Our featured artist is Rebecca Moses. Rebecca is a storyteller, a dream weaver, a seasoned brand crafter and arbiter of style. Her rich colorful work has been published internationally from Marie Claire Italia, Italian Vogue, Vogue Nippon, Vera Wang, and designer footwear company, Fratelli Rosetti, to creating signature makeup bags and accessories for MAC Cosmetics.
Her inspiring work crosses every medium imaginable, from print and installation to animation, through which she creates colorful and vibrant stories. Of the many amazing projects she has done this year, one of the most exciting is her collaboration with renown mannequin maker Ralph Pucci to create "Mes Demoiselles: Imperfectly Perfect," a unique series of mannequins which will be presented in an elaborate exhibition at Ralph Pucci December 8th 6-8pm at 44 W18th Street, NYC. Rebecca's extraordinary world will come to life. The Mes Demoiselles will be dressed in custom clothing made from the first Ralph Pucci fabric collection, surrounded by murals and paintings, all created by Rebecca Moses.
Did you always want to be an artist? Did you always want to be an artist?
Describe your creative process. Color is fundamental, moods are exaggerated, body language strong, and the attitudes are large. If I am illustrating space and interiors I like to create exaggerated, out of proportion attitudes. I think that imperfection is always so captivating.
Tell us more about Mes Demoiselles and your collaboration with Ralph Pucci. I created 25 highly distinctive Mes Demoiselles to reflect today’s multi-cultural individualism and to redefine the standard of beauty influencing a new generation of consumers who are a reflection of this new world order.
You talk about "undefined beauty." Can you tell us more about that? The women I create personify "undefined beauty." They have ever-changing, self-defining personal glamour, taking their cues from themselves, their tastes, and their whims. Their expressive, unconventionally made-up faces possess irregular features, an under-slung chin, long neck or articulated arms and hands, so-called "imperfections" that make them so uniquely beautiful. Each conveys a fearless personal style, eccentric and original, indicative of the power and beauty of self-confidence.
How do you see beauty and art evolving in today's fashion world?Art, fashion, and retail need to reflect our changing world and society. People are blending. Stereotypes are broken. A new individualism has evolved, with fresh, personal visions of beauty. With my Mes Demoiselles mannequins, I want the customer to walk through a store and recognize herself in them— multi-ethnic, mutli-cultural, imperfect yet spectacular personas.
How has your artwork changed or developed over the years? Yes, it has become more humorous and spirited. I feel very close to the characters I create. I like being able to laugh at oneself. This is why I love maximizing each characters style and mannerisms.
Tell us one thing about you that nobody knows. I try to laugh at least once a day.
If you had one day left on earth, how would you spend the day?
With the people I love, doing something wonderful!
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Live your dreams, no excuses.
What is currently playing on your Ipod? Pink Martini, Adele, Bobby Short, Lady Gaga and Mozart.
If you were granted 3 wishes, what would they be? Great health, love and creativity ability for all that I love.
What is your greatest indulgence? My children.
Who are your favorite artists? Ceceil Beaton, Jacque Henri Lartigue, Modigliani, Man Ray, Giacometti.
Who is/was your mentor? Life has been my mentor.
What is your mantra in life? Live each day as if it is a gift!
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