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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

05.07.14

Frieze Art Fair New York

This weekend at Randall Island: the Frieze Contemporary Art Fair. Photo by Iwan Baan.

Frieze Art Fair New York

Frieze Art Fair New York

This weekend at Randall Island: the Frieze Contemporary Art Fair. Photo by Iwan Baan.

Frieze Art Fair New York

05.04.14

contemporaryartdaily:

Group Show at Marc Foxx

If in Los Angeles check out this show!

contemporaryartdaily:

Group Show at Marc Foxx

If in Los Angeles check out this show!

04.29.14

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!) 
Bill Cunningham: Facades

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!)


Bill Cunningham: Facades

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

04.22.14

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton
One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.
For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton

One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.

For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

04.21.14

Jean Paul Gaultier
If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

Jean Paul Gaultier

If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

04.05.14

Site We Love: Cereal Magazine

Beautifully simple, like a breath of fresh air.
Cereal Magazine

Site We Love: Cereal Magazine

Beautifully simple, like a breath of fresh air.


Cereal Magazine

04.02.14

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

03.29.14

Irfan Onurmen
 I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!

Irfan Onurmen


I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!