This shellbelished mermaid worthy crochet beauty! It’s called Tidal Treasure bikini, it has cowrie shells, pearls and wooden bead trim reminiscent of found treasures washed ashore. And then that crochet encased ring detail too...so 💕
I believe in color therapy! Just looking at this pic, my mood has already improved by 100%! Here is beautiful @billiecarroll in our silk tiedye wrap top and matching skirt walking her cute little doggie! 💕🐾🌴🌊
Our crochet Antoinette shorts are modelled by the "goofy, warm, enthusiastic, unselfconscious" and incredibly gorgeous Lily Aldridge in the May issue @marieclairemag by @jenn_edit! Equally as exciting is the fact that @lilyaldridge Aldridge was photographed by THE @helenachristensen! Read all about it on our blog (link in bio)
Here are the fruits (pun intended) of my quarantine life!!! I’m officially a tortured fruit artist and I’m gonna refer to the quarantine time as my fruit period.
Here is how it all started. I went to my university reunion last November. At first I didn’t want to go, I was dreading it for so many reasons. I wasn’t sure I want to connect with my past but mainly I was heartbroken and completely paralyzed over the death of my belowed cat companion of 17 years Sparky Little Kitty. Then 2 days before the reunion the grief became so unbearable, as an act self preservation I was desperately seeking a change of scenery so I decided to go.
It was probably one of the best decision I’ve ever made. It was great to reconnect with my friends. One thing that took me by surprise, was how many ppl were coming up to me and saying that they still have my painting! Painting???!!! I was like waaaa??! I don’t remember that ... I completely forgot about it. So that’s what I took from the reunion. The strong message I recognized here was, if so many ppl hang on to something I made so long ago, maybe I should revisit that, maybe I should start painting again!
But...it’s all about that first step for me...and I just didn’t know how to proceed ...Sooooo fast forward to a few month later ... I went to Mexico for my annual winter “pilgrimage” to a hot weather country and so it happened there was an ARTE Y VINO class (art & wine, basically you paint and drink wine!!!) at a local restaurant so I went to check it out and it was exactly what I needed for that first step. I didn’t know anything about painting with acrylic on canvas (my paintings back then were guache on paper) so this class filled in the blanks for me and I was sold! Then the covid19 ruined everything ...but kinda didn’t ...being in quarantine kinda actually helped me to focus...if there is no other distraction, nothing else to do, then I can focus....and commit to one thing, lolz.
So this little story would be a great example to always look for the silver lining ...speaking of which...here is an eeery thing (the good kind) when my cat Sparky Little Kitty was dying in my arms the song “Always look for the silver lining