Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michigan Alumni. . .☆

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted anything. These past few months have been hectic - I finished my final senior show project, which consisted of five wearable pieces that light up in various forms. I used LED and lighting technology, as well as Arduino platforms to program the light sequences and movement (yes, some of them move!)

Below are the context photos for each garment, the last photo in the set is from the final show in the gallery space! ☆ ☆ The show opening was amazing, so many people came in to see the work. I'm relieved that everything is done and over, and I'm gRaDuAtEd! Official alum of the University of Michigan. But now I'm being shoved into the real world, no more school, no more set track. . It's alarming. I need to find a job. . .

Well, I'm off to NYC (for the first time!) this coming June for an internship at the Invisible Dog, a center for upcoming artists to explore their creative work through working with a community of diverse artists and performers. If anyone is from NYC and knows of some phenomenal places to check out please let me know. I'm in the dark with this one.

More photos to come soon! :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dahlia Wolf!

Did a collaboration with Dahlia Wolf! They made a beautiful romper based on images and drawings I sent to them ;) Great people to work with, and I hope I do more looks with them in the future. 

Catch the romper here: http://www.dahliawolf.com/shop/297 
And the lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/look/5782433-Dahlia-Wolf-Melania-Romper-American-Hustle


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough

I miss summer! Ruby and I went to a park near my apartment in Ann Arbor, and found this gorgeous lake, and the sun was setting.. so pretty. In my look, I'm wearing the Night Springs dress from Nasty Gal, Roma Sam Edelman pumps, and NCLA nail wraps :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Girl I'm not a hipster, but I can make your hips stir

Adventures in Detroit from this past week with my friend Nicholas Williams and company:
More from this shoot, and others from this summer very soon. I've been doing shoots like crazy lately.

In the images I'm wearing the UNIF Moody sunglasses, Blackmilk clothing's purple Gamer dress, and Jeffrey Campbell Stevie's!

We changed locations mid shoot and we found some old 1960s and 1970s vintage porn someone had dumped in the lot of this old decrepit building. We salvaged as many magazines as we could and threw them in Nick's car, which he was upset about. They were covered in bugs! I plan on collaging some of them, and framing the centerfolds C: 

I realize it's been months since I've uploaded, I'm sorry! I traveled abroad in London this summer, and I have almost no photos to show for it. Instead of doing work I spent too much time exploring and going to the amazing clubs till five in the morning... I had a blast and a well-needed break from working. Time to get back into it though. All work and no play makes mel a dull girl.. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Don't Kill My Vibe

I went to UofM's botanical gardens a couple weeks ago with my friend Megan, so here are some photos of that! I got a lot of curious stares from the information desk ladies, and a couple little girls stealthily took photos of me on their mom's iPhone. It was adorable.

I went to the gardens once before, during last summer. I appreciated it a lot more this time around because Michigan's winters are hell, and the gardens are pretty warm and toasty inside. Heres a photo from the previous journey! (less clothes ;D)

In other news, I'm taking care of my aunt's cat, Pipy, for a few months. She's adorable.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lazy Sunday

Headed back to Detroit today:

Below is a photo of some sandwiches I made at work today.. I get a little out of hand. Below that, is a new pair of cat shorts I made last night! Speaking of which, I have some NEW SHORTS on my Etsy! Go check them out :)


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cold Cats

Back in classes as of.. two weeks ago. I'm mentally and physically exhausted already. I'm in a sound & recording class where we go to Detroit to work with 12th graders and listen to their stories. I'm also taking printmaking, color theory, and a photography class. Lots of art classes! I finally feel like an art student. An exhausted art student.

In spare time on the weekends I've been going to Detroit to take photos for classes, as well as some Lookbook ones. My friend Ruby Tanja took some of me for a project last semester, so here are some of those!