Check out the blog Amateur Couture. Each post is a combination of art and fashion that complement each other. I have been a follower of the blog for a couple years and am always so amazed and impressed by how M. Fay, the blogger, comes up with all these pairings. Well I was lucky enough to find out how in this interview with her:
1) Why did you start the blog?
I started Amateur Couture one evening on a whim. My intention was to create a journal of sorts…a place where I could keep my favorite things. Basically, I would post inspiring finds and share them with my friends and family. I never planned for it to grow into anything else, but organically it evolved into a blog celebrating fashion and art and how they relate to each other (often in the most literal of ways). Yep, it’s a simple as that!
2) What is your background? Is it related to art and/or fashion?
I have always been a lover of fashion and art, but my background is actually in dance. I studied ballet in college and found myself/lost myself in a sea of all things art. I’ve been “swimming” ever since.
3) What is your process for finding the art/fashion pairings?
The process is something like a memory game. I save images that I like and eventually they’ll match up in my mind. I love when that happens!
4) Who is your favorite artist right now?
My favorite artist is Irana Douer. Her work shakes me and sings to me. It’s magic.
5) Who is your favorite fashion designer right now?
My favorite fashion designer….can I have more than one? HA! You would find my closet filled with Alice + Olivia, but I dream of wearing Sonia Rykiel (remember those pom pom head pieces from the Fall 2010 collection? I’m still obsessed). I’m always inspired by Valentino and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, but the artist in me loves Mary Katrantzou. I could go on and on and on……