Current øbsession

Current øbsession
Cabinet of Curiosities

Monday, April 16, 2012

On saturday, after having a Thai lunch & wine w/ my good friend Sunah, i went to assist in John Zinonos' photoshoot. i brought along my new camera for some candids :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Winter Witness

i decided to start a new project.

i found a new job that pays decent for what i do for them. i seem like i'm learning more about company organization than much of design. 'take what you can get' i guess...
cons= not a very interesting job.
pros= get out early = me time.

my mind is able to ponder 'elsewhere'... deams and such silly things
so i started to sketch my new project.
-based on a dream i had, almost a year ago.
i remember it so vividly ... its only fair to bring it to life

knited felt/structured
-neck choker-
fox fur/leather

Thursday, May 26, 2011

so it is MAY

Dear Bened(ist)s,

I've been very busy.
I decided to move out and settled onto the island, manhattan.
Its nice to be closer to my resources.

It has been very hectic settling in. But now i have some 'ME' time, its great.
Removing myself from the exact location where my father had fallen, has given me more air to breath in. Its been 1 whole year, but i still cannot come to terms with myself or how i should be dealing with it mentally. Moving and having a busy job has kept me preoccupied. if life wasn't hectic, i would most likely go insane. if i don't think radically and logically, i would go insane.

im very afraid

this has given me very unusual dreams. and these dreams seem to have worked its way onto paper. I just need to bring them to life with needles and thread. I need time. I want to live forever.

cupcakes , bus rides, spiral staircase, unfamiliar chocolates, snow, ice, frozen car doors....
frozen care doors.

sincerely yours,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

new job.

dear all.

this wasn't what i had in mind after i graduate from fashion school studying design...
i wanted t JUST pursue my own label "Benedict Nation".. but i have seemed to diverge a bit.

i got a retail at Levi's to study how clothes is distributed to the public and into the hands of "real people". after all when you're dealing with high fashion models and buyers its not the whole picture. As the creator of Benedict Nation, I want to know EVERYTHING about this industry.

I worked at Levi's from August to December... but how every winter is bitter, I took my leave.
I coincidentally found my current job as Assistant Designer at "Olive & Oak". We are a women's contemporary brand. Its a full-time job so, please stop asking if i'm free weekdays... IM WORKING!!

my title as assistant designer had become very blurry at this point (just 2 months into the job). The Designer has taken permanent medical leave and the other assistant designer hired a week before me has been fired a month ago... and just to top it off with a sweet sweet cherry and whip cream, we fired the next one we hired.
that leaves just me and my technical designer... we're a small but productive team

I realized that i haven't been able put much time into my own creations so...
I decided to dedicate my weekends(sunday) to Benedict Nation.

I have gotten many requests for hand bags/leather goods and menswear.
so... keep an eye out for new designs coming soon!

and please keep yours eyes out for Olive & Oak/Pins & Needles at stores!!
Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie are one of our big buyers!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

my First

it's my first ink and also a crude reminder of ones mortality.
"memento mori" written in the same font as my "Benedict Nation"
written over my left chest, to figuratively carve these words onto my heart.
red halo surrounds these words to eternally remain swollen.