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 I also wanted a way to keep myself occupied and connected to 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.

My goal for keeping this blog is to keep an account of how style informs my life and vice versa- how style is a means for living history and visual storytelling. Not only for me, but for our time and place.

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 (started with R. Crumb and his disciples). I strive 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. Here's my astral chart:

What is your fashion/style philosophy?
Fashion as a system is super problematic, but I'm obviously flirting with it constantly. Style, on the other hand, is endlessly wonderful to read and think about. I gained major influence from my mom, who taught me what sleek, thoughtful, super chic, gender-neutral, individualized wardrobes could look like, aaaand then decided to horrify her sensibilities with my love for New Wave/No Wave and Mod style. I worked in vintage for 3 years, so a good amount of my clothes are 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 usually.

What are you doing when you're not on the internet?
When I'm not blogging, I work as a Data Strategist at Clarifai, which is a custom AI company that allows customers to create their own neural nets. 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...

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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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