Director - Matt Beck
DP - Matt Beck & Julie Jones
2nd Camera Rig Operator - Matt Beck
3rd Camera Rig Operator - Jonathan Saltos
Audio capture - Ammo Compere
Sound engineer - Thomas Leahy
Editing - Julie Jones
Color Grading - Matt Beck & Julie Jones
Location - Bowery Hotel
Producer - Milliframe
Special Thanks to:
Blanda & the good folks @ the Bowery Hotel.
Write up (By Ammo Compere for Milliframe)
Recently inside The Bowery Hotel, Shepard Fairey’s @OBEYclothing threw a launch party to unveil its new Fall 2011 collaborative work with Blanda Eggenschwiler. We at Milliframe got a chance to catch up with the creative mind, Blanda, behind the scenes and asks all those questions the public so eagerly would want to ask. First we like to thank the staff at Bowery Hotel (@boweryhotelnyc) for the overall hospitality and for providing us with one of the most picturesque spaces to conduct this interview. We believe it was definitely a driving force and medium in providing a forum fit for this interaction.
The feminine form being a key component in her designs were reminiscent of actress Edwige Fenech pose in her 1972 film poster “Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I have the Key” or famous sport illustrated model Paulina Porizkova in her 1980s pose with her black cat on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Both women being strong feminine iconic examples in their respective field and time. Using her keen artistic expression Blanda has achieved her objective to create pieces that embody opposites and/or contradictions in fashion from the rose accents to the elizabethan collar flared out on one side. Lady Luck holding a “Black Cat”?! Kudos!
These piece's echoes a few of the most iconic femme fatale's of our time if its not apparent I suggest you revisit Billy Wilder’s”The Seven Year Itch”. A beautiful form masqueraded in multiple textiles with an overlay of text covering her more intimate features perhaps suggesting that if we pay closer attention to her content rather then her appearance we could fully understand her intentions.