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D.I.Y. Artist Creates Lady Gaga Barbies That’ll Leave You Speechless

Posted in Art Star, Found, inspiration, Obsession du Jour by Ciara on January 4, 2010

Beijing “doll player” and strong advocate of D.I.Y., Veik, has the most amazing Flickr stream with images of his Lady Gaga Barbie Dolls!  He says he doesn’t intend to sell the dolls; he just really wants to encourage others to get crafty.  “Crafty” isn’t even an appropriate word for what he is doing — this is fine art (I hate these labels, BTW and dislike that D.I.Y. is often dismissed as kitsch, etc. but that is a discussion for another day…).  He has the evolution of the Gaga-coif down to a science and the Alexander McQueen re-creations’ details are insane, especially considering working on such a tiny scale.  I, for one, feel very inspired – I’ve recently added some new dolls to my collection, maybe they need a few Gaga-esque accessories! 😉

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

Photo by Veik

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Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 + Barbie

Posted in Designer Watch, New Collection by Ciara on December 3, 2009

I am absolutely enchanted by the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection by Christian Louboutin!  As always, such gorgeous shoes that will now begin to haunt some of my wildest footwear dreams.  Here I’ve put together a slide show of the collection.

Some of my favorites:

Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 - Esoteri

Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 - Lady Claude

Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 - Lady Lynch Lace

Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 - Very Prive Studs

And, to make it that much better, I just discovered the Barbie® by Christian Louboutin Doll!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am an avid Barbie fan and have a small, fun collection of my own.  The details of this doll are incredible!

Barbie® by Christian Louboutin Doll

Barbie® by Christian Louboutin Doll Detail

And look, matching pink Claudia pumps!  Ciara loves it!

Barbie® by Christian Louboutin Doll Detail

Christian Louboutin A/W 2009 - Claudia Pink

Sources:

Marie Claire

BarbieCollector.com

Kreativ Blogger Award

Posted in Blogging Award, Personal Note by Ciara on October 26, 2009

 

This afternoon I was very surprised and delighted to receive my first blog award!  It definitely makes me smile to think that Style Fuss is beginning to grow!  I received the Kreativ Blogger award from the lovely Carolyn at The Average Stylista.  Thank you soo much!  This made my day!

Here are Rules
1.  Tell 7 things that you don’t already know about me.

2.  Name 7 other blogs to receive this award

3.  Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated

4.  Thank the person who gave you the award.

Things You May Not Know About Me: Ciara of Style Fuss

1.  I have always been an outlandish dresser…

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

2.  I have a fabulous (and growing) Barbie collection…  I’m just a little obsessed.

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

3.  I sort of (really) love David Lynch…

© Justin Cox 2009

© Justin Cox 2009

4.  I like to use a variety of media when making art.  It is usually my computer but sometimes I try other things…

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

5.  I visited NYC for the first and second time this year… and loved it even more than I expected.  Can’t wait to move in the nest few months!  ♥♥♥

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

6.  I am basically a clone of my mother.

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

7.  Okay, this isn’t really a secret or unknown thing…  I really miss my best friend a lot!

© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

And with that, you know (even) more about me!

I would like to give this award to:

1. Cyn at CMYKaboom!

2.  Jenny H. at Sidewalks are Runways

3.  Kimicha at The Door in my Wardrobe

4.  Indy GrrrL

5.  Miss Christy at Out the Other Side

6. Pretty Robotic

7.  Sherin at Hi Fashion

Be sure to check out the blogs of these ladies!  Always amazing content from each of them.  Thank you again to Carolyn!

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Press Play: Video Treasures

Posted in Press Play by Ciara on October 23, 2009

I have made some really great discoveries on YouTube today!  First, Lady Gaga in a fashion short!  Got to say I love the asymmetrical bangs she is rocking in this and the editing is pretty great as well.

[edit] Video has been removed from YouTube because of copyright issues – Bummer. [/edit]

Secondly, may I introduce you to the fabulous Kandee Johnson!  I only recently found out about Kandee’s amazing makeup tutorials and, I must say, I am in love!  She is hilarious, beautiful, and beyond talented!  Here are a few of my favorites.

It is UNCANNY how much this lady can make herself look like Johnny Depp as… Edward Scissorhands!

As the Iconic Barbie…

… and Michael Jackson!

This is just a sampling of Kandee’s amazing work!  Check out her blog, Kandee The Makeup Artist and her YouTube Channel!

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