A trip like this must be mentioned. For Christmas, Benj gave me a trip to Patagonia, an area of the world I’ve dreamt of visiting since I was 15. The dream was heightened after watching this amazing documentary 180 degrees South. We explored purely the Chilean side of Patagonia, and it was unreal – from hiking through rain forests in the North where we drank from the rivers, to sliding on glaciers in the South where we slept in domes. The stories are endless.
A top highlight of the trip was visiting Douglas Tomkins’, founder of The North Face, Chilean national park –Parque Pumalin. This was perhaps the most beautiful park I’ve ever seen, exceptionally cared for and preaching a beautiful message – Deep Ecology, a foundation of Mr. Tomkins’ as well. We slept in beautifully designed cabanas on the water with hiking trails out our back door. Next to the fire, we ate amazing homemade meals from the local farms by our two gorgeous hosts in the main cafe, Andres & Ingrid.
We then flew down south to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. Since the park was closing the following week for winter, we decided to hire a guide and tour through. We slept in domes at EcoCamp, perhaps the most amazing camp you’ll ever visit – from all organic delicious food to the most hospitable hosts. We hiked about 20K per day for 5 days through breathtaking terrain, filling our bottles with real glacier water by day & local Chilean wines by night. What an adventure, I cannot wait to return.
For the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, Silkstone hired me to decorate the Soho House NY for a rooftop pool party. Union jack bunting & classic British candies adorned the bar & tables while guests wore British guard costumes & paper hats. We even projected a massive photo of the Queen in a bikini over the pool.
Seeing as our movie comes out tomorrow, no more posting procrastinating, shot gun post!
Adam Stockhausen, Moonrise Kingdom’s designer, called me in early February and asked me to dress the set for the international poster. After a few days of collecting all of the props and various set pieces, we were ready to shoot at Milk! I spray painted that grass with yellow paint to give it that neon green look and went through about 17 lettering options for that held felt sign. Love how it came out!
We had quite a fun day… Fran is the sweetest, and Bill will crack you up all day. Also, that dog was crazy impressive. Here are a few shots from set.
Also, I was sent this by a friend the other day… forgot we had shot this. What a hilarious night on set, that’s me at 2:16