Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smile for the camera! (WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD!)

Another inspiration board as I wait for some photos to be emailed to me so I can upload them here (pst: they're a "photo shoot" starring Arielle and me along with a friend...)

Today's theme: COSPLAY. (well...most of it at least...)
Note: I do not watch/read any of these mangas/animes/shows (I know, what kind of an Asian am I?) I just picked them out because they looked amazing. Authors credited. All images from dA

photographer: xxnatto @ dA

My friend emailed me a link about an Australian designer (Ori Henrisson) who was inspired by Korean bands 2NE1 and Big Bang's music video Lollipop for a new line. (from Sept. 2010) [ link ] - all images from here as well

The entire campaign looks creative, fun, and fresh and I'd like to try it on myself (despite the fact that it's a men's line). Without any further ado, here are a few favorites of mine:

The mix of plaid and classic button up shirt is something I've never seen in America before...bring your brand here Ori!

Real men wear ruffles...

Can't forget your ever-classic hoodie

Sweaters turn into shawls...for men as well!

Alrighty. That was fun to look at and to decide which ones were real colors and which ones were just the products of filters of Photoshop or what-have-you. Anyways, referring to my last post, don't think I'm like that all the time. I was just taking some time to vent my feelings so with all that aside, please don't assume that I'll be posting all these rants nonstop. And another reference to the post. Clarisse McClellan. If you haven't read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, I really suggest you pick up a copy of it. It's an amazing book and well-written. It's pretty high on my favorite books to read list. I have to admit, though, I got hooked onto Bradbury's writings through literature class as we had to make a diary based on a character in Fahrenheit 451. I'll post up images later. (Burning is fun...I get where the firemen are coming from!)

And another issue (not really issue, but another...topic): I may be opening up an online shop soon for fashion items. I'm really thinking ahead right now, but I'll test out the waters first on Etsy, if I'm slightly successful, I'll set one up. Why? Because lately I've been making several trips to Michael's and various stores around my house to find art supplies for projects for school and I've picked up other things along the way just so I could have fun with it. And I've come up with clips, pins, boxes, jewelry, and miscellaneous items from my tiny bag of art supplies. out for a link soon!

Is all.
- Ash