Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 Latino Film Festival (ALL photos are taken by me)

          Today was my first visit at the Latino Film Festival in the Lower East Side
The movie I viewed was called American Dreams Deferred, a documentary by talented director William Caballero. As a graduating NYU student raised in Coney Island, he presents a exquisite tasteful movie turning his life story on with the recording silver button. An emotionally tense documentary representing his Puerto Rican-American family's location of North Carolina into Charlotte's Web of "breaking the cycle" of his family's unreached American Dreams. With a gracefully raw substance of William's determination, you remain allies through the cliff-hanging tale and hope he survives and conquers this cycle.
This here is a trailer of American Dreams Deferred.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Declare YOUR Denim yeahhh!!!

Recently I got chosen as an It Girl, to help out with Teen Vogue's Event: Declare Your Denim! The day started tip top at 9 am and I was helping spread the word of the event so rigorously. I flicked my hair, and extended my headband from my hair line, and I saw gorgeous Amy Astley, and Shailene Woodley. This event donated jeans and money to people who have been affected by the gulf disaster. Great to know that I worked for a great company that cares for helping others in need. In a time like this, we all need to learn to lend a hand to those who are searching for that hand.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

this is my second project that got exhibited in MoMA

"My flourished eye photography was created through my image of dramatic qualities, which the eyes can feature unlike any other human body part. 'Eyes are the window to the soul', and they offer a more vulnerable deep felt physicality rather than moving arms and legs. They tap into our senses and are the only representation of what the world looks like outside our brain's ideas. Eyes represent the real world and to appreciate your eyesight is appreciating the world you see."                                            

Special thanks to Mr. Duct tape, (he hates when you call him Duck tape), Mrs. Sharp Scissors, Mr. Nikon, & the 10 little munchkins you often forget, your fingers for ACTUALLY making it possible.         

MC GALLERY and MoMA exhibition with Dijana Mesin (My mom)

I recently created a dress with my mom that was exhibited at MC Gallery, and well as
Here's my masterpiece and the concept behind it.

Straight from my MoMA Artist Statement...
"The idea behind the dress full of boxes is being the devil's advocate vs. gravity. Experimenting with overall geometrical means has expanded the thoughtfulness of shapes. The cascading square boxes symbolize New York City skyscrapers. The wheat and the colorful birds exemplify images of my native Croatian folklore. The undersized double blades of wheat represent my mother and I as we evolve amidst NYC's madness."
and so the exhibit continues...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dirty Martini Burlesque Act @ "The Missy & Leyla Show"

Dirty Martini, performer and Burlesque girl turned Chanel~!
Karl Lagerfeld choose HER ( :D ) as one of the leading ladies. When the Jan./Feb. 2010 issue of V came out, most didn't know the history of this confident, voluptuous figure.

karl lagerfeld, miss dirty martini, chanelchanel
Although Karl is now supportive of Dirty Martini, he himself has a history behind curvaceous women, quoting "no one wants to see curvy women" and "you've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly." Shot in Chanel's house along with actress Jane Schmitt who once starred as Gabrielle Chanel in Lagerfeld's short films Paris-Shanghai: A Fantasy.
This is a photograph my mom took of Dirty Martini herself in NYC performing in 2002.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Photos - Spring/Summer 2011

someone commented under this photo "interesting", yes indeed.  

Friday, July 9, 2010

happy little camper

I went upstate to a beautiful camp and therefore without any technology and my commitment focused towards God's wonders, one can become very distracted from the outside world. My little new york munchkins, what ever over-stressed, busy, exhausted traveler needs is a rebirth. I found mine miles off of my surreal Big Apple.
2 traveling bags, sunscreen, and heavy blankets lead to an indescribable escape- The Adirondack mountains have concluded all my pleasurable pondering.
This being my FIRST CAMP, I obviously had other "firsts" or "fear nothing but fear itself" risk taking adventures, including my first S'more (yup i said first), Kayaking amongst mountain outlines, lily pads, and repetitive echoing, as well as a muddy hike, naming the constellations (witnessed my first shooting star= SPEECHLESS), diving in the lake without the taste of salt in my mouth, the contagious camp fire, and after meal songs, holding a precious toad in my palm, late night girl talk, and winning Cleanest Cabin Award (!) holla.

This image was taken by one of the happy campers and my friend Gissaury.

Mother nature and I go way back haha, but I've come to understand that besides my love for the environment, I've developed strong beliefs. 
--->Taoism a Chinese belief   /    Animism, an African belief  = both mean being one with nature.
---> I also now believe in breatharianism, the belief and practice of not living off of food or water, but rather off of energy from the sun and deep meditation.
But besides the tremendous colors, I've noticed what our society has done in order to destroy them.
---> Our Deforestation- the cutting down of trees due to overpopulation and office uses.
---> Our use of Pesticides, which causes dead zones full of an unequal bio mass.
---> And even our bug sprays - are you still wondering why your getting bitten?
DID YOU KNOW (?) that corporations that sell these liquids promising satisfaction are stealing your $. You know why, because mosquitoes become resistant to this spray, and they reproduce, and due to Darwin's theory, the survival of the fittest exists, and therefore the offspring have mutations that allow them to adapt to the environment.
---> Ort, which refers to leftover food, can actually be used for compost and serve as nutrients for the plants due to the abuse of fertilizer (!)
---> Industrialized countries leading to the ozone layer breakdown, and global warming.
Read these arrowed points carefully as you further strengthen your relationship with mother nature, she is overwhelmed and needs our help so desperately.