I designed Rainbow Hat Lady with the inspiration of a French chips logo from the nineties called Flodor. The logo was picturing a glamorous blonde with the pun on the yellow potato chips and the sexy blondes ‘Les Blondes à Croquer’.
The lady was about to munch on some chips while still remaining classy. I then drifted away from the image of the chip to the iconic blondes smoking cigarettes in pop art culture, except for the fact that I did not want to put a cigarette in her mouth so it is just there as a hint (I sometimes call this painting ‘Smoking on my Mind’ as well).
The painting was painted with the matching dress as a collaboration with a Martinique designer for the French weeks cultural fashion show organized by the French consulate a few years ago.