Dutch print designer Nina Warmerdam is still hard at work on her Imprint project, where she creates a new pattern every 48 hours. I love how freely she shares each image and how incredibly persistent and determined she must be to continuously churn out such beautiful work. Tell me, do you guys keep strict guidelines
A former seamstress for Alexander McQueen, Tina Kalivas launched her own label of ultra-modern fashion over 10 years ago. The collections on her site are each juxtaposed with the inspiration behind the series, which is oddly fascinating to see (think: Rubik’s cubes, children’s books and video games!). But here’s why I love Tina Kalivas: in a fashion
For storeowners, the stakes are higher than ever. Rather than churning out countless catalogs of new styles, it seems styling and art direction are becoming increasingly important in providing a unique spin on your brand. Accessories become art, pants become paintings and lookbooks suddenly become highly frame-worthy. Stylist Ashley Helvey is queen of this game.
Dear Alyssa, I know these are drawings on handmade paper. (How do you make handmade paper, by the way? Never mind. I’ll Google it.) But can you make them into rugs so I can put them on my floors and roll around in delight? Think about it perhaps? Love, Erin LINK: ALYSSA PHEOBUS MUMTAZ
Speaking of pattern on pattern, Jessica Tremp’s latest photographic series is a delight. She sources fabrics and finds from local thrift stores to merge a few of her favorite things: colorful, carefree patterns and nature. (P.S. On this particular shoot, the daring model caught a leech in a rather tender spot! Eek! Dedication indeed.) LINK:
Sara’s Italian and calls herself a ‘visual operator.’ I’m totally business carding that idea someday. Aren’t her paintings so very “Shabam!”-worthy? LINK: SARA MARAGOTTO
Trend alert: pair crazy makeup with even crazier hair and you have a surprisingly high end combo. (I’m going to test my theory today at the grocery store and see if I’m right.) Kidding. My grocery store is crazy conservative. I don’t even think they sell macaroons. LINK: FRANZISKA HOLZER
I’m convinced Sarah’s mind is like a giant cotton candy machine: swirling with awesome, day after day. LINK: SARAH ILLENBERGER