Alien Ballerina Alexandra Jacob @alexandrajacob a.k.a. @djLeatherette
Photographer Cornelia Thonhauser
Creative & Style Jules Kim with DSTM & Bijules
Muse Alexandra Jacob Alien Ballerina
Name: Cornelia Thonhauser @Cornelia.Thonhauser
Métier: Photography and Video
Sources of inspiration:
The emotional and aesthetic intensity in the films of Antonioni, Pasolini, Fassbinder and de Palma. Japanese and American photo book culture. Exploring niche scents. My Viennese roots with its cultural melancholy and Freudian observational tradition.
Sources of motivation:
Collaborating with inspiring individuals. Discovering the surprising moment within a creative process.
What makes you happy:
Traveling – exploring food, observing society and culture. Learning new skills and mastering them. Hiking in the desert and the alps. Orange cats and dogs.
Everything by Joan Didion, Michel Foucault and Hermann Hesse. Roberto Bolaño ‘2666’, Paramahansa Yogananda ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ and I am currently fascinated by the writings of James Baldwin.
Generally dark wave, experimental electronic music and ambient. William Basinski, Klaus Nomi, Garry Numan and Andy Stott. My playlists are always changing and evolving. I am very lucky as most of my closest friends are musicians so I am constantly introduced to new fascinating artists by them.
Tacos at Barrio Chino in New York
Sushi at Sugarfish in L.A.
German cuisine at Nobelhart and Schmutzig
Wiener Schnitzel at Cafe Anzengruber in Vienna
Sleeping mask, collagen supplement, lots of water, a steady concentration practice and a good sense of humor.
Favorite ways to unwind:
Watching documentaries about people’s lives while eating homemade popcorn and drinking red wine. Listening to podcasts and discovering new scents.
What gets you in a working flow:
A good coffee.
What are you working on now:
A music video projects with a Columbian artist and an ongoing collaboration on a multimedia performative piece with two other Berlin based artists.
‘The things you think about determine the quality of your mind.” Marcus Aurelius
Birthplace : Richmond, VA
Métier : Jewelry Designer/ Creative Director
Sources of inspiration : Travel and the people around me
Sources of motivation : Travel and the people around me
What makes you happy: Colors
Favorite reads : Gods and Kings
Favorite tunes : “In the Air Tonite” by Phil Collins
Favorite foods : Korean!!!
Beauty tips : sugar + honey scrub all day
Favorite ways to unwind : doobie doos and mean jazz.
What gets you in a working flow : I feel like I’m constantly in flow with my perspective. If I am curious, then I learn so much more.
What are you working on now : I’m working on new technology for the fashion and jewelry worlds plus new collections /collaborations and retail a pop-up in Paris!
Favorite motto / quote : “Il faut se prêter aux autres et se donner à soi-même.”- Montaigne by way of Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie.
DSTM is a unique mix of bodywear, lingerie, loungewear and swimwear made with ecological and performance fabrics of the highest quality. Each piece is thoughtfully designed with cuts that flatter different body types while giving shape and support without underwires. The clothing is soft to the skin and is made to be worn as underwear, outerwear or swimwear.
DSTM garments are made with ecological and performance fabrics certified with the OEKO-TEX standard. Their performance fabrics are durable, ultra soft and draw moisture away from the skin, making them suitable for prolonged and active wear.
The collections are designed and developed in their Berlin studio and ethically produced by family run ateliers in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria.
ALL JEWELRY : www.bijules.me