Meet Brina Jeffries-- the fresh faced, petite media studies student stomping the concrete jungles in chunky heeled boots and hoop earrings as big as her face. Each and everyday, Brina daringly pairs a mixture of different prints, textures, colors to create a cohesive, off-the-runway look that others can’t help but admire. She has an eye for art and, luckily for us, her eye-catching fashion is only a taste of the immense skill oozing out of this tiny girl. Like her wardrobe, Brina directly translates her experimental, forward-thinking style from brush to canvas. Her pieces focus on highlighting the beauty in people of color. Check out my interview with her below to see how Brina is the epitome of an artistic icon.Read More
Looking for something? Try searching a topic or name.
As I enter a local tea shop in Greenwich Village, I immediately spot Nic Bisgaard dressed in vibrant blues with a detailed flower inked on his cheekbone. I ask him if the inked flower is real — prompting Nic to laugh and shook his head no. Later, we move on to talk about more important things in his life: music, influences, and dope, color-coded iPhone apps.Read More
Christina Chung is a 24 year-old illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Through a line and pattern-based style, she creates illustrations that are sensitive, delicate, and infused with symbolism. Chung spent her childhood blackberry-picking and pirouetting in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, her summers in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and her angst-filled adolescent years in the hot and sweaty melting-pot known as Singapore. She has since left her island-city home of 7 years and has graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with a BFA in Communications Design with a concentration in Illustration. She likes cats, coffee, Earl Grey tea, making to-do lists, devouring books and the smell of lavender.Read More