Sunday, March 11, 2012

Life Outside NY Part 8: Ghosttownloverland

The first half of my winter was painted brilliant with the sting of salty waves and skies painted vivid shades of ombre sunset and star belly. I found myself, again, as a Sea Gypsy... the ocean spoke to me in a way she hasn't in many years. In that language that she speaks she reminded me of how small-yet powerful-I truly am when placed beside the threshold of her beautiful mass. I found a muse in her again.

The second half of the chapter that comprises this dark season is one that is filled with the most beautifully haunted ghosts I have ever known. Ghosts and heavy lucid dreams. I am materializing their voices into existence in a new collection of dresses. I have been spending time with them in my urban sanctuary of lost solitude often. Many nights you will find me on a bicycle prowling the streets of West Oakland, searching for them beneath the exquisitely emaciated decay of broken old factories, and the high whistling notes of crackheads crippled hustle. I am in love with them, these beautiful ghosted dreamers that no one else but me can seem to see. Sometimes they come inside of me, give me a little chill, but they are always delicate and kind.

I have been to many ghost towns this season. In my dreams and my waking life. Sometimes they pour themselves into my sleep, and lick my spine with their icy whispers, asphyxiating me in their vividly haunting stories-gorgeous and horrific all at once. Sometimes I crawl inside their cold and broken buildings, in search of something, but I'm not quite sure what... perhaps some new inspiration. Perhaps some alternate reality where I will find an obscured parallel of myself from the past. All I know is that the ghosts know things the rest of us don't. The beautiful abandoned spaces they occupy have stories that words will never, ever be capable of telling.

I guess through all of this brilliant suffocation of exploring the otherworlds, I've come to understand the phrase "life after death" in a new light-one which is shrouded in the most intoxicatingly beautiful opacity I've ever been lucky enough to drown in.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Papusza Limbs: Now Accepting Wholesale Orders

I am excited to announce that I am now accepting wholesale orders on Papusza Limb Tights. As seen in the New York Times and the Uniform Project, Limbs are the perfect item to layer under any girls favorite dresses, skirts and shorts. They are available in a sleigh of new colors, and I am happy to take custom orders, combining any color combo and dye pattern.

New colors include: Pale pink, magenta, violet, turquoise, sky blue, royal blue, kelly green, chartreuse, golden yellow, red, wine, tan, brown and black.

Please send me an email to inquire for wholesale order details Also; if you would like to order a pair for yourself I am now having a sale on Limbs for $20 a pair.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Papusza Vending at 41six-Nightery: Oakland

If you are in the bay area come on by gallery Warehouse 416. I will have limbs there on sale for $20 and lot's of hot one of a kind upcycled lingerie pieces. Hope to see you!