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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Dreamland Lookbook

Silver lockets hang amongst scattered nosegays of pink flowers and vintage folding fans, carrying paintings of a Dreamland where centaurettes play violins and gather flower garlands beneath vibrant pastel skies. Our Dreamland print is a menagerie of keepsakes and tiny worlds, sweet beautiful things that exist just for the sake of it, all printed onto super-soft airy washed cotton.

When I was thinking about our lookbook for Dreamland, I thought of Nicole Anne Robbins.

Nicole and I almost crossed paths so many times before we were finally introduced. She lived in Denver just after I did. She lived on my block in Brooklyn just before I moved here. But we finally met through Risa Robins-Moloney, the real-life human fairy spirit who did makeup for our Camp Versailles lookbook.

Nicole has a cerebral-yet-dreamy point-of-view of the world, and spent much of last year travelling the country, filming her journey and talking with people about love. Technically, we haven't even met yet; I got really sick when she was in NYC and things kept coming up, so our schedules never worked out.

Her journey inspired me to re-examine the role love--all kinds of love--plays in my life. I relate so much to her magnificently crazy wanderlust and her drive to learn about love and connectedness. Plus, her work is just beautiful.

Even though she wasn't going to be on the East coast for a while, I thought, let's just make this happen. So I sent her a package of our samples for this new print, and we made it happen in the flower fields outside LA.

Welcome to Dreamland: Made in New York, shot in Los Angeles.

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