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Brother Vellies Met Gala X NY Times Style Section feature

 

I love looking at pretty clothing, conceptually interesting designs and controversial fashion. I don’t believe in a lot of parameters when it comes to art and find it scintillating when art creates a conversation. I was happy to illustrate for Brother Vellies during the Met Gala and then to lend the illustrations to this NY Times Style piece on AOC’s controversial statement dress.

@aoc’s @themetgalaofficial look by @aurorajames @brothervellies.

From Aurora, Brother Vellies founder/designer in the article:

“Listen, it would be a lot easier to go to the Met Gala and just wear a really beautiful dress and look really beautiful and have a good time. But that was not her intention, right? Her intention was to take a conversation that’s largely existing in working-class communities and bring it into rooms where that conversation might be a little bit more uncomfortable. It’s not easy to show up in a room like that, with a statement like that.

There’s a lot of people who gain access to rooms like that and are too afraid to rock the boat.”

Dear Annabelle Campaign: Art Direction

 

I was so happy to creative direct, produce and cast this campaign for the amazingly stunning paper company @dearannabelle known for luxury paper products and home goods for those who appreciate the art and soul of meaningful exchange.

Goddess photographer @annapalma brought her magic.

Brand:
@dearannabellenyc founded by @marciepantzer

Photography:
@annapalma

Creative Direction:
@samanthajhahn

Stylist:
@jillrothstein

Makeup:
@stephanierulez

Hair:
@destinyvenice

Props:
@veronicaolson

Models:

@shaderskavd

@jeniaierokhina

 

Bodily: A Resource for Women’s Bodies and Maternal Health

I loved getting back into the studio after a forced pandemic hiatus. I art direct for Bodily, an incredible postpartum resource and shop with incredible gear and undergarments designed with the postpartum body in mind. Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent shoot.

Julia Robbs photographed Rachel Nicks. Bodily only shoots on real postpartum women. I love that.

Le Sport Sac Fall Campaign

I conceived and art directed the Le Sport Sac Fall 2018 campaign.

With the campaign: LES DUEX AMIES, we reflect the cherished core values of LeSportsac (joy, optimism, and self-expression) while speaking to a millennial audience. Connecting modernity and nostalgia this campaign follows two vibrant young women at home and through their weekly ritual of meeting at their work space, followed by some social time and indulgence at their favorite cafe.

I envisioned 4 sets that would each be within a tonal color palette. Styling mood was also tonal and elevated but sans pattern so that the colors and patterns in the bags would pop. Hair and makeup mood were fresh and cool but unfussy with a nod to the 70’s when the brand launched. Subtle pops of color in a strategic cat eye or colored lip made for a whimsical vibe.

LeSportsac is an iconic American lifestyle brand that remains as fresh, appealing, and relevant today as when Melvin and Sandy Schifter invented the signature parachute nylon bags in 1974.

Click over to my site to see full team credits.

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