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Friday, 24 November 2017 2:37:24 PM Australia/Sydney

My Worn Pendragon shoes


I have been wearing Jackie and Adrian's Pendragon shoes since our winter photo shoot last year. 

They are so comfortable that I have been wearing them pretty much where ever I go and they are now part of my daily life.
After having been worn so much they have taken on the shape of my feet. 
I love the fact that they are hand made and the way they age beautifully the more they are worn.
 
I wish other things in life fit with me as well as these shoes.


 

Aki Slide

 

 

 

Sewing Natsu Slide

 

 

Shaping

 

Jackie and Adrian

 

 

Hand crafted

 

 

Finishing touches

 

 

Near complete Natsu Slide

 

Visit www.pendragonshoes.com

Posted in Collaborations Artists By Masayo Yasuki

Piece of Emily

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 1:01:19 PM Australia/Sydney

 

 

 Piece of Emily Video (press play)

 

Seed Pod

 

 On the quiet Northside of Brisbane, Emily lives with her partner and dog Zilla. Zilla was so excited to see us and so very welcoming. That's where her leather art is created. When I first saw Emily's pieces, I felt that her art beautifully reflects the feel of Queensland. Piece of Emily is unique leather work that is simple and elegant yet strong and rugged. Its easy to put on and the leather softens as its worn.

 

 

6 Tail Dansky

      

Seed Pods in Tree

 

 

Emily at work in her studio

 

 

Kangaroo Leather Cuffs with Silver detail


The colours are all slightly different which helps create their individuality. Not surprisingly, all of her pieces work well with our papershadow range. Now I have seen her studio and understand a little more of her personality, I can see why Emily's pieces are so naturally beautiful and remind me of the wonderful place in which we live.

 

 

Tools of the Trade

 

Zilla

 

Emily in her studio

 

 

 

Posted in Artists By Masayo Yasuki

Ame and Alice

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 8:59:31 AM Australia/Sydney

 

Alice and Ame

Our team member, Alice creating and dyeing Ame fabric. 

 
Ame means rain in Japanese. This is an abstract print but it reminds me of rain in Japan. 
 
At our Woolloongabba studio in Brisbane, Alice experimented and created this beautuful rain look by coating the fabric with a mist of dye.
Even though it was very sunny outside.

 

Hues of blue and rust

 

Alice blending colours

 

 

We printed this design onto a light weight cotton.  
I designed a top, tunic, pants and a jumpsuit in this unique cotton facric.

 

Ame Tunic

 

 

Ame Pants

Posted in Artists Dogstar By Temporary User

Pendragon Shoes

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:38:21 PM Australia/Sydney

 

Jackie and Adrian, Pendragon Shoes.


If travel to outer space was a reality for the everyday person, would you go and why?

 - Well I absolutely love all things sci fi but I’d reckon I’d chicken out of space travel. Adrian on the other hand would be there in a minute.

 

If you could put a message on a billboard for everyone to see, what would that message be?

 - Be kind.

 

 

Pendragon is so unique, tell us about how it was conceived and where you see it going in the future?

 - Pendragon was born 30 years ago when we needed some boots to wear to a medieval fair in Brisbane, so we made ourselves some. We have been making shoes and boots to order ever since. We are self taught – it’s been quite a journey. In the future we see Pendragon moving into ready to wear ranges that we can get handmade overseas. We’ll keep doing our bespoke work, but our designs can evolve and be more accessible.

 

If you could make a pair of shoes for anyone, past or present, who would it be and what would you create?

 - We’d love to make some boots for Johnny Depp, and we probably just should! We’d make him some Alice in Wonderland boots. We’ve just made boots for Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman which was pretty exciting! Someone from the past would be my grandfather. He died before I started making shoes. He would have loved it.

 

Pendragon, like Dogstar embraces and encourages women to explore their uniqueness, how would you describe your style?

 - Our style has developed from our love of story books. The shoes in fairy tale books always show such great character. They are often a mix of historical and fantasy….that’s us in a nutshell. We like making things that have never been made before…so it’s a challenge to finally be making up limited edition ranges of our designs. But we’re doing it!

  

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Jackie and Adrian, Pendragon Shoes.

http://www.pendragonshoes.com

Posted in Collaborations Artists By dogstar

Georgina Hooper- Artist - Textile Designer

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:37:09 PM Australia/Sydney

Artist Georgina Hooper talks to us about inspiration.

 


What is your most creative recipe?

Beetroot and parmesan ravioli with burnt sage butter.

What is your most recent obsession?

My 16 month old daughter!

Any new favorite colour / style in painting ?

I love the large scale colour field paintings of American Abstract Expressionist Marko Rothko. His work is what I would fill my dream home with if I could afford to. His use of large open spaces, simple composition and focus on the sublime beauty of colour and its effect on us spiritually and mentally is what I love about his work. Looking at art becomes a form of meditation. It is all about vibrational energy. It sounds hippy but it is very scientific. My favourite colour is probably best exemplified in Rothko's 1956 work 'Green on Blue'.

 

  

“Green on Blue” (1956). 

