A fifty years old sewing pattern in my wish list !

Our mother had this sewing pattern from the late 60s or early 70s. My sister fell in love with it some fifteen years later and tried to make it by herself, but failed somehow, or got bored with the labour, or couldn’t find all the necessary tools and materials. (I can’t remember much aside of… Continue reading A fifty years old sewing pattern in my wish list !

Ena – Essential charm outlined in black and white

Ena, from Osaka, Japan, is a young fashion designer with much talent. She draws inspiration from traditional minimalist silhouette painting of his folk, but also from modern manga, aside of that already old trend in European –mainly French– fashion design, coming from Art Deco; which in turn, had one of its important roots in Japanese… Continue reading Ena – Essential charm outlined in black and white

Ghostly girl come from nowhere, crossing the street

[These are reshaped and repainted images after an original illustration by Franco-American artist Pascal Champion that touched a very deep fibre inside my heart, as something I have actually seen, and continue to see at times…; or almost; so, I had to adapt it a bit more to my own inner vision. I also had to post it here rather than in any of my own blogs – Li F]

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Ghostly red-haired girl crossing the street under a heavy rain (reshaped and edited by LiF after an artwork by Pascal Champion, 2016)

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Ghostly bluish girl crossing the street under a heavy rain (after an artwork by Pascal Champion, 2016)

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‘Swept Away’ and other recent Illustrations by Inslee Fariss

[Post originaly published on INVISIBLE FORMS, with minor changes and without a final  illustration added now] – “Swept away”, by Inslee Fariss (2017) [look below], makes me think a lot of my sister, who was also daring and silly enough to wear a short raincoat like this, with bare legs to the top like this, under the heaviest storm. No matter… Continue reading ‘Swept Away’ and other recent Illustrations by Inslee Fariss

A Pictorial Tribute (II) – Delvaux’s ‘Ari’ better explained and illustrated

Originally posted on INVISIBLE FORMS:
In a post here, and also in my sister’s blog, from past January 18th:  «A Pictorial Tribute – Delvaux’s “Ari”, and a sort of family portrait» , I commented on the resemblace between the young woman in red depicted by Paul Delvaux in “Rosine” (oil on canvas from 1968) and my…

Fashion Sketches by Inslee Fariss – Pretty girls, prettier puppies and much joy all around

– I have recently discovered these nice drawings that Ariel collected in her PC — She used to save hundreds of fashion items, outfits and designs, and also made her own —very good ones—; but these sketches by Inslee Fariss are especial. I do like many of them, and I understand why my sister loved them… Continue reading Fashion Sketches by Inslee Fariss – Pretty girls, prettier puppies and much joy all around