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Be sure to check out my brilliant cousin Katherine Bernard’s article on enclothed cognition at Vogue.com! She interviewed me (and my academic advisor, J. Timothy Cannon, Ph.D.) about the psychological underpinnings and social neuroscience at play when we choose what we wear and how the garments alter various self-perceived attributes—which can in turn impact our attitude, performance and behavior.
…In preliminary findings from a study published on the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology’s website, subjects who donned white coats that they thought belonged to doctors performed better on tests than those who wore street clothes, or those who thought the coats were associated with artists. Their heightened focus was evident only when subjects actually put on the coat in question (not merely when they were in the same room). It’s no secret that assembling an outfit is like selecting social armor, and that what we wear has power over others (if there weren’t truth to the cliché “lady in red,” designers wouldn’t be making so many scarlet dresses), but this study shows if you have a strong cultural association with a garment, wearing it can affect your cognitive processes… To explore this theory, Vogue asked several women—in careers ranging from art to e-commerce to politics—what pieces in their closets helped them bring their A-game to work… Model and psychology student Julia Frakes always gravitates toward Prada for interviews, and has a go-to brand for test taking: “I wore Marni when I took my Wechsler exam [designed to measure adult intelligence]. I swear Marni increases one’s self-perceived intelligence levels.” Suffice it to say, Frakes scored a high performance IQ. So, tell the skeptics: Your closet isn’t frivolous, it contains a myriad of channels to heightened performance, a selection of gateways to the best versions of yourself. As Jonathan Lethem said in his novel You Don’t Love Me Yet: “You can’t be deep without a surface.”
Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2012 | “Karen’s Little Aliens” Campaign Lookbook [preview]
Photographed by Derek Kettella at Chris Boals Artists
Styling by Soraya Dayani at Jed Root
Casting by Natalie Joos
Hair/make-up by Valery Gherman at De Facto Inc.
Photographed at A Small Studio
More campaign images available online at Karen Walker Eyewear
Bean Pole Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign
Photographed by Maciek Kobielski
Styling by Vanessa Traina at Community NYC
Models Julia Frakes at Next, Coco Young at Wilhemina, Tracy Antonopoulos at The Collaborative Agency, Delfine Bafort at Ford
Casting by Natalie Joos
Make-up by Pep Gay at Streeters
More campaign images available online at Bean Pole.
"On it like a rocket."
And let the countdown begin for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24, 2011—where Tim Burton’s “B” balloon will make its parade debut [image] alongside the perennial crowd-favorites: Hello Kitty® and Snoopy the Sonic Ace! (Filed under: Things-that-are-fantastic-and-feigning-disinterest-doesn’t-make-you-any-cooler, yo.)
Vogue October 2011 (Michelle Williams cover) — ”Sparkling Personalities”
My most heartfelt of thanks to Patrick for the marvelous experience (and the exquisite book!) along with the brilliant Tabitha—and, of course, everyone involved behind-the-scenes—for an unforgettable day.
In the first image, Tabitha dolled me up in: Solange Azagury-Partridge diamond-and-white-gold headband. Harry Winston garnet, tsvaorite, and diamond brooch. Tiffany & Co. diamond-and-rose gold earrings. Rodarte F/W 2011 look #14 ensemble.
Pictured with my love Bip Ling in: Mannu/The Gem Palace earrings. Preen by Thorton Bregazzi F/W 2011 look #1 dress. My own Rodarte for Opening Ceremony hat. (Bippy looks ravishing in an Erdem dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.)
It was such an unforeseen bonus to catch up with old friends at Patrick’s Chelsea studio: including my dearest Bip (we first met in summer 2009 on a LOVE Magazine shoot in London), my favorite fashionfolk Lynnie (who I have always held in the highest esteem, even before we struck a friendship when I was just seventeen) and my style icon Alice Lane (she first did my makeup at David Armstrong’s home for the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony book, Reds).
What a sparkly dream.
We escaped the city for my home state of Pennsylvania, and even shot a few frames around Hillside Farms—a wonderful nonprofit educational farm that played site to many fond childhood memories and whose original proprietors are dear family friends and former neighbors. (Check out their community-supported work here!)
After taking a few of White+Warren’s cozy cashmere pieces for a whirl at their showroom last month, their lovely team asked me a few questions, which I answered over yonder.
Paper Magazine May 2011 — "Styled Like Me"
I am heartily flattered to be featured amongst the industry legends within Paper's Social Media issue on newsstands now! I truly had a ball on set styling this little last-minute piece (including the four girls at right) alongside such an funloving crew; my sincerest thanks again!
On me: Maison Michel lace ears, Pamela Love turquoise skull necklace, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Timo Weiland rain parka, Shipley & Halmos jumper, Alexander Wang Marion mini flap bag, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony x Fogal floral tights
Natalie: Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Sophie puff sleeve houndstooth dress, Lulu Frost vintage charm necklace, Henrik Vibskov Sokke bomber cardigan, vintage Navajo beaded belt, Acne wedges, Victoria Grant hat, Pamela Love tribal ring
Iris: Deyrolle pour Opening Ceremony cat print tee, Marc Jacobs floral pin (worn as headband) and rust silk overalls, Rag & Bone beige net vest, Pamela Love spiked cuff, vintage Gravati brogues (with American Apparel peach ribbon laces)
Aubrey: Opening Ceremony grey felt cap, Prada embroidered monkey top, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Lissy boxy swing dress (shown as skirt), 3.1 Phillip Lim clogs, Lulu Frost vintage necklace and mesh bracelet, Derek Lam Ume ram messenger bag
Flynn: Opening Ceremony Liberty print straw hat, Jeanette Farrier sari shawl, 3.1 Phillip Lim bow midriff dress (view here), Acne blazer, Hansel from Basel woolen pixie leggings, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz wedges
Photo by Phil Oh — who caught me in a Topshop denim dress and belt, Rodarte for Opening Ceremony woodgrain Navajo cardigan coat, Pamela Love arrowhead necklace and mood ring, Alexander Wang Marion mini flap bag, Robert Clergerie burgundy wedges, Ulla Johnson scarf, Pendleton hat
View the full “The Shade Brigade” feature at New York Magazine here.
Vogue, May 2011
I apologize: work and travel and family have thrown a bunny wrench into the tumbling mix as of late, but I promise that I’ll be back in the online swing of things pronto pronto!
(Pardon the poor quality snap [above]; the original image first appeared here.)
Also, please take a moment to learn about Natalia’s bighearted endeavors to build play parks in thirty-eight Russian towns through her Naked Heart Foundation. Thanks!
A few photos and a bit about last night’s festivities… along with a truly flattering twitter plug.
Catching up with the talented Mr. Phil Oh a few weeks ago…
Thanks for sending this HB Nam snapshot along!
I am not entirely certain where it was taken… although judging by the Park Avenue view, I suspect it was snapped while trying to flee the exquisite Fall/Winter 2011 Oscar de la Renta show uptown? Serendipitous Abbey Road moment nonetheless, cool.
[Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony dress, tights and mary-janes; Topshop coat; Jen Kao and Pamela Love necklaces; Karen Walker specs; vintage Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem pin]