Posts Tagged "THE SINGLE BEST THING"

The boldest proclamations in the art world are made by neither critic nor artist, but the high-society Greek style maven known simply as Mrs. Tependris. Mrs. T. does not shy away from eccentricities or theatrics. Rather, she travels the world in search of great art, curious new extravagances, and spiritual enlightenment. 

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Sonia Delaunay was a master of geometry and color, one of the founders of the Orphist art movement, and the first woman to have a retrospective at the Louvre during her lifetime. Whenever we want to feel disappointed in the state of our own sketchbooks, we simply turn to Delaunay’s. We’ll be right back—we have some sketching to do…

If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been knee-deep in flowers lately between designing our new wedding collection and preparing for springtime. One of our biggest floral inspirations is Dutch still-life artist Willem van Alest. Van Aelst makes his blossoms look as though their extending out of the canvas with the use of bright whites and rich reds against a backdrop of the deepest black. We can only hope that we’ll look this fresh after we emerge from this long dark winter. 

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In honor of the festivities we’re missing in New Orleans today, we’re listening to our favorite jazz and Dixieland albums in the Paperless Post studioThe clever use of type and playful abstractions make each cover feel fresh and modern, despite the six decades that have passed since their first release. 

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Madame Grès created elaborately pleated Grecian gowns that required up to 23 yards of silk jersey for each garment. Having that much fabric handy is ideal for taking outsize bows after your acceptance speech—or hiding your teary eyes from the camera.

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