Friday, September 14, 2018

Ashley Nell Tipton

Photo Courtesy Of Ashley Nelly Tipton 

WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW AND HAVE YOU ALWAYS LIVED THERE?
I am in San Diego in a neighborhood called Hillcrest. here. I'm from San Diego and have always lived

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR PRESENT CITY OR HOMETOWN?
The weather, beaches and diversity.I also love that it is "laid-back".

WHAT WERE YOUR ASPIRATIONS GROWING UP?
To do anything in the arts. Hair stylist, stylist, designer, etc.

WHY DESIGNER?
I learned how to sew at an early age and loved it. I then realized there was a need for plus-sized clothing that was comfortable, stylish and fit our curvy bodies.

WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR TRAINING?
Fashion Careers of California.

WHAT'S YOUR PROCESS FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION.
Create mood boards based on my current inspirations, go fabric shopping, then sit in front of both and create drawings. From there it's working with my assistant to make the patterns. Then it's off to the manufacturers for production where I supervise the process.

WHO OR WHAT HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
My grandmother who passed away just before Project Runway. She taught me how to sew and was always an inspiration.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND AESTHETIC?
Eclectic, out-of-the-box, modern yet vintage.

WHAT MOMENT ARE YOU HAVING?
Just got back from CurvyCon in NYC so I am inspired and energized to make a difference in my community.

WHAT DO YOU GET UP TO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?
I'm currently taking an improv class, working out with my trainer and hiking!

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
With my friends and family.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How To Continue Wearing White Through Fall?

Image Courtesy Of Dan Vazquez

Find the perfect dress, and do you.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

SLOW Beachwear

Photo Courtesy Of Elina Štobe

Elina Štobe

Photo Courtesy Of Elina Štobe

WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW AND HAVE YOU ALWAYS LIVED THERE?
I am based in Riga, Latvia. o is my brand SLOW Beachwear.
 
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED? 
I'm born in Liepaj, a little resort town at the cost side of our beautiful country.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR PRESENT CITY OR HOMETOWN?
The seaside is the best thing anyone could wish for!

WHAT WERE YOUR ASPIRATIONS GROWING UP?
My grandma was a dancer, I wanted to be a dancer or ballerina too.

WHY DESIGNER?
Fashion always fascinated me. It's a creative and dynamic industry, and you can become anything you want. Fashion is a way through how a woman can discover and disclose myself.

WHY BEACHWEAR?
I think that it is hard to find the perfect swimsuit - comfortable, good quality, elegant and sexy at the same time. I created SLOW Beachwear to give this opportunity to ladies all over the world.

WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR TRAINING?
I worked as a stylist and image designer for private clients and celebrities for many years. Experience in the field made me realise that I wanted to create something special myself.

WHAT'S YOUR PROCESS FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION?
Creationg of an item comes from creating. The more an artist sketches the more comes out of it. Creativity grows in the process. The end product, a swimsuit, takes a long time to develop because it's a piece of clothing that's close to the skin. It has to feel right.

WHO OR WHAT HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Art, architecture, conceptual and contemporary exhibitions that are outlandish.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL AESTHETIC?
My personal style depends on my feelings at that particular moment. I love to try different things. Be romantic, feminine, and bold. A bit of everything that makes woman interestingnd mystrious.

WHAT DO YOU GET UP TO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?
My two kids - Marcella who's four, and Kristian who is 11 years old. They're a riot.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
I love to read, and to be alone with my thoughts and emotions. Long walks along the seaside also calms and relaxes me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sidney Poitier And The Power Of A Simple Tee


Image Courtesy Of MGM Studios

Specimen.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Curls!

Photographed By Ellinor Forje

Who run this motha?

Monday, August 13, 2018

"My Battery Is At 10 Percent"

Photo Photo Courtesy Of Jenny Hutton

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Music