Is that a “REAL” bag?

I love cartoons and I love all types of bags. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear about a new line that has combined bothJumpFromPaper is a fun & quirky bag line by Taiwan-based designers Rika Lin and Chay Su. The global brand just turned 3 years old and shows no signs of stopping.

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BYOB receives a fashionable upgrade

Bringing boxed wine to a nice dinner party may usually seem to be tacky or taboo, but now fashionable dinner guests can feel secure in their “bring your own box (bag)” choices. This unique and creative “Bag-in-Bag” wine carrier, not only is a testament in good taste, but the contents are just as delicious!

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Veronica Marché has a marker and a stylish vision!

About a month ago I saw a really nice illustration of Malia Obama on my FB feed, and it had a “fashion-y” approach to it that immediately caught my eye. I was very intrigued because I loooove all types of illustrations, especially fashion illustrations. I then followed the links back to the artist of this work and immediately became a fan! It was so refreshing to see a young illustrator focusing on creating beautiful images that highlight and celebrate Black Women.

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After I perused through her website/bio/external links… I learned that Veronica is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Fashion Design, at the same school that I attended for my degree! More than being just an artist and student, I realized she is wearing many hats and wears them very well! Continue Reading

Continuous Line by Shantell Martin


Towards the beginning of the summer, we introduced you to the unique world of expressive and creative visual works by a Brit-born- Brooklyn- based artist named, Shantell Martin. At the time of our interview she was traveling to Austria, and then headed back here to present a workshop at the Eyeo Festival, had just received a major feature in the NY Times, and was working on various projects/collaborations with photographers, shoes, apparel and more! It seems as though not much has changed in her schedule since then, and Shantell’s work is still high on the “innovative artists” radar!

This summer Shantell had the honor of being chosen as the Black & White Gallery/ Project Space Continue Reading

Customized Color Blocked Peep Toes!

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Spring/Summer footwear includes an array of shoe styles to choose from… espadrilles,wedges, ballerina flats, thong sandals, flip flops, gladiator sandals, etc. Within the world of fashion and footwear, two types of trends have become very popular – color blocking + the platform peep toe pump.

Artist and Custom Shoe Shoe Designer, Lauren Luna has taken these concepts one step further by offering a new Continue Reading

Along the Visual Lines – Shantell Martin

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Visual Artist, Digital VJ, Performer, Lecturer, Innovator…these are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of the one and only, Shantell Martin. At the young age of 8 or 9, little Shantell began to of doodling in the back of school books, from there on she couldn’t put her pen down. When she draws she really doesn’t take a literal approach to the lines that she creates, instead she allows her gut and intuition to lead her, and feels like most of the time she’s just following her pen.

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A London native, Shantell has lived in the UK, Japan and most recently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Shantell is a graduate of the Central St. Martins School of Art and has lead interactive workshops on digital painting creativity around the world. The world is literally her canvas as she not only takes to paper when she illustrates, but tends to Continue Reading