Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Who the f is this Risto

I just got an email recently with a Risto dress. I clicked on the link in the email ... looked at the dress in all its glory, and pondered "who the f is this bitch?"

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

Don't Ask.

I have this weird obsession with fake hair.
I also have a weird obsession with rats.
I just googled "rats with fake hair" and unfortunately, nothing came up.
So here's a quick and dirty photoshop job:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Loop Chair by Sophie de Vocht for Casamania

via Design Milk

Delicious (Drake & Yukimi)

Now that school is over, I get to lay in bed, and look at blogs. Not that I wasn't doing that before or anything. But still.

In reading Drake's blog I found this track with him and Yukimi from Little Dragon.

This song is utterly

Thursday, May 26, 2011

As Good As It Looks

This is the kind of treatment I get when I go to my Sister Joey and her husband Terence's house in nyc:
Crushed ice using my Grandfather's old Sear's Ice Crusher:


My Little Pony

I can really get down with this.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I Love You James Blake

James Blake was in town playing music last night. I found out this morning. I'm so out of touch. I'd rather be out of touch and like this, then in-touch and not like this.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gonna Bite You.

My backside is requesting the company of this wolf. It's gonna bite you. Grrrrrr.

We Are Handsome’s latest collection, called "The Memoirs" for Summer 2011.

Unbreak & Terminal 2 = Concept 1

I just finished up my Junior year at CCA, which means I'll be spending most of this summer concepting for my Senior thesis next year. We're expected to come back with 4 completely full concept books the first week we get back from Summer break unbreak.

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

Ok, There Are Similarities

Between my outfit today, and Dorothy ...

Totally unintentional. Yet completely awesome.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I really really love psychotic artists

I really really love psychotic artists. Case in point, my favorite artist, Louis Wain, whose schizophrenia can be seen in his totally outrageous, and totally lovable, cat paintings. Artists such as Louis Wain seem to tap into something that most of us can't understand. Something different. Something completely outrageous, and a little uncomfortable for most of us you.

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

I Gotta Bomb In My Bag

I looked really stylish like a terrorist today shopping in nyc. Vintage Justin Roper boots, Cynthia Rowley jacket from like 8 years ago, authentic WW11 backpack, floral knit dress that's hidden underneath because I'm supposed to look like I gotta bomb in my bag.

But the truth is, I had no bomb in my bag, and it's pretty difficult to look like a terrorist when you're so cheerful.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SUNO Wood Platform

This would be the perfect time to prostitute myself get a job for the sole purpose of buying these shoes. Or, I could just post them on my blog.

Available here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tsunami Dress, Final Design


Garment: Hand-dyed (with indigo) silk Habotai. No pattern waste garment.

Model: my roommate Amanda!