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Inspiration: drama

Why are smokey eyes so captivating? They express drama, and drama is always an inspiring thing.

Great artwork comes from pain and darkness. A world that is full of shadows, is also beautiful.

Definition of dramatic:

1.

a. A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.
b. A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema.
2. Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period: Elizabethan drama.
3. The art or practice of writing or producing dramatic works.
4. A situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play: the drama of the prisoner’s escape and recapture.
5. The quality or condition of being dramatic: a summit meeting full of drama.
fashion pachanga drama eye
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From art: grotesque

gro·tesque

[groh-tesk]  

adjective

1.

odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.
2.

fantastic in the shaping and combination of forms, as in decorative work combining incongruoushuman
 and animal figures with scrolls, foliage, etc.
noun

3.

any grotesque object, design, person, or thing.
Origin: 
1555–65;  < French  < Italian grottesco  (as noun, grottesca  grotesque decoration such as was
 apparentlyfound in excavated dwellings), derivative of grotta.  See grotto-esque

Related forms

gro·tesque·ly, adverb
gro·tesque·ness, noun
un·gro·tesque, adjective
Synonyms
1. distorted, deformed, weird, antic, wild. See fantastic.
Taken from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/grotesque
Everything has a dark side, and I believe grotesque is the dark side of beautiful, so it should be as inspiring as beauty itself:
fashion pachanga grotesque
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From art: sheer

Sheer fabrics are light and provocative.

They have been present in fashion from a long time ago.

Here is some inspiration.

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From art: überluxurious architecture

Here are some images from a very inspiring place. La Compañía de Quito.

Wikipedia describes it better:

“The Church of the Society of Jesus, known colloquially as La Compañía) is a Jesuit church in the historic center of QuitoEcuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leafgilded plaster and wood carvings…. La Compañía is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in South America.”

la compañía

 

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From art: Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi is my favorite sculptor.

Es un placer ver formas tan delicadas y tiernas, superficies limpias y simplicidad en sus líneas.

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From art: nipple stimulation

Fashion takes inspiration from everywhere, not only places, not only nature, but also behaviours and feelings. If fashion is a reflect of our culture (and everything that comes with it) it should also reflect sexuality.

There have been different approaches into erogenous zones in both, female and male body during  the history of fashion in the twentieth century, at least in western fashion because this zones are different according to culture.

Here it’s some inspiration:

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Richard Gray

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71430d6f4033c65dabc08bb3004c4f20Vintage Versace fashion editorial with Claudia Schiffer

From art: Tremendously exquisite hair

Hairstyles had changed over time, but there is one thing for sure, it has been always there.

It has been described beautifully by writers and poets, painted by artists, enhanced by fashion photographers, stylists, hair dressers…

Alfons Mucha is a Czech Art Nouveau painter.

He is famous because of his illustrations where gorgeous women are shown surrounded by extremely elaborated details, mainly flowers.

The most striking detail is the way the hair is illustrated, following the same lines and shapes mostly used by Art Nouveau.

In his paintings, women’s hair seems to be moving, surrounded by a very liquid breeze. As the hair of a mermaid.

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Hair is a natural accessory, nature’s first fashion gift.

Do you feel the same way about hair?