Trips to the museum are always a great way to become inspired, and I've been missing out not going on a more consistent basis. The Hirshorn has quickly become one of my favorite places to view contemporary art. Love at first sight.
Abstract works are my favorites, everything is subject to different interpretation
First, let me just say how tremendously proud I am of these beautiful women. With a vision, hard work, and dedication you can accomplish anything. This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attended the Launch for Neon V Magazine.
If you are not familiar, "neonV is a biannual magazine for the contemporary peculiar woman. assuming an uncanny perspective, the magazine offers women a compelling storyline of traditional and innovative content by exposing the cultural and subcultural continuums in fashion, art, beauty and travel." You can visit their website HERE. The room was filled with nothing but love and beautiful, well dressed men and women. I'm a sucker for great style and beautiful faces lol.
The ladies of Neon V.
V:Kimee Brown IV: Michelle German III: Carmela Wingfield II: Stephanie Mills I: Tanekeya Word
I loved what Alison and Elise were wearing
*Images via NeonV*
I had a great time chatting with those I hadn't seen in a while and making a few new contacts. Such a beautiful night. As the ladies say "Live in Neon"
Tell me about you: where are you from, how old are you?
Hi, my name is Mera Anwar 27, I am the designer behind the label MIRI. I graduated from Parsons New School of Design with a degree in Fashion Design. I’ve had the pleasure of working for amazing designers before I ventured off on my own with the label MIRI.
What do you do?
I design RTW contemporary women's clothing. The ideal MIRI woman is one who likes to reinvent the classics, whether it be an embellished collar or an asymmetrical hem. Most of my clients are all about appreciatingthe little details,from hand dyed ombre silks to sheer embroidered lace.
When did you know that Fashion was something you were passionate about? Fashion design and the creative field in general has always been a huge part of my life. My late teenage years were when I really started to build my portfolio with hand sewn pieces, tapestries and some modern paintings.
What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?
I find myself making new accomplishments everyday, but if I were to pick something in particular... It would be when I moved to Paris to work for couture designer Jasmin Santanen. Aside from starting my own line, I'd say my time in Paris what truly inspiredme to make my dream a reality.
What advice do you have for others aspiring to do what you do?
I would encourage all aspiring artists to be diligent, determined, and always curious. The world of fashion can appear cyclical to some but designers are in a constant state of change and improvement.
Life quote: If there was one quote that summed up your view on life what would it be?
Now if you follow me on instagram or twitter, you may come to know that I am obsessed with this young illustrator and designer Hayden Williams. I first learned of him through twitter, which then lead to him becoming my very FIRST Stylized Feature ( Here). Since then, it's been a rap and I have been following his progress ever since.
His most recent accomplishment has been his collaboration with Sketch Street. Where we, the consumer have a say in what pieces will make it into production by pre-ordering from the site. Check out my favorite pieces from his collection, I know you all are going to LOVE it!