Purp Alert

Purp Alert | February 2018

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01 Darius X Moreno - I’ve been wondering who the artist was behind GoldLink's cover art for the longest, and I finally came across his work. dive in to his very intriguing detailed portraits here. 

02 Moschino - Watching Moschino’s F/W 18 show was like seeing my illustrations come to life. Can rainbow bodies please become a thing?!  

03 Maxhosa - A modern twist on traditional African textiles, using contrasting patterns & colors in the most interesting finishes. I need a piece in my wardrobe ASAP!

04 Rinny Riot - Think old 70s posters highlighting black women, but illustrating the thoughts of the modern millennial. This Instagram page is pure genius

05 Dion Lee - This is the probably most wearable runway show I’ve viewed in a while. I could easily see myself strutting down the street in pretty much every look. Definitely wardrobe goals. 
 

Purp Alert | January 2018

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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01 CHRISTINE HAHN - This photographer is more like a magician. Her images are filled with fantasy and theatrics, and I'm always excited to see what she'll produce next.

02 DAVE TOWERS - A master typographer who flawlessly creates masterpieces with thick marker strokes. Once you watch one of his process videos, you'll get hooked.

03 STUDIO PROBA - She's an Art Director for Nike and creates the coolest conceptual rugs ever. I've fallen in love with her aesthetic and ability to design in a variety of different mediums. 

04 MONICA RAMOS - I admire this Filipino illustrators use of texture and the curvy elongated bodies She's able to walk the line between playful an refined which is something that really interests me.

05 PIMP MY MAG - I've been following Paola on Instagram for a while now, so seeing her growth has been amazing. I love how she's able to transform images and give them a totally different feeling. She's definitely one to watch.

06 MONOGRAM - I've been collecting vintage t-shirts since I was a teen, so I instantly fell in love with Monogram when I discovered them. They create vintage inspired t-shirt that have beautiful & thoughtful designs that that make graphic designer like me swoon.

 

Purp Alert | September 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Athena Paginton

Athena is a makeup artist based in London, who takes beauty to a whole new level. She uses the human body as her canvas, creating untraditional beauty looks that are bound to turn heads. Her background in illustration clearly plays a big role in her work and adds to her neverending imagination and creativity. You can see some of the latest looks she's created here

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Dana Trippe

Dana Trippe is a Mixed Media photographer based in San Diego, California. Wen viewing her photographs you a enter a wold of color, nostalgia, and mystery, maaking me want to pick up my old film camera and start snapping and experimenting. You can view more of her work here

 

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Vasya Kolotusha

I first discovered Vasya's work a few years back when she's was working on a collection of illustrations that focused on neon lights. I rediscovered her work recently and fell in love with her digital illustrations of footwear. I'm amazed by her use of color and the way she is able to create different textures and surfaces through illustration. You can view her whole breadth of work here

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Halpern Studio

If I was some sort of movie star or musician, Halpern Studio would be my emerging designer of choice to rock on the runway. I love all of the contrasting sequin patterns, 70s silhouettes that scream updated Studio 54 glamour. Their latest collection is a must-see. 

Purp Alert | August 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Erin O'Keef

When I first discovered Erin's work I assumed that she created geometric paintings with a 3D edge, but after further investigation I realized that her medium was actually photography. The photos shown above are combination of painted boards and tinted Plexiglass used to create bold architectural compositions. Her use of reflective lights, shadows, and overlapping colors are mind blowing to say the least. You can check out more of here work here

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Nadia Lee Cohen

Nadia is such a character herself, its no surprise that her work revolves around American Cenima and artificial figures. Referencing David Lynch's Blue Velvet & the Shining as inspirations, she creates nostalgic and sometimes creepy photos and films. I recommend checking out the recent video she directed for Dram's latest single, Giligan. View it above!

 

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Bianca Mavrick

Bianca Mavrick is an Australian based jewelry designer that uses exuberant colors and playful motifs to create her electric sculpture-like jewelry. I'm currently trying to figure out which pair of earrings I should purchase since all of them are so damn good. Shop the collection here

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Toyin Odutola

Through black ballpoint pen ink, Toyin Odutola’s drawings question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. Treating skin as topography, she creates layers of ink gradients, examining what it means to look or be perceived as black. You can learn more about her work here.

