27/03/2014 § 1 Comment
Somehow, I find myself on the other side of a really jam-packed NYFW and FW14 market, with no blogging to show for it. I supposed that if I had something really amazing to share, you might let me get off with a light punishment…perhaps?
I am pleased to present the Harvey Faircloth FW 2014 look book, which I had the honor of shooting myself on Impossible Project polaroid film with a Polaroid Spectra ProCam. Different from our past look books which are much more straightforward, our aim was to capture the essence of season’s inspiration: our Creative Director Christopher Rivers’ memories and favorite places of late night New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s (“Bright Lights, Big City”). Intimate and ephemeral, it has a undeniably voyeuristic quality — it almost feels like we’re following this girl on a nighttime prowl all over the city.
Working in Polaroid was challenging in a really great way. Because the photographs take time to develop, I had to shoot and move on in the interest of time. In an era of digital cameras and Photoshop, truly only having one chance was initially daunting but eventually liberating. I first figured out how to focus and then shortly thereafter I found a way to trust myself.
I hope you enjoy it!
10/06/2013 § 4 Comments
Alright Mariah, where exactly have you gone off to this time?
It’s true, I’ve been a neglectful parent these past few weeks. I can blame it on any myriad of things: my recent move to SoHo, the way that NYC truly blossoms in summery weather — and how amazing it is to enjoy it, a bit of travel, a bit of increased focus on my Tumblr as of late, etc. etc. etc.
But really, what has been taking up the majority of my time over the past two weeks is the fact that I’ve recently made a career change and joined the team at Harvey Faircloth as Brand Manager — which I am over the moon about! It’s a really great womenswear brand that I look forward to discussing with you in the near future. Of course, it goes without saying that this blog remains a place for my personal viewpoints, not for those of my employer, and whenever I discuss Harvey I will makes sure to disclose my connection to the brand, as I strive to do whenever business and blogging cross paths.
That said, I’m really excited to make this transition and I hope you will forgive my recent silence. I’ve got a few things in the queue that I have been meaning to share with you for forever — like, ahem, the 10 remaining Charm School Posts? Yes, it’s true, I’m a horrendous slacker as of late — I promise to get cracking. Please don’t make me write any standards. Standards! When was the last time I thought about that?!?