Art of Style

When Fashion Meets Art

Carmelo Blandino's colorful paintings provide a striking backdrop for sunset-hued feminine frocks.

BY February 1, 2023
Amanda Sue Couture Shot at the studio of Carmelo Blandino
The timeless cape gets a modern update with bold hues and embroidered designs. Scuba cape by Amanda Sue Couture; pants by Nazarene Amictus, both available at The Confessional Showroom. (Photo by Anna Nguyen)

Naples-based, nature-inspired artist Carmelo Blandino reflects a mystical sensibility with his marrying of fine and abstract details—much like this Melesia Robinson monochromatic bodysuit. Available at The Confessional Showroom. 

Melesia Robinson monochromatic bodysui
(Photo by Anna Nguyen)


Bubblegum pink dominated the spring runways—and for good reason. This balloon skirt by Kimaya McPherson amps up the joy and generous spirit at any gala. Available at

balloon skirt by Kimaya McPherson
(Photo by Anna Nguyen)


Channel the energy of the flowers that emerge from their cocoons in Carmelo’s paintings with a canary Vincent Licari Couture stunner that embraces the rise in fashionable protective gear. Available at Boots by Vetements, available at

Vincent Licari Couture
(Photo by Anna Nguyen)


Through his paintings, Carmelo Blandino explores femininity as wisdom rather than delicateness—an idea championed by this Vincent Licari Couture gown with a braided bodice that gives way to layered tulle. Available at

Vincent Licari Couture gown fashion feature shot at the studio of Carmelo Blandino
(Photo by Anna Nguyen)


Stylist: Anna Ruiz
Model: Kamryn Greco, NEXT Management | Miami
HMUA: Dani Taverna | Duality Artistry


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