Sunday, July 26, 2009

tron 2?

can you remake a classic?
new + old previews.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

math is beauty.

i'm losing sleep over these beautiful mathematical scarves by trust-fun. brilliant!!!


can be purchased from liberty.

aka i hate haters.

American Apparel responds to those who destroyed "legalize gay" window. I've been an avid fan for years, and am saddened by the news, but adore their response!

Viva la American Apparel!!!

read more about it here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

inspired by classic lines

here is a new illustration recently completed and available via my etsy shop. inspired by the clean lines of halston and lanvin. i'd like to think of it as a mix of classic sensibility and modern lines. XO JS

Monday, July 20, 2009

get your produce in style.

i was just dreaming of glass wear like this.

only in my head i imagined fragmented broken glass floating in geometric rubber as vessels. this is clearly much more thought all of them. XO JS

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Clint Imboden

You wouldn't know it by walking through my neighborhood at first glance, but there is so much talent within these few blocks known as "Jingletown". Sure there's plenty of character, but I had no idea when I moved here how many professional artists lived within a stones throw from me. I first viewed Clint Imboden's work via neighborhood art walk, and was reminded of his talent via the Autobody gallery (where I am starting an internship) What an inspiration, I adore the aesthetic qualities of his work.

art star pt. 2?

So Bravo has produced some interesting reality TV via Project runway... But have any of the contestants, including winners, reached the cult status of "next big name in american fashion" as producers have intended? It seems a lot of them continue to struggle with their brands and identity in the cut throat industry known as fashion. The NY times is reporting on Bravo's new efforts to expose contemporary artists in a similar way. I have the feeling that the show will likely be great to watch but will also fail to produce a real gutsy "art star."D-list celebrity maybe, but I'm not sure the serious art collectors are going to go after work featured on a cable tv show...if anything they will avoid it like the plague. This is not an original idea by Bravo, "Art Star" (which I have yet to see) was premiered in 2006 on Gallery HD (now defunct). It seems everyone's a designer these days after Project Runway...and the contemporary art market is already saturated with a lot of over hyped talentless people. Let's not feed the machine please. XO JS

read more about bravo's endeavor here.
read about the original art star show here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

beauty's where you find it.

what an inspiration! the new displays at dover street calling!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

the proof is in the pudding.

Dame Vivienne Westwood continues to defy convention and inspire young designers more than anyone else I can imagine. What an amazing woman!!!! Don't buy new things...I couldn't agree more! XO JS

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

it's tuesday night.

dance anound in your spandex jumpsuit. xo js


How strange to read of his death today. He was always a bit of an art star enigma to me. I was equally impressed/perplexed by his unique art stardom. So elusive and had a chosen lifestyle completely in contrast to the art world that supported him. Was it his disinterest in the art world that made his work so interesting? He obviously lived on the edge. And for some reason I feel less sympathetic when I hear of death via drug over-dose (who really is to blame here?), especially when kids are involved or in this case left behind. It will be interesting to learn the details of his life and work as they continue to unfold.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

my new hero.

dear darkness

an old inspiration has inspired a new work of art. when i sit down to draw i have nothing in mind, obviously this came from a mcqueen/galliano inpiration/memory. XO JS

print may be purchased here.

another reason I need to get to london.

#1. dame viv. #2 dover st. market. #3 new showstudio shop?! I've been a fan for years and would love to obtain some of this crazy merchandise, or just soak up all that inspiration first hand rather than digitally. Hopefully a website will be soon to follow in the meantime. XO JS

here's an article about it.

ps. and if you didn't already know is the best place to view and get inspired by fashion modernity.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


i've got a bit of time on my hands and have recently subscribed to and print editions. best investment ever!!!! never ending fashion inspiration via high quality and rare photographs you can't get anywhere else. not to mention up to the minute fashion information. totally addicted. XO JS

welcome to the dark side.

Monday, July 6, 2009

if comme des garcons and margiela had a baby

this is the first i've heard of anrealage.
i'm immediately inspired by their sculptural approach to the clothes. this cube trench blows my mind...brilliant! i'm still researching where they may be available for purchase is the US. XO JS

Sunday, July 5, 2009

possibly mabe.

i'm desperately waiting by my mailbox for this to arrive. only to re-live one of the best concerts i've ever seen. XO JS

it's sunday.

dance around in your underpants!



does CDG ever do wrong? i think this shirt would look so fantastic under a black blazer.

may be purchased here from

Saturday, July 4, 2009

pretty slip ons.

these look just about perfect for any occasion. and am trying to hold back from purchasing this instant...XO JS

you may purchase them here from opening ceremony.

Friday, July 3, 2009


it's about time.

pretty fab!

get inspired.

for those of us that can't afford to go to all of those terribly snobby art fairs, at least we can get some of the inpiration electronically. XO JS

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