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 24 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 Woodside, Queens, NYC. When I was 13, my family moved upstate to Buffalo, NY, which is where I spent my high schoolin'. I started my blog shortly after we moved up there- mostly because I had an attic for the first time in my life, but also because I wanted a way to connect with cool, like-minded folks I could kvetch about style to. 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 means I can say that this blog is truly mine. 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 trying.

Along with Fashion, what are your other 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 like to collage, take photos, cook and talk about food forever, ask people why they like to wear certain things, and play with my cat, Tippi. I like to make my friends laugh, and go out of my way to make a stupid noise or walk backwards for a few blocks until someone says something. I'm a Taurus sun, Capricorn moon and ascending.

What is your fashion/style philosophy?
Fashion as a system is super problematic, but obviously I'm flirting with it constantly. Style, on the other hand, is endlessly wonderful to read and think about. My mom, a graphic designer and tinkerer, influenced me deeply- she taught me what sleek, thoughtful, super-chic, gender-neutral, individualized wardrobes could look like, aaaand then I decided to horrify her sensibilities with my love for the messier New Wave/No Wave /Mod approach to styling my clothes.
I worked in vintage for 3 years, so a good amount of my stuff is older than me. Speaking of, if you want a fairly good idea of my sense of style, take a look at my eBay collection Clean Gamine. I don't make any money off of it or anything, I just like building a dream closet full of shit I can't afford to have all of.

What are you doing when you're not on the internet?
When I'm not blogging, I work as a Data Strategist for Clarifai's machine learning UI. Basically, I teach robots what things are in images. You can read more about us here 


Maia Ngozi said...

What type of camera do you use?

Jullia Grace said...

Your write-ups are far more than wow!http://www.luxtime.su/

Nichole A Cavallaro 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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