Fashion and the Internet have collided spectacularly in this series of awesome embroidered cat shirts by Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota. The cute kitties, embroidered with great skill and detail, are an unexpected and interesting manifestation of the Internet’s obsession with cats. After posting pictures of the shirts online, they went viral The majority of her shirts have already sold out, $250-300 price tag notwithstanding. As an excellent embroiderer, she has a ton of other great non-cat-related works as well, all of which can be found on her Etsy store.
Whether you’re a proud beard owner or just sprouting your first patch of peach fuzz, here‘s something to inspire you towards new heights. These meticulously styled beards and moustaches appeared just 2 weeks ago at the 2013 U.S. National Beard and Moustache Championships on September 7th in New Orleans. There are categories for full beards, partial beards and moustaches, each with their own rules, regulations and sub-categories. These range from Garibaldi and Verdi beards to imperial and Dali moustaches.
Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas presents his whimsical photo series, titled “Second Skins”, where various animals take up a role that’s completely new to them. Dressed in fashionable clothes, each of them poses as a typical human model would, and it appears the their outfits match their personalities as a true second skin.
While some artists have mastered the Photoshop brushes to give some of their models a much needed face or eye lift, Russian artist Vadim Andreev uses those from the make up artist kit. And his results are sometimes so jaw-dropping it’s hard to believe the pictures weren’t retouched! Using only cosmetics, Vadim transforms women into stunning cover girls, and can do an equally good job with carnival make up as well.
Every model would tell you that working a camera is no easy task – but this poser makes it look effortless. Meet Menswear Dog, a super cute 3-year-old Shiba Inu dog from New York. Fashion designer Dave Fung and graphic designer Yena Kim chose him as a model for their Tumblr fashion blog Menswear Dog, where Bodhi wears and showcases a variety of stylish outfits. From street style to hipster to smart casual – the photogenic dog seems to always find an appropriate expression and angle to make the photos look great.