Full circle

As you can tell I haven’t written anything in a hot minute…well I figured I’d pick up the habit again, however this time I’ll try to write about things that actually interest me and hopefully I’ll get some people somewhat involved (would love to see responses from people with similar interest, if my posts are even seen by ANYONE for that matter XD).

I’m in a very odd place in my life right now where I feel like I want to do some independent studying on art, design and photography. I’m currently enrolled in an internship program but it’s been very on and off. In the mean time I’ve kept busy watching a family friends kid; Stellan aka. the cutest little boy you’ll ever meet!Besides that I’ve been trying to get back to exercising and ofc spending time at my night job to actually support myself and remaining financially independent. To add to all the craziness I just turned 21 (!) which still feels odd as I feel like I have to act the part…which is usually easy being that I’ve been living thousands of miles from my parents for years. It’s just that I tend to blame a lot on being young meanwhile I still feel an enormous pressure to be progressing within a desired career since I’m not enrolled in school at the moment. Ok enough for now, please check back soon when I have far more interesting material to offer hehe

P.S. The picture featured is me hanging out with a doll during our walk home from Greenpoint yesterday, clearly still figuring out life.

xx – Yeni

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Art in society?

We could look at art as humans and I suppose to some extent us humans are a form of art ourselves.

Coveted art to me might differentiate from what you consider coveted/desired etc. We all like different types of art just like we all have our own taste in music, fashion, food/cuisine, people etc. Personally contemporary art is my favorite but one of my favorite subjects in school was art history which taught me the beauty and story behind every painting. Renaissance art for instance isn’t my favorite or something I’d necessary hang in my own apartment but the history and story of that period of time holds so much to it. I find people who love art more deeply in touch with many elements of life, sounds awfully cliché and maybe even a little dumb but i truly think appreciating one and another’s work gives society more passion and understanding. We understand more about previous centuries and see change through art.

Anyways I don’t know why I started writing this little piece but my point that I wanted to get at was that it makes me a little sad how much art is held in storage spaces at museums rather than being displayed. A great read about this could be found here!

For instance; one of my favorite pieces at the MoMa is not currently ‘on view’ but was displayed last year; Leger’s “Three Women”. MoMa does a pretty good job “recycling” the art they own but many museums rarely ever showcase the majority of art they own.

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The color’s are much more empowering in person.

X – Jenny

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Mary Ellen Mark

She has been an inspiration of mine for years, when I heard the devastating news that she had past away I felt the need to start photographing again. I’ve had Japan on my mind for a while, documenting the culture and lifestyle there.

Mark had a raw take on photography, she didn’t “sugar coat” her pictures, she was fearless and showcased things as they were. She is one of few to capture beauty in uncertain, sometimes scary and dangerous environments. She would often photograph those who had “less advantages in life” as journalist Natasha Vargas-Cooper mentions in her article; “My favorite photographer Mary Ellen Mark has died”.

Mark inspires me to pick up my camera and do what I really thrive to do in this short lifetime. Sure I’m looking to work for an advertising agency in the near future and staying in New York but before I turn 25 I’ve decided I need to follow some of my true passions.

RIP to this beautiful human, take a look at her amazing story telling photographs. They are truly fascinating. You can read her obituary on NYtimes here!

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You can find her photographs on her website, any of her books, exhibitions that might be shown or simply by googling her name.

 

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Nobody cares about your blog +

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Hello again readers of my awful blog that I plan on making a series of my work (photography and talking about my semi pointless opinions) mainly because I can. As far as I’m concerned it’s Spring in Williamsburg and I’m V happy about it. My weekend consisted of liquids in various forms and brunch. Rare.

Ok I’ll be back soon to tell you how much I love Prada platforms and baby Balenciaga bags and crazy pastels and fringe and all things super cute.

TTYL

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Attention to detail.

I believe many people forget about how important the storage of our credit card, ID etc. is-

Over the years I tried oh so hard to fall in love with the big wallets that would fit all my gift cards, credit & debit cards, ID’s, coupons  (lol jk I’m not good at saving money), reward cards etc. But as I’ve gotten older and technology has improved through out the years I’ve realized that 98% of the time I only need some form of ID, which is usually my license (and school ID), credit & debit card and possibly something else that I know I might need such as a metro card (being that I live in New York.) I don’t believe in cash as I tend to lose it and ever since banks started creating apps for our smartphones we’ve been able to keep up with how much we’re spending by just signing into our online bank that is always there right in our phones. EASY. So what I’ve really set my eyes on are cute, simple little cardholders that basically work as wallets but take far less space. Technology people, let go of your rewards cards, duane reade will have your information in their computer system or if you like to be old fashioned get the key chain “card”.

Here are some cardholders I personally like;

Saint Lauren available in a beautiful electric Blue, tangy Orange and Black.

(available on www.ysl.com)

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2. Alexander McQueen – Skull envelope cardholder.

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& another one…

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(Both available Alexander Mcqueen’s website & Barney’s, there are many more colors and styles to choose from.)

3. Prada – Business Cardholder.

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(available in Prada e-store.)

4. Salvatore Ferragamo’Safari’ Leather Card Case

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(available at Nordstroms)

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cardholder.

(available in more colors, can be bought at Nordstrom or Marc by Marc Jacobs)

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Skål for bringing back the essentials and cutting the bullshit, xx. – Yeni

 

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