Purp Alert | July 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Barkley Hendricks

Barkley Hendricks is a contemporary painter best known for his beautiful portraits of black people and culture. I sadly am just learning about his work because of his passing a few months ago. Since discovering him his empowering messages and his complexity of his body of work has truly inspired me. You can learn more about his work here.

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Coco Davez

Based in Madrid, Coco Davez paints minimal portraits of iconic figures in different primary hues. the simplicity of her painting wows me every time, and dream of having a beautiful studio space like hers. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram.

 

 

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Miranda Makaroff

Screaming confidence, style, and quirky fun, Miranda Makaroff is becoming one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Born in Barcelona, Miranda is a Painter, Fashion Designer, DJ, and actor. I fell in love with her hyper-colorful outfits, and the pure guts to be completely herself in all mediums. You must  check out her Instagram and clothing line

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Atelier Turquoise

Atelier Turquoise was created by a mother & daughter duo that share the same love for all things color and ceramics. Their goal is to bring happiness to peoples home and dinners through their handmade designs. You can shop the full range of tableware here

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L’Officiel paris, Bouquets de fragrances

I love checking Monsieur l'Agent to see new work that the agency has produced. When I came across an editorial & film for L'official Paris and was blown away. The project highlights different floral perfumes in the most intriguing way. Check out the full project here

PURP ALERT | June 2016

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting anything from emerging artists, entrepreneurial advice, to things that simply make me laugh. If it inspired me, or helped me get through the month, you'll see it here.  Let's get started! 

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Pimp My Mag

I've been obsessing with Paola aka Pimp My Mag ever since I stumbled across her work on Instagram. She creates beautiful one of a kind illustrations over fashion magazines & editorials. Each piece of art is  extremely playful yet still very sophisticated and refined. You can check out more of her work here

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Kourt K's Fit

I've been trying to take new head shots for my website  for a minute now, and the only thing thats been holding me back has been finding the right outfit. Kourtney Kardashian's outfit is my dream! If only I had $845 to throw down the drain.

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SHHHOWERCAP

Traditional shower caps are unanimously known for being straight up ugly, but SHHHOWERCAP  managed to break the mold and create chic turban inspired caps with fashion forward textile designs. I need one ASAP! 

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Alexis Christodoulou

I've always been fascinated with the 3D rendering world, and Alexis does it so damn well!  With loads of minimal architecture and hints of tropical accents, she takes you into her world and makes you crave for more. I'm excited to see how her work progresses. 

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Rawcells

Founded by Natasha James, Rawcells is an organic vegan snack tricycle. She bikes around LA delivering delicious treats made with all natural ingredients that are targeted to help restore your Cells DNA. Natasha's innovative way of looking at baked goods is truly inspiring. Hopefully I can track her down when I'm in LA this September.  

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I'm painting again! 

Once again I'm stepping away from the computer and painting. Its an amazing stress reliever while still helping me work on my creativity in a totally different. Stay on the look out for new pieces! 

PURP ALERT | May 2016

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting anything from emerging artists, entrepreneurial advice, to things that simply make me laugh. If it inspired me, or helped me get through the month, you'll see it here.  Let's get started! 

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Alex Gardner

Alex Gardner is a Afo-Japanese artist based in Los Angeles. Identity is a central them of his work, with much of his work featuring anonymous figures painted in deep, rich black. A rebuke against the fair-skinned bodies he used to habitually paint, Gardner uses skin tone to challenge the ways in which viewers identify with what they see. 

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3INA Cosmetics

I came across 3INA (pronounced "Mina") from there amazing Instagram feed. The collection of high pigmented cosmetics inspires consumers to play, create, and reimagine who they want be. And with products ranging from £2.95 to £18.95, you get premium quality for an affordable price. They currently have stores in London, Greece, and Italy, but you can shop online here

Quinta B.

