Thursday, December 26, 2013

+ Vivienne Westwood & Ballet

Becoming a ballerina was always a dream of mine...wearing Vivienne Westwood well that's another. (You'll know what I mean when you see her collections).

I took some ballet classes and had a few recitals and the best part every year was the day I found out what elaborate costume I would be wearing for the performance. If only I could plié and arabesque in Vivienne Westwood. I simply can't even imagine what that would be like. Luckily for the Vienna State Ballet dancers they'll be prancing in Vivienne Westwood all too soon.

Photos found here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

+ The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now is a coming-of-age story about two high school kids named Sutter and Aimee. No it's not one of those cliche teen movies but rather a raw depiction of two teens crossing into adulthood and dealing with the realities of life.

Last summer I had the opportunity to be part of this film as an art department assistant. (Even got my name in the creds I'm totally legit now).  I got to help out here and there on various sets. My biggest contribution were the stars in a big prom scene which I handmade.

I don't think people realize how many people are involved in this storytelling process we call filmmaking. It's a beautiful thing to be able to tell a story and is an experience I will never forget.

Everyone should go see this...because it's a beautiful film with a talented cast and amazing crew! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

+ O Canada!

For Labor Day Weekend my parents decided to drive to Rochester, NY to visit my sister. I honestly thought the 13-14 hour drive would be hell but it wasn't too bad. The route we took was very scenic with a lasting view of mountains and trees.

My mom had never been to Niagara Falls so we decided to go take a day trip to Canada. It's truly breathtaking in person and the boat ride on the Maid of Mist was even more wonderful. The whole boat in silence, in that moment, we were immersed by the waterfall as if it were going to take us down under.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

+ Tallulah Falls

In hopes of getting a good dose of Vitamin D, I decided to take a day trip this past weekend to Tallulah Gorge in North Georgia with some friends. The hike was about 3.5 miles and over 300 steps. Those steps only re-confirmed what I already knew-- I'm so out of shape. With a lot of sweat and maybe a tear or two, I was able to finish the hike with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. The best part was lunch with a breathtaking view overlooking the gorge. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

+ Charlotte, NC

This past weekend, I followed my friend to go visit one of her close friends in Charlotte, NC. The city was beautiful, the food was great, the people were quite friendly. Although the vacation was short, I was able to relax and enjoy every minute of it. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

+ Gazing Fashion

fashion + technology = (no)where (now)here

I came across this on The Creators Project's blog and have to say this is one of the coolest things I've seen. In the video below you'll see two models wearing dresses by designer Ying Gao. These dresses are made of "photoluminescent thread and embedded with eye-tracking technology" or in simpler terms they move--activated by the human gaze. The movements of the dresses are like jellyfish colonies drifting in the sea.

"Inspired by Paul Virilio's essay Esthétique de la disparition (The Aesthetic of Disappearance), the dresses were created by designer Ying Gao and are part of a new series (No)where (Now)here which explores the idea of absence."