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The Wonderful World of Mary Blair Meets Pinup Couture

A couple weeks ago, Pinup Girl Clothing announced their collaboration with the estate of Mary Blair for a limited edition collection of skirts and dresses featuring Blair’s whimsical art! To say I’m a huge Mary Blair fan would be an understatement — I’ve mentioned my love for her art on numerous posts in the past (here, here, and here) —  so of course I hyperventilated when I came across the announcement on Pinup Girl Clothing’s Instagram account.

All the pieces in the collection are so lovely, but these beauts are my favorites:

Aurora dress in Train Border print ♥

Heidi dress Planes print ♥

Nancy dress in Butterflies print ♥

Ella dress in Lips & Roses print in pink ♥

A date for when the collection will be available to purchase hasn’t been announced yet, but if you want to be alerted, you can join the waitlist on their website! There is also some really great potential to create a few Disneybound outfits with these dresses — the train print could totally be Casey Jr. from Dumbo and the butterfly dress fits perfectly with the butterfly motif that pops up in the live action version of Cinderella. 🙂

Which ones are your favorites from the Mary Blair collection?

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Curator’s Corner #3: Freddy Scribbles

I stumbled upon the art of Autumm Fredrickson, who goes by the moniker Freddy Scribbles, at Stockton Con last December. I was on the upper level looking below and saw someone flipping though her portfolio and was immediately drawn to the most adorable little print of Loki and I had to have it! It’s currently hanging above my bed 🙂 Freddy Scribbles art consists of many beloved characters from nerd culture — not only does she have the cutest Loki print, but she has all of the Avengers (even Nick Fury and Phil Coulson)! She also makes plushies called Cubies (kyoo-bees) and currently has The Hulk, Thor, Harley Quinn, and some Avengers keychains available in her store (pictured below).

I hope you all enjoy the art of Freddy Scribbles! Be prepared to say “awww!” 😀

Iron Man

Hawkeye and Black Widow

Captain America

Thor and Loki

The Hulk

Phil Coulson and Nick Fury

Hulk and Thor Cubies

White Phoenix

Vanellope Von Schweetz

Death and Delirium from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”

“The Doctor and Sexy”

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Holiday Cubie

Wonder Woman

You can follow Freddy Scribbles and check out the rest of her art on:

Cheers,
Nina

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Curator’s Corner #2: Nan Lawson

I don’t quite remember how I came across the art of Nan Lawson (I think it might’ve been a random Etsy find), but I just remember immediately falling in love with it! She’s very well known for her super quirky/nerdy art style and pop culture pieces from the likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Downton Abbey (I used her Lady Mary shirt in my Thoroughly Modern Mary post awhile ago), The Avengers, Doctor Who, Wes Anderson, etc. The Academy Awards also commissioned her earlier this year to create some pieces for their website of iconic cinematic couples for Valentine’s Day that people could send as virtual greetings (The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind are pictured below). Nan’s work has also appeared in Timeout New York, Zooey Magazine, GadChick, and art galleries such as Gallery 1988.

I hope you all enjoy her work just as much as I do! Be sure to check out where to follow her on the interwebs and buy her prints, t-shirts, and other thing-a-ma-bobs at the end of the post. 🙂

“Summer”

“I Love My Piano”

“I’m Not a Hipster, I Just Dress Like One”

“The Piemaker”

“Max”

“Love is a Book”

“Gatsby”

“Friendship and Bravery”

The Oscars Love Letters – “The Sound of Music” & “Gone With the Wind”

“You Had Me At Meet Tornado”

“Joanie”

“Meow”

Spider-Man/Peter Parker

L-R: “Archer Avenue” & “Richie”

The Jerk

L-R: “The Rest of Our Lives” & “I Love You, But You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”

“All of Time and Space”

Follow Nan on…

Cheers,
Nina

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Curator’s Corner #1: Megan Lara

For the first installment of Curator’s Corner I’m featuring the beautifully geektastic art of Megan Lara! Like I mentioned in my last outfit post (Royal Peach), I talked about how I first came across Megan’s art a couple years ago when I saw her “Peach Nouveau” design on TeeFury. I love how many of her pieces are done in an art nouveau style that channels Alphonse Muncha with characters from geeky franchises such as Harry Potter, Doctor Who, classic Nintendo ladies, etc. But she’s no one trick pony — she does way more than geek nouveau! Megan’s work ranges from gorgeous and fancy, to sexy, and downright adorable (see “Troy & Abed’s Dope Adventures” below). 

