CREATIVE DIRECTOR. The Other Ball, the first annual gala for Arms Around the Child, a charity which aids vulnerable children in the developing world. Bears designed by Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony, Christian Louboutin & others (not pictured). Sponsored by TOPSHOP TOPMAN, hosted by Mark Ronson, performances by The Black Keys, A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Lykke Li and Miguel. As seen in STYLE.COM.
CONCEPT, DESIGN, BRANDING & CREATIVE DIRECTION. A limited edition lipstick inspired by Helmut Newton. Collaboration with Lipstick Queen, Poppy King and supermodel Jenny Shimizu. Artwork by Eran Shakine. From left to right, Artist Eran Shakine with Poppy King and Periel, Michelle Harper, Justin Vivian Bond, Patricia Field, Jenny Shimizu. As seen in Into the gloss, New York Magazine, V Magazine, Marie Claire, Style.com and Refinery29.
THE OTHER BALL / ALICIA KEYS
AUTHOR. Periel's second book, On My Knees, is a comic memoir published by Harper Collins in the US and Random House in Australia. Title art by James Victore, photography by Mark Seliger. It received accolades from the likes of Jonathan Ames, Lesley Arfin, Senior Writer for HBO series GIRLS, Touré, Jonathan Frey and was featured in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Post, Paper Magazine, Interview Magazine and The New York Observer.
BODY AS BILLBOARD
DIRECTOR. 401 Projects, a photography gallery founded by world renown photographer, Mark Seliger, featured exhibitions for artists such as Lou Reed, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Platon, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Albert Watson, James Nachtwey and numerous other high profile photographers. Each exhibit was accompanied by a celebrity host and a charity component. Periel managed every aspect of the gallery including staff, curation, design, installations, talent, corporate sponsors and events.
BRANDING, DESIGN. Tee shirt campaign for Alicia Keys's AIDS Organization, Keep A Child Alive. Packaged in official police evidence bags, proceeds from the purchase of tee shirts go to buying drugs for children in Africa with HIV /AIDS. Clockwise from left: Alicia Keys, L'il Kim, Tyson Beckford, Periel, Naomi Campbell and Alan Cummings. Photography by Mark Seliger, designed and styled by Periel.
Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DESIGNER. What started off as a protest against the re-election of President Bush, turned into a guerilla poster ad campaign. The success of this campaign served as the jumping off point for the launch of Periel's now infamous tee shirt company, Body as Billboard, founded on the tenet that we should use our bodies to "advertise for shit that matters." Her work was featured in the windows of high end boutiques including Catwalk, Intermix and knocked off by Agent Provcateur (imitation may well be the highest form of flattery). Some of her more well known fans include Susan Sarandon, Lili Taylor, Gloria Steinem, Betsey Johnson and Zoe Kravitz.