Saturday, October 13, 2012

Krishna + David's Vermont Wedding

Hand-embroidered Beaded Belt and Handmade Veil for Krishna 

Belt is embroidered with rose-gold metallic thread, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, silver shells, and vintage jewelry findings.

Crown is made with the same materials. 

Veil is silk chiffon. 

Photos by: Pete Larson and Kelley Shaffer 

Friday, September 14, 2012

And so the trade flows like the rain to the sea...


A collaborative show, Andrew Smenos, talented artist  himself, quite, curated a collaborative show at Littlefield, Brooklyn held this July- August, to show 100 artists take on the dollar bill;  the value of a dollar, and value of art,..." Money is simply a piece of paper, Art is simply a form of communication, yet both carry incredible power. Concepts permeate art and money. The perception of value or authority. The ancient codes used and doctrines communicated. Layered and surreal images that appear with beautifully crafted portraits, scenes, symbols, forms and typography from generations past. Precious objects we exchange and collect. One Hundred Artists, One Hundred Dollar Bills, every dollar bill Art Piece is for sale for One Hundred Dollars."

 What a powerful result it was to see so many diverse artists display their work in the same space, and there were so many different executions of expressing how they could represent their interpretation of value and the dollar bill.
There is a blog for the show which you must check out ! click here !

This is my piece here:  

Titled. "...and so the trade flows like the rain to the sea."

Its about the constant movement of exchange over each day and night and the harmony within the continuous flow. 

Andrew Smenos, for his brilliant art click here:

Kishi Bashi video "Bright Whites", costume for K and V , Athens, Georgia

Watch the video here:  Video direction and art by Brett Vaughn

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Fancy Colors Press photo, Sept 2012 by Shervin Lainez. Photo Artwork by Rawan Rihani.
Vinyl Sticker Artwork, Fancy Colors "Near Equator"
Inside Album Artwork.
Album Artwork for Fancy Colors "Near Equator", Sept 2012 Release FANCY COLORS ARTWORK IS DONE AND THE ALBUM IS OUT! check out their music and enjoy ! They are now touring with Sondre Lerche this month!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Awakening

This particular series called "Spring Awakening" are dreamscapes, and were created with the feeling of capturing the essence of the moment. Embracing the new energy of a new season and embracing nature, and nature's elements(air, water, earth) affect on each other and us (plants and animals).

"Botticelli", Oil, Gold Leaf, Mica mineral flakes

This painting is about the new air brought by new spring winds and new cycle, and the bliss of spring . I named it "Botticelli", because Sandro Botticelli's "Primavera" was in my mind, especially after I painted the woman's face in that posture. She is blissful in the new inspiring spring air and sweet scent of gilded flowers.

You should listen to Deerhunter, or Atlas Sound, when you look at the painting. The pace, slow and dreamy, and the elements of the sound, affect one another and fuse together, just like what my objective is here.
click here : Deerhunter, "On Guard"

I love Deerhunter, also I listened to a lot of Caveman and Monogold in this series. I love painting to dreamy, harmonic, textural music.

"Phosphorescent Branches", Oil, Gold Leaf, Mica mineral flakes

this painting is about the warm energizing sun's affect on the trees. I think the music of Monogold, came through in this one.

"Moonflower" Oil, Gold leaf on canvas

This painting is about the beauty of those magical white flowers that blossom to the light of the moon! This is my favorite of the series, as I think it's the most elegant, and the most mysterious one.

"Cloud #8", Oil on canvas

This painting is about bliss and feeling the rejuvenating energy of the landscape become part of the body.

"Everything is moving in stillness." , Oil, shellac crystals, gold leaf

"flowers of the sea.", Oil, flower petals, plaster, metal powder and patina on canvas

This painting is about the change of currents in the water, and also the flow and movement of the seasons cycles and union between flora and water.

"Echo", Oil on Canvas

This painting is about the relation of sound and space and nature. It relates to reflection of sound, or known as reverberation (vibration) or an echo, which also is visually apparent in the structure of flora and the nature, in the clouds in the air, in the waves of the sea, etc.

"Desertocean." Oil, Gold Leaf

this painting is about the union of air land and ocean. It is also about the endlessness of landscape and sound, reverb.

For more work, you can go to, and to see a selection of the dreamscapes paired with dreamy vintage clothing, go to my favorite vintage boutique in NYC, A Little Wicked. xoxoxo

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

lucius and refracted light

A couple weeks ago, there was an incredible show at the Mercury Lounge, and my favorite bands played the same night! Monogold, Jeff Taylor, Chappo, and Lucius. These bands are so diverse and unique, powerful in their own style and aesthetic, and so incredibly innovative and talented.

I had the honor to create costumes/style Chappo, and this time I also collaborate with Lucius! They have a very classic 60's meets futurism look which is very different from Chappo, so I get to enjoy creating for different bands with different inspirations, which is so much fun for me! Below, are the 2 neckpieces I created keeping their music and 60's futuristic vibe in my head :)