OMCA Clowes Exhibition Preview pt. 2

 More photos from the press preview at OMCA yesterday. The display walls are relief cut by a computer-driven router using drawings that Clowes made for the exhibition (seen here.) They remind me of gigantic hand-cut woodblocks for printmaking -- I guess digital technology has its moments... The custom fixtures house sliding and pivoting walls that display the work (allowing viewers to flip through it as they would a comic) and a gigantic cushioned seat to take a load off during your visit. Wow... Kudos to exhibition curator Susan Miller, exhibtion designer Nicholas de Monchaux, RenĂ© de Guzman and everyone at OMCA.

Opens tomorrow!

Clowes Exhibtion at OMCA Under Construction

Curators, directors, designers, lighting specialists, conservators, framers, furniture builders, and many other highly skilled folks are all hard at work this week at the OMCA to bring together the Clowes exhibition that opens on April 14th. We got to take a tour and witness all that's involved in building a world class installation. Looking forward to the show!

Lots happening behind this door.

The scissor lift skillfully maneuvered around the gallery. 

Last minute decisions...

oh and the art...

Cover Up and Color Tattoo

In the News: Origins of the Monograph and Exhibiton

In the News:

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist editor talks about the origins of the monograph as well as the exhibition that begins this week at the Oakland Museum of California:

Clowes discusses both of these career-spanning projects:

Each article accompanied by a gallery of images.

Fake Tattoo Dilemma

I have never been a tattoo person, even though I really like other people's ink, I could never see myself getting one. The thing is, I change my mind so quickly I would inevitably end up regretting it or wanting to change it.  

Trying out temporary tattoos though seemed like a fun idea, especially because I was able to see myself with a tattoo that I can wash away whenever I want to. This got me thinking, would it be appropriate to change tattoos like we change accessories, wear this one with that dress and that one with this top? What do you think? This sounds very fresh to me, I'll definitely give it a thought.

Seize The Day temporary tattoo - FAKE TATTOOS
Rings - H&M
Matte white nailpolish - Barry M (similar ones here and here)

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New Colors in My Closet + LOVE Giveaway Winner

 Some of the new items I bought for this spring and summer:
1. ASOS tee and Stradivarius pants 
2. ASOS PARIS pumps in coral
3. ASOS PARIS pumps in denim (both super comfortable and I just love the pointed toe shape).
4. ZARA Sandals (I just couldn't walk past them, even though everybody has them).
5. Pull&Bear tropical print pencil skirt (something I've been looking for since ever).

Basically I just need for the snow to melt and I'm ready to sport all my favorite spring colors :)

P.S. The winner of the LOVE Dress giveaway is Tiphaine Pittet, congratulations, you will soon be contacted by the brand's representatives.


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Chictopia Homepage + Giveaway Winner

Got featured on the Chictopia homepage again yesterday, check my page if you're on Chictopia too :)
Wanted to make a post about it yesterday, but my computer seems to reject blogger, so I'm making this post from my work laptop.

Another great news is that I've chosen the winner of  The House of Kami leather cuff set giveaway, congratulations to Rory Finn, you will be contacted by the brand's representatives.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Cover Up Tattoo



Let's do some more birds!!!!!!

more progress

In the News: Los Angeles Times

A short interview with Clowes on the making of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist plus slideshow. LA TimesDaniel Clowes brings 25 years of faces, fetishes to Meltdown

Look of the Day: Something New

Will you believe me if I say I was never actually into these types of boots? Maybe it's because everyone had them or maybe I was just afraid of the enormous heel that would make me look like a skyscraper :)  However, when I had the chance to pick whatever I like at vj-style website, they were my first choice and I actually don't regret getting them, they instantly make a simple outfit edgy and cool, that's what I most like about them!

I'm wearing:

Leather detail parka - ASOS (on sale right now)
Boots - VJ-Style
Leggings - Bershka
T-shirt - stolen from my bf
Bracelets - Etsy, Topshop

P.S. You still have time to enter these giveaways:
The House of Kami Jewelry Giveaway

Signing at Meltdown Comics Thursday, April 5 - "The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist" + 1st annual Enid meetup

Daniel Clowes will be talking with Mark Frauenfelder (of at Meltdown Comics this Thursday, April 5. Afterwards I'll be joining Clowes to sign copies of the just released Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist. Event starts at 8pm.

