the Velma dress (with matching doll dress!) and the Orson dungarees for the mini ‘of Land and Sea’ collection with @iralovesmae, launching sept 12. Both pieces are named after grandparents. See pics in stories.
Velma is my grandmother who I feel a strong kinship with. She was a painter and creator. She made a life for my father and his siblings in rural Boulder, CO - building their mid century dream home from the ground up - all by reading books. (I so wish I owned their home now!). She cultivated art and creativity and a strong sense of DIY in her home. Each of the kids rooms had loft beds hung from the ceiling. We loved climbing up into them as kids. I was in awe her, her paints, her clothing and her home as a child. And I love that this Velma sailor dress is a tribute to her. #iralovesmaexmermag