LINGERIE ON FILM ~ HEATHERMARY JACKSON By Araks Yeramyan on 2016-08-26 16:31:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK



Heathermary Jackson is an internationally acclaimed fashion stylist and editor who has worked for numerous fashion labels and magazines.   Amongst them, The Face Magazine, America Magazine, Teen Vogue, Marfa Journal, and ELLE Australia.   
 
Stella Jones:  Do you remember how you met Araks, and what is your first memory of her?
Heather Mary Jackson:  I remember thinking at our first meeting that Araks was small and had hair similar to mine and she dressed kinda boyish.  I liked her laugh.

SJ:  Can you tell us about your upbringing and childhood?
HMJ:  I grew up in Auckland New Zealand, and I am youngest of seven kids. In some ways that was good, but in other ways not that great.  My sister and I did not get along even though she was closest in age to me; five years.  I always wanted to be older when I was a kid.  Now, I'm not that into it.

SJ:  Where did you grow up?  What were you into as an adolescent? What has led you to where you are today?
HMJ:  I studied musical theatre in London when I was twenty and ended up working part-time as a door person for a restaurant.  That led me to an internship at a fashion PR company, so I was on the opposite side of where I ended up.  After two months at Club 21 they offered me a job, but I declined as I wanted to assist a stylist.

SJ:  What are you up to now?
HMJ:  I was just a guest curator for Fat magazine.  It was a great experience shooting with Cass Bird, James Robjant, Alessio Boni and Janneke Van der Hagen.  I am very happy with it, and it was a lot of fun.  Currently I am working on curating the next issue of Puss Puss Magazine.  It's an awesome magazine.  It has a 'cat' theme; love!!  I am a cat lady, always.

SJ:  When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
HMJ:  I wanted to be in Les Miserable on Broadway.

SJ:  What’s your favorite thing about being a stylist?
HMJ:  I love it when you get to work with people that inspire you.  I like to work, and I like it to be fun, relaxed, and fast moving when I do.  This is not always possible.

SJ:  What is your favorite kind of job – studio vs. location / styling men or women?
HMJ:  It really all depends on the team.  Sometimes it all just fits, and everyone has a great time while working super hard.

SJ:  Is there a particular time period in fashion or a sub culture that you feel a special kinship with stylistically?
HMJ: I love the seventies, always have; great music and style.  And then there is the nineties.   The mid-nineties, I think, may be my favorite time in fashion.

SJ:  Can you tell us some of your muses through the years?
HMJ:  I've had my favorite girls over the years; Lindsey Wixson and Natalia Vodianova.  I shot Natalia for The Face in the late nineties just after she had her first baby.  Also, obviously Kate - she is a big influence on all women and men.  I shot Kate Moss and Liberty Ross for my first cover.  It was for Face Magazine and was also my first issue as a fashion director.  That was in 2001 or 2002.

SJ:  Do you have any favorite style combinations?
HMJ:  I love navy and black together.   I love boyish style and mixing a Victorian cream and lace top with a favorite pair of jeans, great shoes, and a bag.   That's it, done.  For Summer, some tailored oversized Junya Wantanabe pants, or shorts and a boys white cotton victorian tux shirt.  Leave it open in the back and pair with white leather flats by The Row.  So perfect.   I like a men's wear vibe.  I always have.  And a mix of old and new.  A hoodie is my favorite thing.  I have a Marc by Marc tan oversized hoodie from when he first launched it in what year?  1999?  2000?  I can't remember, but I love it.

SJ:  How do you stayed inspired?
HMJ:  I watch movies and look at lots of books.  I can also get lost on Google searching for a specific person or artist.  The street gives ideas sometimes too.  Often an awesome looking old Chinese lady with all sorts of different florals.  PJ dressing, I love it; and in Tokyo I love older mens' style.  Very cool.   



SJ:  Are theres place you go / people in your life, that inspire you?
HMJ:  People in my life, yes.  They all have their personal style.   I like it, it's refreshing. I'm in Athens Georgia now.  It's super hot, great to have so many trees.

SJ:  How does your work influence the way you see the world?
HMJ: I think it has made me more aware of how much excess and waste our industry generates.  How many hundreds of seasons are there now?  Too many to count.

SJ:  Describe your style in three words?
HMJ:  Boyish, high, low.

SJ:  Do you have a certain outfit that you love wearing, but that your partner / kids dislikes?
HMJ:  My son, William, and I have similar taste.  He did, when he was little, hate this Celine top I got in Paris.  It was the one that was a print of a bark.  William told me it made me look like a tree and he didn't want me to wear it.

SJ:  What time of the day do you feel most energetic, and what do you do in those moments?
HMJ:  Around nine in the morning I have a coffee at Grumpies.  I love the people who work there.  We read the horoscopes that they cut out of The Post.  Then, I read news stories to Lee if he is working and we make fun of Trump, or we are sad with some kind of sad and horrific news these days.

