I get asked a lot about how I come up with my ideas. My thought process is anything but linear. I have been holding onto this issue of Vogue magazine since September of 2006 when it was released. I loved the idea of a Teen Queen and the movie, Marie Antoinette, by Sophia Coppola was mesmerizing for me. I have no idea what the dialogue was because the volume on the visuals were at like 10,000 decibels. My eyes took over and apparently took all the function out of my ears.
I consider myself to be a maximalist, if there is a swirl, a drape, a flourish, a color I will use it, multiply it, blow it up and roll around in it. This whole era of decadence has been screaming at me for 4 years. I finally got the chance to do it.
This is my idea landscape. It’s how I start thinking about something. The photos set the mood, I start gathering colors and making sketches. More often than not some Dr. Seuss characters will creep into the pics to see what’s going on. They are good at letting me know when something is getting too stuffy. When a picture is finally starting to form in my head I will begin to draw more seriously. I usually know exactly what the collection will look like before I ever start drawing. Then it’s like I’m my own production slave. I like working for myself. I am a good boss, fair but firm and I always bring good snacks.
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