~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

Friday, December 10, 2010


I applaud the incredible styling of Cristiane Arp, the amazing work of
photographer Alexi Lubromirski and the accomplishment of model Julie Stegner
in genuinely portraying the art of the dance of Flamenco.
{original published December 2008 as "Wie Gemalt"]

Yards and yards of billowing silk in this astonishing skirt. *sigh*

Notice how the straps of those magnificent purple shoes mimic the seaming in the

I would love to touch this blouse of multi-colored rosettes. Such yummy texture.

The black and red check fabric of this dress has a wonderful flow to it. I would
be curious to know if the model, Julia Stegner is also a dancer. She certainly has
the posture of one and has mastered wonderfully the stance of Flamcnco.

I love black and white stripes!! They are so dramatic.

The most gorgeous strapless dress of crimson feathers with an
underskirt of white ruffled tulle. This gown is a work of art.

I am loving how the roses in the dress fabric are duplicated in the tights. Perfect!

Flamenco dancers could never, ever, ever use botox... the dance requires the angst
of the furrowed brow.

Here is a close-up of the bodice of this beautiful red gown. The hand sewn ruching
and bustle like bowing in in the back are exqusite!

Traditional Spanish Mantilla

So simple yet so busy.

I find the stunning petals of pleated drapery - unexpectedly graceful


  1. So I know nothing about fashion and art. Hopefully I will learn sumth off ur blog :) put plz release my bff!

  2. just stumbled across this post after googling "incredible styling" the pics are stunning!! thanks for posting.



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