Florals? Check. Checks? Check.

Preen has been striking my fancy big time over the course of the past few seasons. I’ve long admired their ability to merge edgy concepts with increasingly ladylike sophistication, but they really started to speak to me when they began playing more with prints and color over the past few years. Along with many other key Londoners, Preen’s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have revolutionized apparel prints by snubbing the rules of good... Read More

Palme d’Or

Tropical flora has long been a recurring motif in Spring/Summer and Resort apparel collections, though it’s certainly had its moments of being cracked down on by the fashion police. (The Hawaiian shirt, after all – especially when worn in concert with a big camera, big belly and big mouth – has become synonymous with the obnoxious American tourist abroad.) And yet tropical prints do suggest the heaven on earth that awaits us as we... Read More

Irene in Wonderland

Tonight Chillin’ Productions continues to celebrate local artists, fashion designers and musicians with another talent-packed, stellar event at Mezzanine in San Francisco. Tonight’s event marks thirteen years of commitment to Bay Area talent on the part of Irene Hernandez-Feiks, producer of Chillin’ Productions, proprietor of Wonderland SF boutique and gallery, and resident queen of San Francisco’s independent art and fashion... Read More

Just Another Art Show

What fun! My work is being shown at the gallery Warehouse 416 in downtown Oakland from May 6th – May 22nd. I’m honored to share the space with two other artists and am excited to show some of my artwork in the real world rather than just through this digital medium, wonderful as it is. On the first Friday evening of each month, downtown Oakland’s galleries open their doors to host the Art Murmur, an art walk and social event for... Read More

Inkbramble’s Top Ten NYFW #3: Rodarte

Like the prairie itself, the Mulleavy sisters’ new collection for F/W 2011 spread out in an endless expanse of horizon and sky. A golden aura commanded the runway as if the clothing were made of light itself, captured in that golden hour of the day when the sun is either rising or setting. The collection also conveyed that adventurous, hardy pioneer spirit that lives in the mythos of the American Great Plains, and an accompanying hint of the... Read More

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