SJ:  What is the best gift you have ever given someone?
HMJ:  Probably a gift I gave to my mum and dad.  A proper coffee machine from Atomic.  My mother used to love making proper coffee with foam on top. Her words...

SJ:  What is the favorite gift you have received?
HMJ:  My necklace with charms: a heart that looks child-like and a 'W' and an 'W' charm.  William gave it to me with some help from his father.

SJ:  Can you share a favorite quotation, lyric, or line from a book or song that has stuck with you?
HMJ:  Hold me closer tiny dancer - Elton John...That's just what came to mind.

SJ:  What is something that you feel is overrated?  Underrated?
HMJ:  Pokemon-Go is overrated, and telephone calls are underrated.

SJ:  Is there anything you could recommend to us?
HMJ:  Make sure to stop and see if you are happy with everything once in a while.  I try to.

SJ:  Favorite band that you hate to admit?
HMJ:  Duran Duran

SJ:  Must have before bed?
HMJ:  Some ice cold water

SJ:  Can you tell us a joke?
HMJ:  What's brown and sticky?  A stick.

SJ:  What are your favorite Instagram accounts?
HMJ:  I love @mrgazoline @juergentellerspage @hellenvanmeene and @edtempleton.

SJ:  What is your favorite Instagram post that did not receive the love you think it deserves?
HMJ:  I have a few, but for me it is more about who likes my pictures and how many they like.  There a few people who follow me that I love their Instagrams cause I do love tons of them.  Anyway, when certain people like them I know they are good, haha.

SJ:  Go-to emoji?
HMJ:  Red heart

SJ:  Last time you took a photo on film? Or were in one?
HMJ:  William and I have been taking Polaroids.  I think a picture of William was the last I took.  I need more film though - note to self.

SJ:  What was the last picture you took on your phone
HMJ:  A picture of William in a Guns & Roses tee shirt in Athens, Georgia.

SJ:  What is something funny/ weird/ hilarious  about you?
HMJ:  I recently drove down to Georgia from New York with my friend, two cats, and a lizard.  An hour in, Batpin - one of the cats, crapped himself, and he's super fluffy.  We stopped at a gas station, I cleaned up the cat and the cat carrier, and spent the next sixteen hours driving with a twenty pound cat on my lap.  And, we had to keep the air low because of the lizard.  It was a comedy of errors but hilarious at the same time.

Thanks, 
Heathermary!
 



Lingerie On Film 2016 By Araks Yeramyan on 2016-06-28 11:11:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

By Brittany Asch

 

By Billal Taright

 

By Billal Taright

 

By Brittany Asch

 

By Ana Kras

 

By Ana Kras

 

 By Phoebe Tonkin

 

By Quentin Jones

 

By Quentin Jones

 

By Sabine Getty

 

By Sabine Getty

 

By Stephanie Lacava

 

By Laura Bailey

 

By Laura Bailey

 

By Caroline Issa

 

By Serafina Sama

 

By Serafina Sama

Lingerie On Film ~ Adina Fohlin By Araks Yeramyan on 2016-06-02 17:46:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

 

Adina Fohlin is a Swedish model and photographer. She has been described as a girl who does not resemble a typical model, yet she has been on the cover of Japanese and Italian Vogue as well as Flair, The Face, and Swedish Elle. She has walked the runways of Christian Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, YSL Rive Gauche, and Prada.

Stella Jones:  What are you up to now?

AF: I recently finished my thesis in gender studies where I wrote about fashion, so now I have time to focus on my photography again.  I recently shot Maja Gunn’s doctors thesis in fashion.  It’s a project that I am very proud to be a part of, and it was fun because I was both behind and in front of the camera.  Other than photography I have some ongoing art projects.  This summer I will mostly work at a summer camp in the Stockholm archipelago.  Spending time with kids and teenagers is so much fun and inspiring.  Oh, and I’m part of a dance group that will perform in a fountain this summer. 


SJ: Tell us about where you were raised.

AF:  I grew up in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.  In the southern part of the city center called Södermalm.  It was a bohemian neighborhood then, where a lot of artists and such lived.  I didn’t go to kindergarten.  Instead I would spend time at the theater around the corner from where we lived, where my dad worked as an actor.  I also spent a lot of time at my mum's work borrowing CDs.  My mum worked at the Public Radio station so their music library was pretty extensive.

SJ:  When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

AF: I wanted to join the Circus

SJ: What is a girl’s best friend?

AF: Menstrual cups! The best!


SJ: If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

AF: I love being in the water so it has to be an animal that lives in water.  Since amphibians are the animals most likely to survive climate change (because they can survive both in water and on land), it definitely has to be such an animal.  My conclusion is a mermaid! 


