Ishioka Eiko passed away today at the age of 73. She did some breathtaking collaborations with Tarsem, The Fall being among them. I can’t speak very eloquently on her designs, beyond to say that, love or hate, they always distinguished themselves and caught my attention.
A deliberate marriage of East and West — she had lived in Manhattan for many years — it simultaneously embraced the gothic, the otherworldly, the dramatic and the unsettling and was suffused with a powerful, dark eroticism. Her work, whose outsize stylization dazzled some critics and discomforted others, was provocative in every possible sense of the word, and it was meant to be.
I try not to take anything too seriously - especially myself.
Dahlia. :) I look like a 17 year-old girl who lives just east of the Mountains, with the heart of a 12 year-old who lives in Japan, and the soul of a 40 year-old who resides in Germany. Spoiler: I'm not 17, 12, or 40.
I try to use my Tumblr to express the things that go beyond words, but I also use it as an outlet to be just plain silly.
Here there be: Fashion. Nostalgia. Anime. Manga. Deutsch. Sylvia Plath (And Other Notable Female Artists). Music. Pretty Things. Japanese Boys. Literature. Gifts For My Friends. Silly Thoughts. Dreams. My Pathetic Japanese Skills. And every now and then... A Graphic That I've Made.