Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Springtime Hair

Dolce and Gabbana are not usually on the wonder | wander | women's radar; we're more interested in fashion on an aesthetic level and don't keep up with the couture brands. But once in a while a past or new collection will catch our eye and spark a new project.

The Spring/Summer collection of 2014 featured some of our favourite things: Greek and Roman influence, cherry blossoms, and light floaty dresses. But what really caught our eye was the hair: braided updos twined with tiny white flowers and decorated with antique-looking coins.

Someone else was inspired...this Internet artist digitally coloured the models' hair with pastel and spring colours, and in turn gave us this idea.

Inktense coloured pencils and Winsor & Newton watercolours on heavyweight cartridge paper.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Trending Black and White Challenge

In case you follow any of Mahala's or my posts on Facebook, you'll see what's trending is black and white photo challenge among photo buffs.

Most don't really post actual black and white images, choosing to use instead a convenient phone app.

Mahala decided to add her own twist to the challenge - opting instead to do her own black and white illustrations.

Here are a couple.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cafe' Dreams from Messy Nessy Chic

#wonderwanderwomen love the ambiance of a cafe'.

As artists our dreams and designs are at times fueled by indulgent caffeine imbued binges.

The Grounds - Alexandria, Australia

We most definitely sway to the keen of Messy Nessy's siren call.

"Everyone needs to find their own café– it’s an identity thing."

Take your pick from these 10 Inspiring Cafés Around the World