This week, I spoke with the mastermind behind Lingua Nigra—an organic jewelry line made by hand in Chicago. Her collection includes out-of-the-ordinary pieces like reticulated bangles and beetle-wing earrings; outside of her personal work, she’s also made jewelry for the likes of J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Juicy Couture, to name a few.
“I don’t use computers or printers of any kind—it’s just a pure sheet of paper transformed into a modern map,” explains architect-turned-artist Karen O'Leary.
Find three styles to rock this season, and some outfit ideas to boot.
My first-ever published essay—which explores clothing, relationships, and identity—is live today on The New York Times.
(Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
In my interview with longtime engineer Alla Sharkova, I learned how she got her start moonlighting as a stained glass artist. (Hint: A fortuitous $15 yard sale find may have had something to do with it…)
This week, I wrote about trending school supplies on Etsy. Makes me want to scoop up some of those rainbow-colored canvas lunch boxes—one to match every outfit!
So excited to be part of this amazing project by Mae Ryan and Mona Chalabi, which shows women how to give themselves a breast exam (one of the best ways to catch cancer early). Bonus: The video was made by an all-female cast and crew!
Talking inspiration, inclusivity, and overcoming insecurities with Brooklyn-based illustrator Karina Parris was such a treat. Definitely one of my favorite Etsy features to-date!
This week, I helped Etsy launch a new blog series highlighting memorable buyer stories. First up: Pride-related finds.