Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. I think there is something about luxury – it’s not something people need, but it’s what they want. It really pulls at their heart. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.
Even though I’m not religious, I’ve always had an appreciation for religious art and iconography—it’s actually very interesting when you read a bit into it. There’s so many things to interpret, not to mention, these works of art tend to be stunning. I’ve always loved the depiction of a weeping Mary, and wanted to recreate it. Makeup artists have done this weeping look before, remember when Pat McGrath did it for Rihanna in W? Super inspiring! Here’s my take on it:
The pressed pigments (are you even allowed to call these eyeshadows?) are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. They don’t even look real at first. Running your finger over the glassy pans feels like touching silk, and running your saturated finger tips over your skin leaves behind trails of pure gold, shimmering opal, and vibrant red.
Design is a series of creative choices – it’s a collaborative effort, an evolutionary process. You choose your fabrics depending upon what you want to say, then you work with mills to get those fabrics. Through the process, you realize what you want it to be. I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase. It’s useless to send models out on the runway to cry. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all? Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.