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07.28.14

Fall 2014 Runway: Behind the Scenes

Rebecca narrates the Fall 2014 Runway show: inspiration, the muse, her favorite print, and advice from Mum.

07.21.14

Philippe Baudelocque

While working on the Fall 2014 Collection, I was on an inspirational holiday in Paris and came across the work of graffiti artist Philippe Baudelocque. I love the beautiful mix of graphic patterns and the appearance of multi-dimensional textures.

I had known of his work before and considered it fate and destiny that I’d happen to come across it in its natural habitat, the street — actually quite lucky as the work is created with chalk so it is transient. This is lovely, the thought of creating something temporary, and being able to let go.

Philippe Baudelocque

While working on the Fall 2014 Collection, I was on an inspirational holiday in Paris and came across the work of graffiti artist Philippe Baudelocque. I love the beautiful mix of graphic patterns and the appearance of multi-dimensional textures.

I had known of his work before and considered it fate and destiny that I’d happen to come across it in its natural habitat, the street — actually quite lucky as the work is created with chalk so it is transient. This is lovely, the thought of creating something temporary, and being able to let go.

07.21.14

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

07.20.14

Lucien Clergue

I love the light and shadows, the tension and tanquility, in these high-contrast black and white photos by French photographer Lucien Clergue.

07.08.14

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

Reflections

I really love this photo series by Austrian couple Verena Michelitsch and Tobias Van Schneider—- beautiful, fragile yet strong. They compose these photographs from found plastics, foil, plexiglass. I admire their creativity and resourcefulness!

Reflections

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

05.29.14

Site We Love: Glutton For Life

Writer/reader/creative consultant/city mouse/country mouse Laura Silverman has a wonderful blog about embracing all of life’s goodness—— as she puts it, she loves:

sharing food with friends • reading while I eat • eating what I’ve grown • foraging in the wild • roaring fires in winter • swaying hammocks in summer • turning over a new leaf • puns, tongue-twisters & verbal vollies • pickles, cheese, bourbon & caramel • cooking for loved ones • linen sheets • food markets in foreign countries • movies • a good hike • ferns, peonies & scented geraniums • textiles • vetiver, sandalwood & myrrh • chiles, ginger & salt • (almost) anything smoked • yoga • picnics, cookouts & camping • Baroque music • flea markets & junk shops • exotic ingredients • afternoon naps • dinner parties • a well-packed suitcase • a bargain • waterfalls • poetry

I find it inspiring and informative, with innovative recipes and simple-pleasures done right, such as how to boil the perfect egg.  I’m also anxious to try the Grilled Pineapple Salsa (shown in the photo above) one summer weekend.

Glutton for Life

Site We Love: Glutton For Life

Writer/reader/creative consultant/city mouse/country mouse Laura Silverman has a wonderful blog about embracing all of life’s goodness—— as she puts it, she loves:

sharing food with friends • reading while I eat • eating what I’ve grown • foraging in the wild • roaring fires in winter • swaying hammocks in summer • turning over a new leaf • puns, tongue-twisters & verbal vollies • pickles, cheese, bourbon & caramel • cooking for loved ones • linen sheets • food markets in foreign countries • movies • a good hike • ferns, peonies & scented geraniums • textiles • vetiver, sandalwood & myrrh • chiles, ginger & salt • (almost) anything smoked • yoga • picnics, cookouts & camping • Baroque music • flea markets & junk shops • exotic ingredients • afternoon naps • dinner parties • a well-packed suitcase • a bargain • waterfalls • poetry

I find it inspiring and informative, with innovative recipes and simple-pleasures done right, such as how to boil the perfect egg.  I’m also anxious to try the Grilled Pineapple Salsa (shown in the photo above) one summer weekend.

Glutton for Life

05.18.14

Brooklyn Flea Market

I’m looking forward to spending some summer days at the Brooklyn Flea Market, always on the lookout for little treasures and oddities! For ideas of what to do during down time, please see my inspiration board all about relaxing and recharging with creativity and style:  the Perfect Weekend Pinterest board.

Brooklyn Flea Market

I’m looking forward to spending some summer days at the Brooklyn Flea Market, always on the lookout for little treasures and oddities! For ideas of what to do during down time, please see my inspiration board all about relaxing and recharging with creativity and style:  the Perfect Weekend Pinterest board.

05.08.14

Cecil Beaton

This beautiful Cecil Beaton photograph holds an immense power for me and sparked the design of my new summer collection. I love the simplicity and pride in this young man as well as the artistry of the photo itself, and although the collection does contain some beautiful floral prints and flowing whites, it’s the beauty in Mr. Beaton’s photograph and the integrity of the young subject that I strive for when I design. I hope you enjoy.

See the Summer Collection

See my Pinterest board, Inspiration

Cecil Beaton

This beautiful Cecil Beaton photograph holds an immense power for me and sparked the design of my new summer collection. I love the simplicity and pride in this young man as well as the artistry of the photo itself, and although the collection does contain some beautiful floral prints and flowing whites, it’s the beauty in Mr. Beaton’s photograph and the integrity of the young subject that I strive for when I design. I hope you enjoy.

See the Summer Collection

See my Pinterest board, Inspiration

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