Sunday, January 28, 2007
It's a rainy day in Los Angeles. It's still a winter day in January. However, ever since the big Coachella announcement, I can't help but to dream of Spring and all those pretty frocks I am so ready to wear. I mean, if I go shopping, all I'm thinking about is "omg, that's perfect for Coachella!!!!!". I mean, the lineup pretty much speaks for itself. To point out the reasons why I'm so excited would be pointless. The more surprising acts would be Benny Benassi, Roky Erickson, LCD Soundsystem, RATM... And of course all the great new acts are coming too, ie Klaxons, Teddy Bears, Spank Rock, Tilly and the Wall. All my fav British bands are coming too, The Fratellis, The Cribs, Lily Allen.. I love music so much. It's pretty sick. Overwhelming? I know.
Go to www.coachella.com for more info.
Friday, January 26, 2007
I have a bad case of the stomach flu. Not to mention I've been overwhelmed by all of my side projects. I have lots of things in works for YOUNGEST INDIE, but it'll be on hold for a while because I have to focus on recovering and getting back to work.
I've been listening to Klaxons. I like the whole London new rave scene. It's also apparent in fashion everywhere. I drew some happy rave-ish pop-arty indie-electro hoodies! For fun... Not for sale.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I admit. I've been lazy with my blog. Not proud. My boss has been on vacay and I've been going crazy holding down the fort. But it's because after work, I've been "up in the gym just workin' on my fitness." Need to lose a few. My studio desk is a total mess and I have nowhere to draw. (lame excuse, I know). Honestly, I'm working on several different things for the blog. Just not done yet.
You like the two girls? Aren't they fierce? Yeah, so, everyone knows, raves are back! And so is the neon! Think American Apparel, 80's gym, crazy bright colors, shiny happy people, glam, and lots of dancing. Fashion designer reference: Cassette Playa, Bernard Willhelm, etc. Listen to Klaxons, Yelle, and Crystal Castles for inspiration. Mostly, for all you people in the States, I think the rave look has yet to come here, so why don't you try being ahead for a change and go wear some neon. I like to find random music on myspace. Latest discovery: myspace.com/dreamburger.
Monday, January 15, 2007
I think I was in fifth grade when I first learned of Andy Warhol. I thought he was pretty cool. If you didn't know already, I'm a huge fan of pop art, mod, colors... My college fashion show was inspired largely by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Peter Max. My obsession with colors is still going strong and will probably last forever. Some people call me shallow because I care about fashion and style and appearance. But I'm a fashion designer. I have to care. If I didn't eat, breathe, live it, I wouldn't be doing what I do. I don't think I'm shallow. I may just be a deeply superficial person.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
A post dedicated to the great Gerard Way was inevitable. You all knew it was coming. I can honestly say that he is my muse. He inspires me so much. I love the fact that he actually graduated college. He's been working in the real world. He then pursued his music dream when the time was right and it all came together. He's very smart. He's articulate. He's passionate. He's not afraid to be vulnerable. I relate to him a lot and respect him. You can also see his various musical/artistic influences. I love the fact that he's theatrical. I love everything that is cinematic and he makes his music so grand. I love all three albums. They are so different from each other. The fact that the first track on their first album is the classical piece ROMANCE was enough to prove that they were not just another band. Their song "Demolition Lovers" fills my head with movie ideas. His vocals in "Vampires Will Never Hurt You" are amazing. The second album was equally mind-blowing. I particularly liked "It's not a fashion statement, it's a fucking death wish", "Thank you for the Venom", and the last track. The story line with the two characters was very clever. The third album is unbelievable. Literally, the song "Mama" reminds me so much of "Master of the House" from Les Miserables. The video for "Black Parade" is so dark and beautiful. All of the lyrics are beyond awesome. Gerard really gets into character that sometimes I wish he would also try out acting. He has so much emotion and understanding that I think he could probably become one of the best actors of all time. When I read his interviews or hear him talk, it just makes me feel so inspired. Like I can take over the world or something. I can go on and on but I will stop for now.
I love musicals, cinematics, and theatricals so much and I guess that is why I find Gerard Way to be my absolute muse.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
You aren't allowed to say that you're better
You aren't allowed to say that 'cuz you're the hipster type, the type
You like to tell yourself that I'm nobody
I think you must've known I'd make you sorry
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Welcome to 2007! Here's to the first post of the year! Honestly, I've been working on this one for a while. When I actually sat down to color, my palms were sweaty and I was so nervous. I think there's more pressure when you're trying to draw someone so perfect. I think Damian is so perfect in all areas, it's pretty much ridiculous. He's like unreal, in a good way. Plus, drawing four guys together, if I mess up even on one person's nose, or some other detail, I'd have to start ALL over again. But here it is! I actually knew of OK GO before their big backyard dance and amazing treadmill skills. I was bummed when their show with The Redwalls at the Roxy was sold out in 2005 (and I missed a Spaceland show). But I got to see them in December 2005 at the Roxy, so it was cool. I'm working on another okgo concept for a post, but you probably won't see that for a while. But, worry not, I have lots of other things I want to show you! So happy new year and come back soon!