Sunday, March 6, 2011

bulletproof beginnings

Today I started making my bulletproof vest. It is made of unbleached cotton muslin, polyester stuffing and velcro. Over the next month I am planning on beading the shit out of it as well as adding as much jewellery as possible.

The vest was inspired from something I learned while watching a documentary on the Russian royal family, the Romanovs. In the middle of the night, the Bolsheviks took the Romanov family down the the cellar of the house they were living in. They were told they were going to be photographed to prove they were still alive. Instead of photographing the family, the Bolsheviks shot them. However, the girls didn't die from the shots because the jewels they had sewn into their corsets acted as bulletproof vests. Unfortunately, the gunmen ended up beating the girls to death instead. This was also one of the reasons the Anastasia myth was so plausible for so long because there were accounts of the girls surviving the shots, in addition to absence of her body from the family burial ground.

via Sartorialist

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

 Concordia Fibres Undergrad Show

performance, production, presentation, repeated utterance, reiteration,
reproduction, copy, replica, redundancy, iteration, practice, relation,
renewal, litany, repeat, emphasis, monotony, preparation, convention,
usefulness, assignment, background, discipline, catalogue, petition,
refrain, prayer

Galerie Diagonale, 5455, rue de Gaspé, espace 203, Montréal,
March 12 - 26, 2011 (vernissage March 12th 3p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Participating artists include:
Amélie Arès
Madeleine Pippa Bartlett
Jessica Bélanger
Caroline Bergeron
Florence Boivin
Alexis Boyle
Julie Roch-Carrier
Sandra Chirico
Stephanie Coleman
Selina Doroshenko
Karen Warshaw-Lampcov
Stephanie Lau
Annie Legault
Nicole Levaque
Emily Luciani
Emily McIntyre
Lauren Osmond
Stuart Pearce
Evan Stanfield
Janna Vallée
Benita Whyte

Nice Dries combo via The Sartorialist

What happened to temporary tattoos being the 'next big thing'?