May 15, 2013
Just waiting to see what my Loulou will pull off for Fashion Week this Thursday night got me thinking. I am less inspired by fashion magazines and more inspired by the authenticity of what people are wearing on the street.
My beautiful and oh so talented daughter turns 10 today. I am always in awe of how big her heart is, not to mention her exceptional ability to pull together a fabulous ensemble. Happy Birthday Loulou!
Last night I had the treat of taking my daughter, Loulou, to Charleston Fashion Week. We had a ball and she loved every minute. The highlight was the Neve Inspired show, handmade children's clothes that had the audience on their feet. Each look was beautifully created and super stylish. Local vintage store owner and ready-to-wear designer JLINSNIDER also had some amazing looks.
Personally though I think Loulou stole the show. Always masterfully curated, her personal style constantly inspires me.
I did this post last year and it was so fun I had to do it again. Enjoy!
My daughter, Loulou, turned 9 yesterday. It really does go by in the blink of an eye. I am constantly amazed at her depth and breadth of creativity, her sweet personality, her genuine happiness for life and her loveliness. I aspire to be as creative as she is. I just stand back and let her ride her wave and watch and learn. At the age of seven she asked if the School of the Arts here in Charleston had a fashion design program. You will see below why I am in a continuous race to document her next outfit as she walks out the door. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl.
I could go on and on about this fab swimwear designer. She is fun, beautiful and sooo talented. Of course I wish she was still here in Charleston, but NYC was calling . Her flirty, retro inspired suits have been featured in too many magazines to count, including the most recent Sports Illustrated. Bumby, her children's line is over the top precious and my daughter, Loulou, has the Paula. Marysia asked if I would share some of my summer favorites as part of her most recent blog series, Monday Must Haves, and how could I resist. I LOVE her blog and I LOVE summer!
Two of the most important elements of my work combine color and texture so I can't help but be drawn to the stunning work of Sheila Hicks. An internationally recognized artist, Hicks studied painting under Josef Albers at Yale, but it was South America where she developed a passion for working with fibers. She went on to live in Mexico, Morocco, India and now divides her time between New York City and Paris. Most of her work is in the form of wall hangings, but over the years she has produced numerous large scale commissions. Her fiber art sculptures are created using many methods, including knitting, knotting, bonding, felting and tufting. I love her vivid use of color, experimental and innovative approach and her use of natural materials. Her works are in the permanent collections of the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rhode Island School of Design and Center Pompidou in Paris.
Some of her works can be found for sale through artnet, the Cristina Grajales Gallery and 1st dibs. As for me I am awaiting my copy of the book, Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, put out by The Bard Graduate Center and designed by Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom. It received the most beautiful book in the world award when it was published in 2006. As a graphic designer I can't wait to get my hands on this baby.
Below you will also find some pairings of her work with the fall 2011 collection of Custo Barcelona. When I saw his collection over at Pattern Observer I couldn't resist. Enjoy!