Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank You!

I am so overwhelmed and delighted by the response to Chelsea #2, big thanks to everyone who purchased the issue or blogged about it! Below are some of the lovely posts that I have found, if I am missing anyone please let me know and I will add you to the list!

ps. The illustration below is the first non-cat drawing that I've done since my sophomore year of college! All clothes by Lover.

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On Lipstick

In the previous post I failed to mention that Lipstick is a rape/revenge movie and I do not recommend watching it. Glamourizing and eroticizing rape is beyond disgusting; this film has nothing to offer apart from it's visuals. I've always been attracted to imagery that depicts extreme, artificial notions of femininity or beauty. They are aesthetically pleasing on the surface but ultimately serve to highlight the inherent creepiness behind our cultural ideals for women. Because this is a fashion blog, the intended irony is not always apparent. I've always had a love/hate relationship with fashion and beauty and the content of this blog reflects that.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lipstick

The logo that I designed for Chelsea (at left) was inspired by these stills from Lipstick that I found on I Love Hot Dogs a few months ago. The movie is supposedly terrible but I love everything about the way it looks. 

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

C.Dean

One thing I miss about the V/Visionaire offices (where I used to intern and occasionally freelance) is seeing Cecilia Dean's outfits on a daily basis. Her style is so unpredictable; one day she looks like Betty Catroux and the next she could be mistaken for the world's chicest yoga instructor. Unbeknowst to her, Cecilia taught me an important lesson about fashion: you can wear anything to work if you have really high shoes. Sweatpants, even. I can't tell you how liberating this realization has been for me. But anyway, the V Blog recently began documenting Cecilia's "Look of the Week" every thursday; all the posts are archived here. And while you're at it, check out my interview with her from Chelsea #1


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Croissant Caturday!



via Huffpo

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cat Eye

My road trip with Megan & Sara is officially over and even though I love being back in New York I really miss life on the road. My favorite purchase from the trip--aside from a sensitively rendered portrait of David Bowie--was a cheap pair of white cat eye glasses that I picked up at a vintage store in Albuquerque. I've been looking for a pair ever since I re-watched The Doom Generation; Megan later told me that she did the same exact thing in high school! But who can blame us? Amy Blue is such a babe.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the Road

Sorry for the lack of updates, Megan and I are currently on the tail end of our epic cross-country road trip. So far it's been pretty comparable to Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone's journey in the Crazy video, minus the unfortunate belly button piercing*. But who knows, we could get all Thelma & Louise by the end of this thing.

*oops! The belly button piercing was in the equally epic Cryin' video. Did you know that Sawyer from Lost plays the dude who steals Alicia Silverstone's purse? Classic. 

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Introducing....Chelsea #2!

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share this with you guys! I’ve been working on this issue for a little over a year and it is by far the largest and most labor intensive project that I have ever taken on. I worked with so many amazing people, like the brilliant Elisabeth Moch who created these incredible cat drawings. Look at the Miu Miu one, couldn’t you just die?

I have so much to say and so many people to thank and I couldn’t possibly squeeze all of this into one post.  But I will encourage you to check out my new website where you can purchase the issue---did I mention that it comes with badges? You can also read the first issue, in it’s entirety, free of charge! And to those of you who contributed to Chelsea #2, your copy is now in the hands of the US postal service, which may or may not be a good thing. Thank you all so much!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

M.I.A.

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've spent the last few days mass-producing thousands of badges which will be packaged with the new issue of Chelsea. I have barely left the house, I have band-aids wrapped around all of my fingertips, and I re-watched an entire season of Jack & Bobby (R.I.P.) on Netflix watch instantly, which was actually pretty amazing. But anyway, I have to get back to making Anna Nicole Smith badges (one of twelve designs), more updates soon!

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