Super arty slick, huh?
Arty slick means lots of black and details that are a little bit “off” – like asymmetrical hems, oversized collars, and exaggerated proportions. One of the most interesting things about the look is that it doesn’t follow conventional aesthetic standards. Interest has a higher desirability than beauty.
I struggled with this style because I don’t own any thing like the pieces pictured in the book, with the exception of the black trousers. I have no ragged hemmed chiffon tops or industrial inspired jewelry. Finally, the definition page’s description of “a collar with shape or volume” put me in mind of my funny little jacket. Still, I wasn’t sure I was arty slick until I stuck a paintbrush in my hair. Black = Slick. Paintbrush = Arty.
Inspiration from the book:
I have a hard time distinguishing between Arty Slick and Rock and Roll. I think that the Arty Slick individuals are actually grown up Rock and Rollers. At least that is the case of Queen Michelle, of Kingdom of Style, my Arty Slick Lucky Blogger Girl. She just posted her top 10 favorite outfits, so those new to the Kingdom can get a good idea of her Arty Slick style.