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Feb 24, 2017

Press on my show by The Fader

Press on my show by The Fader

Ruth Saxelby and Abraham Martinez wrote this lovely piece on my show at Milk Gallery. They interviewed myself and 3 subjects featured in Lifetime's Women Behind the Seams. Take a look and get to know these awesome women! Featured is security officer Claudette Tracey, style consultant Tziporah Salamon, and my childhood bff, designer Nicole Saldana. 

Thank you to The Fader for such a thoughtful piece! XX

CommentsCategories art exhibition fashion feminism film interview music Tags Christelle de Castro photography lifetime milk gallery milk studios exhibition

Feb 23, 2017

Opening Night at Milk Gallery!

Opening Night at Milk Gallery!

My dear friend Brandon Aviram took these lovely photos from my opening at Milk Gallery. Thank you so much, Brandon! Xo

See more coverage on Milk's Website here!

CommentsCategories art exhibition fashion film Tags Christelle de Castro Milk Lifetime Milk Gallery BTS Gallery Exhibition photography film

The Making of Behind the Seams

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Dec 21, 2016

13 Women to Watch by Complex

Exactly 4 years ago Complex Mag put me in this list next to Solange Knowles, Cara Delevinge, and Jessie Ware to name a few. I'm still on my slow and steady come-up, and still in awe to be mentioned among such incredibly talented women!

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Oct 7, 2016

FINAL DAY OF FUNDRAISER!

FINAL DAY OF FUNDRAISER!

HOOOOME STRETCH! Today is the final day of the fundraiser. We've raised $1,031.11!!!!!!!!! YES PEOPLE YES!!!! My goal is to reach $1,500 - with your support, I believe we can do it. I've upgraded the 'I Can't Breathe' print to 20" x 20" at the same price (previously 12" x 12"). Please stop by the site and scoop something up today. And thank you to everyone for supporting this initiative thus far -- thank you for the orders, thank you for the link shares, the re-tweets, the sense of community. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the families of the late Terence Crutcher, Kieth Lamont Scott, and Alfred Olango because BLACK LIVES MATTER

CommentsCategories activism art feminism street Tags black lives matter fund raiser keith lamont scott terence crutcher alfred olango

Oct 6, 2016

When Trolls Aid Your Fund Raiser

When Trolls Aid Your Fund Raiser

Yesterday two people tweeted some very mean spirited things at me. I wrote a huge response on Instagram - here it is verbatim: 

Some very unfortunate trolls have tweeted at me about this fund raiser, one person saying he would "check with authorities" that these funds were actually donated (which I welcome - because that's important) and another person tweeted at me saying, "The ghetto lottery is always a factor in these things #BlackLies" 🤔 Hmm I'm not MASSIVE on the social media sphere so I've never encountered such out-of-pocket trolling. I gotta say, this is deeply disturbing and hurtful and I am taking huge offense to this. I have been shooting protests since 2014 on my own volition (not on assignment, not for any publications, most certainly not for pay). I did so because I knew fashion platforms weren't even *thinking* this was important to cover. I shot these protests and I GAVE the pics specifically to @vmagazine and specifically to @i_d because I wanted the fashion audiences to pause for a moment and WAKE UP or STAY AWAKE. This was my way of being an activist, of using my power of photography and my relationships in media to support the Black Lives Matter movement. -To keep the fight visible, to display it in an honest way, to spark conversation, provoke change, and hopefully trigger some fucking rage. Does it really make that much sense for me to attend these rallies, take these photos over the course of 2 years, sell my prints for a sliver of what they are worth, dedicate my days off for trips to my photo lab, packaging, writing personal notes, and shipping these prints (in some cases HAND DELIVERING), just to capitalize on a fund raiser (which has been running for 3 months now) with a humble goal of $1,500? 🤔🤔🤔 Damn @joannethescammer would be SO UPSET with me for having the worst and most exhausting strategy ever.

