In an age where much of our interactions and transactions happen online and Professional Snapchatter is an actual job (we’re not kidding, look it up) it’s nice to stop and marvel at something handmade. These are the textile designers, embroiderers and weavers who are inspiring us right now.
London-based artist and Central St Martins grad Boe Holder creates tiny plant sculptures of succulents and cacti as well as pins, postcards and whimsical flowerpots for, you know, actual plants. We’re pinning her Monstera pin to our denim jacket ASAP while we wait for the rest of her adorable creations to get restocked – Holder can’t make the little guys fast enough.
Sydney-based artist Liz Payne lends her bright, beaded and embroidered touch to socks, shoes and jewellery. Her distinct style uses primitive shapes, primary colours and it’s unlike anything else.
Recently I was asked by @frankiemagazine to decorate a pair of socks however I saw fit and here they are: I call them 'Clusterkickers'! ✨And guess what? YOU can WIN them in an auction with all proceeds going towards The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (@alnf_). Pop on over to the link in my profile NOW to put a bid in for this great cause and hopefully snag yourself a pair of hand embroidered and beaded socks! Bids close June 15. Photographed by Mark Lobo. (frankie.com.au/socks)
Topshop and Anthropologie have used Nicole McCartney’s botanical textile designs, which start out as paintings. Her Instagram account offers a glimpse at her work long before it ends up on clothing store hangers.
Another account dedicated to textile design, Kelly Ventura’s inky drawings have ended up as interior fabrics and plates.
The creations on this account are inspired by retro interiors and many of the embroidered scenes feature ’60s and ’70s living rooms, but it’s the Balmain-level embellished denim that has us coming back for more.
The weaving that makes up jujujust’s tapestries and jewellery is shaggy and lushly textured. Scroll through the feed and you’ll notice the gradual shift in colour schemes. We dig it.
Katherine Heigl at a party in Hollywood this summer. Image by: Getty
Proof you can keep some things secret in Hollywood if you want to.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are the proud parents of a baby boy – for almost a month now! The parents, who welcomed son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. on Dec. 20, just confirmed the happy news to People Magazine. The Grey's Anatomy star and her musician husband also have two daughters, Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8.
Heigl had previously said that the pregnancy was a surprise. (Both their daughters are adopted.) "We’ve known for awhile that we wanted to add to our family and frankly didn’t really care how we chose to do that. We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible. Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"
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Sad news for Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, guys: They're getting a divorce.
Who are Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, you might be asking? Well, Louis is the third son of the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg. (If you don't know who that is either? Yeah, we had to wikipedia this one too). He is not, however, in line for the throne because he gave us his rights when he got married ten years ago at age 20, three months after the birth of his and Tessy's first child (scandal!).
Louis, 30, and Tessy, 31, have two sons together, and have asked (via an official letter from the tiny European country's monarchy) for privacy at this time.
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Kate, Wills and Harry were all together for a public engagement today, and well, the press pack who covers the royal family were not impressed.
The trio were out and about in London today (Kate in a new Erdem dress, FYI) to lend support to the HeadsTogether campagin, a mental health advocacy cause they've had a history of championing together.
On this occasion, however, none of the Windsor crew bothered to acknowledge the group of journalists who make a profession out of covering them, causing The Daily Express's royal reporter, Richard Palmer, to send this series of tweets:
My phone died just as William, Kate and Harry arrived at the ICA. William noticeably blanked us all from two feet away. Charming. 😂— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
The three royal leave and one cheeky photographer shouts: "Bye!" No reply. pic.twitter.com/JtNP4qstof— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
The royal press pack has decided that part of having a national conversation about mental health should involve saying hello to people.— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
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Kate Middleton wasn't holding back on the real talk on her first public appearance of 2017.
Visiting a treatment centre for parents with personality disorders, the Duchess of Cambridge was overheard telling one of the women receiving help:
"Parenting is tough," she said. "And with the experiences you've all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers... I find it extraordinary how you've managed actually."
She also mentioned elsewhere that before arriving at the centre she'd just left "a room of six under threes" which we're taking to mean Princess Charlotte had the crew over for brunch and a marathon of Paw Patrol.
PS. That's a brand new Eponine coat K. Middy's wearing, FYI, which can be yours for around $2500 CAD.