Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I looked up some more images of Risto garments, and I pondered once again, but this time for longer: "who the f is this bitch?" Really beautiful, gorgeous stuff. Really. Beautiful color palettes. Texture that makes me want to take a journey within the garment. I just want to eat each and every one of these delicious pieces. Probably can't do that. I can't even buy them, since they are pretty expensive. Oh boo. What should a girl do? I'll just post them here:
So who is this Risto? Since I'm a lazy pony, I'm just going to cut/paste the description from LesNouvelles.com:
Risto is an emerging brand, centered on a forward thinking vision. It is foremost a family business, started by a group of common minded individuals, connected by the unique concept, of what is new in the world of design. Risto was born in Macedonia and studied at the prestigious Parisian design school - Duperee. He launched his eponymous label as a knitwear based collection. By combining the traditional knitting techniques of his native country with ultra modern design that is always executed with precise art of the drapery, Risto showed a very new and unique product. Many high praises followed immediately after. The talent behind these creations was noted at Louis Vuitton, and early 2006 marked the start of a strong collaboration: Risto Bimbiloski was a contracted freelance designer for the men’s knitwear line until October of 2009, when Risto decided to devote more time to his own line, that had evolved in the meantime into a full collection, that was successfully showing at New York Fashion Week.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I'm leaving to work in India for 6 weeks on July 1. Which means ... I need to get going: NOW.
Terminal 2. SFO's latest terminal. I flew Virgin back from NYC last weekend and walked through this new terminal. When I saw Janet Echelman's artwork, I immediately stopped, threw down my bags, and started snapping photos. The installation in person is a lot more inspiring than the description, so I'll just let myself decide what it means to me. The layers jutting out from its 'source' ... the curvature, the color palette. I'm gonna let this sit in my head for a bit, and see how it could translate to a garment. Totally doable. Terminal 2 = Concept 1.
Artist: Janet Echelman, New York
Title: Every Beating Second, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
So you can imagine how overjoyed I was to find John Wayne Gacy. Psychopath artist. From Wikipedia:
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer also known as the Killer Clown who committed the rape and murder of 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Twenty-six of Gacy's victims were buried in the crawlspace of his home, three others elsewhere on his property and four victims were discarded in a nearby river. Gacy became known as the "Killer Clown" due to his charitable services at fundraising events, parades and children's parties where he would dress as "Pogo the Clown," a character he devised himself.
In prison, Gacy began to paint. The subjects Gacy painted varied, although many were of clowns—some of which depicted himself as "Pogo." Many of his paintings were sold at various auctions for prices ranging between $200 and $20,000 apiece (Wikipedia)
The dude painted creepy clowns! How awesome is that? Way more interesting than a painting of Marilyn Monroe or a can of tomato soup. Just my opinion.
My grandparents actually had this ridiculous clown painting in their house. I have no idea who the artist is. This photo was taken last summer at their house, before they moved out. Shoot I wish I took this painting home!
***I am wearing ridiculous outfit too - some of my grandmother's old pieces.
Monday, May 16, 2011