Hayley Hasselhoff looked incredible in our Net Mesh bomber jacket whilst spending time at the music festival Coachella last weekend. As the first major festival of 2015, Coachella sets the style template high for the rest of the summer and is a known spot for street style and trend inspiration. We love the urban edge and the look Hayley’s created with this piece. Grab it online here.
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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.
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