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MARIMEKKO APPAREL LINE DEBUTS IN NYC

This is a photo from the new Marimekko fashion line. We’re used to seeing Marimekko’s signature hot colors and bold design in home furnishings. Will we wear Marimekko head to toe? When I get called to star in the next Austin Powers movie I’ll go to the interview in the shagadelic outfit above. Yeah, baby! Go to archiproducts.com for more on this story.

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CLOTHING FENG SHUI–Excellent Advice

I just stumbled across this excellent article on how what you wear influences your moods and can support your business success or detract from it. I heartily agree and recommend you read the article in Entrepreuneurial Woman Magazine before your next power presentation:

Feng Shui Your Clothes and Improve Business Success – | Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine.

Even if you’re not a high powered business woman, you can use feng shui to elevate your mood and bring yourself successful energy.

For some reason this summer I am really into skirts and more feminine clothing. I’m finding it easier and more comfortable to wear a flirty skirt than shorts while I’m working in the yard or studio. Do you have a favorite piece of clothing you like to wear in summer that makes you feel good when you wear it?

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RETRO CRYING GIRL MAKEUP HAS A FUTURE AT THE CAPITOL…

“Crying Girl” (1964) by Roy Lichtenstein. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Artist Roy Lichtenstein was at the forefront of the pop art movement in the 60’s. His iconic “Crying Girl” was recreated with makeup on a live model by  M.A.C artist Karin Stone, in Chicago, IL. How cool is this?! While it’s an entirely different sort of body paint camouflage than the type Peeta uses on himself to blend in the forest, putting on this mask like makeup would hide your true face.

"Crying Girl" makeup application comes to life.

"Crying Girl" in 3D living color 🙂

I am betting that the hyper fashionista future people in the Capitol would die for this makeup look. Literally. See The Hunger Games and tell me if you agree! Happy Friday 🙂

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DID VERUSHKA INSPIRE PEETA IN THE HUNGER GAMES?

In the new blockbuster film “The Hunger Games” the character named Peeta grew up in a bakery and decorated cakes. That’s the explanation given for his skill with the body paint. But Feng Shui By Fishgirl suspects that author Suzanne Collins and the art director on the movie were actually inspired by photographs of Verushka.

Some of you will be too young to know the name Verushka. Her real name is Countess Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort and she was one of the world’s first super-models in the 1960’s & 70’s. Unlike her peer Twiggy, Verushka was voluptuous and still is.

Even though I was very familiar with her work in fashion I didn’t know about these artistic camouflage photos that Verushka created. However, lucky for me–and my readers!– my bf was aware of them and suggested I look it up on Google after seeing “The Hunger Games“.

Absolutely breathtaking, no? These performance pieces are Verushka’s vision and concept caught on film by photographer Andreas Hubertus Ilse .  The last portraits in the series were completed in 1992-1996 when the model/artist would have been 52-57 years of age. All the more inspiring to women artists of a certain age. Ahem.

See more photos of Verushka in the book Transfigurations that came out in 1986 and can still be purchased through Amazon.com where it has a 5 star rating. What rating do you give it and do you think the film got some inspiration from it?

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FURNITURE CAPITOL MEETS “THE CAPITOL”–Fab Hunger Games Chairs

I live in High Point, NC–the furniture capitol of the world where designers and buyers visit our showrooms twice annually from around the globe. I attend the High Point Furniture Market Weeks to see industry friends and trends. Imagine my surprise to recognize the seatbelt chair from The Phillips Collection in the popular hit movie “The Hunger Games“. Adorning the dining room of Panem’s Capitol where Katniss and Peeta got their first taste of luxury before the games began, the bright green modern chairs are a knockout. Made from seatbelt strapping, these chairs come in several styles and colors, too.

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LOVELY GIFTS OF LOVE

3 Love Messengers paintings by Isabelle Bryer

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I’m focusing on the feng shui of Love, Love, Love for the month of February. Art improves feng shui and supporting artists lifts your spirit, too. Check out Isabelle Bryer Paintings for some adorable love themed work like the 3 Love Messengers shown above. Think you can’t afford art? Many artists like Isabelle offer their images as printed reproductions to give more people access. That’s good feng shui!

Mozelle Art Studio Jewelry has gorgeous silver earrings

Lots of moms out there would love to get some jewelry for Valentine’s Day. For fine handcrafted jewelry, Mozelle Art Studio has a wonderful selection of earrings and necklaces. Artist Maureen Farr will also custom make an exclusive piece for your Valentine. How cool is that?

A Subscription to Feng Shui By Kindle for Your Kindle!

And while you’re at it, why not love yourself with a subscription to Feng Shui By Kindle on your Kindle Fire? It’s only 99 cents a month (99 means infinity in feng shui) and that’s a whole lot of love for a little bit o’ money. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and this blog operates entirely on your support (think of FSBFG as the NPR of feng shui!).

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2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON: Kung Hei Fat Choi!

This Dragon Year is a © creation of Po Ping Design

Happy New Year and Gong Hei Fat Choi-ah! This beautiful illustration of the Year of the Dragon is by my friend Po Ping in Hong Kong and is the third in a series(see Year of the Tiger and also Year of the Rabbit).

The Year of the Dragon is a powerful and auspicious one. Check out some horoscope advice at this link for 2012.  Yet it doesn’t come without the hint of danger…dragons breathe fire, after all. How can you harness the qi energy of the dragon in 2012? Begin by surrounding yourself with images of dragons.  Keep one on your desk or at your place of work where you can glance at it from time to time and visualize yourself being protected by the dragon/ becoming a powerful being like the dragon—in other words, envision yourself as a successful creature. That’s a mighty meditation and all you have to do is close your eyes and use your imagination. Have you ever heard of a dragon with low self esteem?

In ancient times in China, only the Emperor was allowed to use the dragon symbol. Gorgeous silk robes like the one shown here had imperial dragons embroidered on them to indicate rank. You’d be killed if you were caught wearing the dragon! Unless of course you were the Emperor.

Today anyone can take advantage of the dragon’s power. The dragon puppet we have below is a soft plush toy but he’s still scary enough to illicit barks from one of our dogs when she gets too close to him. He’s also a GREAT feng shui activator of the Creativity & Future Projects area of the bagua. Why? Because that sector is associated with Children and what better symbol than a toy puppet that also happens to be the symbol for the year?

The dragon’s breath purges all the stuff we no longer need. This is a year that will go easier on those that embrace change and discard anything in life that doesn’t serve the highest good. Follow your inner dragon to scale new heights! Happy New Year to all of my friends around the world.

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