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L. Kimberly Leung

Lola Loves… Laura Breiling’s Series of Captivating Women

What does it feel like to be a cool girl? For some of us, the answer might still be elusive. But look at Germany based artist Laura Breiling's illustrations and you begin to suspect she's figured it out. Her subjects have an air of nonchalance, clearly choosing to live their lives the way they want, and I'm sorry, is there a problem with that? Whether alone or in a group, out doing their own thing or watching Netflix with the cat, regardless of hairstyle or body type, her women are confident and comfortable in their own skin... Something we could all get a little better at.

Lola Loves… Yoko Honda’s Summertime Love

Remember the days of neon, floating sunglasses, squiggles, and flat art? Would you like to? Take a look at Yoko Honda's gloriously 80s art, bringing to mind warm days of years past and retro beach establishments. The Japanese artist creates gorgeously vibrant depictions of the decade of excess, complete with pop culture icons and references,…

Lola Loves… Helena Hauss’ Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Who hasn't doodled with a ballpoint pen, during a boring meeting or a lengthy lecture? But your roughly sketched flowers, rainbows, and clouds probably have nothing on Helena Hauss's depictions of the teenage dream. The Parisian-based illustrator got started the way most of us did, drawing during classes instead of paying attention. But while most…

Lola Loves… Vintage Photos of Geishas at the Beach

It's always refreshing to see the coolly serious in a more relaxed, casual setting. The first time you saw your straitlaced boss down a drink and crack a few jokes. The bloopers reel for a period epic. A solemn event suddenly pierced by a well-timed comment. These moments serve to bring out another side of…

Lola Loves… The Exotica Collage Art of Ted Feighan

Ted Feighan has a gift. He can blend disparate and unrelated objects, into a seamless work of art. You might wonder if he's used some kind of witchcraft, blending buildings from different eras, and countries, along with a wavy, rainbow sky... Or people of different times and cultures, down a brightly carpeted forest road, into…

Lola Loves… Embroidered Celebrity Portraits by Jenny Hart

Embroidery isn't exactly known for being super hip. Ranging from your grandmother's cross stitching to traditional hand woven rugs, it may be intricate, beautiful, and interesting, but on point, modern, and boundary pushing? Less likely. It seems then that Jenny Hart likes to defy convention. The L.A. based artist is known for her hand-stitched portraits…