Thanks to Fashionista.com, I learned about Danit Peleg, the recent design graduate who used 3D printers to create her five piece collection.
I’m always excited to hear of a fashion designer that is interested in taking risks with new technology. I love Peleg’s philosophy behind her work. She states:
“I believe that technology will help democratize fashion and give designers more independence in the creation process.”
More than four years ago when I worked as a Nordstrom personal stylist, I was introduced to Alexis Bittar’s jewelry. His fondness for vintage baubles (no doubt influenced by his antique collecting parents) is reflected in his use of lucite.
I was taken by the sculptural element of Bittar’s jewelry, and the use of color.
And in one of my first blog posts I showed how I liked mixing my vintage jewelry with his square bangles.
My love for his aesthetic has expanded recently. Bittar used style icon Iris Apfel for his recent spring campaign. Using the ninety-four-year old aligns with his effort to broaden the fashion industry’s often narrow view of beauty.
Who is your favorite jewelry designer?
With Austin lately experiencing uncharacteristically stormy weather, it can be tempting to stay in much less decide what to wear for the downpour. Instead of thinking of the precipitation as a hindrance to your wardrobe, embrace the weather with these rainy day essentials:
Naturally, you have to start with shoes! Hunter boots are the original rain boot (founded in 1856), and perfect in classic navy with a matte finish.
This rain coat in a frosted finish reminds me of a sophisticated version of what I wore as a child–now in a more subdued gray hue.
Patterned denim is a great way to bring something–pair this Current/Elliot boyfriend jean in a polka dot print with a plain white t-shirt to finish the look.
What’s your favorite rainy day look?