Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kid Cudi's Pursuit of Happiness: 2010 Anthem

Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit
Feelin’ lit feelin’ light, 2 am summer night.
I don't care, hand on the wheel, drivin drunk, I'm doin’ my thing
Rollin the Midwest side and out livin’ my life getting’ out dreams
People told me slow my road I'm screaming out fuck that
Imma do just what I want lookin’ ahead no turnin’ back
if I fall if I die know I lived it to the fullest
if I fall if I die know I lived and missed some bullets

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good.

Tell me what you know about dreamin’ dreamin’
you don't really know about nothin’ nothin’
tell me what you know about them night terrors every night
5 am, cold sweats wakin’ up to the skies
tell me what you know about dreams, dreams
tell me what you know about night terrors, nothin’
you don't really care about the trials of tomorrow
rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness. I know everything that shines ain't always gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold, hey I'll be fine once I get it, yeah, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness
And I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold, hey
I'll be fine once I get it, yeah
I'll be good

Pursuit of happiness, yeah
I don’t get it, I’ll be good

A Splash of Masculinity: Amber Rose in January 2010 Vibe Issue

Just when we thought Vibe was down and out forever, they were saved. Not sure who took the magazine out of their financial rut or whatever drama they were going through, but who cares. The good news is they are back and featuring one of my favorite ladies in their 2010 issue. The magazine is ringing in the New Year with a bang. I love this editorial, and I love seeing curvy girls rock high fashion. Amber Rose is the true Cinderella story. From stripper poles to Philly to landing a modeling contract with Ford NYC!

Styling is by the talented Bernardo Siatong. Former fashion editor/ creative director of Surface Magazine and PaperCity. Check him out!

Photos via Fashionising

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays From Osiris The Great!

Happy Holidays everyone! This time last year I was the only person reading and visiting my blog, and now I have a small and humble following, and hopefully my readers and supporters will continue to follow me on my journey to success! Most fashion blogs write about their "wish list" for the holiday season, but honestly...I have it all. Everything I need is right in front of me. Sometimes when you make do with your limited resources, that's when creativity really shines!

Whatever holiday it is you celebrate, don't forget to celebrate the holiday of life. It's a precious and dear thing so make it count not only for yourself, but to others. Inspire, share, create. Be thankful for what you have, but always hope for more.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Keep It Light Photo Group: Kyle Johnson & Friends

My chair (the orange one) and my dress (the one on the left) made a little cameo in one of the assignments for the "Keep It Light" photo group. Didn't do much "styling" in this photo, rather just loaned a few items haha, but I loved the way it turned out. I'm used to diptychs, but rarely do I see 3 related photos combined in one sequence. At any rate...I love this photo. It's simple with great composition, and expression. No fuss with hair and makeup, no assistant on set...just a couple of great images that let the design speak for itself. To see more of the "Keep It Light" photo group visit their blog.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Happiest Day: Featuring Some of My Personal Favorite Photogs

"We take pride in fusing an intimate and memorable experience within each exhibit by presenting the opportunity to display one’s work, as well as to inspire, network, and celebrate coming-of-age artists within a positive community of peers."-The Happiest Day Gallery

Join me, Winner's Circle Shop, and The Happiest Day Gallery for an early evening festivity called..."The Happiest Day" a unique pop-up gallery/ photo showcase and holiday party celebrating the highs and lows of the creative life!

Featuring five of Seattle's young contemporary photographers: April Brimer, Christine Hahn, Kyle Johnson, Aya Sato, and Andrew Waits. Musical provisions by one of Seattle's most beloved DJ's...Tigerbeat.

The title of the collective, ‘The Happiest Day’ takes its name from an Edgar Allen Poe poem, “The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour,” a dark, brooding poem about the paradoxical beauty and tragedy of ‘the creative life.’ The irony between Poe’s persona and the title of this poem lends itself to a playful and clever spirit of The Happiest Day Gallery.

Join "The Happiest Day" events page on Facebook and tell all your friends.

Everything Old is New Again: Cathy Metschar Model Turned Photographer

I think every fashion obsessed woman can recall their defining moment where "liking" a pair of shoes turned into "loving" a pair of shoes and where shopping was no longer a "hobby", but an "addiction". My moment took place circa 1990. I was 6 years old. I wore red overalls, floral rompers, Hypercolor, and LA Gear. Supermodels were all the rage, Herb Ritts photos were everywhere, and I'd be damn if I missed an episode of "House of Style" hosted by Cindy Crawford.

It's no wonder why I felt all sorts of giddy and excited when I met Cathy Metschar. She was gracing pages of French Vogue, British Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, etc. at the peak of the "supermodel" craze...a time in my life that I always feel sentimental and nostalgic about.

Below are some photos Cathy has shared with me. These photos make my heart flutter with inspiration. The same kind of feeling I felt when I was just 6 years old browsing through Vogue. Sigh...It's amazing to see how current some of these tear sheets look when they were almost 20 years ago. I think I want to recreate some of these shoots.

Isn't this just magical! So chic, so playful, so Parisian. I love the movement and expression of this photo.

Ok, is it me or does this outfit look a little Balmain, a little Alexander Wang, a little bit of this and that from what you see in runways today.

Look at those amazing rose shaped sleeves. Couture in the 90's!

Before Teen Vogue, there was Miss Vogue. I have been wanting to style a "southwestern" kind of shoot for quite some time now. With lots of denim...I think this photo will be the inspiration.

Cathy's life has changed a lot since her modeling days and the fabulous mother and wife is still actively involved in creating beautiful images...but this time behind the camera. Cathy and her husband Frank own a children photography studio...Bambini Kids! Check out their site and spread the word.

