Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Vali Myers inspiration
Described as a "painter, diarist, dancer, eccentric, tattooist, animal magnet and vagabond muse" Vali Myers certainly appears to be a truely fascinating woman.
Myers has been an inspiration to many including the exceptionally talented Emma Summerton who shot a Myers style editorial for Vogue Italia in February 2010 (featured above).
I fell in love when I saw these, they're a visual feast, the rich colours and textures are especially delish! And as I'm sure you all know, I'm a sucker for a red head.
Then there is Vali's art. Wow. Just wow. Her exquisitely detailed work is magical and dreamlike with just the right amount of attitude.
Born in 1930 she was well ahead of her time.
I'm off to see if I can find myself a copy of her memoir.