Downtown darling Tara Devon Gallagher wears Lyz Olko’s “I Am Fire” Autumn/Winter 17 collection featuring trademark elevated streetwear hoodies, bomber jackets and denim combined with delicate chiffon and elegant metallic dresses. In “I Am Fire”, Olko “summons the ghost of Joan of Arc. A rebel soldier and (literal) visionary, she saved her nation against all odds, in spite of those who called her just a girl.”
Name : Lyz Olko
Birthplace : Rockaway, NJ
Sources of inspiration : movies movies movies movies movies dreams and my archive of magazines random tears and books.
Favorite Reads : Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis, Another Country by James Baldwin, Reality Hunger by David Shields, Notes from Underground by Dostoevsky, Lucky by Alice Sebold, Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and short life of Darby Crash and The Germs: Adam Parfrey, Don Bolles, Brendan Mullen
Favorite Tunes : it changes every day. mostly Lil Wayne
Favorite Foods : carrots and salsa and Gomasio
Beauty Tips : don’t smoke , eat healthy, drink alcohol conservatively, I get facials every month or 2. use Ling skincare products, take all my vitamins. I think eating vegan and foods as they are in their natural state helps a lot.
Favorite ways to unwind : uh what’s that.
What gets you in a working flow : a new idea or putting on The Godfather while in my studio and getting into the groove.
What are you working on now : my new collection for SS18
Favorite motto / quote : “This is the Carter.”
Name : Tara Devon Gallagher
Birthplace : NYC
Métier : artist/stylist/designer
Sources of inspiration : content junkie, love finding imagery on the web.
Sources of motivation : going to museums, seeing work in the physical space takes me from inspired to motivated.
What makes you happy : my dogs and a good sunset.
Favorite Reads : currently reading short biographies about badass women from Ireland, picked up the book when I was out there recently.
Favorite Tunes : love old music in languages I don’t speak
Favorite Foods : I’m a snackaholic so the more little meals I get the merrier
Beauty Tips : don’t wash your hair too much, dry shampoo is my savior
Favorite ways to unwind : I have a guilty pleasure for reality-competition shows like “Cutthroat Kitchen” or “Naked and Afraid.”
What gets you in a working flow : getting my space well-organized and doing some quick exercises to get the blood flowing to my brain, makes me feel like I am peak-human-ing
What are you working on now : currently taking a sewing course to learn how to make my own clothes and finally get around to that daunting “bag of stuff to be fixed” that I hope we all have in common.
Favorite Motto / quote : “Everything is art, everything is politics.” – Ai Wei Wei
Last words about the shoot for The Know : the feeling you get from being involved in a world that you admire is really incredible. Surrounded by women who are cool and smart and creative makes me feel like I am exactly where I need to be, whenever I have doubts about what I’m doing I just think about times like that and I know that if I stay focused and consistent I’ll have a future worth looking forward to.
Photography: Viki Forshee @ Utopia
Style: Masha Orlov
Makeup: Rebecca Alexander @ See Management