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About

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, director, and strategist with a colorful background in assisting women-identified creators in manifesting their work. I’m dedicated to supporting radical queer/women-led projects that leads culture into a more conscious future.

The creative mediums I work with are always fluid and expanding. I love to learn and experiment with new mediums and methods of communication. It currently spans across analog media (illustration, painting, sculpture), digital media (photo/video, music, etc), food, and writing. In addition to my professional background, I am also an intuitive reiki healer with a healing practice derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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LOLITA BANDITA is a creative studio rooted in a holistic approach to manifesting creative projects. I coined the name in 2008 for my first Tumblr account and have seen it evolve and transform over 11 years into the international network today. We are proud to collaborate with incredible people and brands from all over the world including the US, Australia, Amsterdam, Korea, and more.

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH

In a culture that prioritizes productivity, I believe in prioritizing health and wellness because I care about building collective futures that support and sustain one another.

As a former 9-5’er I can relate to how work-related stress and office energy can negatively affect the physical body, mind, and spirit. People aren’t designed to work like batteries until they burn out. I strive to achieve a balance of all three by offering reiki and intuitive acupressure alongside creative services. 

Summon me at CONTACT@LOLITABANDITA.CO

I also have a fun newsletter about magic + healing called Alchemy Lessons.


COCO LAYNE IS A FORCE.
THROUGH HER WORK WITH CHROMAT'S SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY, SHE PINPOINTED THE SOUL OF OUR BRAND AND AMPLIFIED OUR MISSION OF EMPOWERMENT AND EDUCATION THROUGH AN IMPORTANT SERIES THAT CONTINUES TODAY- OUR #CHROMATBABE FEATURES. SHE ALSO LAID IMPORTANT STRUCTURE AND GROUNDWORK IN OUR DAILY MESSAGING, OUTREACH AND EVENT PLANNING STRATEGY. COCO IS A PRO AT CONNECTING EACH PROJECT WITH THE RIGHT COLLABORATORS. SHE HAS ART DIRECTED MANY PROJECTS WITH CHROMAT, EACH ONE ACHIEVING THE PERFECT BALANCE OF CREATIVITY AND COMMERCE.

-BECCA MCCHAREN-TRAN, CEO of CHROMAT

 

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COCO HAS BEEN A REAL ASSET IN HELPING OUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS THINK THROUGH PRODUCT LAUNCH STRATEGY AND MARKETING CONCEPTS. SHE'S PROVIDED TOP-NOTCH COPYWRITING ASSETS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH DECKS THAT HAVE BEEN IN LINE WITH OUR BRAND GUIDELINES AND VISIONS. COCO IS A VERY WELL ROUNDED CREATIVE THAT HAS ASSISTED OUR TEAMS CROSS-FUNCTIONALLY. SHES'S A QUICK LEARNER AND HAS AN INNATE KNACK FOR BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVE IDEATION. 

-NANCY TWINE, CEO + FOUNDER OF BRIOGEO HAIRCARE


 

PRESS + FEATURES

2019
Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle | A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes - “Chromat Babeguard Video” Directed by Grace Naw and Coco Layne (5/11/19-9/2/19)

OUT Magazine - March Issue (Print/Digital)

2018

Teen Vogue - Chromat Debuts Pool Rules Campaign Featuring Denise Bidot, Mama Cax, and More

Daily Mail UK - Suit up! Fashion brand rewrites 'Pool Rules' with empowering swimwear campaign

The Root - Pool Rules: Chromat's Latest Campaign Changes the Rules of the Typical 'Swimsuit Body'

GLAAD Rising Stars Grant Runner Up 2018

The New York Times - Home Bases The Most Intimate Spaces of All

 

2017

Paper Magazine - Posture x PAPER Celebrates the Gender-Fluid Future

Allure - The M.A.C. Chromat Collection Is Out of This World

Vogue - Meet the Fashion Maverick Behind Summer’s Most Fearless Makeup Collection

PopSugar - MAC Cosmetics's New Chromat Line May Be Its Edgiest Makeup Yet

 

2016

Refinery29 - Can We Please Stop Worrying About Fat Rolls & Folds Of Skin?

The Fashion Fund Season 3 (TV Series)  // Consultant for Chromat

 

2015
Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. Psychology In Your Life 2nd Edition by Sarah Grison and Michael Gazzaniga. WW. Norton. 2015 [ISBN: 978-0393600674]

 

2014

Refinery29 - Meet 21 Of New York's Hottest Bachelorettes

Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. GENDER: IDEAS, INTERACTIONS, INSTITUTIONS by Myra Marx Ferree and Lisa Wade. WW. Norton. 2014 [ISBN: 978-0-393-93107-5]

 

2013

Huffington Post - Here’s What Happened When One Queer Woman Dressed More Feminine For Her Job

Bustle - Artist Coco Layne Experiments With Her Own Gender Expression

Stylecaster - This is Crazy: Watch Artist Coco Layne Go From Masculine To Feminine In Less Than Two Minutes

Daily Mail UK - From tomboy to pretty lady: Lesbian artist transforms her appearance in front of the camera to 'open up conversation about gender presentation'

Buzzfeed - Artist Documents Her Experience Dressing More Feminine To Get A Job

Coco Layne, Warpaint 2013. Human Sexuality: A Contemporary Introduction by Caroline Pukall. Oxford University Press. 2013 [ISBN: 978-0195441352]



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