Sunday, 17 November 2013

Interview: Isabela Lamuno

I had the greatest privilege to interview one of my favourite lookbookers of all time. Theres something extremely fascinating about the way Isabela documents her style, from her intriguing photography to her playful edits. 

Your style is very artistic and conceptual, what’s the story behind it? 
I don’t know if there is a story behind it, but I shall say, now that I look back the purpose is to keep a record of thoughts and ideas were clothes and photography play an important part in the self- exploration. I created this photographs with the pure intent to record moments in my daily life. 

 Where do you buy your clothes? 
I get my clothes from a wide range of places; I look for items that tell a story. The huipiles, are embroidered blouses woven by Indigenous women, which contain the collective heritage carried down through the different indigenous communities, their beliefs, symbols, rituals, and myths. Seen in the photos: Rio Negro Llora Sangre, Happy Doll, Apron, Crecer. Caer. Celeste. This being said, I’m still learning about the complexity of the Mayan culture. 

Your photographs are incredible, do you have a project behind each one? 
Well, I’ve definitely a theme or something I want to say behind each one. I’m constantly trying to be honest and letting the creative process take me wherever it needs to. I don’t particularly know or rationalise what I am doing or where it is going, and I think it is better not to think about it too much.  

What inspires your style? 
Surprisingly, I don’t read and know much about fashion and the fashion industry. Most of it comes from my own personal experiences, the relationship with nature, and my feminist readings, which influence my outlook. 

What is fashion to you? 
This is a very hard question, because my relationship with fashion, has and still is changing as I grow and explore. I’ll probably give a different answer in the future, but for now I’ll say that it is a practice carried by individuals who develop their own language through clothes. 

If you could give advice to someone who’s having a fashion crisis, what would your words of wisdom be? 
One should get rid of the term fashion crisis. If you let go of the social constructs and the voice of other people’s opinion, you’ll begin to focus on your own thoughts, on your own ideas, and start to develop your own language. 

I don't know about you guys but this interview has truly struck me in a way I can't even describe. 
If you want to take a look at more of Isabela's photos and creations here are her blogs:

Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Beard

Name : Marc
Occupation : Artist
Random fact : 'My beard'

Pet Rhino

Name : Ben 
Occupation : Protecting animals in Africa
Random Fact : 'WTF is streetstyle?!' & 'I have a pet rhino'

Missing Eyelashes

Name : Ann
Occupation : Art Foundation Student
Weird Fact : 'I've got missing eyelashes'

Scared of Bridges

Name : Erika
Occupation : Art & Photography Teacher
Weird Fact : 'I'm scared of bridges'

Hot Chocolate

Name : Sophie
Occupation : Theatre Design Student
Weird Fact : 'Hot chocolate'

Game Freak

Name : Sam
Occupation : Working at a vintage shop
Weird Fact : Video game geek

Scared of Starfish

Name : Declan
Occupation : Make-up Student
Weird Fact : Really scared of starfish

Never Watched Breaking Bad

Name : Russell RB
Occupation : Accessories Designer
Weird Fact : Never watched breaking bad

Pink Fanatic

Name : Lindsey
Occupation : Tv editor ( skins)
Weird fact : Pink fanatic

Fetish for Tyres

Name : Johnny
Occupation : Period Film Art Director
Weird Fact : Fetish for tyres

Monday, 21 October 2013

Family Affair

Names : Stephanie and Joana
Random Fact : Mother and Daughter. Multicultural 

Mirror Writing

Name : Raphaella
Occupation : Singer and Songwriter
Random Fact : Writing in mirror writing

Hare Krishner Singing

Name : Emma
Occupation : Photography Student and Railway Station worker
Random Fact : Singing Hare Krishner


Name : Gwen
Occupation : Model
Random facts : 'I'm from New Zealand'

Drink too much Water

Name : Rosie
Occupation : Singer and Works at a vintage shop
Random fact : 'I drink too much water'

Same school as Sting

Name : Shawn
Occupation : Creative Technology Student
Random Fact : Went to the same school as Sting

Woke up in my bandana

Name : Davy Tyler
Occupation : Portrait Photographer
Random Fact : Woke up wearing my bandana

Colours define you

Name : Elaine 
Random fact : Colours define who you are

Saved by the Skirt

Name : Holly
Occupation : Fashion Design Student
Random Fact : Related to the woman who jumped off the suspension bridge (in Bristol) but saved by her skirt.

Always Sparkle

Names : Alyson Richardson and Poppy Star
Occupation : Hairdresser and Stylist
Random Fact : Always wearing something sparkly!