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08.15.14

An Afternoon at Ovando

Beth and I spent a lovely day with Sandra Ovando, owner of NYC’s premier floral design boutique, Ovando. As I am always inspired by flowers and love to design a beautiful floral print, Sandra is also inspired by the worlds of fashion and art in designing her wonderful arrangements. We found we share similar design philosophies —- design from the heart, keep it simple (although it may be anything but simple) yet unexpected… she refers to the orange flower in the final design a ‘beauty mark’. The experience was a fabulous way to brighten up the day, and the resulting bouquet certainly brightens up the showroom.

Ovando

06.23.14

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry.  
Tops

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry. 


Tops

06.10.14

Grey Gardens: The Documentary (trailer)

06.05.14

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

05.08.14

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).

04.21.14

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2014 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  
For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2014 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  

For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.

03.12.13

Hope There’s Someone
Image by Pakayla Biehn
You Should Take Care

Hope There’s Someone

Image by Pakayla Biehn

You Should Take Care