30 September 2011

ARTIST PROFILE: LauraBeth Cox Photography

What's fantastic about going to an art school is there are so many creative people around every corner and in every little crevice of Savannah. I love meeting people and have friends whose extraordinary work inspire and shape me as an artist. One of those people is a gorgeous gal by the name of LauraBeth Cox. This sourthern girl from Tennessee is able to capture sweet and charming portraiture but is also a brilliant and conceptual fashion photographer. Her versatile styles and killer editing skills already make her a photographer extraordinaire (and she's only a student)! We work together often and you will see more of her work on Darling Diaries in the future!

Check out some more samples of her work here and below:

Our Home!

It's been an adventure moving into a new apartment (and figuring out all the crazy life lessons that go with it). After having multiple fiascos trying to get water and internet, we are now getting a chance to actually enjoy the place. I have been having so much fun thrifting and flea marketing around for furniture and decorations. It's nice to have a purpose for my insane thrifting addiction! Here's some photos of the apartment now that it's finally coming together!

My room didn't have a closet, so I used multiple garment racks from Bed, Bath, & Beyond and created a wall closet!

Alphonse Mucha is a favorite artist of mine and I couldn't wait to use these posters to decorate my room. It's creepy how well they match the wall color.

My headboard is one of my favorite decorations in my room. I found it for pretty much nothing at a consignment store and used a staple gun to add fabric to the back.

Flea market and thrifted finds above my mantle.

We have this really cool alcove/ dining room area which is now just kind of an extra storage space but I can't wait to get a big dining room table in there.

I love love love the balcony. There is actually another back balcony but this is my favorite place to sit and watch the world go by. Here's how it looked before a relaxing late-night dinner.

23 September 2011

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Pt I

Way back in June, I had the privilege of going on a fabulous little trip through Canada with my family. One of my favorite cities was Montreal. It is the type of place I could really see myself living (when I become a real person with an income.) It had such a lovely mix of old world European flair meshed into the modern and cosmopolitan nature of the city. I knew it was fate (and my love for the city only deepened) when I stumbled upon a fashion retrospective called “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” at the Montreal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts. Having just recently come from McQueen’s exhibition, Savage Beauty, I felt like I had somehow entered the pearly gates into fashion heaven, where beautiful well-curated fashion exhibitions just happen to be around every corner. This was especially exciting because for me, personally, Gaultier is a one of those designers whose beauty, technique, and aesthetic spoke to me from a young age. I think religious inspired fashion is so fascinating. I remember when I first saw photos from his Spring 2007 Couture show and found myself so awestruck at it’s brilliant beauty. It is one of my favorite shows of all time (perhaps my favorite). So imagine my surprise when I saw this exhibition and got to see this garments in person! Safe to say, I FREAKED OUT.

Here are some photos from the exhibit. I could’ve posted three times this amount because there were so many incredible pieces in this display but I decided to edit it down.

Also, all the mannequins had faces projected on them that moved and sometimes spoke! It was mad fly. Check it out!

Obsessed with everything about this photo: Miles Aldridge, Immaculate No. 3

Jean Paul Gaultier painted photograph (1990)

David LaChapelle Hollywood Confidential (1998) with Gaultier corset cage dress

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Pt II