Irving Penn

More inspiration, almost too much to handle, from our trip to the Met earlier this month. I know I know. I’m in a museum, taking photographs of photographs. But these images conjured up so many memories for me, I wanted to take them with me, my particular memories of the photographs of Irving Penn.

As a girl, I started receiving subscriptions to Vogue at a very young age, and it was my bible. It came into my room and brought me to a fantasy land of fashion, of where I wanted to be. It was my visual sanctuary.

My mother made all of my clothes when I was growing up, and after each issue arrived, it was followed by a trip to the fabric mills, to collaborate on trying to recreate the illusion of what I saw. All my aunts were in on it in their own ways. So many of these Irving Penn images from the 50’s and 60’s remind me of my mother and aunts.

Here’s a sneak peak. Show closes July 30.

And we got to play a bit. They had Penn’s backdrop set up that he used in his studio, so as my “photographer” was with me, I got to particpate.

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From the Beautiful to the Grotesque

Above, her own words, Rei Kawakubo. We had a chance to catch this show at The Met last week, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. So interesting to have a conversation from our very different perspectives……my background in fiber art in three dimension, my partner’s in fashion design Haute-Couture, with a very different main inspiration from Yves St Laurent; mine western looking east, his eastern looking to the west, in our young and formative years. Working together for all these years, the push and pull arrives at influences from both.    This show is a must see if you are in town.

“Dressed for Defiance”, NY Times

D.C. and Chicago!

We are Honored and Delighted to be exhibiting in these two fabulous shows!

Please visit our booth at

The Smithsonian Craft Show

The National Building Museum

Washington, D.C.

April 27th-30th

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One of a Kind Spring Show

The Merchandise Mart

Booth 5035

Chicago, Il

April 28th-30th

Jo will be working our booth in Chicago

Stop by and meet her, and see our new work!

American Craft, 2017!

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Baltimore 2017!

Crabcakes and Craft!

What more could you ask for, so head to Baltimore February 24-26 for it all

ACC Baltimore

we are in booth 1601

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Wether you are seeking a special one of a kind jacket, or a simple every day,  beautifully made, functional, coat,we will work with you to select and/or make the perfect shearling, to best enhance you and your wardrobe!

 Our skins are of the ultimate lightness, and our construction techniques eliminate bulk, so you can enjoy your very special jacket, off the rack or custom fit, for years to come.
Hope to see you!

Holiday Trunk Show in Chestnut Hill, Pa

So looking forward to wrapping up our season in this lovely neighborhood, showing alongside handbag designer Jeffrey Levinson, for a special trunk show, at

Gravers Lane Gallery

Also at the gallery a wide selection of fine craft objects and wearables

Shop Local!

Friday 10-8 (reception 5-8)

Saturday 10-7

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Gravers Lane Gallery 

8405 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Tel: 215.247.1603

Philadelphia Trunk Show

Philadelphia, Here we Come! This Week, Friday and Saturday!

Come see what the Buzz is all about!

 

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