a girl dropped out of my senior thesis group, so right now i am in the midst of an INTENSE scramble to try to rearrange the gallery space to fit our photo thesises with one less person
here are some things from a photo shoot i did for advanced lighting class
(a collaboration with my friend marissa)
it's all about three point lighting- so very basic lighting ie headshots, school portraits, old school portraits ect
some things we took
a rare moment of seriousness. and look! i created cheek bones with lighting. this is alex (L) and dima (R)
just like star wars...but we aren't actual fighter planes.
the lovely marissa
alex said something to make him laugh and make me horrified (im wearing eley kisimoto tights, repetto shoes, sonya rykiel shorts, salvation army top)
prada dress from ebay. gotta love ebay.
alex and dima
you can see the soft box in alex's glasses >.<
all together now! (note ebay marni dress, lanvin shoes, tsumori chisato tights)
and on a different note
did any of yall see that tavi bow backlash? what are y'alls thoughts on that?
mine is kind of simple: tavi looks awesome, didn't realize her bow was a slight faux pas. but the problem isn't the bow. it's that she is thirteen and a lot of seasoned journalists feel either threatened or insulted that a teenage fashion blogger is being invited to haute couture shows. that doesn't justify the grazia comment but it bothers me that jenna on jezebel.com feels the need to constantly defend tavi. i love tavi, fyi, i ab-so-fuck-lutely adore the girl. but she's in an adult world now with adult pressures. if she's being included with seasoned journalists, she doesn't need to be coddled. and i also understand how adults can feel sort of insulted with her inclusion. she hasn't really earned her way there yet, she hasn't done her time.
it's childish to insult her on twitter, but i think it's absurd to deny that tavi is swimming in adult waters.
should we protect her?
if she needs protecting, maybe she shouldn't be in that arena just yet?
would we all be so upset if it was a 23 or 33 yr old that got twittered bout? no? would it be more appropriate? or less?
things to consider
if someone wrote something about me...if i ever got invited to a haute couture show (fingers crossed yeah right not in a bajillion years), i don't think ppl would be as upset or jump to my defense. i'm 22 yrs old, i am an adult. i can defend myself.
if we feel the need to protect tavi,s hould we let her hold adult roles such as journalist? or should we have her in such a limelight? she's a great dresser, an interesting person, she writes a good blog. but if she accepts the invitations to write about fashion as a journalist, to interview people, she is putting herself out there for judgement. and i think thats the interesting thing baout this whole debate. she is 13 but she isn't playing "dress up" or "pretend journalist" when she interviews people, she is being put on the same plain as cathy horyn or suzy menkes. i think that people critiquing her is allowed and i think it makes us uncomfortable because we know tavi is a young child fulfilling some adult roles.
should she really be at parties even if her parents are there?
should she be wearing couture?
we are getting into some interesting ideas here.
people hold opinions-incredibly critical ones, especially about their own peers.
just some food for thought