MOTO JACKET PROTOTYPE

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I've been wanting to release this jacket for about half a year.
I fell in love with this heavy cotton fabric that has a textured suede like finish but it's been discontinued unfortunately.

Looking for alternatives, I just can't decide. Leather (faux, of course) seems to be the most obvious option here but maybe some kind of waxed denim could work better for the season.

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RELATIVITY OF SIMULTANEITY

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It just occurred to me that my social media presence is not an accurate refrence frame of my work.

There is a concept in physics called relativity of simultaneity that explains a difference in the timing of events that happen simultaneously, depending on the field of view of an observer relative to another. You see, in this space things may seem inactive for you, but from my perspective, there is so much action. The movement just hasn't yet reached your panorama.

I'll try to share more of what I'm doing in between the boring outfit photos, to balance the general vista.

 

 

 

Ensemble
Top: Flurry sweater by Aelyse
Dress: Column dress by Aelyse
Boots: Harmony boots by Topshop

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CONFINEMENT

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Life is irrational. You are locked inside yourself, quite forcibly, where no one but you is allowed access. All alone and aware.

Not that I want to sound like Schopenhauer, but I agree with his philosophical pessimism, in that suffering is more conspicuous in the life of human beings because of their intellectual capacities.




Ensemble
Top: Cinch t-shirt by Aelyse
Leggings: Gloss leggings by Aelyse

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MONOTONE PARODY

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I have been working on a lot of conceptual pieces, spending so much time on things that I don't feel confident enough to share that my commercial work has been reduced to a monotone parody of what I originally intended to put out.

With the idea of gaining time while I muster up the courage to be vulnerable with my real work, I tampered with my own credibility and I don't really know how to restore it. Finding a midpoint between what I'm comfortable with sharing and what would still have original design value should be easier than it actually is, but it's proven to be impossible for me so maybe the only solution is to muster the audacity to get uncomfortable and most importantly to get used to it.

Totally unrelated to my feelings of ineptitude, here are two photos of me ruining my heels on the mud, on the day of my birthday.






Ensemble
Neck cuff: Aeon cuff by Elemental Luxury
Top: Furoshiki top by Aelyse
Trousers: self made and soon to be released (still working on the fit)


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30 YEARS

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The bleached eyebrows and pulled back hair make me look older, which is appropriate today because it's my birthday.

Although my face expression says otherwise, I'm very happy. The uglier I get, the more I like myself. I think it has to do with the liberating feeling that I am free to not be subtle. I have the right to absurdity.

Ensemble
Sweater: Ravel Sweater by Aelyse
Skirt: Walrus skirt by Aelyse


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