13 October 2012

who even are you?

Well! It seems with all this Restyle and Perth Fashion Festival business quite a few new people have found their way to my little corner of the internet. Thank you! I hope you're enjoying my pictures and words and clothes. I've been meaning to write a proper 'about me' page for a while so this seems like a good excuse to do so.

What is yr name, gurl?

My name is Lisa! Hopefully that was already clear, but it's cool to start things off politely.

How did this blog start? Why do you do it?

I have something of a 'that looks fun - LET ME TRY!' personality so I was basically following a bunch of rad bloggers and thought it looked like so much fun I just had to get in on that action. It was pretty average in the beginning - I didn't really know what I was trying to do aside from take a lot of awkward self portraits wearing outfits I now feel varying levels of shame about when I think back - but it's turned into a fun way to keep track of how my ~personal style~ is developing and share things I find inspiring as well as projects I work on. Above all else it's pretty much just a haven for me to mess around with clothes, play with my camera, have fun and not take myself too seriously.

Did you/ do you study or anything?

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV (with a minor in photography) from Curtin Uni, graduating class of 2011, yo!

So... what exactly is it that you do now?

That is a surprisingly difficult question with an answer that changes every time I'm asked it because I have a lot of interests (or, I don't know, a short attention span) and haven't been able to pick a favourite. And maybe don't want to. But whatever! This is 2012 and it's okay for ~careers~ to be like that. I work weekend nights as a 60s-style go go dancer at Probably the Greatest Place in the World (otherwise known as Deville's Pad, located here in ol' Perth) but during the day (or sometimes night) I am somewhat of a Freelance Photo-taking/ Video-making Something Or Other. Meaning that I've worked taking photos of live music, fashion, art, people, film sets, houses and food, I've made videos for small businesses, I've been a production assistant on a few TV commercial shoots, I've costume designed/ standby wardrobed in film, I've written copy, I've helped out at film and music festivals. And that's just the stuff I can think of off the top of my head. And I've loved almost every single one of those jobs. So... that's what I do, more or less!

Favourite books/ films/ tv shows?

Harry Potter, Stephen Fry's Moab is My Washpot, Run Lola Run, The Breakfast Club, Friends, Doctor Who, Calvin and Hobbes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Psycho, Community, The Simpsons, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated, anything Wes Anderson, Amelie, Dirty Dancing.

Got one of those Life Plans?

My Dream Life would be costume designing a TV show by day, dancing by night and taking photos of anything fashion and music related in between. Sigh... one day, please?

And because I'm a typical narcissistic gen y kid with a good internet connection there are heaps of other places you can find me, too! Like tumblr (this one is for photos I take and this one is for random thoughts/ things I find interesting/ procrastinating), twitter, instagram (username is lisalisagrace) and facebook.

And sometimes I like to pretend I am a Professional At Something, too, so here is my website if you think there is something I can make for you or if you're just obsessed with me and haven't had enough yet (or both!)

Now tell me about yourself, if you'd like! And if you have a blog or twitter or instagram or what-have-you I'd love to check it out. Let's make this stalking mutual and all be friends, yeah?

Lisa xx

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