About this Claire Person

Hey there! I'm Claire Geist, I write and take all the photos for this blog. This blog is called De Lune, like 'Clair de lune'.

I'm 26 years old, and I live in Brooklyn with my boyfriend Jevins, and our two cats, Tippi and GrĂ½la.

Let's boogie.

Sooo What's with the Blog?
I started this blog when I was in high school, and I have been shooting my own photos ever since. I try my hardest to keep this blog the same way I did back in 2009.

Where are you from?
I'm originally from Woodside, Queens here in NYC. When I was 13, my family moved upstate to Buffalo, New York, and I spent 5 years there. I started my blog after we moved; mostly because I had an attic I could hide away and shoot in, but also because I wanted a way to connect with like-minded folks I could kvetch about style to. I came back to the city for college in 2010 and I live in Brooklyn now.

Is that your natural hair color?
Alas, it is not. I'm actually blonde! I've been a converted redhead since I was 16, when it was dyed and cut short for a hair modeling gig.

Who takes your photos?
Unless I state otherwise, I take all of my photos.
This means I go out with a tripod and do it up. It's a process that can be unnerving, but it gives me a certain level of control and authorship that I wouldn't have otherwise. I don't get to shoot everything I wear, but whenever the time feels right, I'll shoot something.

Sometimes it works  and sometimes it doesn't (I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not very good at photo editing), but I love trying.

What is your fashion/style philosophy?
I love style. I have no idea how to really define what my own sense of style is, but I guess that's why I have a blog to begin with!
My mom, who was a graphic designer and tinkerer, has influenced me the most. She taught me what sleek, thoughtful, super-chic, gender-neutral, individualized wardrobes could look like- aaaand then I decided to horrify her with my love for the messier New Wave/No Wave/Kitschy influences that crept into my wardrobe.
I have been compared to a magpie. I like humor, I like contrast, I like texture, and I prefer to shop at thrift stores for the thrill of the dig.

I worked in the vintage industry for 3 years before landing a career in tech, and I think it's safe to say a good amount of my stuff is older than me. 

What are you doing when you're not on the internet?
Blogging isn't my main gig and I intend to keep it that way to make sure what I'm communicating is accurate and useful and not always influenced by a paycheck. When I'm not blogging, I work as a Data Strategist, creating datasets of images to train machine learning algorithms to predict what things are, specifically for retail.

Actually, if you're interested in machine learning, I think the most important thing you can read up on is how it can be misused and continually biased


Maia Ngozi said...

What type of camera do you use?

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Unknown said...

Yay I love you :) You're super sweet and cool and smart :) I'm from Upstate, show some love! LOL


(I'm kind of a no one but a someone who loves writing, art, film, style and being weird) LOL

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