Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Day of Spring

March 21, 2010 - First day of spring.

It's beautiful weather; stop wearing black, ladies (and gentlemen)! Think colors! Prints!! And more prints!!!

Here, the color theme is taken from Dries van Noten's spring 2008 collection, which was an explosion of floral prints on top of prints, and then slathered with jewels and silver pallettes. A wonderful and optimistic moment.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Carmen Kass

Carmen Kass, one of my favorite models of all times!

And yes, she is from Estonia; it's very cold up there ;)

The photo is taken from the Narciso Rodriguez "For Her" Fragrance ad campaign.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chain Scarf

What I have been working on in the past few days (weeks?). All the chains are hand-sewn down (yes, every single chain) on a panel of silk charmeuse. Heavy, yes, but it'd be a fabulous work-out for the neck!!

And yes, this is commissioned by a certain fabulous lady, who no doubt is rocking this number out about town!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"The" Train Station

Finally found a perfect picture of the train station! (

This is exactly how I imagine the train station to be like, where Brian said farewell to Edward.

Now that I found something to base on, an illustration of the scene won't be too far away...

Dries van Noten f/w 2009

Dries van Noten fall/winter 2009 window at Eva Gentry (formerly known as Butter, a boutique in Brooklyn), from September 2009 to October 2009.

Inspired by the collection's "shattered" prints, I scanned the actual clothing, cut-up the prints, and transferred the floral/knit/parrot motifs onto the canvas as backdrop. Then, I covered up books and magazines with these printed paper and piled them in stacks. Note the hat on the mannequin - it was shaped after a beak and a button was sewn on to imitate an eye, so a hybrid between a bird and human, a bird-woman.