Christine Allison and I had the time of our lives at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe last weekend. Not only were we entertained like queens, we got completely inspired by the artists from around the world we were fortunate enough to meet. They represent the best their country has to offer in thier native medium – straw, silver, pottery, or silk. And they make a lot of money that goes back with them to build hospitals and schools. The Market motto “saving the world one piece of art at a time” is so apt when you see the elation of the artists at the procession when they come in in their native garb. I bought silk scarves, silver bracelets, and greenware from Mexico and love every piece I got. (more…)
We knew she was going places the second we saw her fab blog Sea of Shoes, so we profiled her in November 2008. Turns out, the Trophy-club teen has been one busy gal, designing shoes (J. Aldridge by Sea of Shoes – gladiator heel pictured at left) for Urban Outfitters, being interviewed by many fashion blogs, and most recently, appearing in the latest issue of Vogue along with her equally fashionable (a former model) mother, Judy. Be sure to pick up a copy and check out what the stylish duo has their eye on for fall.
In 1956, French “artiste” Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) began designing jewelry for Tiffany & Co. where he had his own workshop until his retirement in the late 1970′s. His well-known clients were plentiful – John F. Kennedy, The Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn just to name a few. Jackie Kennedy often wore so many of his bracelets that the press started calling them “Jackie bracelets.” Well, now you can see his incredible designs in person at the NorthPark Tiffany & Co. from July 22 through August 2. Schlumberger is one of only four people Tiffany & Co. has ever allowed to sign their work which is quite an honor. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see why the company held him in such esteem.