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A compendium of teenage bedrooms from movies

I’m obsessed with this: Compendium of Teenage Bedrooms on Screen via Messyness Chic. Above are a few favorites from Pretty in Pink, That Thing You Do, and Beetlejuice. Good stuff. Click through to the whole batch and have a great weekend! XO.

p.s one of my favorite artists is my friend/prop stylist Randi Brookman Harris. Take a look at these photos and tell me you can take for granted the work prop stylists do.


Refinery29 Style Bytes at SXSW: Live portraits

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portraits mocked up
I was thrilled when Refinery29 (one of my favorite clients) reached out to me to do live paintings of guests at an event, Style Bytes for the who’s who of fashion and media in Austin for the interactive portion of SXSW.

It was a whirlwind trip for me. I flew in on Friday (wake up time 3AM) and out on Saturday (wake up time 3AM again!).

The event was gorgeously designed and run by the Refinery 29 event gurus and locals such as Transplants Florals who put together sick bouquets of birds of paradise and monstera and baby pineapples on stalks.

I must have painted over 100 portraits. I met some incredible ladies (and some fellas) doing incredible things in media and technology. I especially had fun with the Kate Spade NY team who were there co-hosting the event and giving out sunnies to the guests. I chose a pair of aviators from Jack Spade. I guess I’m a tom boy at heart. Photos of me are by photographer Bonnie Burke. I used my iphone to snap some shots of the portraits but didn’t get them all of course.

More pictures after the jump!

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Hatch Collection: Shibori print

I am so excited to share my hand-painted/Shibori inspired print for the Hatch Collection. I love Hatch so much and have had the pleasure of working with them since they first started. They just launched or er…hatched a gorgeous new site to match their inspired spring collection. Here are some great new pieces featuring the Shibori print. I’m getting the racerback jumpsuit in time for spring!!

Here are the direct links to the pieces featuring my hand painted shibori:
The Lawn Dress
The Slouch Dress
The Cami
The Racerback Jumper (can’t wait to wear this!)


Your Story + AwesomenessTV

I was so excited when Rachel Schectman, founder of STORY reached out to collaborate on their next big reinvention. STORY takes the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store. Every four to eight weeks, STORY changes entirely – from merchandise and store design to floor plan and fixtures – to bring to light a new theme, trend, or issue. I had the pleasure of working on portraits, signage and lettering throughout the space for Your STORY!

“Your STORY” is produced in partnership with AwesomenessTV, a next generation multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience. Here’s a brief description of what’s happening:

Open today, March 9th through Sunday, April 5th, the experience brings AwesomenessTV’s high profile digital talent into brick-and-mortar retail and immerses visitors in an experience focused on personal creation and self-authored storytelling, highlighted by an installation from Brooklyn illustrator Samantha Hahn. 

Your STORY highlights the stories of influential YouTube personalities. Through its signature mix of editorialized merchandise and events. STORY curated products that express the talents’ unique personalities and perspectives including BaubleBar, Brit + Co, Supply System, Dylan ’ s Candy Bar, Bow and Drape, Julep…and more.

Through a series of hand-painted watercolors, Brooklyn artist Samantha Hahn illustrates the ‘who’ and the ‘what’ of Your STORY. “We wanted the experience to visually connect the digital with the physical world,” notes Rachel Shechtman, founder of STORY. “Samantha’s artwork expresses these personalities in a fresh and personal way to encourage the discovery of these talented individuals offline.”

Check out an interview STORY did with me about my work process and thoughts on this fun collab. And, here’s a little teaser video I made:

Been working on something…well awesome with @thisisstory and @awesomenesstv

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Ladies Drawing Night

Ladies drawing night

Last Night I was invited to hang out with Julia Rothman, Leah Reena Goren and Rachael Cole at Ladies Drawing Night.  They just get together to draw and paint and shoot the sh*t. Lately, they’ve been inviting other artists to join them for themed nights to capture the work and experience (photographer Kate Edwards was with us) for their upcoming Chronicle book.

Last night Mary Kate McDevitt and I were there for hand-lettering night. It was really cool to see how the other girls worked and with what materials and on what surface. We all had different styles so it was cool to see how they work in person. Some worked on one or two special pieces the whole night, while I filled scraps and scraps of different types of paper I brought for the occasion.

Thanks for letting me try your gouache Leah and your pens Mary. Julia and Rachel thanks so much for including me (I’m honored!!) and special thanks to Rudy the dog for not barking when I referred to you as a “he”. You are very lovely and feminine.