Frank and Cathy's muse of Bambini Kids...their very own bambini...Chloe Metschar! They also have a blog about their musings...www.bambinistudio.blogspot.com.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bed & Breakfast: Photo Shoot with Coco-Foto & Fravel Creative

This shoot was probably the most challenging for me to date, but definitely one of the best learning experiences I have had as an upcoming "wardrobe stylist". It was challenging mainly because I felt a little sub-par in my credibility (I have only been building my portfolio for about a year) and a little overwhelmed in both excitement and nervousness.

It was the first shoot where an art director was on set...and let me tell ya, art directors make a world of difference especially in editorial work. I think a lot of photographers/ stylists/ hair & makeup artists get too comfortable in their "style" and have the tendency to get attached to their work, so it's important to have someone direct and oversee what works and what doesn't work, etc. I enjoyed watching Connie and Lisa conceptualize everything from beginning to end and was so grateful to be included in this collaboration.

Photographer: Connie Aramaki
Art Director: Lisa Fravel
Wardrobe Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Makeup/ Hair: Stace Quach
Models: Emily Gosling & Eric Worsech of Heffner Management

Keeping it classic with a plain white t-shirt and black trousers. Eric Worsech was such a great model. As a friend of mine said, "he looks kind of like a Hedi Slimane model". Agreed.

Everything old is new again. The great thing about vintage pieces, is that some pieces are timeless and can be recreated into something different current over and over again. That's how I feel about this 50's leopard swimsuit top and vintage sequins cap.

I am still a little rusty when it comes down to "styling" men, but I think I did ok. This was the first look I put Eric in. You can get the hat and vest from Moksha Clothing in the UW District.

Emily Gosling is stunning. She has such a versatile face and can pull off anything. Hat from H&M.

Thought this get up might be too loud, but it worked out wonderfully. It was my favorite look out of the series.

The Rose Room. Shirt by Ted Baker, jacket by Pendleton.

Suited up. Wear this suit jacket both for daytime and evening.

Vintage 40's yellow chiffon dress. Hat by Katie Cox.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn Wander: Photo Shoot with Christine Hahn, Featuring Rosie Boyce

I can never decide which shoot I style is my favorite, but the series below definitely places in top 3. Before I worked with Christine Hahn a lot of my work didn't really translate as "fashion", but more so portraiture, or editorial. But she taught me a thing or two about styling, but most of all to create a cohesive story and theme with the clothing.

Photographer: Christine Hahn
Wardrobe Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Hair Stylist: Tara Zak
Makeup Artist: Angel Dorr
Model: Rosie Boyce of SMG/ LA Models
Special Thanks: Aleph Geddis of Moksha for letting me borrow his vintage suitcase and some pieces from the store, LA based designer Junko, and the lovely town of Issaquah!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Picture Perfect: Model Test with Ashley Chanel SMG and Kyle Johnson

Ashley Chanel is one of my favorite models. Her look is unique and universal and whether she's on the runway or in front of camera she brings it! Aside from the obvious, she is gracious and has a heart of gold! I love working with this girl. I had the chance to work with her during Seattle Fashion Week, the Gold Coast Trading Co. ad campaign, etc. And just a couple weeks ago she told me she got signed to SMG! When she told me the news I told her instantly that I would put together something for her. The styling and overall composition was minimal in this shoot, but nonetheless flawless.

Photographer: Kyle Johnson
Makeup Artist: Stace Quach
Wardrobe Stylist: Osiris Navarro
Model: Ashley Chanel of SMG

Fresh face against a green shrub and muted clothing.

Victorian blouse circa pre 1920 paired with a billowy floral dress

The cutest vintage jumper. Love the color.

My favorite look out of the series. Soft and sheer vintage blouse dress with a slip underneath. This top is perfect for layering and is versatile to fit all seasons.

Happy Thanksgiving: Dress In Your Thursday's Best

Monochromatic is both a daring and safe way to look chic and dashing.

Neutral and nude colors with a punch of color.

Pair these shoes with sleek black nylon tights...yes please.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Miranda Kerr Just Got 100 Times More Adorable: Glamour December 2009

Today I picked up the Glamour December 2009 issue (mainly because Rihanna was on the cover) and I was floored when I saw the following editorial with Miranda Kerr. The editorial featured a trend this season...boyfriend fits and tomboyish looks. I absolutely love the styling/ art direction in this shoot and was a little disappointed to see that Glamour didn't credit the wardrobe stylist or fashion editor for this spread. Maybe it was in the fine print? I'm not sure, but if anyone has any leads let me know.

In every superwoman, there's a superman.

A fun remix of the classic school girl look.


Channeling John Cusack in "Say Anything"

Photos via MaxGone Online

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Grace Jones and Company Circa Days of Disco

Grace Jones looks like she knows how to party!

Studio 54 Madness

More Studio 54 madness. Hot tranny mess.

Living Legends. Grace and Andre. The most divine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gold Coast Trading Company S/S 2010: Ad Campaign Sneak Peek

Last week I got to help style/ assist my friend Emeka with his ad campaign for Gold Goast Trading Company. Bo Streeter flew down to shoot the campaign and Christine Hahn got to shoot some product for the line as well. The line has been receiving a lot of buzz and press, and who would have thought Emeka Alams would make it all happen in his 2 bedroom house in Shoreline, WA. If you get a chance pick up last month's issue of "Arise" magazine to see the write up.

The line has made a presence in New York, Chicago, London and is getting support from talent such as Afrikan Boy, M.I.A., and many more. Definitely a street brand to keep an eye out for. Many of the photos are still unreleased, but below is a sneak peek...

Cassi Go Home Duffel Bag- photo credit Christine Hahn

Sneak Peek 01- photo credit Bo Streeter

Sneak Peek 02- photo credit Bo Streeter