I guess these trolls don't know much about me. I guess they don't know I'm an advisory board member of the Filipino American Museum, an unpaid position, and with @famnewyorkcity I helped raise $40K (yes - forty thousand dollars!! 🙌🏾) for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in my mother land. I guess these trolls don't know I helped launch the feminist mag @toprankmagazine where we all worked pro-bono and PUT MONEY into the publication. I guess they never saw those #StopObjectification videos I volunteered to direct for @NormaKamalito raise awareness around the sexual harassment women face daily. I guess they didn't see me in that @dazed article that came out a couple weeks ago supporting @plannedparenthood, and endorsing the awesome shirts @nataliamantini and @buuski made (these tees are being sold and they intend to donate 100% of proceeds to PP!! 💞) Damn, with the power of google, I guess these things about me could have been researched. But why bother when flashing on people via twitter is way easier. I get it, we are all hurting. We are filled with aggression. Peep my fb page, I come off like a perpetually angry activist -slash- @ShaunKing groupie (in between interludes of selfies at @theJerrySpringerShow LOL). Instead of assuming ill intentions, GOOGLE A BITCH. If you are frustrated, hurt, and want to see change - then I urge you to do something about it. You don't have to support my cause, do something that heals YOU, or helps your community, or inspires others. But don't come for me with a savage accusation, do not demean my work because girl, I'm fighting the good fight and this shit is hard. I need not to be deflated, I could really use your hand. If you want to be an activist but don't know where to start, then stop on by my bigcartel and grab yourself a print. I've said it before and I'll say it again - 100% of proceeds will be donated directly to the families of #TerenceCrutcher #KeithLamontScott & #AlfredOlango because BLACK LIVES MATTER

***UPDATE*** Due to this trollage I sold 5 more prints, we are so close to the $1,500 goal. THIS RULES Y'ALL. THIS TOTALLY RULES!

CommentsCategories activism art fashion feminism Tags christelle de castro twitter beef trolls

Oct 3, 2016

FUND RAISER UNTIL OCT 7TH - BLACK LIVES MATTER

FUND RAISER UNTIL OCT 7TH - BLACK LIVES MATTER

Hey friends & fam, so far this initiative has raised almost $600. My hope is to triple this number by Friday. All prints are priced low, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Crutcher, Scott, and Olango families. The fund raiser is up until this Friday October 7th. This is a small way to directly help our community - please take a look, purchase a print, or help spread the word. Your support means everything! #blacklivesmatter #endpolicebrutalityNOW 

CommentsCategories activism art feminism street Tags black lives matter fund raiser activism protest photo journalism christelle de castro

Sep 2, 2016

ROOT Interview

ROOT Interview

Sat down with the lovely folks at ROOT Studios for a short interview. Read it here. Photo by Peggy Gertner. Thank you, ROOT!

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Aug 19, 2016

2 FILMS UP AT CADILLAC HOUSE WITH VISIONAIRE

2 FILMS UP AT CADILLAC HOUSE WITH VISIONAIRE

I've got 2 films on view at the Gallery at Cadillac House until August 31st. See my Artist Commercial for Visionaire's issue, FOREVER. Also see my Bedtime Story film narrarated by Ahmed Eldin, starring Brooke Candy, Alan Cumming, Rose McGowan, Binx Walton, Humberto Leon, and Hari Nef.

CommentsCategories art fashion film Tags visionaire exhibition gallery christelle de castro ahmed eldin brooke candy alan cumming rose mcgowan binx walton humberto leon hard nef film video

May 2, 2016

Date With Danielle for ALLDAY

Date With Danielle for ALLDAY

Had a good ol Italian time with my friend Danielle Grecco.  Story on ALLDAY here

CommentsCategories art fashion street Tags christelle de castro danielle greco allday allday everyday VFILES

Apr 26, 2016

My Film "Open Up" Makes Business of Fashion's Top 10 List!

My Film "Open Up" Makes Business of Fashion's Top 10 List!

I am so unbelievably honored. My film made Business of Fashion's top 10 Fashion Films of the season, sandwiched between HUUUUUUUGE LVMH big-budget productions. Thank you to my long time collaborators for GOING ALL THE WAY IN with me. This is a HUGE HONOR & the beginning of major opportunities to come. Endless THANK YOUS to everyone involved - I love you guys. Let's keep pushing #stoneman 

CommentsCategories art fashion film music street Tags christelle de castro nicopanda showstudio business of fashion

Mar 18, 2016

Me & Pusha

Me & Pusha

A pic with the legend Pusha T after our cover shoot for CRACK MAG in Brooklyn, NY

CommentsCategories art fashion film music Tags pusha t king push fast ashleys brooklyn new york city rap hip hop harlem the clipse clipse pharrell williams photography film

Feb 26, 2016

MY LATEST FILM OUT NOW ON SHOWstudio!

