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 23 years old, and I'm a graduate of The New School here in NYC.

Let us boogie.

Where are you from?
I'm originally from NYC - Woodside, Queens. When I was 13 my family moved upstate to Buffalo, NY, which is where I spent my high schoolin'. I started my blog while we were living up there as a way to keep myself occupied and connected to cool, like-minded folks. I came back to the city for Uni 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 little freedom to attempt to do things (almost) exactly how I envision them. I don't get to shoot everything I get to wear, but whenever the time feels right, I'll shoot something. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but I love experimenting.

Along with Fashion, what are your interests?
I'm a huuuuuge movie buff. Sometimes there's nothing I love more than a marathon of the good stuff (Harold and Maude, A Hard Day's Night, Beetlejuice and Fantastic Planet are the kinda-but-not-actually-light-hearted go-tos, for example). I also like alt comic books (particularly R. Crumb and his disciples). I'm something of an introvert from time-to-time, so I take a lot of walks, think about stuff, maybe I'll grab an ice cream while trying to get a song that's been stuck in my head all day out. I also enjoy sticking my nose into whatever I haven't tried yet, which there is still a lot of. I'm down with the notion that all the shtuff in a culture is reflected back through what encompasses style, so I love getting a taste of every endeavor I can. I've got a bunch of books too if you'd like to borrow any sometime. I should open a give-one-take-one personal library policy. How do I do this?

What is your style philosophy?
It's hard to say, really. I tend to be a little all over the place, but if there's one thing I love it's eclecticism, and I always feel the most motivated to wear something when it just magnifies whatever's on my mind. I get a kick out of when I can incorporate some manual work with my clothes while getting dressed.
I tend to be the most impressed by pieces that seamlessly combine function and a sense of play, so something with a decoration normally has it for a very specific, workable purpose; a button seals together two pieces of fabric, laces are used instead of zippers, drapes and darts are there in order to explicitly say something about the body- and if there's any sense of humor, I'm even more thrilled. These are only a few basic examples, but these are also da things I gravitate towards as far as design goes.

What are you doing when you're not on the internet?
When I'm not blogging, I work on an AI program at Twitter as an image curator. For more info, you can see this Wired article. And yes, it's quite serious :)


Craig Curtis said...

Wow nice looking, drapes always make you glad by it beautiful decoration, by this house looks come out and it attract to people thanks for sharing this post here

Maia Ngozi said...

What type of camera do you use?

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