Captured. A Portrait Realized.
Which one do you want to wear? I don’t know. Both. No. The discussion is over. It always ends like this, with her leaving the room talking on her phone. I believe my portrait should be personal, more than just fashion. Ideally, capturing more than just what you see – how I really feel.
I think it is funny to wear Self Portrait to a portrait sitting. The painter says it is ‘ironic’ like it is a bad thing? A good thing? Is he just messing with me? Only the gorilla knows for sure!
As much as I adore Dior, these Roger Vivier soft pink kitten heels capture the mood. Shall I be quiet today? Or does sitting for a portrait take it to a whole new level of the quiet inside? My sister says meditation is the key to success and to forget ‘practice makes perfect.’
I want to have my stillness to be reflected my actions, and allow the artist to share in the experience. Only the brush can capture me. I worry the intricacy of the lace will make it difficult for him. Should I say something? Perhaps not.
We try a new room and a new approach. Introversion. This room speaks to me in soft tones of pink. The designer of Self-Portrait is Han Chong. Malaysian born and raised in London. He believes that art and fashion have a ‘symbiotic relationship.’ I can see this. I tucked my handbag into the scenario. The transparency of the Staud teases the concept of existence. Right?
She hasn’t come back yet. I guess it is for me to chose. In the words of The Clash, should I stay or should I go now? This indecision is bugging me. Esta indecision me molesta. Yeah, that is it. Why can’t I be a blue girl in a pink dress? Yes. This is what I will give, Mommy Dearest. I will be me!
Self Portrait Lace Abstract Dress in Pink $640
Self Portrait Lace Spiral Dress in Blue $616
Roger Vivier Kitten Heels $775
Staud Handbag in White/Transparent $260
All items are available at Colton’s Couture Richmond Centre boutique. Click here for Lower Mainland locations.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
Model: Jasmine from League Models | Styling/Images: Helen Siwak
Location provided by Cloudscape Comics
Thank you to Hannah Meyers and Sean Karemaker for use of their Studios.
Visit Seymour Art Gallery for the Candy Bar, Electric Lights Exhibition
featuring the work of Sean Karemaker
January 12 until February 23, 2019.