CreditThe University of Arizona Museum of Art, Gift of Edward J. Gallagher Jr. Source 


What's your dream travel destination and why?

My dream travel destination is South East Asia. I particularly love visiting Hong Kong for its exciting pace and its juxtaposition between tradition and change, East and West. China is always going to be a great love for me too and of course divine Japan, which I still have so much to see yet. At the moment though, Bali is really calling me and we are thinking of visiting at the end of the year. There are a few artist residencies popping up away from the main tourist areas. Places where there is beautiful nature to experience and a sense of the spiritual and serenity in its people is what I am draw to.

What would you spirit animal be?

Ha ha probably a bird. Perhaps an eagle. They are strong, powerful and independent with a love of wide open spaces and when they choose their mate, they really do fall for them and are together for life.

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Georgina has limited edition prints available, check out her webstore of her latest work.

 http://georginahooper.com.au/products/soar-prints/

Posted in Collaborations Artists By dogstar

Who is the man behind the lense? David Collins

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:36:14 PM Australia/Sydney

The man behind the lense

An interview with photographer: David Collins

http://www.davidcollinsphotography.com/
 


You recently photographed dogstar Collection 2016. What did you think of the shoot and what did you enjoy the most?
I loved the recent shoot the dogstar team put together for their 2016 campaign. The postmodern, paper craft head piece with metal and silver accented accessories anchored our models character into the moody setting. My favourite moment in the shoot was when the two assistants were trying to balance an air-conditioning tube on a broom stick while the model posed for a portrait. The shots look great, but it felt like a surreal ‘behind the scenes’ moment.


What would be your 'dream gig' ? 
It may sound cliché, but there are days when I take a step back from the camera and see that I'm on location with amazing and talented people creating something together, and I realize just how much I enjoy this work environment.


We all look for inspiration on a daily basis. What drives you to continue in such a challenging industry? 
I have found traveling and injecting new experiences (both comfortable and unpleasant) keeps the cogs moving. One of the traps that photographers can fall into during busy season is to default into a comfortable shooting style. I’ve found constantly moving refreshes and informs the way I approach photography, giving me a sense of progression.


If you could photograph anyone or anything, past or present, who or what would it be? 
I think Jeff Bridges would make for a pretty mean portrait.


What is the best advice you have received relating to your career as an artist? 
Find someone you trust to review your work. It’s easy to develop attachments to images when you have a memory of a good, onset experience, rather than how the piece sits.


Oh, most importantly, what's your spirit animal? 
The Panda. 

 

 

Posted in Collaborations Artists By dogstar

Who is She? Billie is her name

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:35:06 PM Australia/Sydney

 

WHO IS SHE?

An interview with Makeup Artist: Billie Weston

 

 

 

Like all things creative, we start from a blank canvas. Tell us what inspires you?
As far as finding inspiration for makeup goes, I always turn to nature.  Especially texture and colour. From the most vivid contrasting colours to the softest, milkiest pastels, I can find inspiration there.   I’m a big sci-fi and post apocalyptic nerd and when there is the opportunity for it, I love to carry those otherworldly elements across into my work. I'm also inspired by my clients and love the process of helping them to create an alter ego or amplify a facet of their personality. 

Today’s woman is busier than ever.  What is the easiest/quickest way to turn a day/work look into something that works for night out?
A bold lipstick teamed with defined brows and mascara.  You can have barely any makeup on but look sleek and polished with a strong lip.

How would you describe your look?
I’m a bit of a chameleon when it comes to what I wear.  I really enjoy fashion and like to wear a lot of different styles. I find for this reason, I have never put all my eggs in one basket.  Clothes, hair, accessories and makeup are an integral part of how I express myself and I find it a really fun and creative process.  I’m a big fan of Japanese and Korean street style but I also love to incorporate elements of different fashion subcultures like industrial, post apocalyptic, punk and grunge whilst keeping it understated and sharp.  I wear a lot of black..black is everything.

What is your most memorable makeup you have done?
I have been very lucky to work on some incredible films and live productions with truly magical sets. Those moments are some of the most memorable for me. When you walk onto a large scale set it’s like walking into another world. You get this incredible rush and you are overcome with awe and gratitude.  To be amongst such talented artists and crew who are all part of this amazing collaboration is very humbling.

How do you define beauty?
Beauty to me is kindness and compassion, first and foremost.  But as far as beautiful aesthetic or ‘presence’ goes, I think it’s having a healthy and unbridled outlet for self-expression. Whatever that may be. When someone can express themselves and be immersed in their passion, they become comfortable in their own skin. I love witnessing people being whoever the hell they want to be. 

If you were placed in the world of dogstar, what do you imagine yourself to look like (from head to toe!)?
No other label can layer like Dogstar.  I LOVE to layer. I would want you to load me up with pieces until I could barely walk.

Use 5 words that define what you wear?
Sharp black spirited street pop 

Who is your Muse?
I have so many! But let's say...Gwen Stefani for wearing punk and alternative styles with such sophistication and Daphne Guinness for being an age defying alien empress.  

Posted in Collaborations Artists By dogstar

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