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About

I’m a director, artist, 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 inclusive future. 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. In a culture that prioritizes productivity, I believe in prioritizing health and wellness.

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


PRESS + FEATURES

2018

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]