Known as BuzzFeed Video's break through star, the actor/comedian Quinta B. constantly steals the show in any skit she appears in.The 2 videos above are LIFE CHANGING. You can view more of her hilarious vids here

 

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Saint Heron Store

As we all know, Solange is the coolest girl in the world. And to help us get on her level, she has expanded her culture blog, Saint Heron, to now include a shop. Filled with geometric patterns and bright pops of color, the online store is now featuring collaboration of pieces with Australian brand C/MEO. Check it out here

$30 Vegan Meal Plan 

A couple of months ago I decided to make a lifestyle change to a plant based "diet". I now have tons of energy, my acne has cleared up, and I've even been able to lose 9 pounds the without being hungry 24/7. Its truly amazing! 

Completely changing my eating habits has encouraged me to get more creative with my meals. In the video above, The Chic Natural shows how to only spend $30 on a week of delicious vegan meals. I'm obsessed!

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Antelope Canyon

In hopes of trying to find an affordable vacation destination, I came across Antelope Canyon. Located in Page, Arizona, the canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon. Just scroll through the google images of the place, you'll die! 

PURP ALERT | February 2016

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting anything from emerging artists, entrepreneurial advice, to things that make me laugh. If it inspired me, or helped me get through the month, you'll see it here.  Let's get started! 

Samantha Urbani - U Know I Know

Samantha Urbani takes us into a dream-like community living space, to visit with her household of roommates and watch her travel through her surrealistic morning routine. Transforming from a hopelessly sad and bedridden self, to a tough and protected self, with the help of her companions and self exploration. Watch it above! 

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Polly Nor

Polly Nor is a North West London illustrator who creates honest works that unabashedly show off real girls in their personal space. Her highly sexualized illustrations tackle issues of gender, equality, and female sexuality. You can check out more of here work here

Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)

This month has been very hard for me. I've been stressed out trying to juggle my job, my freelance work, and personal life. I've been going a bit crazy, but watching psychologist, Ralph Smart on YouTube has helped me out tremendously. His motivational videos cover topics like how to create with your thoughts, and how to stop absorbing other people's energy. He's even got this chicken & waffle lover considering a vegan diet. Pretty Powerful! Check out his videos here

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Lori Hersberger

Being the color freak that I am, I was instantly drawn to Swiss artist, Lori Hersberger. He studied video art and sculpture, and his undogmatic choice of various media and materials became the distinctive mark of his work. I especially love his light works. Check out his portfolio here

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Nikao Jewels

Nikao offers luxury 18k gold plated pieces that are inspired by the designers culture, experiences and travel. Each piece makes a huge statement by provoking a reaction of surprise and adornment. Check out her beautifully crafted jewelry here

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Ye Tweets

Love or hate him, there's been a lot of #majorkeyalerts in Kanye Wests recent Twitter rants, and the tweet abouve is definitely one of them. 

PURP ALERT | January 2016

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting anything from emerging artists, entrepreneurial advice, to things that make me laugh. If it inspired me, or helped me get through the month, you'll see it here.  Let's get started! 

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Kim Michi 

I've been itching for a new tattoo lately and I'm really taken by Korean artist, Kim Michi style. Something about the combination of clean line art and pop culture references draws me in. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram

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My Diet is Going to Shit

The only thing harder than eating healthy is pretending to eat healthy. Here's a snapshot of my January food diary. #NEWYEARNEWME

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Klaus Is Koming

I've been following Klaus on Instagram for awhile now and I cant get enough of her work. She combines the challenges censorship and her fascination for vintage pornography to create the most interesting color coated collage work in the game. And she just had a show in London, I wish I had the chance to experience. You can check out her work here

Don't worry be happy bih!

I don't think I could've started the year off with any better advice than this. See the video here since I can't embed for some reason. 

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Abra 

I've been grooving to Abra non stop for the last couple of weeks. I'm absolutely in love with her lyrics, production, and her overall style. You can tell she's remaining true to herself and doesn't try to put on a huge show like a lot other R&B/Pop artists that are out right now. Check out one of my favorite tracks from her album "Roses" above. 

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Neon Cowboys

I had quite the obsession with cowboy hats and western wear in general last summer, and now it continues with Neon Cowboys. Neon Cowboys ias a lifestyle brand that specializes in Neon cowboy hats that glow in the dark! The hat includes 3 different light settings: solid, blinking and flashing. You can check out all the different colors they carry here.