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Please forgive my absence, I’ve been working very hard to overcome some major technical difficulties and I’ve finally managed to get a handle on them, so I’m back! Back and more inspired than ever! But first, let’s play a little catch up with the July edition of Everyday Imagery.
Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset / Rockin’ a top knot trying to beat the heat, H&M top, Maje Shorts and Vintage Necklaces / Did a little pattern making / Pulled out the leather R13 chaps last week when the city cooled down, H&M sandals, Jerome Dreyfuss Bag.
Love how my United Bamboo Dress matches the cupcakes at my friend’s birthday party / sorting through leather swatches for a new DIY project, coming soon / fitting a Piamita dress, more on this new project later / sitting down to a backyard dinner party on the Upper East Side, hosted by Lauren from Undeclared Panache, get all the details on the party here.
Appreciating the street shadows of the city in my Rachel Comey Dress and Chloe Sandals, notice I am wearing more prints this summer / Drinks on the Skylight West rooftop, enjoying the sunset over the Hudson River / Denim shopping, scored these high-waisted Acne Jeans for a deep discount / On our way home from an upstate adventure, love the linear pattern on the ceiling of the Metro North train
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Wearing bordeaux at the beach, gives new life to this haute hue. No longer exclusive to fall fashions, this color proved itself seasonless by showing up in swimsuits, linen towels and beach bags this summer. Now if I could just find time to get to the beach…
I feel like the past few weeks have been non-stop busy, and it doesn’t look like I’m slowing down anytime soon. No complaints though! I’m enjoying meeting new people, collaborating on different projects, reporting on sample sales and making dresses for friends and new clients. Somehow, I found a few quiet moments between the craziness.
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Last week, artist Jessica Sanders welcomed me into her Greenpoint, Brooklyn art studio for a visit. I originally stumbled upon Jessica’s work through the internet rabbit hole, clicking on links from different sites until arriving at her site, where her pieces enchanted me to the point that I wanted to know more. More about her process, her inspiration, her background, and so I asked her if I could come by her studio for a visit and a chat.
As one of the emerging artists to be featured in the exhibit, Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, opening on June 20th, Jessica was in full working mode, which was surprisingly calm and laid back. But this is all part of her process, living with her work, watching her pieces transform before her, until she is happy with the final product. It is important to Jessica that the time she spends in the studio, the history of the work, is evident in the completed piece. I love that in a world of instant gratification, Jessica’s art evolves over long periods of time and is often broken down and used later, to create new work. I’m looking forward to seeing her piece for the Bronx Calling Exhibit, as she suggested it will be something that takes on different forms as time goes on.
Jessica’s art challenges the strength of architectural elements, by removing structural building parts, like joists and dry wall, and recreating them in a more fragile materials such as sugar and beeswax. She sites beeswax as her favorite material to work with because it’s state exists somewhere between solid and liquid, and its texture is similar to skin.
I enjoyed talking to Jessica about the similarities between art and fashion, and how artists and designers face a lot of the same challenges. Her glass half full outlook was very refreshing.
Between Jessica’s sense of color and play on textures, I was endlessly inspired. Perhaps I will design a collection inspired by her work one day.
I was lucky enough to witness a piece of art in the making.Before I arrived, Jessica hung a cow hide that had been soaking in a salt bath for a month. By the time I left, I could see the beginning effects of the salt water soak, with some of the black hairs on the cow hide beginning to crystallize and turn white. I’m excited to see the final piece, but I’ll have to be patient.