Friday, November 25, 2011

Bergdorf windows

It's not something we use a lot here at WG designs, but at this time of year you can't go wrong with a little sparkle alongside your print.
Passing the festive windows at Bergdorf Goodmans (woah), got us thinking about embellishment and trim shops, so we made a trip to Daytona trimmings in mid-town for a sequin fix.
In top two windows, everything is made entirely from paper. Check out that rooster!

hmmmm, sparkle

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Bringing my favorite ladies on this trip....

'Rib' necklace by Odette NY, Perfume is my current favorite 'Love', from MCMC fragrances and 'Suippo' bangles by Fay Andrada


Back in Art School I remember my teachers emphasizing the importance of sketchbooks.

 I was always envious of the students who could lose themselves in this medium, and the incredible thought process which they documented this way. I kept sketchbooks, and now I look back on them and see the beginnings of good ideas but I also see the 'tightness' of my hand in them.
Freedom for me has always been a large open canvas or piece of paper, but I do wish I could reign it in and produce a jewel of a piece like the work of this artist, Alison Warmon. Would love to look through these pieces she makes.

At the end of my degree show back in 2000, many of the students were asked whether they were selling their sketchbooks, by collectors, designers even the teachers.
The honesty displayed within those pages for most, was pricless. Broke or not, it was the one part of our degree shows not for sale.

via The Aviary

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Super news! Jenny over at Wiksten has just opened an on-line store! Please check our collaborative print on the 'Helen Dress'.
Jenny has great taste, and has cherry picked the designers in her shop. Be sure to check out all the deliciousness at Odette, MCMC, Alyson Fox and Object and Totem

All photography John Allen via here