Tuesday, October 20, 2009
By way of a brief introduction, Sarah is an artist, vintage clothing dealer, and freelance costume designer from Georgia. Although Sarah is a self-taught artist, she has an undergraduate degree in art history and master's in museum studies from St. Andrew's University, both with a special focus in historical clothing. Drawing upon her historical background, Sarah creates lovely, stylized portraits of both famous and ordinary historical figures that possess a certain undeniable charm. Any oh, kirby! print or original painting would be lovely additions to any space where you're looking to add a little bit of timeless whimsy. Be sure to check out Sarah's other Etsy shop oh, kirby! the vintage shoppe, which features vintange clothing, as well as her lovely blog.
OetA: What historical periods and types of fashion are you most interested in? Why?
SK: There are so many that pique my visual interest. I don't think I could pin down one, or even a few, periods in fashion history! But if I had to choose, I have always been very drawn to the Rococo period and the Renaissance period. It's quite funny, too, because they are so different from each other. One is the epitome of decadence, frilly and pastel, and the other is very rigid, with more earthy, realistic colours. I also love the Victorians, because their frills had a strange, pinned-up, gothic quality, and I find this inspiring both for my art as well as my own personal style.
Sarah, modeling some of her own vintage finds
OetA: Tell me a little bit about your vintage clothing Etsy shop. Where do you find most of the pieces? Do you have any helpful hints on vintage clothing shopping in general?
1. Head on over to Oh, kirby!'s Etsy shop and select your favorite 5 x 7 print.
2. Come back here and leave me a comment, letting me know which print you'd select if you won.
3. If you'd like a second entry, become a follower of Odi et Amo (and be sure to let me know you have by leaving a second comment).
I'll be taking entries until midnight CST, Sunday, October 25, and the winner will be announced Monday, October 26, 2009.