Hey guys! AC here, with some super cool info about a huuuge project going on at BMHQ in Brisbane RIGHT MEOW!
This is Lauren.
Totes adorbs, right? Right. Also, mega talented. You might remember this backdrop from our Witch Please collection:
Yep, she drew that.
And that. Love ya work, Lauren.
In fact, we love her work so much we asked if she’d paint a wall for us. Not just any wall, either – an 11-metre-long wall in our brand new café and concept store.
I can hear you saying “whoa whoa whoa, back up a little there AC. Café?! Concept store? WHAT IS HAPPENING?!”
We’re opening a café and concept store. When? End of November, hopefully in time for SharkieCon. Why? World domination. But seriously, it's going to be a super cool space for awesome people to chill out, have amazing coffee, try on gear, buy gear, attend events like preview nights, take a million selfies, and just hang out with other people as fantastic as you are.
In jL’s own words...
“A place of energy, a place where you go in, and you think “I’m going back every day, because this is totally my jam”.”
We seriously can’t wait, and with Lauren on board for this huge mural commission…well, it’s all coming together. jL and Lauren sat down to figure out exactly what this gigantic space was going to be filled with. From what I’m aware, the conversation went a little like this:
Lauren: You like ocean things?
Lauren: Like mermaids?
James: Yeah! And battles!
Lauren: Mermaid battle?
James: YEAH. Mermaids vs Pirates?!
Then it was time to grab paints…
And get started!
A huge wall covered in mermaids engaged in an epic battle with pirates. Yep, it’s gonna be amazing.
I caught up with Lauren to have a chat to her about the mural and her favourite shiny things.
AC: Ok easy one to start with – favourite Black Milk piece?
Lauren: I would say my Princess Bubblegum Skater Dress, I wear that all the time.
AC: How do you feel working on this project?
Lauren: Really excited. Elated, actually. When James and I threw some ideas around I didn’t think I’d have so much creative freedom as this and the brief was incredible so yeah I think this is probably one of my favourite jobs I’ll ever do.
AC: How long is this going to take you?!
Lauren: In theory? Four weeks… but it might be more like six, since I’ve got to triple-layer the paint to get the colour I want. And that’s working every day. I’m trying to break down each piece, so I’ll spend a week on the mermaid scene, and the battle – hopefully that will be a week and a bit, and the pirates another week.
AC: When you’re faced with a project this big, what’s your motto?
Lauren: She’ll be right!
AC: So where do you want to see this project end up?
Lauren: I think James may have hinted it might be making an appearance on a piece? Which is pretty exciting. I think that would be awesome, to be honest.
Ok NOW I’m excited. Can’t wait to see the finished mural! We’re gonna keep you updated throughout the project, so keep your eyes peeled here for new posts: http://blog.blackmilkclothing.com/toomanytights/lauren-carney-art-project/
Until next time.
Love n’ stuff,