The Muses


Syrie Moskowitz

Writer and Director Syrie Moskowitz is the creative director of the immersive theatre group, The Lillian Lorraine Collective, for which she has written, directed, and produced numerous performances over the last six years. Her shows have appeared at Lincoln Center, the Whitney Museum, and more. Her multifaceted creativity, appreciation of Classical art, expertise in historical costuming, and ability to envision fairytales have led her around the world to collaborate with artists, authors, and photographers, including, Ellen von Unwerth, Mark Seligar, Pamela Hanson, David Salle, Amy Arbus, George Holz, Salman Rushdie, David Michalek, and Jenny Morgan. She is currently in pre-production for her first feature film focusing on early 20th century women’s mental health.




Eden Tijerina

Eden Tijerina is an artist of and muse for passion projects. Her talent lies in interlacing the real and the imaginary through set design, world-building, and film photography. She has released two fine art, print-only publications. The first is a limited run, submissions-based magazine delving into the concept of “home” through the eyes of twenty-eight artists from around the world. The second is a book of trance-like prose with hand-developed analog photography, which was dedicated to finding catharsis in the aftermath of her partner’s suicide. Eden’s experience both in front of and behind the lens help her to seamlessly blend reflection and action in her visual creations.


Dr. Gwenda-lin Grewal

Gwenda-lin Grewal has a joint Ph.D. in Philosophy and Classics from Tulane University, and has held fellowships and teaching positions at Yale, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, and the University of Dallas (in both Italy and Texas). She has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the American Academy in Rome. Her work includes a translation of Plato’s Phaedo (Center for Hellenic Studies, 2018), and two books in review, one on thinking and death, the other on philosophy and fashion. She also owns the clothing line, Hardly Alice, and writes articles on fashion. In Fall 2020, she begins a position as the Onassis Lecturer in Ancient Greek Thought at the New School for Social Research. 

Our Contributors

Rose Callahan is a New York-based photographer and director who focuses on character-driven portraits of cultural tastemakers. With curiosity and empathy she makes portraits that celebrate individuality and the transformative power of style. Rose is the co-author with Nathaniel Adams of two books, I Am Dandy and We Are Dandy, which profile diverse gentlemen from around the globe for whom dressing is elevated to an art.

Photo by Ian Spanier

 

Tatiana Eva-Marie is a singer, actress, songwriter and bandleader, best known for her work as frontman of the Avalon Jazz Band. She was recently named “rising jazz star” by Vanity Fair and has been acclaimed by the New York Times, Downbeat and other renowned publications. Tatiana comes from a family of multicultural, bohemian musicians; she is inspired by her French and Romanian heritage, and now explores her love for jazz through the lens of 1930s Paris and the origins of Gypsy Jazz. She performs regularly in New York and on tour around the world.

Jennifer May Reiland is a New York based artist and illustrator. Her work combines historical research with an attention to visual and emotional details. Past series have focused on medieval saints, the history of bullfighting, and the death of Marie Antoinette. She is currently an artist-in-residence at The Queens Museum.  She has shown her paintings and drawings internationally, in museums and galleries such as The Drawing Center (NYC), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris. Jennifer has been featured in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and The Paris Review. More of her work can be seen at her website and on instagram 

Erin K. Orr is a Brooklyn-based puppet artist, storyteller and kitchen witch. She is absorbed in the creative alchemy of turning the raw ingredients of images, objects, folklore and food into a feast. Follow her culinary creations at bigsislittledish.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Parramore is a writer, cultural historian, and frequent commentator on women, culture, and society. She is author of Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture (Palgrave, 2008) and has written essays for Oxford American, Lapham’s Quarterly, Longform, and other publications.

 

 

Kayla Ferguson is a classically-trained actress who has appeared in Off-Broadway shows, independent movies, and television series. Kayla gravitates towards roles that celebrate anachronism and romance. She is a master of style, costume, and guise, as well as an avid lover of cinema, adventure, and fine spirits.

 

Laren Stover is a melancholy connoisseur known to frolic with faeries. She is the author of Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the EdgeThe Bombshell Manual of Style and Pluto Animal Lover. Laren is a fellow of Yaddo and Hawthornden. She has been published in The Paris Review DailyThe New York Times, The ObserverGuernica, Bomb, Interview and Faerie Magazine, where she was editor at large. Instagram: @bohemian_manifesto_book

Fe Knight is a dark, enigmatic songstress hailing from London. Her intimate writing style mixed with her mysterious demeanor has gained her attention in both the music and fashion world. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar, Complex, and MTV. In addition to working independently on her own music, Fe has also created music for the campaigns of Vogue and Mercedes. She was recently featured on the rapper French Montana’s album, which went Gold.