Gouache drawing of the Fleur de lapis-lazuli earrings, Pierres de Caractère Variations collection
White gold, lapis lazuli, round and pear-shaped diamonds.
Particular care was taken in selecting the lapis lazuli roughs for these creations, to ensure that the petals would perfectly match after cutting.
Aug 28, 2013, Oshiage, Tokyo.
camera : nimslo 3D / film : Kodak SUPERGOLD 400 / scanner : Epson GT-F730
oil on canvas
oh helen, you’re so fickle. one minute your the queen of sparta, the next you go all trojan on everybody and then you basically just ruin everything. seriously helen, what were you thinking. why would anybody leave badass king menalaus for a naive and rather unimpressive paris? you brought the wrath of the gods upon troy and greece and don’t get me started on what you ended up doing to odysseus when he tried to go home to penelope and telemachus in ithaca (even though his own pride got him in the end, whatever). g-darnit helen you’re so rude.
1: i’m helen of sparta: flowers by dvf, dress by reem acra, shoes by dvf
2: no wait, i’m helen of troy: flowers by dvf, dress by dior, shoes by oscar de la renta
3: oh well i’ve certainly made a mess of things, whatever: flowers by dvf, dress by donna karan, shoes by givenchy
so with a heavy military and survival vibe coming from a few shows at couture week my mind wandered to athena, goddess of wisdom and battle. she was zeus’ favorite daughter and is without doubt one of the most famous of olympian gods. i don’t have time to get into her whole story but you can bet she had a whole battle wardrobe going on, complete with her ever present owl, spear and helmet.
1: to battle!: dress by thimister, scarf by jean paul gaultier, shoes by valentino
2: to arms!: armor by jean paul gaultier, dress by valentino, shoes by thimister
3: holding court on olympus: dress by jean paul gaultier, sash and shoes by thimister