Random loves, likes, inspirations and musings…

Category: Textiles

LINE DRY DEBUTS AT NEW YORK MARKET SHOWING SPRING 2014

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Line Dry Shows for New York Market! – Chelsea, NY

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I feel at ease to know that my parents are enjoying their naturalist roots during their later years. From backpacking through Europe in the 70’s to hiking throughout the country, they have always enjoyed the simple life and had a great appreciation for nature. Somehow I did not inherit the rustic roots – as I reside in SoHo, NY preparing to launch a fashion collection – but I do appreciate fine craftsmenship and hiking (just not camping and dirt so much:). Upon their recent trip to Panama my father took photographs of some of the local artisans and surroundings. I am drawn to the woven x patterns found in many of the crafts, art, building constructions, and nature (much like the crossing of the clothespins in the Line Dry logo).

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(STARS AND) STRIPES FOREVER – JULY, 4TH 2013

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Palais-Royal, Paris, 2008:
Our Line Dry designer standing on one of the many graphic striped platforms right before her husband proposed.
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Stylist/Designer/Mother Meg Venison and her adorable son, Rogan, wearing complementary stripes. http://www.venisonprojects.com

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Big stripes, little stripes. When applied correctly, scale and illusion can work to your advantage.
http://www.thebeautyfile.com

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As I mostly wear neutral colors, I love the pop of color for a shoe or accessory. These vintage oxfords from France are bold yet classic. Perfect for a weekend away by the shore or in the city.
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A sheer navy striped top or dress is a perfect union between sultry and iconic and can easily go from day into night.
This is a snap shot from our Line Dry collection for Spring!  

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The iconic stripe swimsuit is always a favorite but, in this case, I am drawn to the hat and scarf combination as well as the cat-eye shaped sunglasses.
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Style icon Georgia May Jagger. Daughter of the lead singer of one of my favorite bands. The Rolling Stones are a steadfast companion for any 4th of July travel.
This photo is from Elle France 2012, featured on http://www.magxone.com under “The Beauty Pages”.

IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY EXHIBIT – MET MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s.

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s…

1860s cream cotton pique dress with black scrollwork.

I love the cream and black color combination especially with the black scrollwork on this 1860s cream cotton pique dress.

Beautifully had crafted parasols with layers of cream silk, black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory.

Beautiful hand crafted parasols with layers of cream silk and black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory – exquisite and cool.

1880s consumer culture...hand made white leather gloves

1880s consumer culture…hand made white leather gloves with black trim.

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure…Monet’s monumental Luncheon on the Grass (Musée d’Orsay, 1865–66). What would leisure look like today?

NEW MUSEUM – NEW YORK CITY

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1920’s FRENCH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: PRINTS

Photos from “Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography” By Sylvie Aubenas and Xavier Demange

THIMPHU – BHUTAN: TEXTILES

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