Introducing... El Gato Gomez for Heart of Haute!

As a fan and collector of El Gato Gomez's  iconic mid-century inspired art work, I couldn't help but reach out and ask her to collaborate with me for Heart of Haute. What first was imagined as a line of t-shirts, soon became an entire collection of full circle skirted dresses with a Black Cat & Asterisk motif, paired perfectly with tonal cropped cardigans.

This is the first time we've collaborated with an artist and we're excited to release this first fun collection featuring all new dress designs. All dresses and skirts are full circle to accommodate the engineered print to suit the swoop of the skirt. Our new cropped cardigan is now available to order in 3 color ways, and will be coming soon in 2 more as the seasons change.

The NEW Dresses are officially availble for PRE-ORDER.  Shipments will begin on the dresses on September 15th. Cardigans are in stock and ready to ship today (if you just can't wait). We have a limited number available on each color. Be the first to rock this new collection and get your orders in early!

 

The Simone Dress in Jade        and        The Cropped Cardi in Jade with El Gato Screen Print

The Sarah Dress in Coral    and    The Cropped Cardi in Coral with El Gato Screen Print

The Serena Dress in Coral            and             The Stacy Dress in Jade

 The Haute Circle Skirt in Red                                The Cropped Cardi in White with El Gato Screen Print

 

 

El Gato Gomez has gallery representation at the WonderGround Gallery  at the Disneyland theme park in California, Creature Features in Burbank, California, The Harold Gollen Gallery in Miami, Florida, and the One-Shot Gallery in New York City.  Her art work has also been featured at the amazing modernist cultural events, Tiki Oasis  and Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

Disney enthusiasts will be glad to find her Disneyana inspired art pieces like these...

 

I've personally been collecting El Gato's  black cat paintings. Part of the reason I fell in love with this artist is because she took elements of everything I loved and put them together. I mean....who doesn't dig a hip little kitty chillin' in an atomic-age living room?

and here's just a handful of some of El Gato's other works....

 

These few paintings are such a small sampling of her entire body of work. She's always coming out with new paintings and sells original pieces directly to her fans on eBay.  You will rarely ever see prints of her paintings. If you're totally digging El Gato Gomez, head on her over to website to follow her social accounts and eBay sales.

ElGatoGomezArts.com

 

With Love & No Regrets,

-Mandie Bee

 

 

 

Polka Dots for a Pop Art Halloween

With Halloween only a month away, we are already planning loads of costume ideas for the vintage-inspired girl. Heart of Haute has attention-getting retro looks that can pull your costume together, but will still be staples in your closet long after Halloween is over.

Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist who found fame in the 1960s pop art scene. His stark, high contrast paintings captured a typically pedestrian form of visual art - the comic strip. In recent years, inventive makeup artists have brought his flat, graphic images to three dimensional life as a striking halloween costume idea. This memorable look can be created with a few inexpensive makeup products combined with what you might already have. Check out this pinterest board of pop art makeup ideas (for girls and guys), or a tutorial.  An outfit heavy on the polka dots completes this retro costume idea, and we have tons of options.  Whether you need a top, a skirt, or a dress - this pop art costume has a bold vintage look.

polka dot knit top for pop art halloween costume
October 01, 2014 — Allison Vallerga