Anne-lise Dugas:”The Golden Box”
An amazing project that i wished i had funding for so it could have really flourished the way i imagined it !
For a sweet singer i met during a competition that she won.
I thought this SO was so amazing i couldn’t help but want to put visuals to it.
My little one did an amazing job at her Art Cafe … This is what she wanted instead of a lemonade stand so you know that tells you a lot about where she is at.
She almost sold out. But better yet ,she had commission requests
I just have to help her to have them done sooner … I have been not the greatest with my time either but that will change this year.
If your waiting on your piece we have not forgotten you.
I been slacking on the Blogging but i am trying to re-organize my time .Since i been focused on setting up my new Online store on Etsy.I am doing a bit of fine art photography these past few month as i continuously renew my vision for my work. The exhibition I did last summer really got my blood pumping. Fashion is always going to be a part of my life but it’s no longer the complete and sole focus in my creative minds eye. I am actually still using the influences on my fashion background to what i am shooting now. I think the direction i am taking will in turn have a great affect on my fashion images as well.
Also trying to manage my new obsession with Blythe Dolls.. I have always been drawn to Japanese culture quite a bit throughout my life and visually their artwork is like Eye Candy. A trip there is definitely on the goal list! More of that to come.
Here is work i shot in Brooklyn, NYC at the amazing coney island.
PRINT AVAILABLE ON ETSY:
Retro Revisited Exhibition at Arta Gallery: June26th- July1st 2011
As of Late last year i have been exhibiting with Six Ah Wi Art Collective.
My series is called ” Kouture Kickz”
This conceptual idea is focused on the customization of Sneakers and taking it to the extreme first stage is a customized design based on the Alexander McQueen Collections but extending it to a sculptural direction, then second stage is photographing it and extending it into a digital collage to create the fantasy that McQueen had. This allows the viewer to see some of the influences a shoe creator/collector experiences and how it can get translated into a personalized shoe.
Above is a behind-the-scenes video that show my inspiration and individual pieces from Alexander McQueen’s Collection.In some way this video and this body of work is tribute to McQueen’s life and works that has challenged + strengthen my creativity .
R.I.P Lee McQueen
Enjoy the video and stay tuned for part 2
ciao for now
I can’t believe Jean Paul Gaultier is Now 60. i will be just like that when i am 60…
He is the inspiration for a new exhibition i am preparing for in 2012, so you will see me posting more about him as time goes now.
I want to see if i can make it to Montreal to see his work… i missed meeting him …he is right now as i write this at Holt Renfrew 2-4pm.
this video is outrageous and i love it.
ciao for Now
So i definately watching! I love volume and shape and he definately provides that.
(aka truphotographer on twitter)
Below is what is written under the vimeo video…not my own words.
Credit for Image/thumbnail for front of blog:
Named by AnOther Magazine’s Cathy Edwards as one of the 6 most promising designers of 2010, London-based Shao Yen Chen is launching his own womenswear label, Shao Yen, and presenting his latest collection ‘Skin’ at On|Off, London Fashion Week S/S11.
Following the showcase at Central Saint Martins‘ MA show during London Fashion Week A/W10 earlier this year, Shao Yen Chen’s new collection is featured in the static exhibition at On|Off, London Fashion Week’s largest independent show site. The latest ‘Skin’ collection is inspired by the human body and continues to explore the anatomical theme in his BA graduate collection ‘Body as Clothes’, which won him the prestigious Fashion Weekend/Le Vif Award in Brussels, 2009. Technically, ‘Skin’ shows continuous development from his MA collection ‘Waver’, as well as introducing leather and new techniques.
Shao Yen Chen has refined his design skills during his seven-year education at Central Saint Martins College and internships at Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, and Claire Tough. His works show consistency in delivering delicate, sculptural pieces with innovative textiles. His previous collections were widely published in magazines such as POP, Wonderland, Wallpaper, Dazed Digital and AnOther Online.
I seriously love the way this was done of course … i miss Lee McQueen so much i don”t always know what to say or how to express it.
Finding a video like this or other tributes are great! He has been my greatest inspiration and by watching his shows they always pushed me to take risks! 2011 is that time, my time to connect to the dark.. the twisted.. the playful… the risk… the adventure…the fantasy .. the tim burton-ish insanity!
Watch and enjoy… open you mind to the light, shadow and how they play with shapes ..the shape of his design. An impression of how these clothes could be.
ps. I love LEE.. Always!
I wish i could star in a commercial like this!!! What woman wouldn’t want to exude this sensuality and power! Kate Moss is selling the hell of of this perfume, the lighting in this ad is on point and sets the mood. I actually went to Holt Renfrew to try it. The power of Branding!
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
The power of this poem has moved me and I am holding it close …in times of hardship!
Even when things are great… it is a good reminder of the power within me.
It’s the very poem that Nelson Mandela drew strength from while in prison.
Watch out for INVICTUS the movie : directed by Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman does an amazing job as Mandela!
When you feel dark and tired… remember