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.
Makeup and I are still in the dating phrase of our relationship, but the last few months things have been getting pretty serious with me displaying my affection on my face using brighter colors on my lips and eyes, and not being afraid to have my face glow with the right products with the right outfit on the right occasion. From the looks of things, makeup will be joining fashion and I in creative threesomes collaborations more often!
So when one of my favorite beauty websites, Birchbox.com asked me to be a guest blogger for a week, I couldn’t think of a better place to put this budding relationship on display for all to see.
Artist Cara Barer, has found a beautiful inventive way to transform old telephone books plus huge instructional books into artistic time capsules “preserving the printed word on paper.” Her attempt to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography with her book project gets better with every page turn.
It’s officially the first day of summer and Mother Nature decided to hit us hard on day one. It’s going feel like 100 plus in temp, and for me, who has never had a good relationship with hot summer days, I’ll be spending most of my time indoors. So I’ve decided to get the videos lined-up that can stimulate, captivate, fascinate and any other “ates” I missed. Something productive to do while I’m inside avoiding any heated time with Mother Nature for now.
Through a Glass Brightly
“Submerged glasses and decanters by fine crystalware makers Lobmeyr, Baccarat and Saint Louis are animated with billows of color in this short by Parisian art director William Snieg.”
It’s been months since I’ve posted anything on my No See, Hear or Speak page. Almost the same amount of time has passed since any of my illustrations have been featured. I’m making up for lost time here with three illustrations, each showing a new twist on how the beauty of flowers can keep all the bad stuff away, if used correctly.
Most of us have had the pleasure of watching Beyonce, the artist grow up before our eyes. She first hit us with that powerful voice as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s and continued to shake us up with her music as solo songstress after the group’s disbandment years after. I’ve been a fan from day one, but not the devoted type. Just a fan who liked the music Beyonce created, admired story telling in her music videos and purchased the albums only listening to selected songs over and over again. Then the playbacks became less frequent and I would eventually move on, not being aware of the journey Beyonce took to get to those creative places resulting in her lyrics and her original videos.
After watching Beyonce- Year of 4 , it just goes to show the best narrator of an artist should be the artist him or herself. The video shows Beyonce as an independent woman, no longer under her father’s management, and taking control of her career. Beyonce gives us an insider’s view of making a personal album unlike anything she has done before, plus clips of her life leading up to her new album release.
It takes a lot from within, as an artist, to put what you’ve envisioned, the way of expressing yourself, out there for others to judge and comment on. So Beyonce, I applaud you for leaving your stamp on the world your way.
“Idle hands will get into trouble.” Who hasn’t heard that phrase at least once in their life and tried to be productive in our own way, but creating not one but three rooms with 30,000 wooden blocks, balls and slats didn’t cross the minds of most. Their might of been others who created rooms from other materials or though about it, but Dutch artist Levi van Veluw put his imagaination to good use with his life size-installation.