In today's Instagram filtered world, where sponsored posts and advertised fabulous lives come at you from every direction, it can be hard to find the irony and the playfulness in the whole silly mess.

Dara Piken - sure to be your latest artistic obsession - does just that. Armed with an irreverent hand and a penchant for a colorful, bright paint palette, Dara's work blends the famous faces of history with the glossy, filtered sensibility of today. Making for a portfolio nothing short of fabulous. 

Click through to get to know the artist herself, and to grab a look at some of her très chic work, from a LaCroix loving Jackie O to a straight up Gucci Queen Elizabeth!

[Photo by Alex Taylor Gordon]