Mina was inspired by 1920’s fashion and religion.

Short for minerva, this piece incorporates flowers and similar colors found in depictions of The Virgen de Guadalupe.

I researched swimsuits from the 1920’s and came up with a design.

Her extreme measurements are an exaggeration of the beauty standards from my youth..

I wanted to express my passion for fashion, and how I’ve worshiped the fashion world since I was a little girl.

Looking up to models, like Kate Moss, I idolized models and fashion throughout my entire childhood.

It affected my eating habits, to extreme ends, and I even asked my parents my “stretch” me so I would grow an inch to BE SURE I would be tall enough to be a model. 

I rarely missed an episode of America’s Next Top Model, a television show that frequently aired throughout my teenage and young adult years.

When I was 13, we got my headshots done, by a professional photographer my mother befriended while working for WB television, and when I got into high school, I had to make a choice between band and modeling, and I chose…


But inside I still worshiped the haute couture world, wrote papers about Coco Chanel in college, and favored eating an extreme low calorie diet until I was about 27 years old, hoping for the day I would be able to redecide my fate.

It’s safe to say, I treated fashion like it was my religion.

And there’s no better time to appreciate the history of fashion, than to reference 1920’s swimsuits in my art, a century later.

I was inspired by burlesque shows, and wanted to create a modern day 1920’s swimsuit model, to the extreme.

My obsession with modeling devoured my world.

(Even my car’s name is currently Dior Noir)

I couldn’t stop at the brunette, considering I’m a mixed woman!

So, Mina was my first piece of the set expressing my worship of fashion.

Soon came Rhea, and then came Brigid; all referencing goddesses, modeling 1920’s swimsuits, in a burlesque runway show.

You can see all three pieces on RedBubble.com.

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Let me know which of this set is your favorite, by commenting here or any of my social media profiles.

Stay Tuned!

-Lund3onMina - Lund3on Art 8x10

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