Tallulah keeps asking me when are we going back to see Jamie because she wants to introduce her to her new life-like stuffed Meerkat Olivia. Indeed, Olivia would fit beautifully amongst the array of taxidermy animals that inhabit the apartment where Jamie lives. That is -if Spider- Jamie’s miniature doberman pinscher gives Olivia the ok. We had been shown grisly but cute remnants of a stuffed animal sans stuffing- a mere shell of its former self and Spider’s favorite toy. Tallulah would surely have to keep a sharp eye on Olivia!! Jamie lives in Williamsburg which I always find a surreal architectural experience. Part industrial- part clapper board houses-its eclecticism really makes you want to dive deeper into its history and it leaves you with a feeling of nostalgia. Walking into the apartment Jamie shares with her husband Anthony Malat was like being transported through time-like stepping into a Victorian parlour where you want to dress up in your best frock for tea and scones. And what a tea party they had- with miniature porcelain tea sets! But mostly Tallulah enjoyed cuddling up next to Jamie pretending to be asleep on Jamie’s new life-changing Tempur-Pedic California King bed. Sleeping beauty never had it this good!
You can see Jamie’s beautiful photography Here and follow her blog musings Black as Light.
Jamie-Tallulah and I loved exploring your flat full of treasures from the miniature tea sets to the crocodile skulls. It was a magical place for Tallulah. Where did your passion for collecting come from? —- My husband and I have always loved old and unusual things. We both have a passion for thrifting and antique shopping so I think once we found each other it was like -GAME ON! One of our favorite things to do is hunt for old treasures anywhere we are visiting.
I can envision Joel-Peter Witkin and Julia Margaret Cameron hanging harmoniously together in your space. What would be the dream photograph to own? —- I would LOVE to have a Julia Margaret Cameron in my house or an August Sanders portrait. Actually I would love this one Steichen picture of light coming through the trees with vapor rising from the swamp below. I think it is an untitled image but one of my favorite ever. Mostly Tallulah enjoyed cuddling up beside Jamie pretending they were asleep on her new life-changing Tempur-Pedic California king bed. Sheer bliss. Sleeping beauty never had it so good!
If you could shadow any photographer for the day -past or present -who would it be? —- Probably nobody. Seeing the process takes all the mystery out of it for me.
What magazine/s do you still get excited and look forward to seeing on the new stand each month? —- Acne Paper
If you could choose any designer to fill your closet this season-who would I find in there? —- A little Ann Demeulemeester and Dres Van Noten probably.
Finally-you’re looking forward to New York fashion week because…? —- Friends come to town that I don’t get to see that often. We hide out in dark corners of small bars and catch up.
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