Portraits of Random People Paint a Pretty Picture

Portraits in Kate Spade's home gallery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Alec Kugler via Coveteur

As we were gathering ideas for gallery walls, we started noticing a strange trend. Paintings of random people seem to be taking vintage decor by storm! Add a few friendly portraits to your home and consider them welcome guests. You can create a custom family of invisible friends who will watch over your house while you’re away on vacation. That’s […]

Top 2 Dallas, Texas Neighborhoods to Visit if You’re Cool

Dallas, TX travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Etsy

As the saying goes, there are two types of Texans: those who were born there and those who couldn’t get there fast enough! Local pride is nothing new to a Southern California girl and I love seeing those state flags flying high. My last trip out to Dallas was a delightful journey through art districts and “happening” neighborhoods. Gone are […]

Raymond Saá: Abstract Collages By Cuba’s Finest

Raymond Saá abstract collage | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Raymond Saá

One of the things we enjoy most here at Girlfriend is discovering new artists of all kinds. Raymond Saá has recently caught our eye, due to his bright and beautiful gouache collages. He has a unique method of breaking down and reassembling abstract nature patterns. Using tropical plants, fruit, and foilage, he explores Caribbean culture in an “80’s graffiti” meets […]

Fashion Illustration is as Fun and Beautiful as the Couture

Fashion illustration by Pippa McManus | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Pippa McManus

Those beautiful clothes have got to start somewhere! Fashion illustration is the art of communicating ideas with sketches as stylish as the clothes. Illustrators are highly underrated in my book. Photographers tend to get more exposure in the fashion world these days. However, illustrations are making a big comeback. Be sure to check out our magazine cover art feature where […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

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Photo courtesy: Style by Emily Henderson

Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]

Magazine Cover Art is More Than Just Doodling

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Artist: Ana Strumpf

Okay kids, for those of you who have been riding my hip-hop train, here’s another twist: magazine cover art. A new take on fashion + graffiti. This goes light years beyond a model posing in front of a graffiti wall (yawn). These girlies are graffiti artists in their own right and have so much talent! Here are my top favorites […]