Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Old Photographers

...That I am learning about.

I came across these photographers this weekend while surfing the internet, namely Pinterest and can I say I am ever-so-thankful?  I truly love what they do, ESPECIALLY William Eggleston.  Then I found out he has a connection with Harmony Korine, probably my idol, and I just died.  It makes sense though, pretty much everyone different and cool comes from the South.  Anyway, here are the three dudes that I am so excited to have discovered and want to continue to be inspired by:

-William Eggleston
-Steven Siegel
-Walter Pfeiffer

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ECSCP -- Fall and Spring Finals

MAC Project

Direction:  Design a collection for MAC cosmetic's future holiday campaign.
Theme: Psychedelic/Neo-Deco New Year's Eve Hotel Party
Influences:  Historical Miami Beach architecture, art deco, Pattie Boyd, plastics, modern tumblr/internet imagery

FIN D'ANNEE Project: "La Vie Rebelle"

Direction:  Open
Theme: Boardwalk Empire and Punk Rock
Influences: Prohibition-era Atlantic City, Richard Harrow, men's suiting, 1920's skirt decorative detail, asymmetry, trompe d'oeil, punk rock textiles

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Current work.

During my last project, I learned a lot about my aesthetic impulses.  Not sure if they are forever, but because I was being so OCD and hyper-critical about everything these past few months, along with not talking to teachers about it, certain realizations came to fruition.  I guess it heightened what I already knew, but now I just know for sure that I can't (as in really, really don't want to) design without cool color combinations or really interesting surface elements.  I become obsessed with making it a tactile experience and creating what hasn't been seen before.  Maybe I am ready to form a more definitive "artist statement"...

Finishing up Paris...

So I just ended my "studies" here in Paris at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and it has certainly been conflicting.  I feel like a lot about my world view, dreams, and ambitions got flipped upside down, but I guess that's just "life."  Ugh. Well, anyway... here are the best things that happened to me while here, and it's funny because they don't really involve the city or fashion, but more like what just happened due to me being here:

1.  Got introduced to Steve Roggenbuck by a great new (America, ha) friend, and therefore alt lit (esp. Tao Lin and Jordan Castro) as a result of further, obsessive research.

2.  Became obsessed with Harmony Korine and Spring Breakers.  I honestly think seeing that movie was and will be one of the truest highlights of 2013.  I really, really respect his philosophies and aesthetic, so glad he came into my life <3 nbsp="" p="">
3.  Boardwalk Empire !!!  Interest in early America, as well.

Also, new/foreign (therefore cool & intimidating as hell) people aren't nearly as mean as you think.  They were so helpful and it's important to be open-minded to this for the rest of my life.  It will make new places so much less daunting.

You have to make things happen.  They aren't gonna happen for you, I know this because I was thrown into the most typically 'perfect' situation -- fashion school in PARIS-- and ended with disappointment.  You really have to stay aware and make sure you don't slack when opportunities are presented, even though it's really hard, especially if it's in your nature to rebel.