It’s an early start to my Thursday morning as I write this. I’ve just finished one project only to start another right after this post hasn’t been sent. For those who don’t know, I’m back in school putting my sexy eyeglasses to good use, but in less than a month since the semester started I’ve been slammed with so many papers to write and projects to hand in, I’ve had barely any time to get my RomeoStyling on. Ohh and let’s not forget it’s still a month of fashion weeks! I write this during my hour-long break that’s being put to good use. I’m watching my new guilty pleasure, The Walking Dead, eating (of course), and also browsing my favorite fashion websites to tickle my senses.
Somehow I ended up looking at a short film I viewed last year from Marco Brambilla on Nowness.com. Commissioned by Ferrari, the 3D kaleidoscopic video RPM, debuted at Art Basel two years ago. New York based artist, Brambilla did share the method he used to create such a magnetic film, but right now all I see are pretty psychedelic prints every time I hit the pause button. Go on you try!
Filmmaker and photographer, Matthew Donaldson teamed up with former model now Korean tabletennis champion, Sooyeon Lee to create this slow-mo movie paying homage to the sport. Stylist Katie Shillingford and designer Geraldine Chevrolet helped create fringed tights, gloves and a hat, to accompany pieces from Christopher Kane, Mark Fast, Jil Sander and Versace featured in the video.
Now I’ve played the sport and won several times in the past, but next time I should have something with fringe details close by. All that fabric moving around while hitting the ball would be perfect distractions helping to beat my opponent.
Someone asked me, not to long ago, what inspires me? Where do I get my inspiration from? It’s been so long since that question was asked of me, I did’t know how to answer it without sounding like a rambling artist speaking in tongues. So I said the first thing that came to mind, “everywhere, anything, anyone. I create my own story from something I’ve seen, be it a certain outfit someone is wearing, a movie or from a piece of art”
My response to that question would come into play with my recent visit to the Met Musuem’s European Sculpture Gallery. The pieces on display each have a plaque showing the name, the country and year of origin plus the historic story behind it. Blah Blah Blah
When I looked at some of those sculptures I saw things slightly different.