You might need to do a little bit of digging with regards to getting their story and that’s type of what we love about them. *Contemplating ourselves fortunate.* We spent a day with Andrea Ellsworth + Kasey Elise Walker, a duo we’d say is past dynamic that captivate you immediately with their considered one of a sort power, we’d name it uncommon. Not solely do these girls act, however additionally they write and direct their very own movies.
We chatted about how they met, once they began, and the place they’re going. Their tales are distinctive and full of life. Via watching their movie, you might be transported into their artistic world and is it actually inspiring. Seize your bestie and watch it here.
After being round you two for 20 minutes, it’s apparent you’re soul sisters. How + when did you two meet?
Kasey: I met Andrea about 12 years in the past on Melrose, though she has a special reminiscence of this. I keep in mind her on the nook in entrance of American Classic carrying knee excessive boots with huge black curly hair. We have been launched via a mutual pal that wished to begin an “LA lady group” for this weblog concept she had, again when Blogspot was widespread.
Andrea: I believe we each have totally different recollections of this assembly LOL! We met via a mutual pal, again when Myspace was huge – early 2000s. That is when everybody in LA would simply type of join on the premise of who you had in widespread and magnificence similarities, and so forth. From what I keep in mind we met on La Brea at this secondhand retailer, Jet Rag. There have been four of us and all of us went again to Kasey’s home to hold and brainstorm our respective pursuits and targets. We’ve been just about inseperable ever since!
“Be unapologetic. I wasted a lot time caring with what different individuals thought. I want I knew again then that it solely mattered what I considered myself and what was aligned with my coronary heart.” – Ok.E.W.
You created + wrote your personal quick movie, ‘The Dispute,’ + on prime of that, starred in it. Are you able to inform us how this got here to be?
Kasey: Andrea and I’ve a method of being collectively on the planet that creates this form of “power” that will get us into random, thrilling, and typically dangerous predicaments. There’s 12 years of that. So we thought why not write us onto the web page with somewhat bit of additional drama. We by no means see tales like ours and we undoubtedly don’t see friendships like ours which are grounded within the actuality we come from. Each having leisure backgrounds and desirous to see girls like us portrayed in movie the pure development was to simply write it ourselves. We thought why not attempt to see the place it will get us? I imply we do every part else collectively, why not attempt to make some goals occur collectively?
Andrea: Kasey and I usually play out these outlandish situations collectively the place we improv ridiculous conditions and what they might appear to be. In typical “us” trend we have been doing this and haphazardly thought up The Dispute! It really began as a narrative the place we purchased a bunch of garments on a line of credit score and fled to Rome, however we’ve since reeled it in and stripped it right down to who we’re basically and what our friendship represents. We’re tremendous enthusiastic about our newest draft. It’s virtually there.
Is the movie business the place you started? If not, how did you get to the place you might be at at present?
Kasey: Sure, the movie business has all the time been it for me. As a younger lady, I’d simply watch films all day. I used to be fascinated by the world’s individuals would create and put up on the display and I simply wished to be aside of it, in any capability. I used to be fortunate to have mother and father that simply blindly believed in my loopy goals and began me in appearing round 7 years previous. Being in entrance of the digital camera was the one method I knew begin as a result of I had by no means actually seen a transparent illustration of ladies behind the digital camera. It really didn’t even happen to me that I might be the creator of those concepts till I used to be in my 20s.
Andrea: My grandmother would all the time take me to see performs after I was somewhat lady. I keep in mind seeing The Lion King and Annie and pondering “I wish to do this.” I’ve all the time been actually formidable so I took the playbill house and referred to as among the numbers on the again – I used to be hopeful. In a meta sense, it looks like I’m nonetheless “calling the numbers on the again” making an attempt to determine it out as a result of I haven’t had my break… however that’s what lead me to writing and I’m so glad it did. I’ve realized quite a bit about myself via this pursuit. I’ve additionally developed a lot compassion and empathy, which I’m grateful for. The arts have opened me up and helped me tapped into a really deep nicely of vulnerability and honesty that, as it seems, fuels me greater than I ever may have anticipated.
“Decelerate. Every part will probably be alright. Breathe. Love. Don’t focus a lot on the result. You’re worthy.” – A.E.
What recommendation would you give your youthful self?
Kasey: Be unapologetic. I wasted a lot time caring with what different individuals thought. I want I knew again then that it solely mattered what I considered myself and what was aligned with my coronary heart. Nobody may ever perceive the explanation you do the belongings you do and in the best way you do them as a result of they’re not dwelling your expertise.
Andrea: Decelerate. Every part will probably be alright. Breathe. Love. Don’t focus a lot on the result. You’re worthy. Humorous sufficient, I nonetheless need to remind myself of these items. I truthfully don’t assume we ever actually develop up, we simply get higher at shielding our spontaneous youthful self from this loopy world we occupy.
As creatives, when it is advisable to be re-inspired, what are you doing?
Kasey: I get up and simply do the issues that I really like doing. That all the time will get me again to who I’m and what’s meant for me. Worrying with what others are doing and creating typically fogs my thoughts and makes it much less clear what’s for me.
Andrea: Visiting artwork galleries, cooking, portray, making pottery, watching movies, having a great dialog, occurring a stroll, watching interviews of people that encourage me, listening to new music, studying, trying via magazines, doing a workshop that reconnects me with supply, stopping to really feel my heartbeat, taking in somebody I really like, and touring. I’m all the time making an attempt to settle into individuals, locations, and actions that fill me up moderately than exhaust and drain me. That helps my creativity quite a bit.
How do your private hobbies + tasks tie into the work you create?
Kasey: I don’t know if there’s any method for me to separate these issues. The motive I create the issues that I create is as a result of I really like doing them. What I create is my passion.
Andrea: I really like discovering new methods to precise myself and I’m extraordinarily curious. The extra I do know and study the extra I’ve to drag from as a artistic. For me, a big a part of changing into a greater artist begins with the relentless pursuit of changing into a greater me, every day… and studying.
You’re going away for the weekend + solely have 20 minutes to pack. What are your prerequisites?
Kasey: A very good coat (I’m all the time chilly).
Andrea: A cushty outfit that may simply go day-to-night and comfy-to-chic (versatility is essential right here – the silk SOS outfit would really match the invoice completely.) I can’t fathom going wherever with out my magnificence requirements (Jan Marini facewash/moisturizer/sunscreen, U Magnificence resurfacing compound, Aerin rose lip conditioner, NARS delicate matte concealer, a concealer brush, Hourglass translucent powder, fragrance, and physique lotion.) If there’s time to spare… a comfortable blanket and pillow for the automotive or airplane 🙂
Fill within the clean. Andrea is probably to ____. Kasey is probably to ____.
Kasey: Andrea is probably to let you know precisely what it is advisable to hear and ahead you 15 emails the subsequent morning with all of the belongings you didn’t know you wanted (in all probability beauty-related).
Andrea: Kasey is probably to cuddle you!
What are your favourite Tune of Model items?
Kasey: The entire Chloe stand up! It’s like PJs which are applicable to wear down. You possibly can throw some tennis footwear on for an Aaliyah/Missy really feel with some shades or do a extra female look with some cute sling-back heels and an updo.
Andrea: The Tune of Model items that makes me really feel probably the most me are the Gala prime and skirt. I really like how versatile they’re. The set in some way manages to be stylish, attractive, trendy, and demure unexpectedly. I additionally like that relying on how I fashion round it (hair, make-up, footwear, equipment) I can provide a totally totally different look with every put on. The materials is beautiful and I really like the colour.