SJ: What was the last picture you took on your phone?

AF: This accidental selfie.


SJ: Do you have a certain outfit that you love wearing, but that your partner dislikes?

AF: She doesn’t seem to dislike anything that I wear. I think she’s really in love with me.


SJ:  What item of clothing have you gotten rid of but wished you still had?   Why did you get rid of it?

AF:   Nothing. I don’t regret getting rid of any clothing


SJ: What is the best gift you’ve given someone?

AF: Breaking up with someone I loved because, for a reason, our relationship was destructive.

SJ:  What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

AF: Sheep testicles in Morocco


SJ:  What is your go-to emoji?

AF:  I love emojis. I have theme all over my house - on pillows and cups and on clothing.  I can’t pick one.  It would be like picking a favorite child.

SJ: What is your favorite Instagram account?

AF: @Nasa because I love knowing about the planets and such. I also really love @swedish_interior which shows images of the Swedish housing market.


Here are a few of the pictures that Adina took for the Lingerie On Film, Spring 2011 Edition ~ Thanks, Adina!

Photos by Adina Fohlin

Photo by Adina Fohlin 


You can find Adina here ~ www.adinafohlin.com  and here ~ @Adinafohlin 

If you like to laugh, check out her hilarious hashtag ~ #shoppingflopping

To book Adina for modeling or acting jobs, head over to www.mikas.se 

Behind the Rainbow By Julie Burgardt on 2016-04-15 20:40:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

 

 

Julie Burgardt:  How do you put your color stories together?   How does the process begin?

Araks Yeramyan:  The selection of color is where I spend the most time in my design process.   I start with a color that I have not seen in a long, long time and the rest follows.  After selecting the main seasonal colors, I fill the palette with a selection of neutrals.  Then, at the end I work in one strange color to bring it all together.


Our color library is stored in one gallon glass jars.  I begin by going into my jars and pulling out twenty to thirty shades of the colors that I want to work with.  Then, I spread all of the swatches onto a large board to start looking at their relationships to one another.  From there, I start to edit down.  I will work on the board and then step away, work and step away, a little bit each day. I never know how long its going to take to get down to the final selection.   I’m only clear when it’s done.  Sometimes it takes a week, occasionally it takes as long as a month. 

 The beginnings of a color story

 

A palette in progress

 

A completed lingerie palette with fabric indications

 

JB:  Do you have any rules when it comes to certain colors for certain seasons.  Or, do you think about colors in a seasonal way at all?

AY:  I start there. If I'm in spring I might start with a few lighter brighter colors or at least make sure that they are represented in the scheme;  it can go anywhere from there.  Lately, I love the contrast between light and bright colors and moody dark ones in the same palette. 

 

JB:  How do swim palettes and lingerie palettes differ?

AY:  I start working with the lingerie palette first, and once it is completed I use it as a starting point for the swim colors.  I have an intention for them to look similar and related.  Lingerie is softer with more neutrals.  Swim is usually bright bold colors, and I use red and blues as our neutrals.

 

Color allocation for swim and lingerie ~ High Summer 2016

 

JB:  What’s your earliest memory of color?

AY:  My room as a baby was not typical.  Hanging from my ceiling was a reproduction of a calder mobile, and on the walls we had a Van Gough yellow daisy and a Picasso from the Blue Period.  My Dad was really into art and having us understand color.  From my earliest memories he gave us three colored pencils - red, yellow, and blue along with a color wheel.  He insisted that all colors could be created from these three.  We were limited to this assortment of colors until we were old enough to go out and buy our own.  

 

JB:   How old were you when you could buy your own and what did you buy?

AY:   At about thirteen or fourteen I went to the art supply store and I bought an assortment of oil pastels.  I was obsessed with the intense saturated color.   I also bought a box set of seventy two Derwent watercolor pencils.  I still have them.

 

JB:  You mentioned being around art since you were a baby.  What artist has impacted your use of color the most?

AY:  When we were young we made regular visits to the Philadelphia Art Museum.  At the entrance of the Modern Art section (my favorite part) there was this big pale pink painting. Every time I came upon it, my whole mood changed, and I was filled with excitement.  I could never get enough.  I would love to go back and see if the painting is still there, and I would really love to know who painted it. 

My first favorite period of art was definitely Pop.  At an early age I grew obsessed with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. I devoured everything I could about them and their work.  I remember the paintings I worked on at this age.  I would mix their two styles together to make my own.   That obsession lasted through my early twenties, and I still get excited when I see works from these two artists that I have never seen before.  

 Entrance of Araks' apartment - this is where threads are stored and it also serves as color therapy.  Photographed by Maria Del Rio for Mother Magazine


JB:  How do you like to wear color?

