Meet Cassi Gibson

 

Cassie was born in Maputo, Mozambique to a native mother and American Father. She briefly studied Cinematography at Academy of Arts in San Francisco. Cassie has shown as an artist and worked primarily in fashion in New York. She is currently an art director and curator based in Los Angeles, CA.

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My morning routine varies. Sometimes I am quiet and make a cup of hot water with or with out tea. And sometimes I wake up and I start with a cup of coffee and I start at my desk planning out the day and writing emails. It really depends on how I wake up.
Outfit, Vintage

Outfit, Vintage

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I started off right after school in Uganda. Every summer during high school I would travel to New York and pick up a summer job. Which was usually always creative and in production. I was working with magazines, exhibiting as an artist, or working in film, and then eventually fashion. I guess I always had a kinship with all the persons in my life that gave me a chance and and allowed me to explore and evolve- anything is possible if you are curious enough.
Dress, Tigra Tigra

Dress, Tigra Tigra

Cassi's favorite books

Cassi's favorite books

 
 
Me and partner are spiritual beings and I try to be a God-fearing individual. I love all religions. My family is a mix of Catholic and Muslim from Mozambique. I feel in a past life I was part of an ancient Hebrew nation. Anyway, I recently just bought the Quran because of Trumps ban on Muslims, it felt necessary.
Outfit, Vintage

Outfit, Vintage

Recently, I have been working with my partner and he is a painter- So I have taken up the administrative side of his reality which now feels like a business. I hired a new employee and formalized a team. We run a home gallery, a studio/gallery debut to open Feb 11th with a second show I am curating, and then we have his painting studio. So there is plenty going on. The best part is when we sit down together and formalize the life and thought of a new painting. I also love his input into anything I do outside of the business- I think building a strong team is really the ultimate because with a collective...anything is possible.
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I think my passion is innate—so I just made a pact with myself to do the thing I love. Life is really too short and fragile. I moved to LA from New York to further my practice as an art director and brand agent. And now I am curating shows, because my core being is very fluid- the language is all the same to me. I am ultimately working with an end product and that is making something beautiful and worthwhile.
Cassi's favorite records

Cassi's favorite records

 
 
When Bowie passed away, I was living in New York. All my friends called me and told me they were going to celebrate Bowie at Happy Endings in Lower East Side. I jumped in a cab, met my friends, we sat in a booth and would spontaneously jump up and dance like there was no tomorrow. Bowie made me celebrate life like I had not done before. I love you Bowie.
Outfit, Vintage

Outfit, Vintage

I do not really do too much shopping, but I do feel like I collect beautiful pieces when I come across them. I collect a lot of vintage, and have a real love for it. Besides vintage, I love to supplement with my friends’ designs – most of my friends are designers. So I always try to support, like Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Priscavera, Mari Guidicelli, Lauren Manoogian, Tigra Tigra, Susan Cianciolo and etc.
Dress, Susan Cianciolo

Dress, Susan Cianciolo

Cassi's favorite beauty products

Cassi's favorite beauty products

 
 
Water and chlorophyll and sleep is my beauty tip. Try to manage your stress; I feel like stress is beauty’s worst enemy.
Dress, Susan Cianciolo

Dress, Susan Cianciolo

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Winsome has great ambiance in Echo Park; the breakfast sandwich is my go-to.

Sqirl is very LA, and so beautiful and delicious.

Banadir is a Somali restaurant that makes such authentic food.

Manuela, located in Hauser Wirth gallery, for lunch.

Di Alba  is the LA branch of The Smile (in New York). It's a little Italian café with the best Focaccia and salads. The coffee is delicious too.

Badmaash has yummy Indian located downtown; they play Bollywood films with like, Skepta or Drake playing in background.

Wood Spoon has Brazilian homecooking, it feels like closest food to my culture.

✓ I usually go to Hama Sushi by myself and sit at the sushi bar. I'll have a Sapporo and some sushi. 

 

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