Friday, June 20, 2014

TEENAGE FANGIRL ZINE | Burgerama III

Back in March i flew home to Orange County, California for a couple weeks to spend time with family and to go to Burgerama. It was definitely a weekend I'll never forget. Here is a zine of what i documented that weekend. I blew through 8 rolls of film in two days. 

















Sunday, May 25, 2014

SHADES OF COOL


THINGS I'VE BEEN REALLY INTO LATELY:

1. This 60s shirt/light jacket thing is my new favorite article of clothing in my closet. I scored it for $5 in Brooklyn a couple weekends back. Though I'm still trying to figure out how to wear it. 

2. Experiencing a real Spring season. This will be my first spring/summer in New York City. And its been really nice out lately. I'm proud to say that I managed to survive Winter 2014 on the east coast and am now celebrating in jeans, a tshirt and a nice lightweight jacket. Someone mentioned on the train how excited they were it was 'light jacket' season. Was not aware that was a thing because I'm from California and its summer year round there, but I'm into it. 

3. Questloves 'How Hip-Hop Failed Black America'. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to music history but lately I've really been making the effort to watch as many music documentaries and films as I can. I've also really enjoyed following Questloves essays about Hip Hop and the music industry. Each essay is like a history lesson and regardless of whether or not you agree with Mr. Loves perspective of music today there is still so much you can learn from them. Though my favorite thing about the series is definitely the comment section of each essay. Comment sections can get nasty and over populated by weirdos who have nothing else to do. And because they can get so ridiculous, we all just get so sucked into them. I've definitely been there. Though thats not the case for Mr. Love. The comments are gold on this series. People just have so much they're so passionate about and so much they want to share and have thoughts on. Which is always super rad. 

4. Palo Alto. I caught a screening last week and IT WAS PERFECT. Shoutout to James Franco for going with Gia Coppola on this one.  And shoutout to Gia Coppola on her first film?! what. I dunno what it is about the Coppolas but they just so totally get teen culture.

5. The Double. I also recently caught a screening of Richard Ayoade's second film The Double (his first film is the master piece that is Submarine)  IM NOT EVEN GONNA GO ON ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD THAT I WANNA DO A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON IT.  But i just wanted to let you know that I saw it and that you should too. 

6. Penny Dreadful. I watched the first two episodes of Penny Dreadful and am entirely hooked. But i mean, I could watch Eva Green play the most psychologically screwed up characters and weirdos for hours soooo.... Perfect timing though given that tonight is Mad Men's Mid Season Finale (whatever that means) Penny Dreadful aires on Sunday nights on Showtime ya'll.

7. Embracing my inner soul-child. I've decided that im gonna grow my hair out and just get groovy with it.

8.  VANILLA SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM TRUCK THAT DRIVES DOWN MY STREET EVERYDAY. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. YOU ARE PERFECT. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

YOU DON'T LIKE ROCK N' ROLL, THEN I DON'T LIKE YOU!

 Its seems as though that 50s south london boy flare is settling into California quite nicely.  
Hedi Slimane does it again.  Here's Saint Laurents Mens SS 14 Campaign.
Cheers to the Hunx & His Punx classic!












Sunday, January 19, 2014

INCEPTION AS AN ART FORM

So there's kind of an interesting story to these photos. They're screenshots of a photo that I took of a photo of a photo I had taken… or I think that's the right order, maybe. Basically, I took a photo using Photo Booth. Then I took a photo of those photos on my computer screen via my iPhone. And then I pulled those images up on my iPhone and took a screen shot of each image. So, they're screenshots of a photo that I took of a photo of a photo I had taken, right? I don't know. Anyway, some of you reading got her through instagram. Which is kind of funny if any of this makes sense. 
Also I'm just a huge fan of images that look like surveillance recordings. There's something that I really like about how a photo taken of a computer screen or a television gets all fuzzy and distorted. Also the idea of watching life unfolding through computer and phone screens is totally weird. Like when you're watching breaking news stories on the television screen as they happen in real time. Its totally weird to think that we live life through looking at screens. We communicate through screens. We get inspired through screens. We learn through screens. 
 In other news, I got new glasses in the lower east side today! Which is why I put together this blogpost; I wanted to show them off. So, I spend the afternoon trying on about 100 vintage frames to find the perfect pair. I also spent the afternoon explaining to these older folks what moshing was.  I had to explain how sometimes when I go to shows my glasses fall off and it makes me feel like I'm about to die. I always find them but I've had some pretty close calls in the past. 
So yeah moshing they didn't understand. 
'So this is something that you do for fun?' one of them asked.  






Friday, December 13, 2013

Quietly Speaking

HIGH STREET | BLOOD ORANGE

One of my struggles as an artists is that I often get caught up in the volume of things. We just live in a very LOUD time. A time where we're constantly having all these loud personalities thrown in our faces. We all try so hard to show people who we are in the most inorganic ways. I know I use to try so hard to show people that I was different. Because I worried that if I didn't speak loud enough people wouldn't hear me and if people couldn't hear me they'd never listen. But that just isn't true. And once I had that in my head I've slowly been able to appreciate the simplicity of things. The minimal and muted. The gentle and fragile. The mystery in the missing pieces or the secrets in the whispers and hushed voices. There's something magical about the quietness in things, the quietness in art. It's a thrill, to not have all the answers. 
But it's an even bigger thrill having to search for them.

Also, I'd just like to give a shout out to Dev Hynes. Cupid Deluxe is so next level. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Céline, How Nice Of You To Finally Show Up

So word on the street last June was that Pheobe Philo kept her Resort 2014 collection on the down low in hopes of keeping fast fashion retailers from knocking off most of her work. I don't blame her. Céline designs are a hot commodity these days and they often reach the sales floors of your neighborhood Zara far before actual Céline pieces reach high fashion boutiques. BUT AT LAST ITS ARRIVED!  And after a very not so Céline Spring 2014 runway collection, we're finally graced with the Céline that we all know and love.  Though I'm not saying that the Spring 2014 collection was bad; actually it was brilliant! But I know I'm not the only one who missed Pheobe Philo's clean lines, minimal color palette, tailored long coats, simple a line skirts, and baby blue button ups this past season.  

Also, Nicole Pollard is slowly becoming my favorite runway model. She's been killing it these past couple seasons.