Saturday, November 19, 2011

I love: Candice Tripp


Perusing Instagram one faithful day, I came across Cadice Tripps Instagram feed and was completely amused and intrigued by her lovely artwork. Born in South Africa and now a permanent resident of England, Candice makes art her full time job. She's not only beautiful, funny and talented, but she has that special "creepy gene" that I love so much.

What I really enjoy about her paintings, is her use of empty space. My favorite one (shown above) called "Team Building" is mostly blank space, but shows a posse of creepy masked children bullying one of their peers. I love the dark nature of her pieces, and the way she combines that with childlike whimsy. I cant wait to own one of my very own Candice Tripp prints one day, to gaze adoringly at for hours.

Check out her site and blog here : http://www.candicetripp.com/

Rick Genest - I like him


Rick Genest, the tattooed adonis, is coming into my radar more and more lately. I first caught glimpse of him on the Outsapop website, he was doing some modeling for a Menswear line. Rick is a 26 (?) year old, Canadian born model  with a love for skin art. I later saw him on a banner for a Lady Gaga video on Youtube and thought "Wow, this guy is getting around fast!" At that time, I had to stop myself from posting about him, because I didnt want to be "that'' girl. The swooning blogger posting nonsense about sexy boys. 

Well, today I am the impressed blogger posting cool things about this sexy boy. 

I just saw this video on Youtube, it's an advert for a makeup line called "Dermablend", the clever idea behind this marketing campaign was to covered Ricks body with makeup making him look un-tattooed again. We all know how makeup can cover blemishes , but seeing Rick go from skeleton to  human is a cool transformation to watch. See below.