Today I’m Getting Animal AM

Today I’m Getting Animal AM

Miike Snow's Animal is in the head so I'm starting the day with 'ANIMAL' on the mind and ending the day with another dose of 'ANIMAL', hence the AM/PM in the title.  If I was confronting realistic replicas of the beast yesterday with my faux fur post, then in reaction, I'm of course going to turn to more literal representations of Animal, especially when so many designers do it so well…

The first of which is Hildur Yeoman who I haven't heard from since 2008 when I had a bit of a mildly jealous post over how one person could be so multi-talented.  She is still the… fashion/accessories designer, teacher, stylist illustrator and general awesome collaborator it seems and putting aside petty jealousies, all I can do is give a very straight forward high five to the girl.  While she's been toiling away on her illustration work that has been regularly exhibited, she's decided to do one collection of accessories a year, the latest of which very neatly coincides with my day of getting animal…

Involving a LOT of crochet, swans, beads, gems…





… and from her previous collection, she has fortunately continued using poodles…


These bags are definitely my animal of choice given that my building doesn't allow pets and obviously a pink crochet poodle is slightly more humane than one that has been subjected to some very odd dye treatments… 

Clearer shots of the swan and poodle bags can be seen here, from the Kron Kron online store…



Swans are clearly on both Hildur and her photo co-collaborator Saga Sigur√∞ard√≥ttir's mind (she shot her latest lookbook images…) seeing as they also feature in plastic form in Saga's images of Kron Kron's new shoes.  They have also both collaborated in a BEAUTIFUL set of images entitled 'Garden of Enchantment' where they were both inspired by a Greek mythology and Russian fairy tales as well as their Icelandic surroundings and so combined their forces where Saga took the pictures and Hildur did the styling and also illustrated the photos that were printed on wood, paper and fabric.  The effect is like the images are both aged and alive, threatening to leap off the screen with brush strokes accompanying the haunted faces…

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Noticing the clothing credits, there are a good lot of names that I'm not familiar with, all presumably Iceland-based… banish this silly ash cloud and perhaps I'll hop over for a weekend of discovery…?  I say, BE GONE, ash cloud! Or I'll set my poodle on ya!


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  1. Nuria

    2010-05-19 at 8:43 AM

    I love all those pictures!!!!

  2. lolita dress

    2010-05-19 at 9:41 AM

    Wonderful pictures! Especially the last one, perfect!

  3. Ioana Liliana Gheorghe

    2010-05-19 at 10:54 AM

    I’ve seen these over at Saga’s, she’s does amazing work!

  4. JanaJane

    2010-05-19 at 10:54 AM


  5. Duck

    2010-05-19 at 12:44 PM

    Oooh swans always make me think of Bj√∂rk… And it’s Iceland! Coincidence much? Wish I could afford me a Marjan Pejoski dress…

  6. Bex

    2010-05-19 at 1:36 PM


  7. lyrebird

    2010-05-19 at 2:00 PM

    The bags are very Hello Kitty and should sell fast- but the crochet necklaces- exquisite!

  8. Iv√¢nia Santos By DIAMOND

    2010-05-19 at 3:26 PM

    Perfect pics… very amazing <3
    a hug, from Portugal

  9. away with the fairy's

    2010-05-19 at 4:34 PM

    The styling in these pictures is incredible! great post! 🙂

  10. those pictures are beautiful <3 i really want a swan bag, i love how the strap is a ribbon.

  11. Clairey

    2010-05-19 at 5:09 PM

    Wow such fantastic illustrations! Whoever thought crochet could be so quirky?! I want a swan bag.

  12. New Era

    2010-05-19 at 5:31 PM

    Beautiful photography. This is like a completely different style I have come across. I have never seen such photography, it’s beautiful… I am there is no words to describe it, almost seems like they have painted with pastel colors over the photograph. Exceptionally beautiful.

  13. layers&swathes

    2010-05-19 at 7:37 PM

    Firstly, LOVE Miike Snow. Secondly, found myself stroking my screen while looking at this post. It all looked so tangible that i have found myself longing for a technology where we can feel textures via screens!

  14. Elizabeth

    2010-05-19 at 7:53 PM

    The “Garden of Enchantment” photographs/works of art are, well, enchanting! Thanks for sharing such unique fashion gems!

  15. Maggie

    2010-05-19 at 8:00 PM

    Not crazy about the actual clothes but I love the styling and make up here.

  16. Annie

    2010-05-19 at 8:50 PM

    really love the styling and the lovely vivid COLOURS of these pictures.

  17. Rachel Lynne

    2010-05-19 at 8:55 PM

    I love those bright blue tights! and the little swan bags are just adorable, fun post!

  18. qiusisi

    2010-05-20 at 2:55 AM

    I had fun understanding this post. I want to see more on this subject.. Thanks for writing this respectable article..

  19. Poca

    2010-05-20 at 7:53 AM

    I LOVE MIKE SNOW ANIMAL!!!!!!! it’s so easy to get stuck in your head. Also these pictures remind me of les miserables
    and the time I tried to make my sketch book for art class look all mysterious with pastels.

  20. eliza

    2010-05-20 at 2:12 PM

    Those little crochet animals kill me!! I love it! And the necklace with the beads is pretty great as well. Those prints are son haunting. I hope you get to hope over to iceland! I can’t imagine what you’d find to share with us over there 🙂

  21. me

    2010-05-20 at 2:30 PM

    i had only peeked at the images and thought they looked a bit icelandic! hah!
    gorgeous! love the lookbook images, too!

  22. Paws Pet Supermarket

    2011-07-17 at 11:16 AM

    Wow. I really interested to your post. It is really impressive. You gave me a lot of information about it.
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