Thursday, April 26, 2007

Buy, Borrow or Steal ... Olly & Suzi Wild Dogs Ruche Back Tee

For some people, art would be merely referred to the paintings and drawings that hung lifelessly on the walls of your home, the gallery or maybe the graffiti that graces back lane walls.

But seriously, fashion and dressing up is part of the arts family. For avid fans of arts out there, UK's high-street retailer and style purveyor, Topshop has something that you would love to invest in. It's the Wild Dogs Ruche Back Tee from Olly and Suzi.

Who are they?
Olly and Suzi are two artists who shared deep respect and profound interests in nature, by creating a mutual collaboration and response to nature at its most primitive and wild. Using animal prints, footprints, tracks and even bites of animals, their unique creation of putting the animal as the icon upon the drawing paper have drawn interests among art fans and the duo have had exhibited their works at several top art galleries and museums around the globe.

Why do we like it?
The wild dog watercolor print says it all. Unlike normal paintings where white spaces are seen as waste, here the minimal painting and the extensive white spaces provides an abstract feel to it. The vibrant hues of the butterfly that flutters on the shirt too is capable enough to capture your attention.

Other artistic reason?
Well, obviosuly if you're an art fan then this should be a considerable investment and at the same time, you'll be able to show your support on Olly and Suzi's strong interest in conserving the endangered species that has been the duo's primary subject matter.

How should I dress this artsy article?
You can wear it just like that or do it the Lily Allen style: pair it with a multi-layered tulle gown and a pair of sneakers. For much creative appeal, adorn your tee by sequining the paintings. Minimal sequin usage will do anyway.

How much should I write on the check book?
The ruche back tee costs £22.00 or an approximate of RM150.00. For a cheap and chic artsy piece like this, it's more than a fashion investment. It's an investment with a cause.

Where can I grab one?
At all Topshop stores in UK or selected Topshop stores around the world. Do enquire with your nearest Topshop store for more information and availability.

*Photo courtesy of Topshop.

Topshop - Lot 1.25 Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, Jalan Pjs 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 46150; C52/53 & C54 Concourse Floor, Suria Klcc, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50088; Lot F-19 & F20, First Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Center, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50250; Lot F308 And 309 Utama Shopping Center, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 47800; Lot G 57 & 58, Jusco Tebrau City, 1 Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johore Bahru, Malaysia, 81100; Lot G71-g72 Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59200; Queensbay Mall, Penang, Malaysia.

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