I cried when I first learned of the touching story behind Chasing The Light, a historically contextual art expedition led by artist Zaria Forman. Her late mother, Rena Bass Forman, was inspired by American painter William Bradford’s 1869 expedition up the Northwest Coast of Greenland and dedicated her life to photographing this remote region. Sadly, Rena was never able to see the same voyage through. Her daughter promised to carry out the journey in her honor, scattering her mother’s ashes amongst the crackling ice diamonds of Greenland and painting the moody gray and indigo landscapes. Her stunning work made me think of everything we take for granted. A percent of all Greenland drawing sales will go to 350.org.
New Zealand based designer Kelsey Genna recently launched a gorgeous website showcasing her handcrafted bohemian wedding gowns, stories of real brides wearing her affordable designs, and profiles of inspiring people in the industry. There’s enough stunning imagery to inspire any future bride!
This summer Levi’s Vintage Clothing completely reproduced every element from its Orange Tab label. The manufacturing process happened right here in the USA exactly as it did in the 1960s and 70s. And in partnership with Cone Mills—the original producers of the Orange Tab denim —Levi’s has recreated the exact line that was the affordable alternative to the Red Tab workwear. Turn on KLVC Orange Tab Radio, put on a pair of 684 bell bottoms and let’s take a trip back to 1972.
It’s no surprise that Karen Walker has followed up her most recent campaign, featuring models aged between 65-92, with a crop of preschoolers for the second half of her Spring 2013 eyewear collection. For Walker, kids represent a sense of optimism and excitement that make all of us happy. As someone who finds so much joy in playfully dressing up her baby boy, I couldn’t agree more!