Frieze Art Fair New York 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good Evening My Darlings!!

I hope you've all had an amazing start to your week. I am beyond exhausted right now, and just finished battling with HTML in blogger.com (#$%&!!), so it's about time for bed. BUT, I have been dying to share my Frieze Art Fair 2014 roundup with you all from this past Sunday, so here it comes!!

Are any of you unfamiliar with Frieze (also known as #selfie headquarters)? Well basically it is a BIG international contemporary art fair, that started back in 2012, and showcases around 190 of the top galleries worldwide. It is an exciting spectacle, like the equivalent of NYFW at Lincoln Center to the art world. People go to see and be seen, and I'm starting to believe that the art thrives on this behaviour; we the attendees are apart of the artistic commentary. That said, it is truly an adventure; one that involves a ferry ride to Randall's Island, and is worth exploring, at least for the sake of your Instagram ;p.


This year felt a little like Coachella, with Joe Jonas bopping around, and millennial girls standing in front of reflective art pieces taking portraits with their iPhones while gallerists rolled their eyes. But I guess that was the same last year too. I think the biggest difference for me was the lack of the truly outlandish (i.e. Jeff Koon's Balloon Dog). The art in general seemed a little more relatable but the clothes still remained performance based. The Illustration I drew above was referenced from STYLE.COM's collection of Frieze street style photography. I couldn't help but notice that art was imitating life here, or vice versa, with her Celine SS14 brushstroke skirt and surreal Chanel perfume bottle crossbody bag.

I took in a lot of inspiration from the illustrations and paint handling I saw and I'm hoping to test some techniques in my coming work. Have a look at my Frieze Frame scrapbook and let me know your thoughts. Does anyone else notice that the line between art and fashion is becoming increasingly blurred? You won't hear me complaining - that is my lifelong dream :).

Much love,
Meag xx

48 comments:

  1. This looks great! Love your creativity!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. @Borka Gamero thank you, I enjoyed putting the graphics together for this post so much!! xx

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  2. I too loved the whole paint-stroke dress with jacket and Chanel bag.

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    1. @runwaymonk.com it was like a walking work of art right?! xx

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  3. Love how you took inspiration from colors and forms and gave it your perspective !!! xo

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    1. @Marija M. thanks lovely, there were so many painting techniques that I saw and loved. It was definitely an inspiration paradise xx

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  4. I've been hearing about this art fair all week! All of the colors and art look amazing! My mom would love to see this!! She loves art!
    ~Sara

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    1. @Sara Strauss awe yes it definitely was inspiring if you went to see the art! I think you should go at least once because it is quite the experience xx

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  5. Beautiful painting! Would love to see the Freeze Art Fair in NY. And art imitating life or vice versa; I think that idescribes how it really is. Fashion is art :) and art becomes more and more visible in fashion

    Xx Sandra

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    1. @MoreStyle ThanFashion Sandra yes I totally agree, I just think the trend recently in New York is that the art world and fashion world are rapidly becoming the same world in a way. They feed each other in a really intrinsic way xx

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  6. Great post!!
    Kisses
    http://www.summerwine.es/

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    1. @Marina May thank you so much, so sweet xx

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  8. love these moodboards, are so inspiring!
    You are so creativbe, hun! :)
    xx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. @S thank you, I'm definitely pushing my boundaries with these posts xx

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  9. wow, beautiful and cute moodboard dear! love it so much :D

    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  10. This is so amazing! Enjoy the day! :)



    I AM ALSO ON: Instagram @kennydaily, Bloglovin and Facebook (i follow back, just let me know your links)


    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Lifestyle Blog

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    1. @What Kenny Hearts I just visited your blog and it's gorgeous. Are you a graphic designer? Seriously stunning layout - I'm following you with GFC xx

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  11. This is awesome and beautiful great adventure doll and yes I think we all been there and understand the fustration with html. Glad is up so worth it great job on this post.
    Have a good night.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. @Jackie Harrison awe haha happy to know I'm not alone in the battle against html. I'm loving your blog posts. Happy that I found you xx

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  12. I love contemporary art! These are so beautiful. The designs! The color! Glad you got html to work for you so you could post these. I've had my battles with it. Get some rest.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. @Kim Alston I love contemporary art so much too! It's always so exciting and thought provoking xx

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  13. This work of yours is full of inspirational vibes! So creative and original ;))
    Like it so much!!!!

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    1. @Hajdi Dukie thank you so much - funny that seeing so much creativity made me burst at the seams with my own creativity haha love it :) xx

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  14. You are so creative... i love your blog!!!!
    I'm following you back via GFC, keep in touch hun!!!

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    1. @Paola Lauretano thank you so much you are so sweet - I'm following you now too xx

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  15. Awesome event! Thank you for sharing! It must have been awesome! ;)
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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    1. @Jeanne you bet - it was very visually stimulating xx

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  16. nice art!
    Hi dear how are you?
    I'm new visitor to your site.
    would you like to follow each other to keep in touch?
    MY-Emily
    Please, let me know! ;)
    Follow me and I will follow you back for certain
    (leave a blog link at my blog after follow so I can go back ur blog again)

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    1. @Emily Tang thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will come back again. I will visit your blog now xx

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  17. wonderful art. I follow you. Please follow me. See you later.

    www.bakbuharika.com

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    1. @Bak Bu Harika thanks so much will check out your blog xx

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  18. Great post!!
    Kisses
    http://www.summerwine.es/

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  19. Thanks for your visit my love! can't wait to see more of your beautiful posts!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. @Borka Gamero thank you and the same goes for you xx

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    1. @Mihaela Pojogu thank you sweetheart. I'm going to check out your blog now xx

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  21. Hi Meagan, I wish I lived in New York so I could attend this fair, it sounds full of exuberance and inspiration! I love how the worlds of art and fashion have collided, its an amazing mix of styles and ideas. Thanks for your comment...Happy weekend hun!

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    1. @Sam you are the sweetest! Can't wait to answer your interview questions this weekend. I wish you lived in NYC too so we could get together for coffee xx

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    Happy weekend doll!!!!

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  23. Wow, perfect!
    Xx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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    1. @Julie Chagas thank you so much, so sweet!! xx

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  24. Very true! So many art is used these days as inspiration in fashion. And just like you, I'm loving that! :)

    x Aurélie
    http://lovelifelovefashion.be

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    1. @Aurelie Van Houte awe love that you are observing this trend and enjoying it too xx

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