Art Update: Group Show by Jamie Espino

I finally started working on my project for a group show I'm in next month at Rogers Experimental House.  The main theme is artists that work sustainably which fits into my practices since I work on thrifted/found materials. Basically I'm going to do a pseudo-store front; v minimal tho. I have some mirrors that I'm going to add text to and I'm almost done screen-printing a curtain for the fitting room type area. Mostly I've been thinkin about catholicism (stations of the cross and ten commandments), ader error's flagship store in seoul, and of course the over-saturated trends on instagram that just support disposable fashion. Getting dressed is one of the funnest parts of my day and can be a ritual in itself. Hopefully people will start thinking more about how one of the simplest parts of your day can have a lasting effect on the environment and those who actually make your clothing. If you are in the Northwest Arkansas area next month stop by the opening on February 8th to see my work alongside three other women working in sustainable art :-) 

Camera Roll Update #1 by Jamie Espino

Hello, welcome to my hot first post of 2018!! So this year I'm gonna try and keep up with having collections...which I've tried before, but sometimes it's just easier to fling out pieces as I get them since it's hard for me to create a singular aesthetic. To start off the year I've created two new sections in the shop: "classix" and "daydreamer". The first is sort of minimalist staples...with some edge (i.e. skulls and chains balanced with lace). The latter has a bit more romance a.k.a florals, voluminous silhouettes, and charming purses. I'll be adding to them as the year progresses since the themes are broad and season-less; very important in an instagram era overrun by trends. Some of the pics are items already in the shop and some will be coming soon. My personal fave is the basket purse because I had previously found the exact same one. Except I took the last one to sephora, accidentally smeared lipstick all over it, and then spray painted it pink.

Best of 2017: Top 9 Finstagram Posts by Jamie Espino

The instagram poll is in! Except it's been changed to top 9 because live by the grid, die by the grid. I'm actually not sure if people still use finstagrams or why they're called that. If anything they are Rinstas...real instagrams. Less staged, less polished. True life. Actually I think I've gotten the idea of a finsta all wrong this whole time. For me, it's just a way to empty my camera roll and follow like 10 people I physically know (it's not even on private). My account is barely funny and the only sexual thing I've posted is a screenshot of actor Ji Soo professing my love for his cheekbones. Y'all should've voted for screenshots.

Best of 2017: Top More-Than-10 Fotos by Jamie Espino

It's so hard to pick just ten so I didn't. This was the year I bought my first DSLR! I still don't like digital pics that much but it's very convenient and cheaper than film.  Of course, I won't give up on the latter; it captures light so well. I tried to organize the faves from earliest in the year to latest to see if theres any development, technical or otherwise. 

Best of 2017: Top 10 Outfits by Jamie Espino

It's that time of year when we nostalgically reflect aka dig through pics on social media and repost whatever we are actually proud of. I never thought I had a signature style or aesthetic but looking through these photos it's obvious there's some underlying themes. Anyway here are mi favorite outfits I've styled for the shop this year! Also, I should probably publish blog posts during the day (and routinely), but I only get inspired when I'm tucked in for the night ¯\_(ツ)_/¯