Aspire To Inspire

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  1. ON THE RADAR: PATCHWORK DENIM

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    As an adult, I came to love patchwork after I read about the concept behind it when I discovered the cult favorite, Native Funk and Flash, a book featuring the art to wear scene of the Bay Area in the 1970′s. This book told a visual story about how patch-working first started as a way of putting energy into someone’s garment. Each patch that was stitched into a garment added a particular talisman energy within each piece which gave the wearer a certain extra “power” if you will. Just like a quilt is sewn together from memories and scraps and pieces from this family heirloom and that new piece of fabric, with each stitch and each piece of fabric, a whole lot of history, love and workmanship is involved.

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  2. SUNSHINE, DAYDREAM: A PEAK INTO THE ALEX & LEE ARCHIVES

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    If these amazing pieces don’t inspire you, I don’t know what else will! My trip to Alex & Lee’s home studio in The Sea Ranch last week provided so much inspiration, as per usual, and a very inspired work week for me. Take a look at some of Alex & Lee’s fantastical pieces from 1970-1973 taken from their slide archives and expect to be blown away….

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  3. RETAIL REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS

    I just got back from a great work trip to NYC and I have so many great things to share with you that I discovered while I was there.  I spent a few days wandering through Coterie and Capsule and found some interesting new lines as well as some new ideas for the Spring 2013 […]

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