MY LATEST FILM OUT NOW ON SHOWstudio!

It's out, I can't believe it!  Head to SHOWstudio.com to watch the video. There is a funny interview included by Kiki Georgiou between myself & my darling Jonte' Moaning.

CommentsCategories art fashion film music street Tags christelle de castro showstudio nicopanda mahcinea fashion film new york city dance jonte moaning

Dec 16, 2015

Nicopanda Fashion Film out soon

Nicopanda Fashion Film out soon

Here's a cute wrap photo from last Sunday in Greenpoint.  This is probably the biggest production orchestrated by Stoneman.  And easily my most favorite shoot to date.  Soooo much love happinging between the cast and crew.  I'm so excited to start editing and share this piece with the world!  Stay tuned!  #Nicopanda #MachineA #christelledecastro #stoneman

CommentsCategories art fashion film music Tags christelle de castro film fashion film video nicopanda machinea stoneman production director

Dec 7, 2015

Video Link to Talk at Asia Society

Video Link to Talk at Asia Society

Here's a video of the full event from last Friday at Asia Society.  It's a great diverse mix of stories told by some inspiring Filipino-Americans.  I feel SO honored to have been part of this program!  Endless thanks to Asia Society and to FAM for having me.  My funny story comes on at about minute 53.  Enjoy!

CommentsCategories art fashion street Tags asia society, filipino american museum, FAM, christelle de castro, new york city

Nov 20, 2015

Speaking at Asia Society

Speaking at Asia Society

Prize-winning composers, journalists, artists, writers and wave-makers tell five-minute personal stories of a moment in time that changed their life's course.  

Featuring 
DJ Neil Armstrong internationally renowned DJ 
Liz Casasola founder Broadway Barkada
Michael Dadap guitarist/composer/conductor

Christelle de Castro photographer/filmmaker/art director 
Sarah Gambito founder, Kundiman 
Kate Gavino author, Last Night's Reading
Susie Ibarra composer/sound artist 
Lucille Javier cofounder, #beawesometosomebody
Jose Llana actor, The King and I 
Nicky Paraiso program director, The Club at LaMaMa
Nicole Ponseca restauranteur, Maharlika/Jeepney
Jose Antonio Vargas Pulitzer Prize winning journalist 
Jamieson Webster author, The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis 


Join us for an exuberant celebration followed by an afterparty featuring food by Maharlika and music by DJ GetLive!

In conjunction with the exhibition Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, on view through January 3, 2016.

GET TICKETS HERE :)

CommentsCategories art Tags filipino america museum FAM Asia Society christelle de castro

Nov 5, 2015

I have some pieces in this group show at DOUBLE 6 STUDIO in Greenpoint.  It opens November 14th 4-9PM.  66 Green Street in Brooklyn.  Come through!

CommentsCategories art street Tags christelle de castro fine art gallery art show black lives matter activism feminism

Nov 3, 2015

Feature in Champ Magazine

Feature in Champ Magazine

Major Thank You to Champ Magazine for featuring me as a Champion Woman representing New York City!  What a huge honor to be sharing these pages with so many incredible women.  Champ is distributed worldwide & should hit newstands in nyc soon.  I'm dying to get my hands on a copy!  Pic above c/o Champ Mag's instagram.  <3 <3 <3

CommentsCategories art fashion music Tags christelle de castro champ magazine feminist feminism girl power photographer

Oct 13, 2015

My FW15 Vfiles Sport Plus Campaign in the windows at VFILES!

My FW15 Vfiles Sport Plus Campaign in the windows at VFILES!

Living for this!!  My FW15 Vfiles Sport Plus Campaign in the windows at VFILES!

And look who I ran into!  The brilliant Michael Anthony who did the make up on this shoot. :)  What a lovely serendipitous day in NYC!  Stop by VFILES on the corner of Mercer & Howard to check it out

CommentsCategories art fashion street Tags Vfiles vfiles sport plus VFSP mother management christelle de castro new york city NYC fashion commercial

Jul 15, 2015

HBA in Paris

HBA in Paris

Just got back from my 3 week holiday.  Got to visit friends in Berlin, London, and Paris. More images to come soon.  Here's a snap from HBA - June 28th.

CommentsCategories art fashion Tags hba hood by air christelle de castro