Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Going home tomorrow to my little Swedish home town! So Happy.
Went to a wonderful seminar yesterday at Futurising in regards to Self Publishing, learnt a lot. It's where they sold these wonderful Maroons. Today Dolly of Vogue UK's website is having a seminar which should be interesting.
Skype with my dear Tim today:) A most wonderfully talented photographer and friend of mine that I have not talked to in ages.
Will blog a little bit from home but not as frequently, hopefully I'll get some beautiful pictures to show you.
Today I am wearing this lovely flower print playsuit from Topshop. Yesterday's outfit was a Rebecca Taylor top, Theory cardigan, Primark skirt and Top Shop belt.
Futurising, Timothy Nazzaro, Vogue UK, Top Shop, Rebecca Taylor.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
To be viewed now in Wonderful Line a Journal:) To view in Full together with clothing credits and Outtakes, go to my COQUETTE.
Photographer: Jessie Craig
Stylist: Linda Marina Portman
Hair and Make: Helen Asher at ERA Management using Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Guerlain
Model: Anna Rudenko at Premier
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Me and Megan are Facebook friends! I fell in love with her work or she fell in love with Alice in Wonderland....not sure who discovered whom first....it doesn't matter, we are now facebook friends.
Her story is wonderful, hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I have.
Name: Megan Cedro
Current Location: Brooklyn, NY
Tell me a little about yourself growing up?
I was very independent. I wanted to be a dog, I always ran around on my hands and knees. I remember being dirty but wearing dresses. I was weird with a vivid imagination. I was called rat girl for a period of time in middle school by the boys, then in high school I cared too much, and in college thought I was the coolest in the worst way. I wore way too much eyeliner and curtains as skirts.
When you were little, what did you spend most of your time doing?
Playing with animals, we lived in Florida where we had endless lizards, snakes and frogs to catch! I once carried a rooster home from the bus stop, with spurs and all and we kept him as a pet. I was outside all the time, building forts and collecting sticks.
Where and what made you become an artist? What influences did you have?
As soon as school began, that's when art began. I was not the best of students, I would doodle all over my paper while my mind wondered. I remember sending my drawings to magazines and knowing that art was what I was going to do no matter what.
What have you studied so far? and where?
I studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. During college, I worked as a costume stylist and wanted to move to new york to do window displays or be a fashion illustrator.
Other than being an illustrator/ painter artist, do you explore any other areas in the arts? I'm a freelance MAC makeup artist from time to time, I've done New York fashion week, body painting, but my favorite is helping women who come out of chemotherapy and making them feel confident and beautiful. I've recently gotten into sculpture, I've been working with paper mache which I absolutely adore. I'd like to make music videos like Spike Jonez or make a animated short film like the Triplets of Belville.
Any influences that inspires your work today?
Everything...from fashion to science. As far as other artists...The street artist BLU, I can just see how he finds his characters on buildings and love how he has this natural urge and can't stop creating. I really love an artist named Rikka Sormunen, I just found her the other day. I'll always love Picasso and Egon Schielle.
A typical day for you, how does it look like?
I'm a morning person. I wake up happy, drink my coffee and head to my studio where I listen to NPR and paint away. Then I ride my bike from house to house and walk pitbulls, poodles, boxers, french bulldogs, scotties and more around Williamsburg from 12-3. After that I either go back to my studio or to my boyfriends chocolate factory right in the neighborhood and wrap chocolate bars while hanging out. I like to clean my house, decorate and take care of my plants.
I'm a morning person too...love your routine!
Some random questions now...:)
What is your life mantra?
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything." That one always creeps up on me, I'm pretty easy going, sometimes too easy going and need to hold my ground.
How would your perfect day be like?
I'd wake up really early with the sunrise and tend my mini dream farm. I'd feed my 2 goats, chickens, let the dog out..check the garden, pick fresh produce. Then I'd work in my garage-like studio, doors open, perfect weather, great music. That night we'd go to a costume party and drink wine and play games with all of my best friends.
Writing really good songs in my head.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
I wish I could preserve a huge chunk of the rainforest and build a tree house on the canopy level.
Which movie did you see? what did you think?
I watched Motorcycle Diaries again, made me think of being kind and helping others.
What book did you last read? what did you think about it?
I read Cat Powers biography and fell in love with her all over again.
Favorite song at the moment?
Worried Shoes by Karen O. on "Where the Wild Things Are" soundtrack
Favorite location in this world? why?
Swamplands...they are gorgeous, creepy and filled with life.
What makes you laugh?
People who make fun of themselves! Danny McBride.
What makes you angry?
Bad moods and money.
Any news? Anything happening right now that you would like to share with us?
I have my first ever solo show coming up on July 9th. It's at the Brooklyn Art Studios Yashar Gallery. I'm very excited! I also recently designed a pattern for Mast Brothers Chocolate's hazelnut bar and am going to be painting some murals at the Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
What are your plans for the future?
I dont know
Where can we see your works?
Yashar Gallery July 9th-29th, 276 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY
Dear Megan, Thanks so much for your time and I can't wait to see more of what to come.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
For complete story with outtakes, go to my COQUETTE.
This is Line A Journal's 3rd issue and it is Wonderfully Great. Intellectually stimulating while at the same time image wise inspirational.
Will show you my second story I created for them next week:)
Photographer: Jeremy Rice
Stylist: Linda Marina Portman
Make-up: Lucy Bridge using M. A. C
Model: Astrid Traung at FM Agency
Photography Assistant: Emelie Akerbrant
Stylist Assistant: Andrew Clift
Friday, June 25, 2010
Dance away all day like crazed maniacs around the flowery adorned tree......then go out in the wilderness, pick your 7 flowers......put them under your pillow this night and Dreams will come......!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I went to The Photographers Gallery today because of Mademoiselle Sally Mann! Her photography is something I admire tremendously.
The honesty in her work, the distant from perfection, to strip it All Off, the use of what nature has given to us and to deliver it beautifully in its greatness = Power.
Today I feel let down. Sally Mann's art gave me hope...... that me too can deliver...... And that has been my blessing for today. Happy To Move On Now.
PLEASE if in London go see this exhibit at The photographers Gallery.
Plus the guys in the shop are the Nicest and Most Helpfull People Ever:)
One of the most Wonderful Places in London.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
They would be lifeless and paler than usual, cold and still with blood coming out of their eyes, ears, and mouth.
Then I would photograph it.
It would be the single most beautiful and meaningful thing you would ever see.
It would affect you profoundly, and I gave it to you, because death is the utter beauty.
Would that not be the best thing I could ever give you?
The complete beauty, the image you should never forget, of that a man or woman that never left your psyche, shot in their prime, for you forever.
words and pictures by Ellen Jane Rogers
(source (and styling) from: Matthew Josephs blog)