Happy Easter everyone! I spent the day with family and then headed over to one of my favorite new-ish murals in Sacramento on the Bloodsource building at 16th and Q. The piece was painted by two incredibly talented women, Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel, who make up LC Studio Tutto. Using a beautiful pastel palette, the artists created several converging “rays” of color, which are contrasted with an overlaying white patterning that enlivens piece with a certain quirky zest. The overall message, “We’re All In It Together” is painted a fun free-hand script and you really can’t help but smile when you read it.
The project is described as “…inspired by the BloodSource commitment to sharing life. The design that we created captures Sacramento in color, spirit, and through the abstracted line drawing based on the geography of the midtown area, that lays over the top of the colorful graphic shapes. We were inspired by the idea of our unspoken connection as a community and the goal of sweetly reminding people to take care of one another. It’s modern, playful, with a deep message of connection and love.”
This match seemed perfectly fitting for Easter. Obviously the palette is as fresh as it gets and I’ve been dying to wear this appropriately “Spring-y” dress by Karen Millen. The dress is made of a really comfy knit sweater material that hugs you in all the right places. The length is a few inches above the knee and is fun and flirty, while still being sophisticated.
In support of Sofia and Hennessy and the great message behind this mural, I am so excited to share my match with you guys – I hope you love it!
Some of my favorite matches are the ones that are unplanned. Not to say that the super planned and ultra coordinated matches aren’t fun, but there’s something to be said about spontaneity! I showed up to work today wearing this easy breezy new dress from Banana Republic. The color is what caught my attention and the beautiful fabric had me sold. I also wore my favorite new studded sandals by Rebecca Minkoff that I got last year. Thankfully, you can still find them online!
One of our favorite artists, Jeff Nebeker, stopped by this morning to drop off his latest ceramic baked goods. They are often pretty silly and his latest “batch” of donuts really caught my eye. It’s Friday, treat yo self and get some donuts – whether they are the art kind or the real kind is up to you!
This is one of my favorite paintings by Sacramento landscape artist Timothy Mulligan that is featured in his new show “The Re-Imagined Landscape” at the gallery. The palette is unexpected and I never thought I would find myself loving coral / salmon paired various shades of green. Who would have thunk, it totally works! I suppose the designers at Tibi had the same thing in mind when they used an extremely similar palette on their asymmetrical ‘Pieza’ slipdress. It’s a beautiful ode to spring with its light chiffon layers and the color blocking throughout. Together these pieces have a modern edge executed with a soft touch. Neither is edgy in any sense of the word, but the underlying geometry that links the two is visually very appealing to me.
Looking Down At The Riverbank, Watt Avenue
Acrylic on canvas
24 X 20
I visited Megan Donnelly’s studio in Sausalito a few months ago and was totally in awe of her beautiful abstractions. Compositionally they so subtle and well-balanced that they appear effortless. But, this ease should not be mistaken for a lack of complexity. The best artists, in my opinion, are able to create deceptively “simple” looking pieces. The confidence to make such purposeful marks is the product of practice, trial and effort, and experience.
The overal geometry and simplicity of this Vince Camuto high/low is what initially attracted me to the dress – and now that I think of it, I love it for the same reasons I love Megan’s work. Super easy to wear, dress up or dress down, and overall it’s a dress that would literally be flattering on any body type! I got mine at Nordstrom here.