family, friends and boyfriend. I love my dog. I've been through hell and back, and I want to relate to you. So enough about me...  I will also remain anonymous (for now) for a variety of reasons.


KIU (Keep it up!), 

Twentysomething

Photo credit: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1434/898372427_5d65b5b08c.jpg