Designer: Jamilla Okubo
Photographer: Tyra Mitchell
Model: Blair Reavis-Tyler
I am very excited to share this collaboration with you all!
I collaborated w/ one of my awesome high school friends Tyra Mitchell who is a great up and coming photographer and her really close friend Blair who is a dancer. The best feeling ever is being able to collaborate with your friends and creating something so awesome!
The look that I created was a test run for my thesis collection that I am beginning to work on. Ideally, I may design a capsule collection inspired by Soul Train and the House/vogue Dance scene…
Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear F/W 2010.
some sketches from this week.
"The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed "supernumerary robotic fingers," or "SR fingers," consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion."
Robot tech, YES.
Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny! “A Wild Hare” directed by Tex Avery and released in theaters on July 27, 1940. Image courtesy GoldenAgeCartoons.com.
"Dambe uses only the dominant hand to strike, while the ‘weaker’ hand is extended toward the opponent and used to ward off blows. Hence, the lead hand represents a shield. In fact, the dominant hand is referred to as ‘spear,’ while the other is labeled the ‘shield.’ (This shield and spear aspect is literal rather than figurative in damben karfe, with its iron-armed striking hand and glove-like shield (matashi) held in the warding hand.) Grasping and grappling is used to permit a strike with the more powerful hand, which in turn may represent what one does when one’s shield is broken. In addition, Dambe competitions are held between groups (‘armies’) who meet in dueling pairs on a symbolic battlefield, and the metaphor of warfare is apparent in the continuing use of the term ‘killing’ to signify the strike that leads to winning a match."
"Traditionally, the lead leg (the left in the case of a right-handed boxer) was wrapped by a chain extending from ankle to knee. Known as akayau, this could be used as a weapon when kicking. Nonetheless, kicks could be executed with either foot. Although the use of the akayau has been abandoned in contemporary Dambe boxing, Carambe notes that there is still a preferred kicking leg that is often wrapped in cloth for protection."
"The goal in Dambe is to deliver a single ‘fatal’ blow (kwab daya), meaning one that causes the opponent’s hand or knee to touch the ground (or, even better, knocks him flat to the ground). In keeping with the idea of a ‘fatal’ blow, this latter is called ‘killing’ the opponent (Abubakar). The concept of the single ‘killing’ blow that ‘has been maintained in all forms of modern Dambe and [is one of the elements that] makes the art distinct from western boxing’"
Additional urls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambe
Take note: this is how to properly disarm someone. Always go to the outside of the arm, not the inside.
ah yes I have been doing it wrong the whole time it seems cowering in fear was not the first step
I think I’ll post my Sculptris practices on my sketchblog from now on…
I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live. ~ Bettie Page
Drew a whole bunch of fat pikachus today.