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ART: COLLAGES BY MERVE ÖZASLAN.

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Elizabeth Taylor & Marilyn Monroe illustrated

Elizabeth Taylor – one of a kindactress and icon of Hollywood Golden Age  while passing away she left behindunforgettable memoirs of her glamour and striking beauty – trademark eyebrows,azure eyes and fascinating personality.
To immortalize the image of Elizabeth Taylor, illustrator David Downtown designed a series of illustrationsof enchanting Liz in for Chinese ROUGE Magazine. The fusion of fashion and art seems tohave a perfect marriage on the illustration’s field. 



This reminds me of “Marilyn Monroe” collage composed by a Greek artist– Haute Angelo. The image you can find also here, on the Vintage Leather ind.Blog as well as in the Danaos Cinema in Athens, Greece. I will write another post with thedetails about the collage.  
Marilyn Monroe” collage: courtesy of Haute Angelo

Images of Elizabeth Taylor via 


Fantasy photomontage – Prada fall 2011

Prada Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2011 / 2012
Fantasy Look Book
Model: Arizona Muse, Hailey Clauson, Daphne Groeneveld, Nimue Smit, Ginta Lapina, Anais Pouliot & Sara Blomqvist

Prada, apart from being a leader in trendsetting destinations, has also a very creative yet peculiar signature in the imagery field. The look books, ad campaigns, advertorials and designs have a specific, uncanny impact into the reality inserting quite abstract, at times grotesque visions of a style. The latest Prada imagery for the fall 2011 season – titled Fantasy – goes that way and is a fantasy indeed. It is like a psychedelic journey into the dreamy surrealism of a collage backdrop, with the mosaic nature of a photomontage and signature looks of Prada.
 As the collection relates to the lady-like statement and immortal, vibrant inspirations of the 1960s, the lookbook invites you into the magical world of Wonderland framed into the collage pictures. With the implemented techniques of old school retouching the lookbook becomes a captivating clip art mixture of vintage vibes taken from the 60s revival with a genuine message.(…)

My full article for Prada fall 2011 ‘Fantasy’ look book in Prada’s fantasy photomontage on Fashionising.com