MAD journal

MAD journal
.....a bit of this and that ...around the MAD world! ... (

24 April 2013

We're all MAD here! (collaborations with other artists)

MAD's website doesn't only contain photos created by me: fortunally i have the opertunity to collaborate with very talented phtographers and i'm so happy for it!

Today i'm proud to announce that a new photo taken by the beautiful Daria Endresen has been published on MAD after a collaboration we had some months ago with a skirt made for a ball.

I feel so glad when great artists feel inspired by my creations and want to use them for their works!

I get a lot of "fashion-photos", but it's not what i want to display.
MAD was created to give an original, surreal touch to my photos and so it have to be used.

Costume? Yes!
Fashion? Well: if costume is meant to show a specific epoque...Yes! Why not?
But, please, NOT TREND!

MAD is moods, feelings and concepts...and the photo created by Daria (incorporating even just a skirt in the shadow) is the essence of MAD: this is what i'm excited to show!

So, thank you again Daria Endresen for sharing your talent, and thanks to all the other wonderful photographers that shows new and subjective way to interpretate MAD.

23 April 2013

Pandora's box + Stitch & Destroy

Still here, working on the first garment for "Stitch & Destroy" line.
Not only corsets, not really...this time i want to start with a jacket.
The same jacket i'm trying to create since 3 weeks now and still is at the beginning :-/
I had to work on different stuff during the last month, so i'm a little stock with MAD at the moment, but it will be done soon. I promise!
This jacket is a crossing line between "Stitch & Destroy" and "Pandora's box". I had "Pandora's box" project in mind since 1st April, and this jacket is going through a lot of changes.
The first idea was this one (in gray jeans):
Then i decided to use red polyester instead:

And now i started the jacket sewed in a completely different way with other materials  (i'll post photos when the jacket will look like a jacket! ^__^).
So i'll use this red fabric for the dress, i think. And the first idea will be create as well, but not right now and not for this project.

But what it is "Pandora's Box" project? It's a new photo-project i have in mind since one month now (i wish i can create my photos right when i think about them, but when other works come in the way i have just 10% of the time to work on my own photos - if i have time at all!).
I had 2 months very stressfull for personal reasons and i had to go through A LOT practically completely alone. I had no time to think, no time to cry, no time to be angry: all went so fast!
So, finally my life became more quiet circa 3 weeks ago, and all the suppressed feelings came out once i went to my doctor.
I had 1 week of madness, where i couldn't keep under control my thoughts or my feelings.
Like demons coming out from my heart!
This situation remind me of the greek mythologic story of Pandora, and i wanted to picture it.

I'm working on the clothes (at least i try! He!He!) and i have the perfect picture in mind. I found a model for it and i'll shoot as soon the clothes will be done.

Stitch & Destroy is a coming-back to the origins of MAD style, but it will bring the original style to another level!

Simple collars like these
will be more detailed, and clothes like these:
will be the most MAD ever!

Plus there will be jackets and skirts...maybe also dresses!

I'm really looking forward to show this new line. I'll try to be faster working on it...i hope you won't loose your patience waiting for it!

12 April 2013

Stitch & Destroy

I've finally found the right imput to start my new MAD-line "Stitch & Destroy"!
(oh, my...when the title came in my mind the memory went back to my first listening of "Kill 'em all" by Metallica!...Cool! ^__^)

The exciting part of "Stitch & Destroy" is that it will be the only clothing-line that will connect MAD to Enchanted.
(The reason why i keep them separated is because they have nothing to do with each other, and they have to stay like that).

But there's a link, anyway: something that divide and connect these two projects at the same time.
But what?
MAD is all about my subconscious coming out: chaotic, impulsive, melancholic, surreal ...with a dark-vintage style; Enchanted is more concentrated about my principles to respect environment and animals: peacefull, full of colors and joy...with a faerie style.

How can i create something that can show both my personality at the same time?

What can be so SAD but give so much JOY at the same time?

What can mix feelings so good that people will not understand if they like it or if they feel disturbed by it?

I finally found out: recycling "enchanted" materials with a "mad" touch! :-D

And what will be the MAD touch? ....
Only the wise and patients people will find it out .... and the smartest will read between the lines ;-)

 The Garden of Earthly Delights

10 April 2013

2 years later...

Here i am, older and wiser (?!?) writing again on this special place.
Yes, because it is special: i decided to explain what is behind each MAD project and so i will open my casket of feelings to make you understand why a dress is made in a certain way and why a photos are manipulated or not., etc...

MAD is my own journal and this blog will be "la creme de la creme" of MAD.

I hope you will enjoy it :-)