Posts Tagged ‘Ada Rosman’
I’m so excited to bring you today’s inspiration from Ada Rosman
Metalsmith. Jewelry Designer
I haven’t featured much jewelry design on Unabashed Bliss, which is why I’m so pumped about today’s post. I adore Ada’s designs, as they have so much character and intricacy. As a bride this past summer I wanted almost all of my details to be handmade, unique, and most importantly have a deeper meaning other than I just liked the look of it. Ada offers this in each of her designs. Inspired from her travels around the world she presents to us a diverse collection of handmade delights! Be sure to check out her ETSY shop and Facebook Fan Page! All fashion images below were taken by the incredibly talented Claire Eliza (I can’t wait to see more of her work!).
You may recall from a previous post (see here) my adoration for Christy Pelland! A former high school classmate, Christy has taken her gift for photography to new heights! I’m thrilled to see her new focus on Classic Pin Up Artistry take off and can’t wait for you to see her work!
So, you may ask…what is pin-up artistry anyway?
“A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal aspopular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls may be glamor models, fashion models, and actresses.
The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the list of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.
The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced. They became an instant hit.
Many pin-ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.’s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren, andGeorge Petty, and numerous notable artists, such as Art Frahm.” WIKIPEDIA