“Nothing is more beautiful than a well dressed woman. The timeless elegance of Dior, Balenciaga, YSL, Chanel, Valentino has always been my inspirations and no one has ever reached that perfection and balance between, proportions, beauty, finesse and attraction.” – Elena Paoletti.
Elena was astonished when at five years old, someone suggested she discovered she could be paid for doing what she loves: drawing women’s clothes. Imagine the sweet sense of pride when your childhood passion continues to thrive! After high school, she immediately began working in fashion by sketching technical drawings. It was only after 10 years that she shed her role as an assistant designer to focus purely on illustrations.
Paoletti believes that nothing is more beautiful than a well-dressed woman, something she attempts to capture with pencils, pens, and brushes. Her current work reflects the exciting and decadent world of fashion. The figures in her drawings capture elegance and grace: the curve of a craning neck, a sparkling stiletto, or a wide-brimmed hat hiding a mysterious identity. Arvivid’s online gallery is proud to host an array of her works exhibiting the world of fashion wall art in a nuance of styles.
Paoletti’s history of being a fashion assistant shows through in classic compositions that seem to come right off the designer’s desk. Bright colors and chic silhouettes allude to the dramatic appeal of posters or magazine front covers. She expresses the timeless elegance of Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, and other masters by transposing their eye for beauty into a new art form. A combination of physical mediums and digital processing used for precise coloring and retouching achieves a clean and sophisticated finish. The results highlight the artistry of the garments with minimal additional features. Each outfit is personified with nuances in color and movement, tantalizing the imagination to envision them on the runway or red carpet.
It’s some of Paoletti’s high-contrast black and white art prints that imagine more of the context and feeling of the figures themselves. These retro compositions are sensual, mysterious, and always the epitome of chic. Their simple color scheme makes them adaptable for any space to fit with other elements of home decor. The frame choice can be used to elevate their high fashion atmosphere or provide a playful pop of color fitting to eclectic or retro interiors. Whatever the choice, these divine prints draw you in with a sultry stare and unmistakable attitude.
But it’s not all bold and bright. Paoletti’s obvious sense of style and attention to detail is also present in her more reflective and charming works. Pastel palettes and clean lines create scenes of stillness freezing the delicate moments of life. A balcony view in the morning, and a lazy afternoon of drawing, a flower taped to the wall: moments that allude to the beauty of life in a new way.
Her variety of work strikes a balance of brazen passion and tender elegance, all against a passionate background of fashion and design. Paoletti’s work is playful and sophisticated, an appreciation of artistic mastery and intersecting with the world of design and textile! This is wall art that will never go out of style.