Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sprinting to the finish...




I needed some pretty in my portfolio. Yes- I enjoy being a girl, but I tend towards the less frilly/soft side of art. Unless - I step back in time. I am a huge historic costume nut. Back in 7th grade I did a huge paper about the history of fashion for social studies - completely illustrated.I got an A - and I still have it. I should post some of my art from when i was a kid- it's good for a laugh.
If I can find the time- I'd like to do a series of illustrations of my favorite fashion eras. Today - if a dress is from a designers past season - they slap "vintage" on it. Drives me nuts. It should be like antiques - has to be older than 25 years old to be called vintage. - Wait.. that would make me a vintage antique..

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hey Kelly! From one antique to another... I love the old styles too.

I wore a silver lamé dress from the 1920's (my grandmother's) to my high school prom. It was long and flowy and had a short cape thingy to cover your shoulders-- gorgeous! (And went great with my punky-arty hair, heehee!) Wish I could fit into it now...

Kelly Light said...

You were like the girl in pretty in pink- except she messed up that 50's prom dress. I'm going on a cruise - there's a flapper night- I'm excited!