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Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon

April 14th, 2015 5:16 pm

Don’t be fooled by the picture below. What looks like a chameleon balancing carefully on a branch, is in fact two carefully painted female models, cleverly pieced together to create this amazing illusion.

It is the work of Italian artist Johannes Stoetter.   The 37-year-old has previously transformed his models into parrots, snakes, leopards and frogs, but he believes this may be his most intricate and impressive piece to date.

Using water-based body paint on the naked models he created this multicoloured effect, then intertwined and placed the women together to form the shape of a chameleon.  The models then rested on a bench holding a green branch in the air beneath them to finish off the illusion.

Speaking about The Chameleon, he said: ‘I worked about four days to design the motif bigger and paint it with colours.The body painting took me about six hours with the help of an assistant. There are different difficulties on different levels as in every work, but I think that my passion and love to my work is so big, that I figure out a way to deal with difficulties. My main inspirations are nature, my personal life-philosophy, every-day-life and people themselves.’

The models were photographed and videoed quickly which you can see below.

Johannes has developed his painting style and his body painting technique over the last 6 years and has won many awards for his talents, becoming World champion in 2012, Vice World Champion in 2011 and 2014, Italian Champion in 2011 and 2013, winner of the North American Bodypainting Championship, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2013 and Winner of the “International Fine Art Bodypainting Award” in 2014.

Today Johannes teaches Bodypainting at the World Bodypainting Academy – at the WBF (World Bodypainting Festival) as well as around the world.

In the press: Dare Magazine

April 14th, 2015 11:34 am

If you read Canadian Magazine DARE magazine this month you’ll see our Double Silk Panel Tunic Dress featured in their spring issue. There’s a retro revival happening and our mixed print tunic is the perfect item to take you back to the 70’s in style. We love how they’ve taken inspiration from blogger Allison Teng and paired this tunic with these fringed sandals.

Read the magazine here


April 7th, 2015 3:33 pm

Last Year Victoria’s Secret produced an advertising campaign that featured one specific body type which they called ‘the perfect body.’  The campaign slogan was changed soon after launch when a petition consisting of more than 30,000 signees called for the brand to apologise for its body shaming message.

5 months down the line and Lane Bryant have created their own campaign, taking just a little dig at Victoria’s Secret. The #imnoangel commercial features models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine amongst others , wearing  Lane Bryant’s exclusive bra collection Cacique. In the video below the models define “sexy” in numerous ways during the ad. Lane Bryant are  using social media to further challenge conventional beauty standards and are encouraging members of the public to do the same by hash tagging posts with #ImNoAngel.

The #ImNoAngel hashtag campaign joins the ever growing debate regarding the term “plus-size.”  We recently posted an article about Ajay Rochester’s trending phrase; #DropThePlus.  You can read all about it here, whilst model and activist Tess Holliday (Munster) started the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement which has gone from strength to strength. The two hashtags both contribute to the ongoing conversation regarding fair representation of different body shapes in the world of fashion and the media.

The #ImNoAngel hashtag is gaining a great following on both Twitter and Instagram, as women express their support for Lane Bryant’s message of diversity. Lane Bryant CEO and President Linda Heasley said in a statement “Our ‘#ImNoAngel’ campaign is designed to empower ALL women to love every part of herself. Lane Bryant firmly believes that she is sexy and we want to encourage her to confidently show it, in her own way.”


© Anne Kroul, 2013.