Meet three artists paying tribute to the lives lost and amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement.
After her diagnosis, artist Brooke Pelczynski was "terrified" she wouldn’t be able to hold a brush to paint or draw, but instead learned how to adapt. "I think that has made me a better artist,” she says.
The activist had left the group Femen, which was created in her native country, Ukraine, and had been focusing on her art in exile in Paris.
"It definitely makes a big impact because painting a head is pretty unique and striking," says film and television makeup artist Georgina Ryland.
Digital collage artist Sara Shakeel wants to shine a new, positive light on stretch marks. So, she’s turning them into glitter marks.
On Thursday, the recording artists published a photo of a familiar T-shirt to his Instagram account with the caption, “You made it @kseremetis! Ripped off with extreme prejudice by urban outfitters.” He was referring to designer American painter, sculptor and filmmaker Kostas Seremetis, and the shirt in question is apparently way too heavily inspired by Seremetis’ unique aesthetic — especially the shirts he designed for Canadian clothing company HAVEN. The Slayer Split Seam Tee, which sells on Urban Outfitter’s website for $35, is described as “DIY-vibe Slayer t-shirt in a split seam construction with mismatched graphics.
Happy birthday, Tyga! The hip-hop artist turns 27 today (in case you missed Kylie’s Snapchat of the surprise party thrown for him). Tyga gave us all the dirt on his and Kylie’s life in the public eye, his new sound, and which animal of his got confiscated. And check out what else happened when Tyga Yahoo’d himself.
Meet Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, the founders of the new concept brand Everybody. Both women spent more than 10 years working at American Apparel, where they saw and experienced firsthand the good, the bad, and the ugly (CEO Dov Charney was fired after being sued multiple times for sexual harassment).
Love or loathe her, there’s no denying that Celine Dion has played a major role in the putting Canadian music on the map. In her 48 years on this earth she’s won multiple Grammy awards, two Oscars, topped the Billboard charts more times than we can count, had a running show in Las Vegas and also managed to find time to be a mom to her three kids. And now, she’s starting her own lifestyle brand. The line will include a variety of things including beauty products, clothing, travel products, activewear, and even home furnishings, and will reportedly be modeled after Dion’s values: “family, music, entertainment and style.”So, in honour of her new line, we take a look back at her style evolution – from a innocent 20-something to the beautiful woman she is now.Click through the gallery above to give some well-deserved respect to the national icon that is Celine Dion.
New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd updated his Facebook page on Sunday with a short message: “Nothing brings me more joy than boosting a kid’s confidence with a custom tattoo 50 likes and ill [sic] go to starship hospital and tat all the kids up.”Within 10 minutes, Lloyd received his 50 likes and then some. In fact, the post has garnered more than 425,000 likes, with many commenters leaving praise.“Props to you for doing something so wonderful. You will be the light on the kids faces for weeks to come!” wrote Kelli Sweitzer-Hock.“So amazing to see artists like yourself in our city who give back especially to children. Seriously amazing job!” commented Danyelle Gates.To those who expressed concern about the effects of inking young kids, Lloyd assured them that the tiny tats aren’t permanent. He airbrushes the works of art onto his little clients using a custom ink that washes off in the shower, so they get all the coolness without the commitment.While he hasn’t laid out plans with the hospital yet, he hopes to visit some time later this week.Click through the gallery to see his previous designs and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
All images via Instagram/mardeeraquelWill the real Miley Cyrus please stand up? Mardee Shackleford and Miley Cyrus have quite a few things in common. They both live in California, have tongue rings and are vegans. Oh, and they happing to look strikingly similar.ALSO SEE: Leo, is that you? Meet Leonardo DiCaprio’s doppelgängerEven before Shackleford chopped her hair into a platinum pixie cut, she was already being compared to the Disney star. “Several times I have been sitting in traffic and people have slid open the back door of their car and kids will start yelling, ‘Miley,’" she told the Daily Mail. “Sometimes it feels like I am actually famous or a celebrity, just on a really small scale. It’s been really fun for me.”Though Shackleford admits she wasn’t really a fan of Cyrus’s music before, she figured she may as well make the most of the similarity. Her Instagram account is filled with Miley-esque pictures including actual recreations of Miley editorials. She’s even won money entering herself in Miley lookalike contests. Click through the gallery above to marvel at the similarities and tweet us your thoughts at @YahooStyleCA.
Illustrations via Tumblr/2 Kinds of PeopleWhen it comes to using technology and social media, most people tend to fall into one category or another. According to Portuguese illustrator, João Rocha, there are specifically two streams. On his Tumblr page, 2 Kinds of People, he creates illustrations that look at the ways we use and share technology. Click through the gallery above to see where you fall:
I’ve always thought of knitting as something you did if you had a lot of time on your hands. People who had long commutes or spent hours sitting in front of the TV. It also requires a level of finger coordination that I’m just not sure I possess. I was OK with this until I stumbled up on the work of fibre artist Jacqui Fink. ALSO SEE: Knitting Literally Turns Homeless Man’s Life AroundSure, Fink likes to knit, but what sets her work apart from the masses of stitchers on the subway is the sheer scale of what she does. “While I was asleep, a big loud booming voice said to me, ‘You have to knit and it needs to be big,’” the 42-year-old told Buzzfeed. And big it is! ALSO SEE: Never say this to a knitter. Really, just don’t do itFink works with a heavy merino wool fibre and K1S1 industrial-sized knitting needles, which measure around 110 centimetres in length. “The scale provides a powerful sensory and aesthetic platform to illustrate the beauty and rawness of the natural fibres,” Fink says. “The textures are rich, luxurious and have the ability to imbue both solace and joy to the observer.”Click through the gallery above and prepare to be inspired. All photos via Instagram/jacquifink
Just when you thought your skeletons hiding in the garden and Dollar Store cobwebs were winning you creepiest house on the block, artist and photographer Christine McConnell posts this. Lovingly referred to as the “Monster Home,” McConnell’s latest project had her transforming the front facade of her parents’ modest house into a teeth-baring, multi-eyed green monster using painted foam-core insulation. “I decorated my parents’ house for Halloween,” she said. “Now it’s a Monster House.”ALSO SEE: Artist recreates vintage family photos in stunning projectIf her work seems familiar it’s because the L.A.-based artist originally caught our attention back in January when she posted a series of recreated vintage portraits. An obvious lover of Halloween, McConnell is also a baker – her feed has some pretty incredible Halloween treats, as well. Click through the gallery above to get some highly skilled Halloween inspiration. All images via Instagram/christinehmcconne