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MUSE STYLE: Factory Girl

OUR FIRST MC TRAILER:

"FACTORY GIRL" STARRING CC MUNGRA

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by the lifestyle of artists & musicians. It's as if for one brief moment you can travel back in time & live their life with them. Like an old friend you haven't seen in years that reminds you, "Hey buddy, don't do what I did...But maybe try to take that photograph more like this." 

This week's edit is dedicated to Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick aka "The Factory Girl". After watching the movie starring the British actress Sienna Miller, a spark of Muse-y magic touched my heart. The film is based around Andy & Edie's relationship (Andy went through several muses phases), fashion, & glamorous parties of the 60s. This led to an exploration into Andy's artwork & life, which I have never been over the moon with his work the way most people are, but he is to this day a pop culture icon. You may have seen his Campbell soup can screen prints & Polaroids of the biggest stars like Diana Ross (love her), Basquiat, DVF & Truman Capote to name a few.

Andy Warhol & muse, Edie Sedgwick, circa 1965.

The imagery of the 60s influenced our style story with model & muse, CC Mungra. At the time, CC had a short cut similar to Edie's signature pixie. With CC's tomboy turned glamour pixie charm of playfulness & killer looks, we made a trip into Old City, Philadelphia towards the warehouse area for a little play time.

We had fuzzy jackets & stoles, feather handbags, geometric patterned tops, flirty skirts & printed jumpsuits to play in. A 60s style staple that has a funny way of trickling into the trends we see today. Particularly the fuzzy stuff as it gets so damn cold outside!

As artists, it's important to marvel in the world around us - past, present & future. This is how we connect with one another, how we build memories to keep the ourselves enthusiastic about what we create. Of course, the key is to always create things of your own, but learning from the past in this case helps us pay respect to the icons who did it first.


THE WEEKLY EDIT 002: STYLE EDITION