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ARTmonday: 12 Masquerade-Themed Artworks

I’ve never been to a true masquerade ball. The closest I came is a school fundraising auction I chaired with a Carnivale theme. I have a cute photo of myself and my friend/co-chair, artist Lee Essex Doyle (you can see her Venetian interiors here), but I can’t find it right now. She invited me to a Save Venice masquerade ball, but we skipped it. Oh well, there went my chance.

I started noticing a lot of photography featuring people with elaborate rubber animal masks, which I’ve been putting aside for a later post. As I collected those, all masked figures made their way into my folder. So I’ve pulled out a dozen masquerade-themed artworks, including, a simple linocut of a mask sold on Serena & Lily; a woman masked in sawdust (not quite masquerade-worthy, but you know how I love what I’ve come to call obscured portraits); mod photos that appeared in the New York Times in the 1960s and brought to light by Jonathan Adler; a fashion shot of Kate Moss.; and others.

Enjoy these 12 masquerade themed artworks; perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own year-end celebration.

Black & White Photo Of Three Women Going To A Masquerade Ball

Gloves and Masks, 1965  •  The  New York Times

Masquerade Photo Affordable Artwork Society 6

Sammy Harkin  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Mask Masquerade Ball Portrait By Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick  •  Masquerade  •  Artsy


Jennifer Ament  •  Mask  •  Serena & Lily


Godfried Donkor  •  Jamestown Masquerade IX  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Artwork At Society 6

 Courtneeeee  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Kate Moss in A Masquerade Ball Mask B&W Photo

Anton Corbijn  •  Kate Moss New York, 1993  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Five Foot Three Photography  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Masquerade Ball Masked People Painting

Ann Devito •  Masquerade  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Antonio Jose Guzman  •  Nancy  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Photography

Azarii Gorchakov  •  Mask Graza  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Anna Ullman  •  Woman In Mask  •  Artfully Walls

Masquerade Ball Group Portrait Lady In Leopard Catsuit

Larry C. Morris  •  Leopard People, 1966  •  New York Times Store

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Style Right Now: Birkenstocks Revival

Not at all the granola type, I never even considered Birkenstocks. Even during ’90s grunge, which I wholeheartedly embraced (after all, as a fashion editor in New York, I was at those runway shows), Birkenstocks were not on my style radar. They were shoes worn by people in Oregon. To me, Birkenstocks were the shoes of guys with long hair and thick wooly socks. No thank you.

I’ve stuck to that for the last twenty years, even as the social currency for hikers, makers, and locavores has risen. But now . . . Well, looking at these street style shots of indisputably elegant, chic, and just plain cool women, I’m re-thinking the Birkenstock. Maybe.

Birkenstock sandals hail from Germany, though to me they have a Dutch aesthetic. I must admit its minimalist vibe with these equally streamlined outfits. Should I?


Kate Moss In Vogue 1993 Wearing Birkenstock Sandals

Kate Moss wearing Birkenstocks with white jeans
Photographed by Corinne Day for Vogue, 1993
















C E L E B   S T Y L E 

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen Wear Birkenstocks

Ashley Olsen in black Birkenstock thongs
The Osen twins in Birkenstocks + socks (don’t do it)

R U N W A Y  R E V I E W 

Birkenstock Trends Marc Jacobs Celine SS13 SS14

Céine Spring 2013   |   Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

H I S T O R Y  L E S S O N 

The Birkenstock sandal of today was developed in 1964 by Karl Birkenstock, whose grandfather registered the brand in 1774 in Germany, where they are still made. They’re designed with contoured cork and rubber footbeds that conform somewhat to the shape of one’s feet. It became popular in the U.S. among 1960s hippies. In the early 199s the look was revived. (Wikipedia likens that trend, popular among high-school and college-aged Gen Xers, as comparable to the popularity of flip-flops today.) Birks showed up on European runways for Spring 2013. The Birkenstock sandal has now made its way to street style around the globe.

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Gift Guide: 24 Artworks

It’s true that art is personal, but if you know somebody well, you should still be able to choose a piece of art that suits him or her. A pretty landscape, a funky abstract, a minimalist still life, a furry little animal. There are a number of subjects and price points for artwork as gifts.

Jane Mount Fashion Bookshelf Print 20x200

Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion Print by Jane Mount


Flamingo No. 4 by Sharon Montrose


Surf Family Print by Michael Northrup


By the Lake by Kelly Neidig

Ellen Levine Dodd Landscape Oil Painting

Cape Cod Marsh 10 Painting by Ellen Levine Dodd

Bayview 3 Original Painting Jenny Prinn

Bayview 3 Painting by Jenny Prinn

Abstract Original Artwork Serena & Lily

Mid Century Colorful Optical Art Study by Dellard Cassity

Sally Benedict King Original Paintings Furbish Studio

Cacti Sun Painting by Sally King Benedict

Abstract Painting By Megan Donnelly

Terrace Painting by Megan Donnelly

Abstract Painting By Keila Marino

Expletion Painting by Keila Marino

Lulu DK Abstract Art Collage Screen Print

Boom2 Framed Print by Lulu DK


Curiosity Framed Print by Jon Bertelli

art furbish Elizabeth_Mayville_Bruce_Sleeping_Print__74208.1380213687.450.450

Bruce Sleeping Giclee Print by Elizabeth Mayville

art S&L abstracts

Rise & Shine Framed Screenprint by Becky Hui Chan


Circle Poster Issue 3 by Travis Robertson

her 150 S&L appleprint

Apple Screen Print by G. Anderson

seb type

Sebastian’s Typewriter by AC Photography


Untitled (Salvation) Print by Mitch Paster

art S&L wayne pate

Rise of the Setting Sun Print by Wayne Pate


Contemporary Bold Abstract Painting by Warren Snodgrass

Lulu DK Floral Print

Juniper Framed Print by Lulu DK

Kate Lewis Chair Interior Artwork

Dash of Disco Giclee Print by Kate Lewis

Britt Bass Abstract Artwork

He and I Print by Britt Bass

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Kate 2 Photograph by Burton Machen

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Style Muse: Kate Moss Better Than Ever

Kate Moss Patrick Demarchelier Vogue UK

 Kate Moss by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK June 2013

For more photos of Kate Moss, plus other iconic stunners,
check out my “Style Muse” Pinterest board.

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Style Right Now: 26 Striped Shirts on the Street

It’s kind of warming up. And then it’s not. Cashmere is bundled away and the stripey tees have emerged. Thankfully they work well when layered. Love the look of striped tops, dresses, jackets. I know you do too. These girls on the street do stripes stylishly, whether paired with boyfriend jeans or leather skinnies and chunky knits. Scroll all the way down for Gwynnie in cut-offs (OMG those legs) and Kate Moss in inky (faux?) fur.


















Striped Shirt Nautical Style

Stripes With Coral Skinny Jeans

Gwenyth Paltrow Cookbook Signing London





Kate Moss Leather Pants Striped Shirt


for  S T R I P E S
D O N E  R I G H T

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