Louis edition of this national indie artists collective takes place 7 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 20 at 2720 Cherokee. As usual, the event will feature an eclectic mix of artists from multiple genres, including fashion, makeup, jewelry, film, music, photography, painting and performance art. Check the website for artist portfolios at rawartists.org/stlouis/translations . Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door also available how to walk in high heels through the website.
The Journey of a Fashion Illustrator
Kris says, "What you see is what you get in Memphis. It's not a pretentious city." Kris unsurprisingly started to sketch the people and activities in her community, which very well captured the culture of Memphis. As a child, Kris was a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where she was treated for a blood disorder, Hereditary Elliptocytosis. At age 8, she experienced an A Plastic crisis, where her bone marrow stopped making red blood cells. During this time at the hospital, Kris drew everything from her visitors, the nurses and the things that spun from her imagination.
Coming To Africa: European Fashion Brand Suitsupply Expands To The Continent
Suitsupply now has 44 stores in Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. In 2011, the company launched its stores in the United States, and now it is making its first foray into Africa. Suitsupply will first launch in Africa with an e-commerce website, Africa.suitsupply.com . According to Tania Habimana, African manager for Suitsupply who spoke to this reporter on the phone, the website will be the first step of the companys pan-African multi-channel rollout. There is a growing interest and need for high-quality fashion in Africa.
Fashion Off the Runway: Celebrating Street Style Photography
Capturing stylish urban denizens, street style blogs offered a sense of democratization in fashion, showing readers how trends played out in the real world, away from the hallowed runways. In Street Fashion Photography: Taking Stylish Pictures on the Concrete Runway (published this month by Chronicle Books), the writers behind the Street Fashion Style blog provide tips and tricks for anyone hoping to shoot fashionistas on the fly, including tips on choosing the right camera and approaching subjects. They also include suggestions on how to pose for those that hope to be captured by fashions new tastemakers, from a traditional head-on stance to more unique angles. The books copious imagesa selection of the authors finest shots from their websiteillustrate the spirit and spontaneity that characterizes the best street style photos.