This week we’re happy to feature a little taste of the style of art student/secret gamer, Andrew Lam. Andrew is one of those guys who just exudes cool without knowing it – the kind of guy well suited for the streets of NYC.
He tackles pattern mixing like he just don’t care- and pulls it off every time.He rides the line between minimal, refined, and just havin’ a good time- always adding a fun and quirky twist, be it his colorful socks or our personal favorite – his amazing llama handbag.
Read on for more about Andrew and what inspires him in life and art making, and don’t forget to check out his super sweet playlist (hint/warning: Miley Cyrus in your future)
1. How would you describe your personal style and/or your approach to dress?
Whatever I can find on a sale rack or at Goodwill. I love layering, knitwear, fun patterns, and comfortable, oversized pieces. Colorful socks are also a must! Most days, I usually don’t have time to pick anything out since I’m always late, so my approach to dress is throwing on any article of clothing that is somewhat clean from my bedroom floor.
2.Do you have any special pieces or accessories with a story attached?
Maddie Zerkel‘s leaf sweater that she got from Goodwill. I borrowed it for a night and ended up wearing it for a week straight unwashed. She didn’t want it back after that and gave me the sweater. Thanks, Zerkel! Also my hair pins that say “Good,” “Bad,” and “Rad.” They help keep my unwashed hair in place.
3. Who or what inspires you right now?
Miley Cyrus. Then, now, and forever a dirty hippie.
4. What interests you within your discipline- what you aspire to do in the future?
It’s fascinating how we can weave fabric out of really nothing. It’s literally made strand by strand. I’m interested in building upon that by making functional or nonfunctional garments and even making sculptures. Right now, I’m weaving unwearable by humans, but decorative costumes that are worn by colorful soft-sculpture dolls. I’m still working out the details. It’s really hard to think about the future when I’m barely surviving right now. Though, I would like to move to an urban area and buy myself a loom. That would be the next step I think.
5. What is something not many people know about you?
I play a computer game called “League of Legends” almost daily with my good friends from Canada. We’ve been gaming friends for over two years now. I actually met one of them for the first time this year when he came to Atlanta for his math conference. Never thought we would ever meet in person, so it was definitely a cool experience. I’ll have to visit Canada now.
Aubrey Mascali is wanna-be fairy trapped in a human body who is intrigued by tiny things and collections of nature stuffs. She enjoys rainy days with a nice cup of tea and cuddling with her dog Nemo. Currently living and attending school at UGA in Athens GA, you can usually find her doing cliche townie things like thrifting for vintage dresses, walking through the local farmers market, and drinking mimosas at brunch. Aubrey’s keen on meeting new people and hearing their stories. If she were a color, she hopes it would be pink, and if she were music she’d want it to sound like Architecture in Helsinki on a good day and Grimes on a weird day. In her capacity as an art student, she enjoys taking photos, painting, weaving behind a loom or spending countless hours doing five year old art projects like gluing rocks to paper. She is currently working on her thesis exhibition which will be on view at the Lamar Dodd School of art in May 2015.