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+Men in a tizzy about the Met Ball this year? Tina explores some options with WWD!

Women’s Wear Daily approached Tina Berning to help them explore how some famous male faces might approach this year’s strict “White Tie” stipulation, handed down by the one and only Anna Wintour, for this year’s Met Ball. The results are imaginative and lovely, showing how Kanye West, Oscar de la Renta, Daft Punk, Bradley Cooper, Amar’e Stoudemire, and of course Anna herself might interpret this dress code.

For more portrait renderings by Tina, click here!

+LULU* for Hollywood’s “Violet Grey” Beauty Boutique

We’re ever so excited to announce that the incomparable LULU* has paired up with the ultra-chic cosmetics boutique Violet Grey, hailing from Hollywood, California, to create a signature “face chart” illustration for their first flagship store.

The boutique, located on Melrose Place, just opened its doors and is brimming with an evolving collection of “curated beauty products deemed necessary by those who know beauty best— Hollywood’s leading artists, experts, and specialists.”

LULU* has created their signature face chart for use in-store and online, where make-up artists will use it as a template to design classic make-up looks for customers, and tips n’ tricks type of content features online, like this one.

 

If you’re ambling about Hollywood on a sunny day, be sure to pop in and get a look created for yourself, and post it to LULU*’s Instagram, @Designersfamily, if you feel so inclined!

 

+Chico for Transino Japanese Cosmetics Brand!

Artist Chico Hayasaki recently contributed her delicate line-work women to Japanese Cosmetics brand Transino for use in a TV commercial, which can also be seen on their site, here.

 

Also, check out these new feminine figures by Chico, part of and editorial project also in Japan.

 

 

+Marie Assenat does Vietnam!

The oh-so-talented Marie Assenat has taken a brief break from her studio to visit & travel about Vietnam for 3 weeks! From the looks of the first set of snaps she has shared with us, we’re sure the bright colors, righ textures, and vibrant life of such a beautiful country will give her much creative inspiration upon her return. Take a look!

+Olvi debuts new “Fruit Circus” Flavor

Finnish cider brand Olvi returned to the talented Stina Persson for their wild new flavor, Fruit Circus, providing her with a brief that challenged her to combine classic fruit flavors, such as lemon and citrus, with candy and carnival flavors, such as cotton candy. The ever-creative Stina found the perfect solution for this design, employing a mix of her classic watercolor style + cut paper collage, and now the flavor is officially on shelves! Go forth and enjoy!

+GIVEAWAY: OliveBox + Samantha Hahn

OliveBox (a surprise box of goodies delivered to your doorstep monthly, featuring hand-picked paper & lifestyle products) is featuring the lovely Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines book and the “Eat Drink Cuddle Sleep” print by the wonderful and talented artist Samantha Hahn in this month’s box. To enter for a chance to win it, click the below link to Samantha’s blog post, and leave a comment!

A winner will be chosen at random. But please make sure to leave your email address so Samantha can reach out to get your snail mail address to send you the box.

See more at: http://www.samanthahahn.com/blog/2014/03/26/olivebox-x-well-read-women-giveaway/#comments

+New Print by Stina Persson for Wonderwall

Got a case of the Mondays? Well, allow us to provide the cure: A beautiful new original artwork, “Limelight,” by the incomparable Stina Persson, now available in the form of limited edition, numbered prints via Wonderwall, here.

About this new artwork:

“Limelight is different from Stina Persson’s fluid watercolors. Here the figure is penned in bold ink strokes contrasting the fine layers of pastel colored tissue paper. This edgy portrait will look good teamed up with a retro 80′s poster as well as any heirloom art deco furniture. A bit of limelight can’t hurt.”

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Print technique: Offset
Paper: 240g Scandia 2000 smooth natural

Go on, treat your walls to a bit of Spring Art Fever!

+LULU* for VioletGrey

LULU* is working on a face chart for VioletGrey, and one of their co-founders posted some options on Instagram for followers to help them decide between.  What’s your favorite?