AY:  All of the color in my outfits show up in my lingerie and shoes.  Occasionally I wear a pop of bright color in my clothes, (usually trousers) but if you open my closet doors you will mostly see navy, black, white, and many shades of grey.  Whenever I see the color green, I feel the need to buy it ~ from shoes to bags to trousers.  Recently I saw the most beautiful dark green yarn.   I instantly purchased it and knit myself a hat.

 

Photographed by Maria Del Rio for Mother Magazine

 

 

Terry Haggerty By Araks Yeramyan on 2015-09-18 19:27:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

I always loved his work, and I had only seen one or two pieces at a time at art fairs before this show.  
I was completely blow away to see it all together.  I want one.  Up at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. until October 17, 2015.

 

LINGERIE ON FILM By Araks Yeramyan on 2015-06-25 20:46:00 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

By Sarah Harris

 

By Jason Schwartzman

 

By Brady Cunningham

 

By Jason Schwartzman

 

By Brady Cunningham

 

By Vanessa Traina Snow & Melanie Glass

 

By Vanessa Traina Snow & Melanie Glass

 

By Sofia Sanchez

 

By Sofia Sanchez

 

By Sarah Harris

 

By Sarah Harris 

 

By Maryam Nassir Zadeh

 

By Max Osterweis

 

By Max Osterweis

 

By Leandra Medine

 

By Leandra Medine

 

By Alexia Niedzielski

 

By Kate Foley

 

By Kate Foley 

 

By Christene Barberich

By Richie Culver

 

By Elin Svahn

 

By Elin Svahn

COLOR STUDY By Araks Yeramyan on 2014-12-23 11:58:00 -0500 | Share on FACEBOOK

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” created a 800+ page handwritten treatise on color. He used water colors to create certain hues and change the tone by adding water. The book was intended as an educational guide.

FLAGS By Araks Yeramyan on 2014-12-01 12:00:00 -0500 | Share on FACEBOOK

Made-up flags by Mariana Abasolo. See more from Mariana Abasolo here

ART DECO BOOK COVERS By Araks Yeramyan on 2014-04-24 13:27:38 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

HANS RICHTER By Araks Yeramyan on 2014-03-24 17:49:21 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

 

Found these while doing research for Spring 2015. 

LOST IN TRANSLATION, 10 YEARS By Shirley Chien on 2013-10-30 11:10:04 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

 

Erica Tanov, a store that sold our lingerie, called me and said that Sofia Coppola asked for my number, she wanted to talk to me about a project she was working on. In the meantime I got a call from a costume designer asking if I could help them with a tiny independent film they were making in Japan. She said the underwear was a really important part of the film.  She even tells me the title and that Scarlett Johansson is in it. At the time I didn't know who that was it but the woman was seemed really nice. I thought nothing of it but happily helped them with the project, thinking I would probably never hear of the movie again.  About a year later I hear Sofia Coppola in an interview talking about her new film, Lost in Translation. I thought it sounded familiar but again didn't connect the dots. Then I saw this.  Above..
Happy ten years
FUN WITH ARAKS By Araks Yeramyan on 2013-08-08 18:20:28 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

"Maybe not the best things to wear while swimming, but certainly not the worst."

  

"That awkward moment when you realize your cat might have it out for you…even though you got her a cat tipi!"

 

"Apparently even unicorns party so hard that they wake up in the morning, hungover with no idea what happened last night." 

 

"Modest cacti heart Araks."

Love the photo series TENOVERSIX did with Araks lingerie - inspired by our own lingerie lookbook collaborations. You can see the whole story on their blog here

COLOR STUDIES | JOSEPH ALBERS By Araks on 2013-04-30 09:24:32 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK
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POOLSIDE CERAMICS By Araks on 2013-04-11 13:23:21 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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If I had a pool...
Stig Lindberg's "The Beach" stoneware decoration for the swimming hall, school of the
Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions, Gustavsberg, 1976
WATER SATURATED By Araks on 2013-04-06 11:36:15 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Joanna McClure
This makes me happy..
I WANT THIS... By Araks on 2013-03-29 12:24:08 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Sevan Bicakci - Black & White Diamond BIrd Earrings.
MARK MERTON By Araks on 2013-03-27 06:46:52 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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RUFFLES By Araks on 2013-03-16 15:29:38 -0400 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Nina Ricci by Olivier Theyskens Autumn 2007.  
I'm really feeling these ruffles...
SURF By Araks on 2013-02-19 05:57:33 -0500 | Share on FACEBOOK
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RICHARD PHILLIPS
First Point, 2012

  
CHAIRS By Araks on 2013-01-31 14:28:31 -0500 | Share on FACEBOOK

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Sabine Finkenauer, Drawings in the Studio 2005

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