🎊🎈👯OMG @hayleybrehl #inlove look at the spriggy yellow buds!!! (at Jenny Bird HQ in Toronto, Canada)
It was tough to know what coat to wear in Toronto today given the sunshine-cold-wind stew we have going on. Ready for Spring already! In the meantime, my Jeremy Laing dress (worn inside out) and maxi Sweater Trench with warm tights was a good solution. Worn with: Rag & Bone hat I picked up in NY, our Netted Bucket Bag, Senso boots and Jenny Bird earrings from season’s past (my 2nd collection in 2010).
DENIM COVERED HALF MOON
I’ve been trying to wear the Half Moon during Half Moons, and tonight is the night! We’re in the last quarter as it heads back to a New Moon on April 10, which will be the perfect time to set intentions and goals for the month ahead. One of mine is to blog more; to share with you how I style my pieces more often, so I’m getting a head start on April 10 today. This is the best jean jacket of LIFE! I bought at Holt Renfrew a couple of years ago and nearly lost it on a train track at Newark heading into NYC, but it was rescued to be mine forever! (Boarding the train it was draped over my suitcase and fell in that “gap”, so I (gasped), hopped off and had to wait for security to do the rescue.)
Vintage Givency frames found in Hong Kong at Select18, Maison Martin Margiela mesh wedge booties, Top Shop jeans, Helmut Lang jacket, Netted Bucket bag, Half Moon Pendant and Shakti Open Serpent Ring by me:)
Streetstyle image courtesy of www.thesfstyle.com.
I lose track of how many things I create all year long, but I do a terrible job of sharing my process and inspo. I’ve decided to make a “share more” resolution for 2013 so my JB women feel more connected to the source of inspiration for the products, and the spirit of the brand. It’s Jan 1, so here is my first share:
One of the last creative projects I really enjoyed in 2012 was for Vans. As an ambassador for their Vans Custom Culture contest, I received a kit with blank Vans and the simple rule that there were no rules. I could do anything to the pair with any materials; my job was to to re-imagine the iconic sneaker. The contest begins tomorrow, when high schools are invited to compete by submitting custom designs to win art curriculum funding. What a great cause to support! There are a bunch of ambassadors whose job it is to inspire the entrants, so I can’t wait to see what everyone’s done.
My focus was to incorporate the hand-knotted macrame in the same netted pattern that I used on our new bags for Spring 2013 (debuting soon!) It was easiest to do the knotting while tied to the mannequin, and since the netting needs to start on a framework I used tan leather cord that could flow through into laces. I liked the idea of leather laces in a sport shoe. Suede insoles in one of our favorite SS13 hues provided a nice pop of colour and lent even more luxe. We used a crochet hook to thread the cords into the shoe for a clean finish. Punching the numerous holes for that was the toughest part, so we were glad for Kohn’s help. It was a team effort at JB HQ and we all enjoyed such a good karma creative. Pictured above: Nelle (Design Associate) Kohn (President and Hubby) and Bird.
Feeling really happy on a day back in October, I had so much fun shooting eLuxe’s Holiday 2012 Jump for Joy campaign with top Canadian photog Gabor Jurina. Inspired by Phillipe Halsman’s Jump Book, the quote is my response to their question: “What brings you joy this Holiday season?”
Other images courtesy of Jump Book by Philippe Halsman, 1959 and including: Bridgette Bardot, Monroe with Halsman and Joanna Woodward.
I just LOVE the pure happiness, freedom, and self-assuredness in Joanne’s shot at bottom.
who is this?
WOOD & KNITS: There’s something inherently cozy about knits paired with wood accessories. It reminds me of snuggling up to a crackling fire over the Holidays with a soft throw. The chunkier the better on the knit. I wore mine today with boyfriend jeans and my new favorite snood from Zara.
THE JEWELS: Gypset Triple Wrap in yellow - LOVING how fresh the yellow is for Fall/Winter - stacked with my Tibetove bracelet in grey, the crew’s souvenir bracelet from Belize, and my Gypset Cuff in black. Oh ya….and the Tibetove necklace in black with some vintage layering chains we’re playing with.