Angie Hranowsky

My Abiding Inspiration

June 01, 2011

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.

Lady in a Turban

April 27, 2011

Well, it looks like the Lady in a Turban found a fabulous new home!

When Lindsay Bierman at Coastal Living magazine asked me to design their 2009 Idea Home I of course accepted. The next thing I did was call Molly B. Right and ask if she would create one of her amazing bottle cap portraits for the house. I delved into my research and laid out my palette and concepts for Molly, including paintings from Matisse's Moroccan period as well as pictures of Caribbean and island women. I told her I wanted a lady with a turban and left it at that. I knew she would create the perfect portrait... and she did. The portrait did not sell with the house, but a few months ago it found a permanent home with one Ms. Tyra Banks in New York City. According to Tyra, she can't stop staring at it, and I know exactly what she means. Molly's work is mesmerizing. I have my own thoughts about what I might commission Molly to do for me one day. In the mean time I'm sure the Lady in a Turban is enjoying her new digs.


Purple Rain

March 21, 2011

Tonight I'm going to see Prince live in concert so I thought what better day to post about my favorite color, purple... well one of my favorites, turquoise will have to wait for another time. I've always been drawn to purple in all shades... lavender, plum, amethyst, lilac, fuchsia, orchid, violet. I find it original, creative, strong and sexy not to mention an incredibly happy color. I use it all the time in every environment. So I hope you get inspired by some of these purple lovelies below. In the mean time I'm going to spend the evening getting my groove on. As Prince would say, "....it's gon' be funky" 

Faux Purple Snakeskin iPhone cover

Matthew Williamson via Pattern Observer

Mark Rothko Untitled, 1953

Grace Jones

Woodstock Wallpaper by Cole & Son

Optical Wallpaper by Cole & Son

Q&A on Look Linger Love

March 14, 2011

Look Linger Love is one of my new favorite blogs and after meeting Chassity through a mutual friend recently I was smitten. She is adorable, fun and clearly doing something right as she has quite the following. I was thrilled when she asked if she could do a Q & A with me and even more excited when I got her questions. It was fun to mix it up a bit. You will surely want to check out her daily musings of all things stylish.

Skull & Bones

February 28, 2011

Being the mother of a 5 year old boy who loves all things pirates (and all things Star Wars) I constantly find myself attracted to skull & crossbones imagery. I even bought myself a Christmas present this past year when I found a super cool silver and brass necklace with a skull & bones pendant. I love things that have meaning or tell a story and I often wear it along with my other lockets. Once I found my necklace it seemed that everywhere I turned there it was, the skull & bones (or often times only the skull), and not just for kids. I suppose it could seem kind of morbid, but somehow there is an edge to it that I think is rather fun.
My pendant necklace
Blue Skull by Amos Miller

Gentry Dayton via Lili Diallo Details
My son Sasha playing on a pirate ship and sporting 
his stripe pirate shirt

Graffiti

For the Love of God screenprint with diamond dust on paper 

Butterfly Lovers Necklace by Tina Tang
Kitty Bones by Lucky Mule
Angel Laser Peeptoe Boots by Alexander McQueen

Cage the Elephant Album Cover

Skull Portrait by Carter Kustera 

 A loft space by Commune Design

 My son Sasha with a pirate t-shirt from Lucky Mule

Rainbow Teeth silk-screen by Zakee Shariff

Skull & Bones

February 28, 2011

Being the mother of a 5 year old boy who loves all things pirates (and all things Star Wars) I constantly find myself attracted to skull & crossbones imagery. I even bought myself a Christmas present this past year when I found a super cool silver and brass necklace with a skull & bones pendant. I love things that have meaning or tell a story and I often wear it along with my other lockets. Once I found my necklace it seemed that everywhere I turned there it was, the skull & bones (or often times only the skull), and not just for kids. I suppose it could seem kind of morbid, but somehow there is an edge to it that I think is rather fun.
My pendant necklace
Blue Skull by Amos Miller

Gentry Dayton via Lili Diallo Details
My son Sasha playing on a pirate ship and sporting 
his stripe pirate shirt

Graffiti

For the Love of God screenprint with diamond dust on paper 

Butterfly Lovers Necklace by Tina Tang
Kitty Bones by Lucky Mule
Angel Laser Peeptoe Boots by Alexander McQueen

Cage the Elephant Album Cover

Skull Portrait by Carter Kustera 

 A loft space by Commune Design

 My son Sasha with a pirate t-shirt from Lucky Mule

Rainbow Teeth silk-screen by Zakee Shariff

Pumped Up is Right!

December 11, 2010

Ok, it doesn’t take much for me to get my groove on and this song is totally doing it. I can’t stop listening... or dancing. So make sure you have room to move before you play this.

Get Your Bead On

November 22, 2010

My dear friend and previous client, Carolyn Evans, is about to rock the lives of many married couples with her new book, Forty Beads. It will hit stores in April, but in the meantime check out her just finished book trailer... and notice her sweet digs in the background.

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