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!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Where Bianca Luini Sees Fashion
The Internet never ceases to amaze us. Today’s obsession is Bianca Luini’s Where I See Fashion, a project that draws parallels between high fashion images and pictures of landscapes, architecture, or whatever Bianca deems fit. We’ve got to admit, we wish we had thought of this first.
Friday, June 27, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Working It: An Interview with Gloria Noto
We recently had Gloria Noto teach us how to do the dew. Today, we’re asking about her other projects, namely The Work Magazine. Since its conception six years ago, The Work has grown into a combination fashion, photography and art publication. When it comes down to it, the mag is all about “real soul, real concept and not just another hot girl looking bored.” Of course, most of that soul comes from Gloria, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. We caught up with her to talk crystals, something called “active rest,” and the reason why one job is never enough.
Friday, May 23, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: #MEMYSELFIEANDI
Our pal Esther Kim, the freakishly talented and exceptionally adorable illustrator who has done work for NYLON, Anna Sui, and Nasty Gal, amongst others, is having an art show this Friday and you’re invited! #MEMYSELFIEANDI features work from Kim as well as a bunch of her talented pals, including Yewon Cha, Chocomoo, Foxy Illustrations, Jangkoal, and Junmarie, and opens in Los Angeles at Space 15 Twenty tonight!
To celebrate the launch of the show and accompanying pop-up shop, we asked Esther and a few of the other artists exhibiting to give us their tips on taking the best possible selfies: