Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Fash Gif
Greta Larkins launched her now cult-beloved website FashGif in 2011 with an image she animated from the Prada Spring ’11 collection, but the very first GIF the Melbourne-based artist created didn’t involve fashion at all. “It was a photo of a friend holding a stick (ha ha I think he was pretending to be Gandalf or something)…I removed the stick from his hand and then had it float into frame.” After becoming enamored with GIFs and teaching herself how to create them via online tutorials, Greta merged her loves of fashion and her love of the moving image and started creating her “fash gifs” for fun. Over the past few years the stylish GIFs have become must-have internet accessories for some of the most stylish folks around, and Greta has been written up by the likes of Dazed Digital, Oyster Magazine, and Bullett Media, and collaborated with some pretty big names, including Calvin Klein, Converse, and Kenzo.
We asked the 29 year old to choose her all time favorite creations, and asked her about her dream FashGif collaborations.
Monday, July 7, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Illustrating Feminism with Foie Gras
We know we talk about girl crushes a lot, but this one is the real deal. Foie Gras, who we’ve loved for a while, is part graphic artist, part in-your-face feminist, and a pretty cool musician, too. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to girl power and she’s commanded quite the following. Her digital project, Girls Against Cat-Calling, is as visually inspiring as it is culturally relevant. We got the chance to catch up with her and talk zines, livers, and #YESALLWOMEN. After our chat, she was nice enough to make us Nasty Gal-inspired art, too!
Monday, July 7, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: SOKO
Our Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS series continues with the freespirited actress and musician Soko, who is all about making her own thing, and doing her own thing.
Raised as one of six kids in a tiny village near Bordeaux in France, where there was “not much access to the city, or art”, Soko knows all about the kind of obstacles that can make you want to give up. The solution, she says, is to follow your intuition, try not to get too emotional, and just have a little trust. Preach, #GIRLBOSS, preach.
Did you see the last three #GIRLBOSS portraits? Go watch ‘em all now!
If you’re not familiar, we’ve included some of Soko’s beautiful music videos for our favorite songs.
Friday, July 4, 2014 Right Now: Stars in Stripes
We could plaster flags all over our bodies, but for this 4th, we prefer a subtler approach. Whether you’re a poolside patriot or watching fireworks from dry land, we suggest pairing simple reds, whites and blues with Budweiser and BBQ. Pulling out that perfect, classic American brand tee isn’t a bad idea either. Because we never want to celebrate our independence from the Internet, we scoured our favorite sites for the best in American attire.