Dear Shaded Viewers,

A few weeks ago, Miguel and I made our modeling debut.  You can see the CUT-IT-OUT look book and website for the results.

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Our friend Yelena Konovalova, who used to be the design director at Catherine Malandrino, has just launched her own line of printed t-shirts, dresses and pants.  Yelena grew up in St.Petersburg and the prints for the collection are inspired by Russian folk-art paper cut outs that Yelena cut out with her own hands.  As the line grows, Yelena plans to invite one designer/artists each season to create a limited edition cut out.

The energy around the project is amazing and uniquely Yelena and we had the pleasure of basking in it all day.  Plus the shoot was sooo much fun because Yelena got all of her closest friends to play model for the day.

The CUT-IT-OUT online store opens on October 10th.  Yelena will be in Paris for press and sales appointments from September 17th-22nd.  Soon we’ll all be cutting it out!

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THE MAKING OF CUT-IT-OUT: ALL PHOTOS BY MIGUEL VILLALOBOS

      Yelena explaining my duties as model/stylist.                         Yelena modeling one of her dresses
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Miguel with our fellow CUT-IT-OUT models Alexa
Adams from Ohnetitel and Pip Amey who designs

             the accessories for Betsy Johnson.                                       Alexa almost ready
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Animator Luba Drosd in her CUT-IT-OUT.  Luba created the opening animation sequence for the CUT-IT-OUT site.
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Junko(left) and Atsuko (on the right)
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More coming soon,

-Graham

 

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