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 25 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 Queens here in NYC. When I was 13, my family moved upstate to Buffalo, NY, and I spent 5 years there. 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 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 and public, 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 get to wear, but whenever the time feels right, I'll shoot something.

Sometimes it works, I'm not very good at photo editing, and sometimes it doesn't, but I love trying.

Along with Fashion, what are your other interests?
I spend too much time on eBay and making bad jokes. 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 and huge, but 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, probably 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 /Mod influences that crept into my wardrobe.

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?
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 influenced by a paycheck. 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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