Our graduates do incredible things! Recent PhD grad Katie Feo Kelly was featured last week on New York Magazine’s The Cut, which profiled the web series she runs with good friend Katy Ansite, “Just the Tips.” The series features short videos where Katie and Katy try out projects they find on the Internet via sites like Pinterest, claiming to hold the internet accountable for its DIY promises. According to The Cut,
Their projects have ranged from Hunger Games makeup, to Super Bowl face paint, to a Home Depot Christmas, to following the guidelines from “The Easy Way to Make Your Favorite Fancy Dress Work for Day.” They’ve attempt to make SWANTS (pants sewn from sweaters), and they’ve adorned gourds as instructed by marthastewart.com. Thirteen videos in, their success rate hovers around 8 percent (a GOOP sweatshirt panned out).
Here, check them out trying on a little Super Bowl face paint:
Check out the interview over at The Cut for more from Katie and Katy on their inspiration for the web series. And as if The Cut wasn’t enough, Katie and Katy have also been featured on The Hairpin and Refinery29.
Katie is a producer in Texas. Katy is a copywriter in California. They are best friends who met at piano lessons in the early 18th century. In “Just The Tips,” Katy and Katie heed the siren song of “best life” advice in the realms of fashion, makeup, DIY, crafts, and home decor. Their efforts are met with only varying degrees of success; their spirits remain suspiciously undefeated. Follow them on Twitter and Tumblr.