One of my favorite things during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 was this Anselm Reyle collaboration with Dior. Simply because it was fun, a good fit and, well, art and beautiful art at that. Art and fashion are very much interconnected and that showed more than ever before at the annual art fair.
The German artist Anselm Reyle took the brand’s DNA and remixed it giving birth to a post modern collection of bags, shoes, sunglasses, and other small goods.
Reyle brilliantly switched up the classic Miss Dior bag with neon stitching and dangling charms made of colored plexiglass, one of his signature materials.
Two walls of video screens showed Reyle creating one of the lush works — the artist makes sweeping gestures in the purple paint using a large spatula and scraper.
If you can’t afford to dish out $2200 for a small clutch then the nail bar, a photo booth and champagne provide out an excellent experience without breaking the bank. Voila!
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In case I did not mention it already, I am a huge Frida Kahlo fan. I know her paintings by heart, I have books, calendars, thank you notes, pictures and more, I just don’t want to say anything else because I am starting to sound crazy. Any who, casually browsing around I came across this campaign by Alejandro Gutierrez which illustrates 3 Converse special edition Frida Kahlo designs.
Immediately, I mobilized these ten fingers and found out that to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Frida Kahlo, Converse has released this special edition of their classic chucks! Hold on, the bad news is that apperently they will only be sold in Mexico! So sad! Don’t they realize in Mexico how much we love Frida every where!
Converse is officially the coolest ever!