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Tag: Design

07.30.14

Boerum House & Home

Pop on over to a pop-up shop celebrating Brooklyn designers and artists, including - if I may boast - my husband Wayne Pate. His art is featured on the gallery wall, and the entire shop is wonderfully curated.  An oasis of tasteful design.

Boerum House & Home

Boerum House & Home

Pop on over to a pop-up shop celebrating Brooklyn designers and artists, including - if I may boast - my husband Wayne Pate. His art is featured on the gallery wall, and the entire shop is wonderfully curated.  An oasis of tasteful design.

Boerum House & Home

05.02.14

Delicious

I’m so excited about the new labels and hangtags we are working on debuting with the Fall 2014 Collection and have been getting swept away with beautiful design and packaging on Pinterest, and have created a Pinterest board of beautiful, feminine, refined design.  I’m obsessed with bitters packaging and admit to be influenced by the design on wine bottles when choosing wine!  Chocolates, perfume, even the design of a bar of motel soap have caught my eye.  This lovely Frosted Pecans packaging is from Studio Nudge. So enticing… I really want to see what the pecans look - and taste - like!

Delicious

I’m so excited about the new labels and hangtags we are working on debuting with the Fall 2014 Collection and have been getting swept away with beautiful design and packaging on Pinterest, and have created a Pinterest board of beautiful, feminine, refined design.  I’m obsessed with bitters packaging and admit to be influenced by the design on wine bottles when choosing wine!  Chocolates, perfume, even the design of a bar of motel soap have caught my eye.  This lovely Frosted Pecans packaging is from Studio Nudge. So enticing… I really want to see what the pecans look - and taste - like!

04.27.14

Site We Love: Oh-SoPretty

Talk about tasteful! Oh-SoPretty is an inspirational blog about design, minimalism, neutral tones, and a whole lotta white space.

Oh-SoPretty

Site We Love: Oh-SoPretty

Talk about tasteful! Oh-SoPretty is an inspirational blog about design, minimalism, neutral tones, and a whole lotta white space.

Oh-SoPretty

04.25.14

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


The Pursuit of Style

04.30.13

Sparkle on the Way

I’ve always been a hands-on designer and the more I get my hands on something, the more likely a garment with sparkles will be the final result … I love the technique and craftsmanship behind embellishment and am always inspired working with Vien, our embroidery designer.  Not a detail goes unnoticed in these upcoming collections:  a bodice shines in our Black Tie collection, sparkles are added to a print and chainmail to a tee from Fall 2013.

Fall / Winter 2013

08.28.12

Riding the Wave
I’m loving the direction we’re going with the Spring 2013 fashion show —- bright colors, fantastic prints —-  here’s a sneak peek at a look as interpreted by illustrator Emma Leonard.
It will all start coming together with the models, the music …. Join us live as we stream the show on our web site as well as Facebook, as it’s happening! Saturday, September 8th at 2PM Eastern Standard Time.
xxRT

Riding the Wave

I’m loving the direction we’re going with the Spring 2013 fashion show —- bright colors, fantastic prints —-  here’s a sneak peek at a look as interpreted by illustrator Emma Leonard.

It will all start coming together with the models, the music …. Join us live as we stream the show on our web site as well as Facebook, as it’s happening! Saturday, September 8th at 2PM Eastern Standard Time.

xxRT

05.16.12

Something in the way you Love me won’t let me be
I’m not one of those designers that sees a movie and then the next collection looks like, say, Barbarella, but I love when I recognize a style inspiration in my designs…. Madonna’s early videos, especially the look in the Borderline video —- huge influence on me!  I loved the neon socks and pumps, animal print skirt, black tank —-
Feels like I’m going to lose my mind….
xxR
Madonna’s Borderline
Album: Madonna 
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Something in the way you Love me won’t let me be

I’m not one of those designers that sees a movie and then the next collection looks like, say, Barbarella, but I love when I recognize a style inspiration in my designs…. Madonna’s early videos, especially the look in the Borderline video —- huge influence on me!  I loved the neon socks and pumps, animal print skirt, black tank —-

Feels like I’m going to lose my mind….

xxR

Madonna’s Borderline

Album: Madonna 

Label: Warner Bros. Records

01.03.12

Seeing spots

My kids would have loved this installation by artist Yayoi Kusama at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.  Kusama created a blank white space and gave visiting children stickers to do what they wish…

Fantastic! 

For a New Years message, our creative team had some crafty and colorful fun with confetti:

Literally punching out the confetti and placing it around to form the letters —- you never realize how big your fingers are or how powerful your breath is until you work with confetti like this!

06.22.11

Bernadette Pascua, Illustrator
I really love Bernadette’s work and we are looking forward to having her design some special illustrations for our Fall handbag collection.  

Bernadette Pascua, Illustrator

I really love Bernadette’s work and we are looking forward to having her design some special illustrations for our Fall handbag collection.