Got a Girl Crush On: Adren Wray’s photos of creatives project, Boots & Pine
"I am inspired by those who use dress as a vehicle for creative expression and for serious fun. Boots & Pine started with my love of people watching and of style, and is growing into something bigger and better than I could’ve imagined. I’ve loved getting to meet and befriend so many wonderful people, and I hope to continue growing this project into the future."
Got a Girl Crush On: Rachel Kushner’s “The Flamethrowers”
Motorcycles, New York’s art scebe in the 70s, the Italian Opposti Estremismi, sex, the need for speed—stories woven upon stories. If you need a good-can’t-put-it-down book rec then this is the one for you.
Got a Girl Crush On: The Photography of Jackie Lee Young
I had the pleasure of showing my work this past weekend in New Orleans along side the talented Jackie Lee Young as a part of the Elemental Collaborations project (curated by the equally talented Aubrey Edwards). The series Jackie created for this project is too gorgeous not to share:
“I wanted to move forward with creating a mythological being as my subject. I chose a friend who is making a slow change from female to male, and I wanted to keep all skin/gender in the dark, therefore asking him to create a costume. What we made was what we called the Black WaterSuit. A muscle suit of sorts that doesn’t reflect of deflect a gender. I wanted to also use water that was unusual, not common in nature, black water! Mythological water! Water that can only be made with spray paint and reflection.”
Got a Girl Crush On: Mica’s illustrated collaborations with her 4-year-old daughter
These are AMAZING!
Soon, she began flipping through my sketchbook, looking for more heads. “Do you have any heads for me today?” she would ask me each morning. So I began making a point at night to draw some faces for her (which was my pleasure–faces are my favorite part, anyway). She would then pick up a pen with great focus, and begin to draw. Later, I would add color and highlights, texture and painting, to make a complete piece. Sometimes she filled in the solid areas with colored markers, but I would always finish with acrylics later on my own.
Got a mad crush on the Toronto-based art+fashion collective/bike gang, The Deadly Nightshades! They make rad stuff together, support each other’s individual endeavors, and ride bikes together! Makes me feel like a slacker on trying to get my own lady-bike-gang together this summer (for, alas, summer is over). Super inspiring group o gals!