24 Designers. 48 Eyes. for The Room

portfolio — Danielle on September 2, 2014 at 9:43 am

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I am so thrilled to be included among 23 other talented Canadian visionaries in the fall campaign for The Room. I got to illustrate a fabulous Balmain look on the exquisite Canadian model Meghan Collison, and did something a bit different than I usually do – combined paint with digital printing in a larger, mixed media work.

Thanks so much to Abi Slone, Christopher Sherman, and everyone at The Hudson’s Bay Company!

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I was also featured in a video about the project – making a brief appearance at 6:31.

click click – 14-08-14

click click — Danielle on August 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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Mick Jagger hair cut

Above, Mick Jagger getting a haircut, unknown origin. Below, Brian Jones getting his hair cut at NBC in New York in 1965, by Gered Mankowitz. Via The RAW Gallery. Did you know the Rolling Stones used to cut each other’s hair? The original rock and roll haircuts were autocuts.

  • rave new world - Rachel R White enters the ever-more virtual rave scene and reveals the it girls who embody it. Crucial.
  • Pizza Rulez - a very clever, good fashion link roundup.
  • RIP Eleanor Kent - a proto-digital textile designer and computer art pioneer I’d never heard of. She’s awesome. Another inspiring discovery from Tumblr – fashion designer Zelda Wynn Valdez, whose distinctive divided treatment of breasts is just as recognizable as Gaultier’s.
  • Jackson Pollack - includes a lot of amazing footage of Pollack working, and a tremendous set of revealing interviews from characters in his life. And if you want another, even sadder - Montgomery Clift.
  • The Art of Hair - inspiring record of inventive hairstyles of Nigerian women in the late 1960s.
  • Reviving a Dyeing Technique - did you know organic indigo dye is a bacterial culture, a living organism? Also for indigo-lovers of reclaimed beauty, Japanese boro.
  • Warhol by Bailey - the fact that I can watch this whenever I want to makes me love everything about 2014. Also, there’s Beaton by Bailey?
  • If the shoe in shoe fits, wear it - “a cross-seasonal, day-to-night, layered footwear option.”

Brian Haircut NBC Studios NYC 1965.

Karma names,

click click – 23-07-14

click click — Danielle on July 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

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Monette and Mady by Maja Daniels 1

Monette and Mady - very stylish Parisian twins photographed by Maja Daniels, via Kevin.

Monette and Mady by Maja Daniels 2

click click – 30-06-14

click click — Danielle on June 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

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Photo by Michael Rougier

Another great photo essay from LIFE (and thanks to The Grumpy Owl again), young hipsters in 1960s Japan. Above – Yoko, 17 years old, Tokyo, 1964. Below – “Tokyo Beatles” backstage, 1964.

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Karma yes and yes -

  • Yes and Yes! – I’ve admired Sarah’s hustle on the internet for years, so it means a lot that she recognized mine too. Friends have said this a very revealing interview!
  • Standard Interviews – this Q&A was transcribed from a phone interview, which I think gives it a different quality.

click click – 02-06-13

click click — Danielle on June 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm

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ROCKSTEADY-Crew-Harlem by Janette Beckman

Discovered the work of Janette Beckman via The Grumpy Owl. Her admirable career has recorded youth culture, musicians, and protest for decades, no production, no pretension. Check out her archives of 1970s London style tribes and 1980s B-Boy scenes.

Go Hard Boys 2013 by Janette Beckman

SS14 menswear paper doll – John Varvatos and Paul Smith

paper dolls — Danielle on May 26, 2014 at 8:04 pm

male model 2 dressed

Seems like I’m finally done paper-dolling the Spring season and it all over. It’s been a busy Spring with a lot of client projects. Somehow I managed to find enough time to finish this 2D guy. His buddy has a compatible wardrobe of Tom Ford and Balmain, if you get them both they can share clothes. I’ve always wanted to do a menswear doll that allowed for a lot of layering and combinations and this is the result. Hope you enjoy his company too – he’s available as a PDF for personal usage for $15 CDN.




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click click – 25-04-14

click click — Danielle on April 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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vermibus-acid-posters-2

This German street artist, Vermibus, dissolves the faces in fashion advertisements. The effect is disconcerting and yet the images are somehow still effectively beautiful. Via fashionREDEF.

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Karma go get it -

  • Three Word Outfit -delving beyond the surface of clothing to give insight into what makes fashion tick (or tock).”
  • NOW Magazine – features me in a bit about Canadian fashion illustrators.

SS14 Menswear Paper Doll – Balmain and Tom Ford

paper dolls — Danielle on April 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

male model dressed

By request, I’ve created a pair of menswear paper dolls inspired by four SS14 menswear collections. Our first guy has a fresh Spring 2014 wardrobe of Balmain an Tom Ford for every occasion. You can purchase the high resolution PDF for $15 CDN to keep or print for personal use, to play and display.


This doll has a buddy with a compatible wardrobe of Paul Smith and John Varvatos… if you get them both they can trade clothes. One of the main reasons I enjoyed making these dolls is because I wanted to create a very modular, mixy-matchy wardrobe that would be fun to play “stylist” with. I did my best to separate each layer in each outfit. It took a long time, but the results are very satisfying. One way I’ve tried to encourage layering was designing a way for paper dolls to wear open jackets.
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click click – 01-04-14

click click — Danielle on April 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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Private Birthday Party 1

Found photographs of the Kansas City drag ball culture of the 1960s from the Private Birthday Party collection, discovered via Kevin.

Private Birthday Party 2

  • Sai Sivanesan – Sai took my new sidebar photo!
  • I want – I got – Anita recorded my Silhouettes and Signals performance.
  • Queen of Clubs – I designed the cover of this German crime novel, and now it’s translated into English and being released as a free serial. The cover star is an impetuous, vivacious brunette nicknamed Pochette.
  • Bee Walker- “I am a photographer based in New York City”
  • Jason Howlett“You aim to walk into the light but instead you pass completely through it… motionlessly.”
  • Bodymap“Restore your confidence from the inside to the outside: from smile to style.”
  • Be Fabulous Daily“It feels a bit fraught to make that choice when it’s opposite the signals that make life easier, opposite the trends in our culture.”

in the words of live runway sketchers

interviews,live drawing — Danielle on March 30, 2014 at 11:04 am

Before I went to New York in January, I was writing an article about live runway sketching prompted by Jazmin Welch, a fashion student who was commissioning articles for her graduate magazine project, CONTOUR. I chose to do an adaptation of this post, a collection of notes I discovered while searching for any information on live fashion sketching. To add to the archival material, I decided to email working artists who live sketch at fashion shows and ask them questions. This research not only supported the article I wrote, but also the talk I gave at the Apple Store in Soho.

I couldn’t include all of the great responses in the article and talk, but Final Fashion knows no limitations. What follows is the work and words of the practicing live runway sketchers from Toronto, Montreal and New York that I corresponded with. If you also have experience and sketches too, I’d love it if you would share in the comments. I’m very curious to hear more European perspectives.

NOLCHA Fashion Week FW13 by Mara Cespon

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