listening to violent sensation descends by violens
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
listening to hercules and love affair ~ blind
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I've been a fan of Lucia Holm's self portraits for some time now, so when she purchased a couple of pieces from me I was quite excited! Above she is wearing a custom nautical inspired romper. Keep an eye on the shop for some similar playsuits to come!
Below is an interview I had with Miss Lulu. Be sure to check out her flickr and her new website.
miss lulu and the teaspoon shortage...excellent name, where does it come from?
My cousin and her best friend used to give everyone they knew strange nicknames likeee, 'woven basket' or, 'gentle feathers'--they said the names just came to them, more like a feeling...They happened to give my twin brother the name 'teaspoon shortage' and I always loved it. So basically, I stole it from him :) (he wasn't doing anything with it anyway!).
is it true you are a self taught photographer?
I am a self taught photographer, which explains why I'm still a bit of an amateur in my mind. I went to undergrad and grad school for illustration/fine art (originally believing one day I would be a master comic book artist OR the next Francesco Clemente, hehe). Funnily enough, I never took a single photography class. When I graduated from grad school, I decided I needed a break from drawing/painting and picked up a camera, just for fun. From that moment on, I began teaching myself everything I could about digital photography. I hope to take some traditional film classes down the line--it's always good to have that foundation (it's what I was always taught in my fine art studies, and I think it rings true with basically anything).
what made you focus solely on photography?
I guess I accidentally answered that question by rambling on in the previous question haha. Basically, after all the years of drawing and painting, I needed that break. However, I still needed something artistically gratifying to occupy my time. The camera was a perfect choice, especially since initially there was no pressure to go anywhere with it. I just snapped a few selfs for myspace and people seemed to like them....I never really took photography too seriously in the past (not that I didn't respect it as an art form, just that I never thought I'd ever be involved with it), but I quickly changed my feelings after a few months of fiddling with my first camera.
who inspires your work?
Lewis Carroll, Tim Burton, the Bronte` sisters, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Crewdson, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Mother Nature, to name a few. The list is HUGE, I can't even begin to address everyone/everything.
best childhood memory
I don't have a specific memory that jumps out at me...Tea time with mom has remained a favorite past time, watching my father cook as well....Going on "archaeological digs" in my best friend's backyard took up many hours--that was quite joyful hehe. I wanted to be Indiana Jones when I was little.
your style is quite lovely and distinct...want to share secrets about your favorite places to shop?
Etsy Etsy Etsy. Definitely my favorite at the moment. Ebay has some good finds too. I was a Topshop maniac for a while, but realized it's a biiiit too pricey for constant use. The Union Square Forever 21 has some good finds on the occasion as well!
do you make any of your own clothes?
I received a sewing machine from my boyfriend for Valentine's Day about 2 yrs ago--I've yet to use it haha. I tried! I even bought fabric and some patterns..My mom said she will show me how one day, we just haven't gotten around to it. I have, however, made myself some nice little fabric bows to spruce up my clothes.
greatest summertime activity...
Going to Parker House. It's a restaurant a block from the beach in NJ, that's in the shape of a large, porched, beautiful house. They have 8 dollar lobsters. What is better than that?! Going to New York City on a summer night is always fun too, as well as early evening to early morning bbq's on the water....
Within the next couple of years I would like to really establish myself as a full time photographer. I'm on the right path, and have become increasingly busy over the past year. My good friend Mandy ( www.mandybisesti.com) is a wonderful makeup/special effects artist, and we hope to conquer the world as a team!
thank you lovely. xoxo
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
here are a few sneak peek photos from the samantha pleet show we filmed a couple weeks ago! Samantha and We Make it Good joined together to create a sort of variety show with a few talented guests. it's a big mystery surprise as to what it will actually turn into, but Sam promises "part Muppet show meets Wayne's World." I shall keep you posted!
the romper wearing unicorn
listening to ~ limahl . never ending story
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
At the moment I am designing miss Lara Vincent's lookbook for her Flowers of Evil. This lady's custom floral headresses are masterpieces made of silk and leather. You must visit her etsy boutique for some fine treasure bows charmed with stones and bones and little sharks! Below she chats with me about her recent adventures in nyc... she is the loveliest of creatures!
fashion designer/magic maker
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Miss Lara, where is home?
I was born in Toronto, grew up in Winnipeg and lived in South Carolina for a few years in the beginning. Since then I moved back to Toronto, lived in London and am currently living in New York. My first place I lived in NYC I found on craigslist. it was a share with another women. When the cab was pulling up to the place I was a little surprised to find out it was the Hotel Chelsea, what a nice surprise. I tend to move around a lot though, I think I have lived in 14 different homes in total, which leaves me with 6 more before I cant count them on my fingers and toes anymore.
What do you daydream about
I believe in magic so I am always dreaming about that. And if I think about things enough they come true.
When I was little I loved french fries soo much that i always dreamed about working for Mc Donalds. Luckily my magic didn’t work on that dream.
What was your style like growing up
I went to an all girls private school for 11years and wore this little school girls uniform so when I finally transferred to a public school and had a chance to express my self in what I wore, that’s exactly what I did, I thought everyday was mufti day(what our private school called days that you didn’t have to were your uniform) and would alternate between wearing fairy wings, and devil horns with these big pink sparkly platform shoes that made me 6 2”. And I only wore skirts, in the dead of the Winnipeg winter, I think my legs are now permanently numb to the cold they can withstand anything.
Favorite spot in New York
Lure oyster bar under the prada store in soho, they have happy hour from 5-7 with one dollar oyster and 6$ wine. mmm
Tell me about the treasures you dazzle your hair clips and heart pouches with
I like to pick up little treasures in stores and on the street to make my hair clips. shark teeth, fortune cookies, and bone bats. No matter how small the hair clip may be there is big love put into it.
Betsey johsnon- who I have worked for and with for the past 5yrs. She is the kookiest, sweetest grandma/mentor.
what are you listening to
I listen to elliot smith every night when going to bed to drown out the city sounds, and clanky heater
Everything David Bryne, best to dance to in the mornings
Velvet Underground and Violent Femmes to get the creative juices flowing
My Next adventure entitles me moving to Toronto into my very own place, its an old Mansion that has been converted into apartments. From there I will create my line of headdresses and hair clips for all to love.
sounds magical. transport that mansion to central park, add some ghosts and were set!