Sunday, February 28, 2010

TWINS, Razor Red Editorial and Uniform Project

Today I am kind of just playing catch up, because for some reason I have really slacked on blogging all of my news for the past month, since I got a new mac. Ironic.

So here, are some exciting updates;

First of all please check out the teaser video for TWINS by Gemma Fleming. There is more to come from this project soon. It was a great project and we had a great team.

Concept & Photography: Gemma Fleming
Assistant Photographer: Ben Vaccaro
Post Production: Clefi Lee & Alessio De Vecchi
Model: Kate Verb
Hair Stylist: David Lopez
Make-up Artist: Jennifer Lombardo
Designers: Kaytee Papusza OBrien, Mika Jones
Fashion Stylist: Abi Schwinck

Second look at these gorgeous images from The Lost Child editorial in January's Razor Red. The talented Cameron Carpenter styled it, and here are the tears with my pieces;

And last, but certainly not least, I was very excited to see a pair of my tights, which I call Papusza Limbs, on the Uniform Project. Please see via the following link;

Stay tuned for more exciting updates! Life is busy, and although I've had an awful cold for the past few days I am excited to be in a bit of a New York whirlwind! There is so much going on!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Papusza Couture in Streetwear Today

Half a dozen Papusza Couture pieces, from my Oceania Etherea Collection, are in the current issue of magazine Streetwear Today ( This magazine is distributed throughout Europe and Japan quarterly. The shoot for it was back in October, styled by fashion editor Stephan Kallaus, and the issue came out in January during Berlin Fashion Week and Bread and Butter. Papusza Couture is in the spread titled "I love aNYbody."

Leather hand-carved wrap scarf by Papusza Couture

Ghostcape by Papusza Couture

Tutu and Capelette by Papusza Couture

Pantaloons by Papusza Couture

Tulle Skirt by Papusza Couture

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papusza Couture in the New York Times!!!


Thanks to one of my favorite little Papusza's, and awesome stylist friend, Rachel Singer; Papusza Couture is in the New York Times style section today!!! Paired with Alexander McQueen to boot!!! Check it out:

Photos by Douglas Friedman for the New York Times.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Rainbow Bird Wings, Ivory Antlers, Beautiful Dreams; RIP McQueen

I feel like a cliche in saying it, but yesterday was a horrible day in the world of fashion. Visionary designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, was found dead, after having hung himself in the early hours of the morning.

I woke to a text yesterday from one of my best friend informing me of it, and like many others I know, I was absolutely shocked. I am still having a horrible time stomaching the reality of it. I spent a good half hour this morning watching video from Plato's Atlantis, his most recently shown collection, crying and being blown away by the beauty of it all. The thing that really breaks my heart is that we won't be able to see the genius of what he would have done next.

There was never a moment in watching video of McQueen's shows, or looking at runway shots for the first time, that I was not completely awe struck. When I first started Papusza, McQueen was one of the few who fed my desire to create, and charged me with a need to think outside of the box. He made me not be afraid of expressing my visions as creatively as I saw them in my head. He was a dreamer, and everything about his work inspires me. The way his clothes move, the silhouettes, the textures, the textiles... mind blowing. In creating his collections McQueen brought us to another level, another world, time and time again. He was a true artist. One of the few creators in the world of mainstream fashion that remained true to his own vision. For that, he will be greatly missed.

My heart hurts for him, and I truly hope that he is at peace now... in a world of rainbow bird wings, candy flowers, snow white antlers and surreal muses... he deserves to live in a world as beautiful as all that he created.

Below are some of my favorite pieces created by him, memorializing all of the inspiration that he has given to me. I'm sure that there are many others around the globe who feel the same as me...

In loving memory, to the dear genius of McQueen...