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Sophisticated Cuteness
A 90's inspired girl's phantasy made in L.A.
Feature 12 Dec 2018

artist/creator of esther bunny, Los Angeles

We get a dose of instant happiness when our IG feed shows the works of artist ESTHER KIM AKA @ESTHERLOVESYOU.
Her signature 90s inspired bunny characters remind us of our vintage juicy couture track pants meeting a smart doze of girl’s gaze.
Also, her little furry monsters are not all well behaved, but quite powerful little characters with bad habits, too.

Esther was born in Los Angeles but spent her teenage years in Tokyo and her aesthetics and especially link with some sort of manga direction make this roots quite obvious. Her art, illustrations and fashion collaborations have a sophisticated girly side, shaped by her multicultural upbringing. Not only her IG followers but also media and big players like her style and over the years she has created work for Anna Sui, Elle Girl Korea, Kiehl’s Japan, and most recently Lazy Oaf. Bunnylicious.
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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
being able to discover artists on Instagram.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
i’m pretty good about my emails!
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Perfect working outfit…
one of my vintage courreges turtlenecks or if I am meeting someone later one of my nineties chanel sweaters and my favorite super ripped up levi’s, white socks and loafers.
Your everyday online art read is…
I recently downloaded the artsy app and now I have www.theartgorgeous.com
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
why does this have me so stumped? I love shopping and I only buy what I love!
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This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Thank you by Diana Gordon from her PURE EP
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
Tom Sachs x Nike
You first post on Instagram…
this sent me on a nostalgic endless scrolldown to find the answer to this and it was a photo of pizza flavored Umai-bo, a Japanese corn puff snack for kids.
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Favourite hashtag…
currently #anaisnin, #irvingpenn, #dieterrams, #vintagemercedes
Your art world muses…”
Petra Collins, Yayoi Kusama, Chloe Wise, Maya Lin, Lee Bul and Tracey Emin…
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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
so many ladies I would rather lunch with but……T.O.P. of Big Bang to ask him about his art collection.
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Camilla Engstrom, aleia, Coco Capitan, Faye Wei Wei, Erin D. Garcia, and Ryan Fenchel

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