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the nytimes t mag gave a glowing review (people, it is time to retire the word hippie) and there’s a super nice feature in the new santa barbara magazine.
there’re practically 0 degrees of separation between ab and carrie and matt of denim revivalists imogene + willie. it’s an all around love fest. i too, covet the catherine jean and will be adding it to my denim pile post haste. here’s a little IG love. be sure to check their store when in nashville! a road trip is definitely planned for 2015.
ever thankful for good friends, family and fun times. xaShare
some upcoming happenings i am participating in and/or attending.
you don’t really need an excuse to go up to glorious ojai but here is a great one: the opening of in the field, channon and bianca roe‘s new lifestyle store -mens, women’s, kids, home, table top -the works. choice choices, beautifully presented. they’re having an opening day celebration. swing by, make a day of it. we definitely will…
also this saturday in nyc, loup charmant launches a wonderful pop-up shop in my hometown neighborhood -the upper west side. be sure to frequent it. i love kee’s clothes and #sac1sac2 will be in the mix with pals like: le feu de leu, cathy callahan, mara carrizo scalise, to name a few.
the echo park craft fair is practically around the corner so please mark your calendars and save the date!Share
it is finally some kind of autumn here in southern california. it even rained one night and morning! it is finally crisp more often than not. so, in response to this news worthy weather situation , a new jesse kamm cape had to be added to the mix. the crisp air has also brought a flurry of good tidings in the form of press and new accounts.
and some new stockiest: hello nashville and imogene + willie!
and in case you hadn’t heard, domino magazine is back on newsstands and with a new online store to boot.
i just love this season. the weather, the autumnal harvest of fruits (i LIVE for apples, persimmon, pomegranate…) and veggies (sweet potato, squash, cauliflower, tomato soup, lentils carrots…), cozy clothes and lots going on -making, doing, seeing and recharging. onward forward. backward never.
earlier this spring I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ilona Marx for German magazine JNC where she shares the sac 1 sac 2 love!
sac 1 sac 2 canvas/chocolate buffalo now availablesac 1 sac 2 canvas/black buffalo now available
canvas/natural fold over clutch and sac 1 sac 2 now available.
as if i need more reasons to love the venerable brand, hermés and all their goods and collaborations, we have “petit h“; a project that saves, catalogues and reuses every scrap, sample, overstock, reject, morsel. then, under the artistic direction, creativity and ingenuity of Pascale Mussard, repurposes them into new covetable items. it is a project that she finds “stimulating, satisfying and joyful! mais, vraiment! je suis bien d’accord. for continuing episodes of this most inspiring series, go behind the scenes chez “petit h ” here.
leather goods are also available here:Share
the year in pictures. thanks to you, everyw’air was everywhere and sac 1 sac 2 were partout. it was good. inspiring, encouraging, uplifting and good. and i thank you! in no particular order, a shout out to the people, places and enterprises that put the wonder in my wonderful: feal mor, bazar, platform experiment, chay, dream collective, moon juice, beautiful dreamers, priscillawoolworth.com, alder & co, beatrice valenzuela, garde, jess browne, storefrontLA/parachute market, echo park craft fair, kneeland mercado, pressSF, west coast craft, le feu de l’eau, velvet by graham & spencer, la HM, shelter social club. dpbm liberty fair drugstore, a love movement, tomboy style, keep it chic, jiggy loves, honestly wtf, busy being,keep feeling fascination,pure wow, miss moss,the radder.
peace, blessings and one love to all!
6 was nice. here comes(2+0+1+4) 7!Share
a fantastic selection of beautiful apothecary and lifestyles treats PLUS a (the blind barber) barber shop in back – that’s what you’ll find at DPMB’s Drugstore Pop-up on West 3rd street (near son of a gun and juice served here.) start the new year with lotions, potions and notions from agua de colonia concentrada, earth tu face, juniper ridge, le feu de l’eau, heather taylor home to name just a few. plus, everyw’air sprays and my leather key cases are there too!
the drugstore, 8366 1/2 west 3rd street, los angelesShare
t’is the season for giving thanks and giving pressies while also supporting local businesses and artisans. here are a few notable fairs to check when you’re out and about looking for tokens of love, friendship and appreciation.
so, mark your calendars. save the dates. do drop in.
friday, december 6, i’ll be at the oaks school holiday bazaar selling sacs and scents.
the next day, saturday the 7th, take a short drive up to ojai. join us for a lovely evening at the rancho ojai inn.
pace yourself, and save the dates for the following weekend is the echo park craft fair!
stay tuned for more updates…tell your friends…look forward to seeing you!Share
so many great vendors they needed two fliers!
so looking forward to participating in West Coast Craft this weekend. what an awesome line up…do tell your bay area friends…hope to see you there!Share
many moons ago, i was working on a commercial traveling throughout the washington state. the last leg of the journey took us to eastern washington, colfax/pullman area where i met heathermarie and the wonderful heaton family. we stayed in touch. she and her brothers are now the fourth generation wheat farmers and cattle ranchers, harvesting land originally homesteaded by their great-grandfather, working along side their parents, carmen and blake. in my book, that makes her the farmer’s daughter!
shortly after, she moved to LA where we became the bestest of friends, working as stylists, enjoying many epic road trips and adventures together. when heathermarie married and moved to mexico city (read all about my recent visit here and here,) she continued styling and designing, but she always returned home each summer with her family to participate in harvest and showing cattle – a tradition she continues with her sons.
several years ago, on one of her trips to the states, i noticed she was wearing some pretty awesome moccasins. she told me they were her modification of traditional styles found at her local market. a while later she sent me a pair of some traditional sandals she was ‘tweaking’.
i wore out both pairs. to. the. ground.
(above photos courtesy of HMH/jaime reynoso)
starting tonight, sac 1, sac 2 are featured on One Kings Lanes‘ latest artisanal feature! in great company, with abigail chapin’s arc of la hand stamped leather goods (of which i am a proud owner) and nathalie davis’ leather canoe goods (which i’m about to become a proud owner). do check out this 3 day sale.Share
it’s been a few months since I last posted about my trip to Mexico City. and while i have already shared many fantastic experiences, i must say: the highlight of the trip, (beyond the time spent catching up with the lovely heathermarie and kids,) was meeting and spending time with her mother-on-law: the incomparable, margarita malpico. what fine times we had! vibrant, charming, stylish, with a wicked sense of humor, margara is also all-out expert on all cultural things mexican.
for over 15 years margara was with The Museo Nacional de Antropología, so with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the Americas (pre-hispanic to the present) we could have no better personal docent guide us thru the museum and various neighborhoods of DF with fascinating and entertaining historical tales.
from cuisine to ceramics, textiles to artisanal chocolate, all roads lead to margara. a champion of indigenous crafts and artisans, margara travels often to remote villages helping to preserve indigeneous crafts and regularly hosts artisans in her home/salon when they come to town. you never know who you may meet, chez margara.