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In between errands at 6:35PM one Thursday evening, there was a kick in my artistic vein to create art. Instinctive art! Kate Moss art! The BEST type of art! Setting the mood by listening to Toni Braxton "You're Makin' Me High". Starting with a female mannequin covered in matte black movie masking tape by my mentor Sebastien Lauzon. installing the mannequin at the corner of my desk, stripping her of a RAIDERS tie dye light denim vest given, borrowed or stolen from my uber kool younger brother Jerome and just walking around my space to find something, anything to use. Looking at my hand painted walls -pin stripe black and white with a series of jewel tone hand paint brush stroke layer effect with gold overlay-paint by BENJAMIN MOORE and painting by Sebastien Lauzon & John Christian. Energy eruption of Kate Moss images came to mind maybe because I have a series of Kate Moss editorial images in my room from various magazines on top of Karl Lagerfeld's infamous photos of THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET given by my dear friend Nathan G. Running to a stacked pile of magazines in my front foyer, I quickly go through a number of magazines passing a WALLPAPER MAG from October 2009 with Baptiste Giabiconi on the cover. Special edition with 2 guest editors, 2 covers: Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck. *STRIP TEASE! KARL SAYS PEEL PLEASE with a very naked Baptiste and his hands covering his private parts, leaving everything else to the imagination. I stumble on a VOGUE September 2011 with Kate Moss on the cover shot by Mario Testino, this edition featured an inside look as named by VOGUE "THE MOST ROMANTIC WEDDING OF THE YEAR". Flipping through the editorial, I rip out an all in white Kate Moss "LIKE A ROLLING STONE Jamie and Kate channel a modern-day Mick and Bianca Jagger, re-creating the couple's 1971 backseat wedding portrait by royal photographer Lord Lichfield. On Kate: Tom Ford velvet-and-fur coat" -VOGUE. I start on one corner cutting into the middle of the image. Toni Braxton "You're Makin' Me High on major reply. Leaving 2 inches from the original cut another cut down to the centre of the image. With each cut taking tape to the back of the piece and randomly placing the first piece near the center chest of the mannequin. The second cut piece -triangular in shape, leaving a bit of space in between this puzzle of a Kate. Going around the image repeating the process, I create an explosion of Kate. Loving the piece as it comes together, I take the magazine and rip the front cover of Kate on it. Keep in mind that I'm Snap Chatting away creating in-the-process snippets of my vision. This time the cutting going left-to-right doing thin mini rectangles about 3 inches or less, placing the first piece on the neck, installing tape to the back and so on and so on. The piece coming together looking like an eleGONT necklace, taking a step back and running into my room to grab a borrowed vintage Christian Dior chocker necklace from Natalie Pinsonneault. Placing on the neck on top of the cut Kate Moss images. Now grabbing a vintage ROCAWEAR varsity -dressing the mannequin, just pulling up the sleeves to the ends of the shoulders like in the BALENCIAGA Fall/Winter 2016 show by newly crowned Demna Gvasalia. Taking a step back, so fashion right now! Receiving a WhatsApp message from a good friend of mine, Dave The Greatest -telling me to come over cause he ordered food. I had ribs and poutine from St. Hubert. FASHION pray for me. But it was delivery...
Instinct was my drive in doing this remix on a classic Dick Walsh Statue. Waking up this morning totally inspired by The Maison Margiela Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear Show by John Galliano as seen in VOGUE RUNWAY. A Fenelon in rich emerald green flocking finish, I piled accessories that were given to me, bought or borrowed. Blasting music Rihanna ANTI Same Ol' Mistakes. In the process, snap chatting every edit. Starting with the Selfie Night Mask and just going with it. Combining a number of intricate pieces -some couture (Washer Bolt Nut necklace with Leather Rope Detail REMY & MERCY given to me By Fashion Designer Karen Vaquliar), some given (Silver Cross necklace given to me by my mentor Sebastien Lauzon & Multi layer crystal necklace given to me by Jewelry Designer Jocelyn Tamin) and some just scrap of a CHANEL ribbon wrapping. I then started to stage the statue with dog figurines wrapped in matte black movie masking tape by Sebastien Lauzon. Setting them on either side of the statue like guards. The dogs are on top of fashion books (Kelly Cutrone's IF YOU HAVE TO CRY GO OUTSIDE & Annemarie Iverson's IN FASHION) and lux perfumes (DIOR HOMME SAVAGE, Maison Margiela UNTITLED and VERSACE Versace Jeans Couture) staged naturally like they are in a bustle for attention. Snap chatting away with every edit to elevate my vision, throwing fur (Fur stole borrowed from Natalie Pinosonneault) on one shoulder. Rihanna's new album playing loud in the background and lighting a MARLBORO Lights to get in character. I took my Lady Super Long Cigarette Holder referencing Audrey Hepburn in the movie FUNNY FACE, taped it under the neck of the masked dog on the left and added a cigarette so it seems it's ready to be lit. Standing back taking pauses inhaling that MARLBORO. I grab my white SUPREME hat that was drenched in mojito juice after a drunkin nite, never bothered to get it cleaned it looks so aged couture. I installed it on the head of the statue slightly slanted to the right for attitude. Grabbed the CHANEL ribbon, taped it to the neck of the statue and let the extra ribbon drop naturally. Taking a step back once again snap chatting away , lighting comes to mind -covering the head of the lamp with a light gel -cosmetic pink and Thank you -clamping it with a clothespin. All this knowledge thanks to my mentor & did i mention he works on movie sets and Thank you very much. Taking another step back, taking the last snap, it was all for the picture.