Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category
had a lovely dinner last night with a couple talented and wonderful friends visiting LA that I met circuitously a long time ago through working at Free People.
My friend Lauren Manoogian is an amazing designer and I’m super obsessed with her sweater pants coming out this fall. You can see her upcoming collection on her pinterest before it hits stores soon.
and our friend Luren Jenison is a woman of many talents, some of them decorative. You can see her work on her site here.
was the COOLEST.
She grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from the University of Wisconsin (this is a cool-girl pedigree if I’ve ever
seen lived it), and she wrote some of the best children’s books ever, like my favorite, The Westing Game
The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I mean Noel)
The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues, and Figgs & Phantoms.
She also did all the graphic design and illustration for these books, and, as I just learned today, she designed other book covers as well, including one of the most iconic: this awesome Wrinkle In Time cover.
The University of Wisconsin has the Westing Game Manuscript...something to check out the next time I’m there.
The UW site also has more info about Raskin than anywhere else I’ve seen online. She died in the early 80s, and her daughter runs a foundation to help cats.
My first inkling of the power of a model was inspired by Kristen McMenamy’s Vogue cover from April of 1995.
I remember thinking, “she’s not very pretty, why is she on the cover of Vogue?” But I thought about that picture a lot. Within a week it was on my wall…and I thought she was the most interesting model out there. When I went to Europe with my family that summer I bought a pink strappy dress because it had the ‘same’ butterfly print: so she sold me my first knock off as well.
She’s continued to interest me, and I love so many of her shoots.
She’s featured on Style.com today.