I hear from Gaston Dominguez-Letelier (proprietor of Meltdown Comics) that there will be the first annual Enid gathering just before the event at 6pm. More details here.

Niem Tran of made up these Mr. Jones pins that I'll be giving out to those interested (while supplies last.)

Hope to see you there!
Alvin Buenaventura

Colors of This Spring

It's freezing outside but all I can think about is going out bare legged and wearing gorgeous bright colors. I've been buying a lot of colorful clothes and accessories lately and I can't wait to wear them outside. 

Also, I often get your emails asking me about spring and summer trends, what to wear with what, what colors and fabrics are in fashion and so on. Here's a list of pieces from the online stores that are definitely gonna be trendy the following seasons and that I'm eying or have already ordered, hope you will find it useful.

 From left to right: 
1. Motel Rainbow Fade Raglan Top With Woven Front - $80.57
2. ASOS Top With Loop Back Sleeve & Tropical Bird - $57.30
3. ASOS T-Shirt with Curved Hem - $17.91
4. ASOS PREMIUM Silk Shirt With Water Print - $80.57
7. ASOS Mini Skirt With Peplum - $71.62
8. Pieces Skinny Leggings - $28.65
9. River Island Palm Scarf Print Jeans - $71.62

From left to right:
1. H&M Wedges in Red - $29.95
2. ALDO Harvat Suede Wedge Sandals -$143.24
3. ASOS PARIS Point Court Shoes - $39.39
4. ASOS HARLOT Stiletto Leather Sandals - $134.29
5. ASOS ARRIVE Patent Lace Up Boot - $50.13
6. ASOS LEON Slipper Shoes with Tropical Print - $28.65
7. Vans Authentic Classic Lace Up Neon Trainers - $80.57
8. ASOS LOVEBOAT Boat Shoes with Heart Detail - $35.81
9. ASOS FEARNE Leather Flat Sandals with Buckle Detail - $44.76

From left to right: 

Congratulations... "The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist" exclusive daily book giveaway

The 14 winners of autographed copies of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist for our countdown contest:

  1. March 19, 2012 - code: enidcoleslaw - James Gilbreath of Birmingham, AL
  2. March 20, 2012 - code: davidboring - Nik De Dominic of New Orleans, LA
  3. March 21, 2012 - code: pogeybait - Heather Polson of Northhampton, MA
  4. March 22, 2012 - code: lloydllewellyn - Matthew Hubele of Portland, OR
  5. March 23, 2012 - code: wilson - Devon Fairchild of Cranford, NJ
  6. March 24, 2012 - code: davidgoldberg - Michael Filas of Northhampton, MA
  7. March 25, 2012 - code: squirrelgirlandcandypants - Michael Christenson of Juneau, AK
  8. March 26, 2012 - code: harrynaybors - Christiana Cranberry of Lawrence, KS
  9. March 27, 2012 - code: malrosen - Debbie Fountain of New York, NY
  10. March 28, 2012 - code: misterwonderful - Kenan Marlin of Portland, OR
  11. March 29, 2012 - code: monabeadle - Jenna Moser of Winters, CA
  12. March 30, 2012 - code: thedeathray - Scott Grammel of Chicago, IL
  13. March 31, 2012 - code: danpussey - Justine Mendoza of Oakland, CA
  14. April 1, 2012 - code: madamevandamme - Trish Bronte of Tigard, OR
Congratulations to all of the prize winners! We will be mailing the signed books out later this month.


Contest over!

Enter our contest for a chance to win a copy of the The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist autographed by Daniel Clowes. Throughout our 2 week countdown, one winner will be picked at random every day. For your chance to win, send an email to with your mailing address (no PO boxes please) and put the current day's contest code in the subject line.  Check between March 19- April 1 and find the The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist countdown post for the daily code. You may enter once for each day but only 1 prize will be awarded per person. US mailing addresses only.