Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I fell in love with this campaign from Romanian designer Andra Andreescu the second I saw Marina Cebotari donning the perfect chapeau. This Spring/Summer 2013 collection, "Back to Tradition" celebrates folklore and heritage in a modern way. A simple color palette with wisps of sheer fabrics contrasting the heavily embroidered skirts that seem to tell a story; an homage to Romanian history.
Photography by Stefani Dani
Model: Marina Cebotari @ Mandarina Models
Visit the Andra Andreescu website at andraandreescu.com
Photos via Fashionising
Sunday, May 5, 2013
It's hard to believe that in April we celebrated Oliver's third birthday. I know everyone says it but man, time does fly! With his latest obsession, all things cowboy, it seemed appropriate that we have a cowboy and Indian themed party. We used found objects from around the house to decorate the tabletops, Sharime K made faux cacti to mix in with the real ones, Gregory fashioned a horse of rope and wood, and I was able to try my hand at making a (giant) dream-catcher with handmade and real feathers. The kids had a (rubber band) gun slinger shoot out, took turns lassoing the handmade horse, and went on an animal tracking adventure. The winner of each game was allowed to pick one toy out of the prize crate where there was an assortment of wooden pop guns, rubber snakes, bandanas, and other themed toys. Instead of the usual treat bags to take home, we gave each child a refillable water bottle and flashlight when they arrived to use for the camp-out. At the end of the night, we pitched our tents, warmed ourselves by the cardboard fire (ok! it was pretend) and settled in to watch TOY STORY. The kids watched Woody and Buzz larger than life under the stars and projected on to a screen in the backyard. I have to admit it was just as cool to me as it was to them. Spending time together and making memories. That's what it is all about.
Monday, April 29, 2013
We've partnered with some of our favorite blogs to bring you their favorite Made in America summer must-haves! We couldn't be more excited to discover what they are loving and share them with you! You'll want to stay tuned for this one!
To kick things off is our friend Emily from Small Fry Blog, a children's lifestyle blog by three moms who we think have got it going on (in more ways than one)! As moms to all boys, they are full of encouragement, advice, and sometimes a much needed reality check. They have built a wonderful little community who, though spread across the earth, are supporting one another and shedding light on topics such as adoption and Autism. Needless to say, as a mom to my wild little three year old, Ollie, Small Fry gives me oodles of play time ideas. I'd have to say that they are by far my favorite resource for discovering new kids apparel lines which can be found in their "threads" section. Trust me, they will leave you smitten.
"Small Fry is a declaration to ourselves and to our boys that every moment with them is a gift and also a choice. A choice to let the magic of childhood find us, and to look for it in everything we do. That the world is ours and there is adventure around every corner...We’ve been told this season of our lives is fleeting. What if we could say that we soaked it all in, let it envelope us, looked into those big beautiful eyes of our children every morning and said 'let me show you something amazing today.'"
1. American Apparel is a clothing apparel line made in downtown Los Angeles. It is filled with super soft basics that are affordable and perfect for the minimalist wardrobe. Our families all wear AA multiple times a week. Loving their striped tanks! $11.50
2. Winter Water Factory certified organic and made in the USA, they excel at well designed fabrics and comfortable play clothes. We love their rompers!
3. When you hear vegan + perfume in the same sentence, it's not usually a scent I'd pay to smell like. But, Sweet Anthem Perfumes makes incredible vegan perfumes that smell incredible. With all we've learned about formaldehyde, it's sort of scary to use anything else! This Seattle based shop is awesome!
5. The Land of Nod, Crate and Barrel and CB2 sister brands are really good at carrying American made products. This couch for one!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We start shooting our new southwest inspired catalog next week for the 2013-2014 jewelry collection! I cannot wait to share all of our hard work that has gone into the design of each and every piece and the hours we have spent styling for the catalog to get it perfect. I think this is the best yet!
Follow us on Instagram @makersworkshop for all the styling and design action as it happens!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Acclaimed Jed Root makeup artist and Editor-In-Chief for the WORK Magazine, Gloria Noto is the epitome of effortlessly cool. With killer style (and we mean killer), revolutionary talent and a self-made magazine that is pushing the envelope and filling shelves of stockists from the USA to Japan, Gloria is a force to be reckoned with. Frankly, we don't know how she does it all."I try to be present in every moment. In whatever it is I am doing, I try to make it the most important thing on earth. It's very hard to do this, but it's necessary to do it all!"
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It is a common misconception that because I work in jewelry, I am loyal to only the jewelry I design. Since I was young, accessories have always been the most exciting part of outfitting to me. As a stylist, jewelry is never the afterthought but often the narrator of inspirational attire. And as a jewelry designer, I find I delve into the art of carefully crafted pieces even more and marvel at each tiny intricate detail. Just because you are an artist does not mean you cease to appreciate other artists; rather you become more aware of their capabilities and possess a greater understanding of your love. Such is the case with Austin based jewelry brand, Ax + Apple. Their carefully selected vintage and hand carved pieces combine to make up an array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Last month I ordered a Will Leather Goods backpack as a gift for Gregory's birthday. Though I knew he truly wanted a leather bag, I opted for the waxed canvas instead; a much lighter weight for when we are hiking or for when he is riding his motorcycle. Loaded with pockets, I knew this particular bag would appeal to his meticulous nature. And to our pleasant surprise, after we received it, inside we discovered a plaid camp pillow. Bonus points, Will Leather. The backpack was lovingly displayed on a set of old theatre seats in our living room just waiting to be used...ready for adventure.
Almost a week after the bag arrived, I received a phone call from a Will Leather rep wanting to verify it's arrival and our satisfaction. Now, I order a lot of things online and NEVER have I been contacted just to see how I liked the product. Bonus points again, Will Leather.
"Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Will Leather Goods is a leading American men and women’s leather accessories brand recognized internationally for their use of high quality materials and excellent workmanship. The brand caters to men and women’s everyday needs with an authentic and handcrafted feel. Will Leather Goods manufacturers belts, bags, wallets and other small accessories that are classic, stylish, and most importantly, functional."