Posts Tagged ‘Trompe l’oeil’

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Designer Nikki of WhiMSY love is my new favorite designer! She took a bunch of moving boxes and made these trompe l’oeil pieces of furniture for one of her visiting guests. This mildew-riffic basement (it looks like it could smell of mothballs and grandma) was turned into a Parisian penthouse! Ok, not really, but it looks pretty awesome. She cut out a headboard, side table with vase, a picture frame, lamp, a clock, and used a box as a nightstand. Then, she painted it with black paint and made it fancy and stuff. Then she added an air mattress and some pillows. Her guests have it pretty good- I stick my guests in my walk-in closet and call it a day.

photos: The Frisky

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I was so inspired by this post I wrote not too long ago that I had to make it myself. Also, I wasn’t going to pay $300 for a shirt ( that’s so 90’s). So, I whipped out my Simply Spray fabric paint and went to town on a couple of Old Navy cotton shirts I bought for like $3 each. And so if I effed up, I wouldn’t feel too bad because the shirts are a price of a cup of tea. And so I was ready to go NUTS! I sprayed the paint onto a paper plate and brush the paint on to the shirt as if I was an artiste. My cats were sniffing around the paint area intrigued by my spontaneous paint-a-thon. Then they ran around crazy for an hour. Hmmmm. Anyway, they dried pretty fast when I set them out in the sun (about 30 minutes). My fave out of the bunch is the white cardigan with the Chanel-style camellia and pearls. Alas, now I can look like a cartoon and I can still go to the spa!

photos: Moi

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London boutique Antoni & Alison has some killer trompe l’oeil gear that would make Moschino proud. Their sweaters are all cashmere and run about $300-$350. I love trompe l’oeil because it looks like you have a real outfit on when really it’s just a shirt or sweater. I guess I could have been a mime in another lifetime …. or just lazy. Anyway, I may save my pennies for one of these, particularly the first photo of a Frenchy poster child. I’d wear that while buying a baguette. Check out their website for more cool stuff including some fupe art (my favorite!)

photos: Antoni & Alison

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