Sunday, 4 August 2013

Space Age Children & Stardust

I think this is easily the coolest piece of clothing that I have ever owned. In my mind, kitsch clothes are the absolute best - which is why this skirt and my teapot dress are now my most treasured items of clothing. The print on the skirt is a 1956 illustration for biscuits, done in the space-age style (source of image - and check this link out because there is some great 1950s art to enjoy). Choies, where this skirt comes from, has got a whole bunch of wonderfully bizarre, kitsch clothes (LIKE THESE) which I am extremely appreciative of!

top - c/o Sheinside
skirt - c/o Choies
cardigan - Thrifted
necklace - c/o Les Folles Marquises
hat - c/o Wholesale

I absolutely love it when science merges with art. Spanish artist Sergio Albiac uses computer programs to generate his works, and his most recent project "Stardust" uses images from the Hubble space telescope to piece together portraits. For the portraits, he uses images that people from all over the world send to him. Naturally, as soon as I saw this - on IFLS, where else? - I jumped at the chance to have portraits of myself made. This is the result! You can still get your own ones done, and both help contribute to this art project and get your own space portraits - just follow the instructions on the website!

"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff."
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos



I hope you're all having a marvellous day!







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22 comments:

  1. You totally pull off kitschy fashion beautifully. Your style reminds of the clothes at japanlaclothing.com. That first photo is so cool.

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    1. Ohhh thankyou, that's such a compliment because I love japanLA clothing so much :D

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  2. oh my god this is wonderful :D so disturbing but so cool! gotta check choies to be honest ;D

    http://frozen-mammoth.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so funny and bizarre! Are those scones?

    Becky
    xx

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  5. Your skirt is killing me! Love itttt. Why don't we have sweet biscuit ads like this anymore?

    Also, that Hubble portrait thing is insane. :D

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  6. adorable pencil skirt! <3

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  7. that skirt is awesome!! love the artworks as well, they're too cool. thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  8. You're totally rocking that skirt! Not many people can pull off kitsch, but you do it wonderfully xxx

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  9. wow this is so quirky and cool :D xx

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  10. the space biscuit skirt is too much! LOVE IT!

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  11. Amazing print . :P

    www.sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  12. Geez, Annika, now I want a biscuit. THANKS. THANKS A BUNCH.

    ;-)

    Love, Amy

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  13. That skirt is so funky!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  14. This whole post is wonderful. That quote at the end is so beautiful, I just can't...

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  15. I love the risks you take. Finding other bloggers who are equally as nerdy as me (if in a different way) is such a joy-- you merge science with art, I merge history with art. Keep on! :)

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  16. This skirt is so much fun! I love that you don't take your style toooooo seriously and manage to throw in some super cute pieces just for fun! And the portraits you got are beautiful!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  18. I love your skirt SO MUCH <3333

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  19. Aww..This is awesome!!I love this skirt so much!!<3
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  20. I know I'm super late seeing this post, but this skirt is just so cool! What a fun kitschy print. I'll definitely be checking out Choies.com asap.

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