PARIS, LA 7: WOMEN ARTISTS



Edition

Issue 7

Women Artists
English
Fall 2011
116 pages in color
Letter US



Editor’s Letter

For this issue of PARIS, LA, I have invited painters, writers, performers, photographers, designers, rappers —well let’s say the word “artists”—to share their individual fashion sense with the rest of us. Fashion often suffers from some kind of caricature. What is “fashion sense” anyway? People sometimes think it’s only about a way to wear clothes. The cool way. The best way that everyone will want to follow.

The artists in this issue prove the contrary. They engage themselves beyond just dressing up—in the way they live their lives and do their work, they show us the true definition of “fashion sense”. That fashion is also about poetry, humour, and pop rock. Finally it’s about not wanting to follow anything or anyone, but to be carried where our own desires take us. That’s something that requires bravery and confidence, but also a bit of fun.

You could say those are the characteristics you need to be an artist, or you could say it’s what you need to be a woman today.

Dorothée Perret
Paris, September 2011

 

contents

notebook
Excerpts from Writing Home by Anna Odessa Linzer

poster
DAS INSTITUT feat. COMCOR

To The New Duchess
Watercolors by Sophie von Hellermann

Excerpt
Text by Frances Stark

Untitled
Collages by Amy Yao

Ecstasy of Asia
Photo by Carissa Rodriguez

MPA
Photo by K8 Hardy

Half Woman Half Flower
The jewelry maker Victoire de Castellane

When You See Us
The rappers from Baltimore Get Em Mamis

Dance With Me
The designer Ligia Dias and the artist Mai-Thu Perret