Thursday

I love getting mail + new library fashion books I'm reading!

This is my messy messy room. Getting ready in the morning has never been more hectic! I usually listen to jazz when I get ready, maybe that's why I fling things around??
I LOVE GETTING MAIL!
This is from my friend, Ada. She is an absolutely amazing person. I wish I could meet her in real life.
She has some AMAZING artwork, as well.
currently reading:
I am reading these books to research for my upcoming midterm project designing for "The Glass Menagerie" set in 1937.
love, polly :)

Sunday

Once Upon a Time in 1972

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend thus far! I am posting to share some details with you for the upcoming movie I am costume designing for! You can visit the web site for the movie here. Last night from 6PM-2AM I helped with the robot they are constructing for the movie and we tried some more clothing I got this weekend from Salvation Army. It fit the actor perfectly! Everything is falling into place so nicely, I am so pleased. There are a few people with SLR cameras taking pictures, so I am sure I'll have some wonderful shots to share with you. The movie is filming tonight (until 6 AM) and Monday, so I will be a tired girl for the next few days! It's going to be a rush, though! 
love, polly :D

Wednesday

films and letters

dress- salvation army in litchfield, IL
hat- forever 21
shoes- vintage, ebay
belt- vintage hand me down from my Grandmother Kutch
necklace- thrifted, vintage
scarf- Goodwill in St. Louis, MO. (a girl came up to me and said, "Hey! I think you'd like this!" Little did she know it is my faaavorite color-yellow ochre!)
I got a letter a couple weekends ago from Persephone Brown. It was wonderful! I can't wait to write back.. however, my schedule is extremely jam packed. I also got a letter from miss Ada (will photograph soon). She is the best.
love, polly :)

Saturday

5 unusual habits

I thought it would be fun to share some of my "unusual habits" 
1. I change my hair color way too much! My family always sees the red hair
 pictures of me and yells at me saying, "Your hair isn't red, again, RIGHT?"
(black)
(blonde)
(brown)
(red)
2. I take pictures with chopsticks
3. I take weird pictures with/of cats
4. I wear hats too much....
some of my friends actually came over to my house and put all of my hats on calling it, "Polly's Hat Brigade," hahahahha
5. I like to take pictures with inanimate objects.
what are your unusual habits? I want to know!
Happy Weekend! :)
love, polly

Friday

Sponsor Giveaway: Lovely Little Suitcase (CLOSED!)

my lovely sponsor, Lane, has been so kind to sponsor this lovely little booklet she made for her giveaway! It's so adorable, I love it!
TO ENTER:
1. go to her etsy, My Lovely Suitcase, and post a link to your favorite item!
2. you must be my follower!
Good luck, everyone! :)

Tuesday

Blouse advancement!

Here is the progress of my blouse: Almost done!
These were taken from my camera phone so, sorry for the quality! :)
Also, I met with a couple who is producing a movie called, "Once Upon a Time in 1972" I am costuming this movie and they are giving IMDB credit. I am so excited! I will show you some inspiration when I do a little more research from the early 1970's.
Have a great night!
Love, polly :D

Monday

Curious Breakfast

WOW. I stumbled across this webpage today and was totally amazed! This girl makes food (and many other things) out of paper! Paper Donut is her website.
HOW in the WORLD do they make those oranges? Okay, they're probably not that hard to make if you're into origami.. but the presentation makes them look so complex!
Paper Donut is a french collective founded in September 2009. Directed by Alexis Facca it’s results from work of many hands: Justine RICAUDFanette GUILLOUD, and BenoĆ®t BRULBAULT have already given their time to the collective.


The concept of this collective is based on geometrical paper volumes and space scenography.
Have a great Monday!

Thursday

Wayne Thiebaud

Last semester I spent an exorbitant amount of time in the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville art & design building. My painting teacher seemed to be particularly enthralled with this painter. I soon understood why and he quickly became one of my all time favorite artists. 
Wayne was born November 15, 1920 and is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakespastriesboots,toiletstoys and lipsticks. His last name is pronounced "Tee-bo." He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work. (Wiki)


He specializes in oil painting on canvas. You can't help but be enthralled!

I love this painting especially. The reflections, colors, and the way ordinary objects seemed to be "arranged" in rows, columns, and diagonals seems to be consistent throughout Thiebaud's work.
 Obviously food is also a reoccurring theme..
I LOVE this one. Watermelon is a very interesting fruit to paint! I should try it very soon! The black seeds would be very fun! I love his use of color with the shadows.. just beautiful. A totally unique style.
have a lovely Thursday!
I'm at my favorite place eating a blueberry & banana milkshake right now, Marry Ann's in Champaign! :)
love, polly :)

Tuesday

The Ghost Who Walks

LISTEN WHILE YOU LOOK!
This is Karen Elson singing, "The Ghost Who Walks." Isn't she beautiful? I also find the feel of this video to be very inspiring and vintage themed. Don't you love her dress?! Hope you like her music, because she and her band are a very talented bunch!
My room mate, Karla Jensen was nice enough to let me borrow these suitcases!
This was a very difficult shoot.. my tripod kept on falling over because it was SO windy. Also, my hair was very difficult, too, just because of the wind blowing so hard!
overall, it was a beautiful, chilly day..
Have a lovely Monday!
love, polly :D