Sunday, March 11, 2012

the ever talented Megan Diddie

I have posted about Megan Diddie's work before, as I was lucky enough to have her
show some pieces in workshop two years ago when we met-
she also lived above workshop so I got to visit with her on occasion and we became friends
Her work is, in a word, magical
I have two pieces from her and I would like more
She recently posted some new work and I am enamored by it
Find more of her work at her website

infinite body



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

behind the scenes spring 2012

entirely too talented cast:

Leslie Bembinster model extraordinaire
Jason Robinette photography
Colleen O'Sullivan hair/ makeup
Marisa Munoz styling/ kraft services/ moral support
Ina Weise backdrop artwork

Thanks team- you made these images sing!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Ina Weise has many mediums up her sleeve.... sometimes printing,
sometimes installing, some times taking photographs....
all the time making really cool work.
We are talking about her creating something large scale for the background
for the spring 2012 shoot....
something graphic and bold- perhaps repeat patterning like wallpaper
I am inspired by the small and large scale work she created exclusively
for Post 27- and one of Angela Finney-Hoffman's design clients in the
Trump Tower
for more of her prolific work visit Ina's website

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vintage Geisha LOVE: Spring Inspirations 3

I don't know exactly what role these images play
in the styling of spring, all I know is that I am drawn to them
the elaborate hair- the kimono shapes
the white face makeup- 
I guess it all really began with this image of a Greek protester
from the recent Time magazine honoring "the protester" as the person of the year

 Even though she is not a Geisha,
she is so strong and defiant and yet peaceful.
The maalox on her face- worn to prevent irritation caused by tear gas- 
creates this Kabuki theatrical quality.
It seems to be serving as a mask or shield - there is something sinister about it
very spooky and a nice way to bring an edge to
the floral "prettiness" of springtime fashions-
Geishas are lovely- but their history has a dark side of forced beauty and slavery....
In fact, I never like any of my photo shoots, spring or fall to feel to pretty-
it would be an unbalanced picture of how I see things


“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
Frida Kahlo