Image: Guy Bourdin
It's kinda funny because my family has been hassling me lately about making babies. Perhaps they've got the spring fever too... I dunno, but I couldn't figure out how to shut them up about it. And then in another context, a friend pointed out that creative people give birth all the time. I couldn't agree more! I'm always hatching idea babies.
Just in time for spring, my new collection of jewelry was born, and I have a slew of production projects that are currently coming out of infancy. Plus, I've just shot my lookbook, which is due to arrive sometime next month.
Sorry Sis, there's not a new nephew or anything... but I'm bringing all kinds of things to life.
I also showcased my jewelry in a spring trunk show at my place with 9 other designers this month. My home looked beautiful; it was filled with amazing people in a treasure trove of jewelry, clothing and accessories. And as if that wasn't lovely enough, the designers got along famously. All and all, I am very happy with the outcome, and won't be surprised if somewhere down the road, some of us begin creative collaborations with one another.
In other birthing news, some seeds I sewed with Katie Kay of Gather back in winter are about to pop. I had been helping Katie with small production needs here and there for a few of her clients, but I am pleased to say that I am now fully running production for her client Belle N Matisse. Belle N Matisse is a debuting line of high fashion with common sense... a bit dark, and super classy. I looooove this line. And I'm going to have so much fun with this project because I'm contracting my favorite sewing factory in LA!
Really?! I get to hang out with my peeps, work with clothes, and speak Spanish... All for my job? My idea of a good time.
Boy, so many things are coming out of the rabbit hole! There's even a project that I can't tell you about yet. (Though I will share that the line is going to be beautiful: high waisted, leather, velvet, hand dyed silks... all limited edition. Can you say, "Oh yeah?" I sure can)...
So yes, all that! The latest in my springy world of fashion.
Keep posted for my Elements collection lookbook and product shots. The girls and I made some serious magic. I can't wait to show you!
Until then, don't forget to water your gardens!
Love and Ideas,