Ariel Beauty Packaging Elements for Walgreens

Originally posted on Janene Dunbar Portfolio:
I was asked to create sophisticated packaging elements for Disney’s Little Mermaid adult beauty rangeĀ  for Walgreens. What I didn’t know was that my Ariel character illustrations…

Barbara Schuppe’s Wearable Icons

Every year my mother and I make a pilgrimage to one of the most underrated California events, The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. A carefully curated collection of artists and craftspeople nestled in… Continue reading

Art Masters Jewelry

When I first saw Art Masters rings on Etsy, I was only focusing on the beautiful Modern Vintage Black Gold and Diamond Solitaire Ring. After checking out the rest of their store, I… Continue reading

Adventures in Brewing.

When I was a little girl, my dad was always brewing or fermenting something; beer, wine, champagne, etc. Thanks to him, I got a pretty refined palate for the varietals and a penchant… Continue reading

You Say Hello And I Say Goodbye

Sad to say, this will be my last post regarding London as I’ve finally made my way back to the states. I’ve got to give it up to the people of the UK… Continue reading

Rural Marrakech + Jardin Issil

The last two days of my journey took me to Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Marjorelle, five star camping at the Jardin Issil and a day long excursion into the Berber populated mountains of… Continue reading

Hello, Marrakech!

A trip to Morocco is the ultimate pilgrimage for surface designers and I was so fortunate to be able to work in a four day trip to Marrakesh during some down time! The… Continue reading

A Date at Serpentine Gallery + A Stroll Through Hyde Park.

Italian designer Martino Gamper curates the new exhibition at Serpentine Gallery titled design is a state of mind. The exhibit features a collection of shelving systems displaying collections of design objects that impact… Continue reading

London Fashion Weekend Odds and Ends.

Los Angeles is now in the throes of Fashion Week so I figured now would be as good a time as any to post the final bits and pieces of London Fashion Weekend.… Continue reading

Welcome the Weekend in Bath!

I don’t think there is a single anglophile out there that doesn’t count a visit to Bath on their bucket list. Natural thermal spas, historic Georgian townhouses and ancient Roman ruins dating back… Continue reading

Oasis for London Fashion Week SS 2014

One of my favorite window displays for Fashion Week were the carousel themed windows by two students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. I love the fantasy aspect, the use of… Continue reading

Let’s Get Visual!

“Imagination is the mother of originality,we encourage imagination in every way possible.” Harry Gordon Selfridge I am a HUGE fan of visual merchandising! One of the things I loved about our seasonal roll… Continue reading

Portobello Crawl…

Just a few highlights from my lengthy stroll down Portobello Road this past Saturday. Assaulted as usual with the overwhelming spread of antiques, jewelry and inexpensive fashion, but also present was plenty of… Continue reading

Impressions on Isabella Blow : Fashion Galore!…

Fashion director, Isabella Blow’s hands on contributions are considerably few yet her impact on the fashion world is undeniable having been credited with the discovery of Alexander McQueen, milliner Philip Treacy and model… Continue reading

In Memory of Joseph Gatto…

Photo: Courtesy of Mariann Gatto On November 13, I was stunned by the news of the violent murder of my art teacher and mentor, Joseph Gatto who was shot during a robbery of… Continue reading