Harry Potte prints L-R: “The Brightest Witch of Her Age” // “Just As Sane As I Am”

Doctor Who – “Geronimo”

Doctor Who companion pin-up series (collaboration with Omega Man 5000)

“Nintendo Nouveau” available as a stretched canvas on Society6

“Daisy Nouveau”

“Laura”

Game of Thrones print – “Through Fire and Flame”

Community prints L-R: “The Needlessly Defiant” // “The Day Planner”

Community print – “Troy & Abed’s Dope Adventures”

“Natural Beauty” (and no, that is not Poison Ivy)

L-R: The Labyrinth “As The World Falls Down” // Beetlejuice “Utterly Alone”

Firefly Les Femme poster set available on QMx

All photos courtesy of Megan Lara

There are SO MANY more pieces by Megan that I’d like to add on, but I think this ought to suffice!

Please be sure to check out and follow Megan on…

Cheers,
Nina

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Royal Peach

outfit details – shirt: TeeFury (buy similar here) // cardigan: Gold Drama // shoes: Avenue // skirt: Crossroads Trading Co. find // hair clip: vintage // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here) // watch: Timex x Disney // ring: random boutique purchase 

‘ello lovelies!

So y’know how on Monday I announced that I was going to start a new series on here called Curator’s Corner? Well, in today’s outfit post I’m giving you guys a sneak peek for the first artist that I’ll be featuring! The lovely art nouveau design of Princess Peach (from Super Mario Bros. fame) on my t-shirt is by the super awesome and über talented Megan Lara. I got it a couple of years ago on TeeFury and have been hooked on her work since then. She actually just had her art nouveau design of Hermione Granger entitled “The Brightest With of Her Age” up on TeeFury last night. I had to snatch that one as well since TeeFury only sells one t-shirt design a day — and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

I’ll be posting a bunch of links on where to find/buy her art and t-shirts tomorrow, so stayed tuned for that! 🙂

I’m not a huge gamer, but I did love my NES growing up.  And of course I loved Princess Peach (a.k.a. Princess Toadstool). It was only natural that I instantly fell in love with Megan’s “Peach Nouveau” design once I saw it on the interwebz — it’s fancy and geeky!

I’d gush about her work some more, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s post.

Cheers,
Nina

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New Blog Series: Curator’s Corner

I’ve had my blog for quite some time now and I can’t help but feel like it’s missing something.

That something? A weekly series! Ever since I started going to Comic Con in 2004, I’ve grown an affinity for the contemporary art scene since they [Comic Con] exposed me to so many of the wonderful artists that are out there. So every week I’ll be featuring the work of an artist I love in  Curator’s Corner. The artists that I plan on showcasing I either came across at a con, found on the interwebs via Etsy, TeeFury, Flickr, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (said in the voice of the King of Siam).

I hope you’ll all enjoy this series. Expect the first one to be up by Wednesday!

Cheers,
Nina

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I’m not dead yet…

Oh my, it’s been quite awhile since my last update hasn’t it? Ew. I just started a blog post with a question. Ever since my junior year of high school I’ve tried to avoid starting anything off with a question — my English teacher said it’s a cheap way to engage a reader. Sorry, Mr. G! And sorry to anyone who does happens to start off articles/posts/essays/etc. with questions… awkardly looks to the side and scrunches mouth.

But anyhow, I shall be writing about random and nerdtastic things here in a bit, including my attempt at an easy-peezy Nutella cookie recipe I found on Pinterest! However I’m working on a couple of posts that will be featured on other blogs. Bear with me please. 🙂

For now here’s a picture of Rory with a commission piece I had done by Jenny Parks, the creative master mind behind Doctor Mew! It’s Rory dressed as his namesake!!!

LOOK AT HOW AWESOME THIS PIECE OF ART IS. LOOK AT IT. LOOK!

And here’s Rory’s namesake (in case you’re not familiar with Doctor Who, and in case you’re not you should really acquaint yourself with it):

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TTFN!

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