CHIC-A-BOOM ...
~an eccentric woman with extraordinarily memorable, often misunderstood but unmistakably distinctive style.


"It is my intent to showcase that which I consider wearable art.
Clothing that is whimsical, dramatic, avant-garde and on the
cutting edge of design - as seen through my eyes.
Brilliance and madness are interchangeable.
This is my style inspiration. I invite you into my world."
~Claudia Byrdine




Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THE INCREDIBLE JEWELRY OF ERICKSON BEAMON

Earrings, collars, belts and sleeves of bracelets...








Bangles, bangles and more bangles!!!











A field of daisies across her body.........



Beautiful bling~


Model - Bianca Balti - Photographed by Greg Kadel

Monday, June 21, 2010

TOUGH BALLERINA -

Wonderfully edgy styling in this photo shoot for Interview Magazine.
Ballerina slippers will never be the same.










Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD - CAFE SOCIETY, 1994 PARIS

A look back at a 1994 spring/summer collection by designer Vivienne Westwood
Her brilliant and innovative talent is always a surprise and a delight.
Part 1 of the CAFE SOCIETY ~ PARIS


Thursday, June 3, 2010

LARISA KATZ - DESIGNER

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union in 1974, but now living in the southern part of the Netherlands, Larisa Katz has always been passionate about art and the wonders of the world as she sees it.

Larisa Katz pictured below along with designer Christian Lagerwaard
Some of these pictures below are from the Katz-lagerwaad collection.
Formerly a painter, the now designer took her portraiture skills to human form, utilizing the
same ideas to produce visceral, sculptural dresses in style of haute couture.


In her work she uses fabrics to build dresses that look like sculptures.
Playing with different materials and shapes she creates timeless and romantic designs.







She combines the visions of Eastern and Western cultures.
















A brilliant talent indeed!

In the past two years Larisa has shown her designes at the runways of
Amsterdam, Dubai, Bahrain, New York City and London.