Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Paper Art

Everyone NEEDS to check out contemporary artist Jen Stark. The 25 year old graduated from MICA, and during school she had the opportunity to go to France to study art but was only allowed to bring two suitcases. She packed all her clothes, but didn't bring art supplies, thinking she'd have the chance to buy supplies there, but the euro was expensive so she ended up buying the cheapest thing they had: construction paper. The rest is history.

Jen gets her inspiration from fractals, wormholes, and MRI scans. She also happens to get inspiration from dead bodies! Her sister is a doctor so Jen gets inspired by cross-sectional anatomy textbooks. I think these are the most beautiful things to ever come from paper and an X-acto knife. Not only that, but she has some wonderful drawings!

These really just fascinate me. Since Jen is from Miami, Florida she's had a whole ton of exhibitions in Florida, but I really hope she will have one in New York soon because I need to be mesmerized by these in person! You can check out more of her artwork here and also buy this awesome t-shirt she designed here. Her artwork has really inspired me, and now I really just want to break out my X-acto knife and see what I can come up with, although I'm sure it'll be nowhere near as amazing as this!

-xo, C.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Inside All of Us is a Wild Thing

Finally! We all remember loving "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak back when we were children. Well the movie version of it is finally coming out on October 16, 2009! Since the trailer just came out, I thought I'd ramble about how excited I am for this. They first announced the movie with a release of a photo back in June 2007, and it was set to release in October 2008. But the development of the movie, directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), ran into issues when it was thought to be to dark for children. So they actually just started again and remade the movie! While a dark version of it would probably have been awesome, no doubt, the trailer still looks extremely promising. First off, I'm excited that Spike Jonze is directing, he directed Being John Malkovich, and he's married to Sofia Coppola (Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, she's Marc Jacobs' muse!) which is a plus in my book. He seems like he did this movie just right. In an interview he said, "It’s like your imagination is so convincing to yourself that... you’re there, you’re in it. And I wanted this movie to take it as seriously as kids take their imagination and not, like, fantasy it up. So I think it just started from that feeling, that it could feel like you were there with them, like Max was there with them, and not just in some fantasy movie." Check out the interview here for more amazing-ness from Mr. Jonze. Also, the movie has a great cast, including Forest Whitaker, Paul Dano, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo. Not to mention that little Max is adorable!

-xo, C.

PS. The song in the trailer is a version of "Wake Up" by The Arcade Fire recorded exclusively for this movie

Thursday, March 5, 2009


"Life is a series of images that change as they repeat themselves."
- Andy Warhol

The name's Camille. It's french but I'm not, I'm actually from Puerto Rico. I'm eighteen and a student, a writer, a lover, a dreamer. If you think that's cliche, take a look into my bizarre mind and tell me I'm not always day dreaming.

I'm here because I'm obsessed with fashion. I always have been, and I have a bad addiction to shopping. However, I'm majoring in communications at the University of Delaware, with a minor in Journalism. I aim to work at a fashion magazine.

I'm obsessed with tee shirts. Vintage, basic, graphic, stupid, I love them. My style is very basic. I wear black and white and denim, with a little color sometimes. I think the seasons affect my style. This summer, my goal is to wear more patterns and color.

I love music. Life would be absolutely perfect if I always had background music. If you must know, I don't do favorites. But, some staples are The Beatles, The Doors, and Bob Dylan. I listen to music based on my moods, and they change quickly. Recently I've been listening to a lot of Devenda Banhart and Bon Iver. But ask me in a week and I'll tell you I'm listening to The Black Keys and The Kooks.

I'm an art history nerd. I dream of having an apartment that has walls and walls covered in artwork. (On a side note, I put too much stuff on my walls, it bothers me to see blank spaces.) You'll probably yell at me and tell me that my favorite artists differ too much, but I don't care. First and foremost, I adore Vincent Van Gogh. My other favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Gustav Klimt, and Andy Warhol. I also love Japanese woodblock prints.

I have to admit that I could not tell you who my favorite fashion designer is. But I can tell you that I love BCBG Max Azria, and that I'm not the biggest fan of Marc Jacobs (though I don't hate). Other than that, I'll just have to keep you guessing for now...