18/09/2014 - THE FIRST NIGHT I TOOK A CAB FROM BROOKLYN OVER TO MANHATTAN.
Hello lovers, it's been a while - a very long while.
Not sure if many of you know, but I've moved to New York for the meanwhile.. I've been living in a dream the past month (& currently still living in a- the dream). I think when it comes to creativity, especially when it involves a specific space you have curated- whether it be out of curiosity or lack of imagination and inspiration.. it's important to occasionally step back, live life a little and remind yourself why you started it all in the first place.
Parfasseux began when I was still in high school. I was studying photography, interested in fashion, film, art and so very terrible at maths and anything that involved analytic thinking.. I wanted to "rebel" - I wasn't really rebelling against anything in particular, it was more so the fact that I was bored of constantly being told what to do, and how to do - a very cliche 15 year old way of thinking. So I created Parfasseux, a space that was mine, a space where I could upload photographs I experimented with, shoots I'd do, weekend adventures and anything else - nothing forced. Capturing moments out of spontaneity and living in the present. I never really knew where I wanted to take this space to.. or even if I could.
But, before I knew it, it had a control of itself. My audience grew, and the content grew with it, the content was refined and people were actually interested in following my adventures. Brands were emailing me and soon enough it almost felt like a part time job. It became a routine.. and then slowly or quickly - I don't even remember, the spontaneity and creative thinking behind it all drizzled away. My intentions of Parfasseux hasn't changed, but I think the way I've approached content curating has.. Since my move to New York, I've felt an urge to learn and create - I desperately want to draw again, I've been photographing on my film camera, I've spent hours perusing articles and artists.. it's making me excited about my blog again. I'm living with a photographer, dancer and actress, a house full of constant energy and imagination. I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate all the things I love together as a whole and where the direction of it will go.. but, whatever it will be, I'm excited to take you guys along with me.