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The story of their lives, through their jewelry


I’ve mentioned Worn Stories here and possibly to everyone I know. It’s a favorite book I’ve picked up in the last 6 months. So when I saw this story on The Cut, it lured me right in.

Six Women Tell Their Life Story Through the Story of Their Jewelry. To me, these stories have so little to do with the aesthetics or fashion of an item but rather the personal and historical significance of an object imbued with meaning.  Think of how many things in our lives we ascribe meaning to. If you had to leave your home forever in the next 5 minutes think about what you would grab and what it means to you. Would anyone else think it’s important or is it only important because of the role it plays in your life or events that took place in your life that the object reminds you of?




Jackets and coats


There’s something ever so chic about jackets and coats. I think it’s the way they pull everything together and make a uniformity, a clean line, a center of focus.

I’m personally a big fan of the blazer. I like to wear one with jeans or trousers. It kind of just polishes off any look.

Here are a few icons I’ve pinned to my Crush board who always seemed effortlessly chic. Or maybe it was just the coats doing the work?

  1. Charlotte Gainsbourg
  2. Francois Hardy
  3. Catherine Deneuve

Vidal Sassoon Event

Last Thursday I paired up for a live-painting event, with the wonderful designlovefest, to help bring Vidal Sassoon’s Salonist #workofart brand to life. I illustrated hair portraits for editors at the P&G multi-brand promo event. It was really fun to paint all afternoon in a booth adorned with my illustrations. Here are some snaps from the event.


New Website!

I’m so excited to announce that my entire website and blog have been revamped. Finally, it’s done and ready to share. We (by we, I mean my husband the tech guru) quietly updated Maquette a few weeks ago and now my portfolio site is fresh to match. I hope you like!

If you are on the east coast of the US, you’re probably home today too due to the blizzard. I always work from home so there’s nothing new except both kids are home too. This should be an interesting work day. I set Henry up next to me with his easel. Hopefully he’ll have a long productive painting session and Viv will have a long productive nap. Wish me luck! And check out my new portfolio and blog.


Have a great weekend!

I’m very much looking forward to the weekend. We’re having brunch with friends and having a reunion of sorts with my childhood friends and their children and our parents. It’s weird to be the parents now. Life is flying by so fast.

“If I should have a daughter…“Instead of “Mom”, she’s gonna call me “Point B.” Because that way, she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I’m going to paint the solar system on the back of her hands so that she has to learn the entire universe before she can say “Oh, I know that like the back of my hand.”
-Sarah Kay

image: Linda and Stella McCartney