The Inland Empire’s Almost Fabulous
As Told by Me: a Gaysian.
It isn’t like we are the cast of the “A List” but we are surely a part of something great. It is the combination of dedication, drive and exceptional talent that has brought us this far. Every person has played their part in SOCIAL CULTURE IE. It wasn’t like I woke up one day and had this fabulous life, or even half the talent that I have now. It has taken years of grooming, etiquette and life experiences to create me. So, on days like yesterday- when I get to work with the extremely talented group of SOCIAL CULTURE IE artists, I realize how lucky I am.
Everyone has their own version of happily ever after, and it is apparent that most people don’t get their happily ever after….
there have been the ultimate break ups the are splattered across page 6, and headlines
there have been the craziest splits like John Galliano and Dior
there have been the departures of alexander mcqueen—
so what happens when we are struck with a gigantic pile of shit? How do we move on?
wine. fashion. friends.
but from there where do you go?
oh that’s right- you just become famous. duh. gaysian.
I promise I won’t be missing posts that much anymore, I have been really overwhelmed with everything….
SOCIAL CULTURE IE just launched their new website and blog check them out at:
and also a new overhead will be taking over this blog, which will be my personal website
don’t fret, i will keep this blog up and update more…
THE NEWEST ISSUE OF SOCIAL CULTURE IE…. IT IS KINDA PRETTY….
IT IS A GREAT NEW THING… DISCOVER IT
Let’s see, where to begin…. Have you ever seen the movie “RUMOR HAS IT?” It features Jennifer Aniston… Shirley McClain…
Loosely based off the graduate… Or at least features “the Graduate” Well regardless.. Here I am in Pasadena and no I won’t be cracking any jokes about it. The movie did that enough for, well forever. Moving on, besides the quaint little shops, the semi fashionable, semi charming women, and the old brick buildings… there is still room for me… Well at least room at this Starbucks…
This morning I went and gathered clothes for an upcoming photo shoot. The photo shoot was inspired by this image. I went on a walk there with Sebastien and became really inspired. I used the iPhone app Hipstamatic to really capture the essence.
Kind of Ironic since my favorite ballet opens with a formation based on orange groves. Serenade was another inspiration. In fact it is probably the most influential piece of art that influences me. The score is Serenade For String by Tchaikovsky… The choreography is George Balanchine’s but the movement is the dancers’. I can’t explain it. But there is something magical that happens when dancing Serenade… But it is more magical to the audience. Balanchine is notoriously over quoted, “See the music, Hear the dance.” Well the fact is… He was right, especially when it comes to these four movements.
On another note… How do we feel about recycled clothing? I am not talking about that hipster- lets all go to the thrift store and by something and call it chic look. I am genuinely talking about recycled clothes… FREITAG BAGS of Germany is doing it and they are obviously doing it well… Since the average bag retails around $300.00… How the cost is affective I have no clue? Don’t get me wrong, they are trendy and quite possibly chic… Actually they are really chic. But this is the problem… Why are we paying the exact same price for a recycled bag as a regular bag? Isn’t recycling not only supposed to earth friendly but also affordable? Regardless you should check them out… Some of their bags have recycled seatbelts, car parts and more.
When you see those suburban holiday cards roll in, you can always expect a very posed family in the picture. For the brief moment despite whatever was going on in your family, you decided to come together and take a picture. Capture a moment where everyone is just there. The American family these days is quite diverse, quite unique, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. So, I decided to take my family and use them as an inspiration for SOCIAL CULTURE IE’s newest campaign… THE AMERICAN DREAM | MY AMERICA
Our family dynamic is a little intense if you can’t tell…