Welcome to a new series titled Monday Muse–a space for my quick, unedited ramblings on a certain theme/idea/notion that’s currently inspiring me from the worlds of art, fashion, music, or otherwise. First up: a vague sense of androgyny.
Kristiina Wilson is an NYC-based fashion photographer with an awesome sense of humor, as seen via the treasure trove of internet gold that she posts on her blog. Find out what she learned in her twenties and, more importantly, what she has in common with Sir Mix-a-Lot, after the jump.
Artist Anton Bundenko was working as a shot-firer and mountain engineer building tunnels all around Russia when he began dabbling in photography and collage: “It was exciting to combine two absolutely different things, but very difficult at the same time.”
In honor of Monday, let’s press the reset button and start anew with some inspiring images, reads, films, and tunes.
“This is a forced discussion that happens every fashion season, and it’s tiring. As a black woman, I see the ocean of white come out on the catwalk and I’m unfazed. Welcome to life as a black person!” And more opinions on the subject, after the jump.
The colossal veneration hurled towards street style stars, bloggers, and specific brands is often so zealous as to be frightening, if not downright creepy. Herewith, a further exploration of that topic.
“I like to disappear into a dream world, it definitely makes it easier for me to stay sane.”
“I am a psychiatrist with little interest in what is wrong with people and a lot of interest in what is right with them. I care about the simple tweaks and changes that can make a difference. It’s usually the small things that remind us of the bigger picture.”
I’m not a big believer in idolatry, especially when it comes to the sphere of fashion. Many people are raised on platforms that have epic connotations–as if the ability to pair the right shirt with the right pant is a holy faculty given to the mere few.