Monday, August 13, 2012
Oh Martha Stewart
These days I recognize that her level of polish is not for me, nor was it ever really, but the photography and styling in the magazine is perpetually inspiring. I still remember an issue that showed birds gripped by hands. And many of her recipes have been made, experimented with, and insinuated into my repertoire. But the September 2012 issue has a truly special craft in it—printable iron-ons illustrated by Nina Chakrabarti, who created "My Wonderful World of Fashion". The kookiness of the artwork delightfully undermines the trompe l'oeil ("fool the eye" in french) aspect to wonderful effect. I am seriously honestly considering making one of the purses. I desperately need a tiny canvas purse.
Top photographs by Johnny Miller, courtesy Martha Stewart
Bottom image by Nina Chakrabarti, courtesy of Amazon