August 31, 2009

splash of color

Elaborate carnival costumes on the streets of Bolivia. Dancers and musicians parade showing vivid dances and extravagant outfits skillfully embroidered by local artisans.


August 27, 2009

faces

I take it as a personal challenge to shoot in places where people are not used to seeing cameras. I want each of my photographs to tell a story, especially portraits. 

Happy weekend everyone!





sheep {close to my home}

I could not resist taking photos of these sheep that were happily munching the not so green grass. It is heartening to sneak up on them and hear all the chomping.
The whole countryside near our home in Bolivia is dotted with these lovely animals, a feast of  "woolly magic". 


August 26, 2009

fashion snoops

Thank you so much to Melissa Hago for featuring my line on Fashion Snoops. I am thrilled to see items from my collection on such a great website.

August 25, 2009

crochet baby booties

These baby booties are made in soft pastels using only single crochet stitch. For baby girls I add flowers and for boys I leave them plain. 


August 24, 2009

spring - summer accessories

My accessories for next summer have been a great hit at the shows. I have flower necklaces, flowers & "bobbles", and just "bobbles".

Each flower is joined together by a crochet chain and made with 100% pima cotton. Girls can move them around the chain and create their own look each time they wear them.

Flowers & "bobbles" also joined by crochet chain in contrasting color.

August 23, 2009

new family member {russell}

For a long time we've been dying to have a dog. Unfortunately, for work reasons {and adventure...} we have been moving a lot in the last four years. First we moved cities, then countries, then continents and a few months ago - continents AGAIN!
We won't stay long on this side of the world but the dog issue could not wait anymore, so three weeks ago we went on a dog hunt. 
This is our Russell! The kids chose the name, I don't know why. I wanted to name him Jambo but they did not let me...
He's captivated our hearts and those of our neighbors, so he now is cuddled by a HUGE family.


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A safari suit was a must after living a few years in Kenya. 

August 21, 2009

yellow week {last day}

{Friday... last day} Five days were not enough to post all my yellow photos. I might have to have another yellow week or day soon.
Last week I posted about the red in New York door's. This is some of the yellow around the city.

Can hardly see the yellow cab, but it's there. I was a little late in taking out my camera and start shooting.
This is in the Meatpacking district on a Saturday morning.
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One of the entrances to the High Line.
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Yellow flowers in the High Line.
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On the wall of the Chelsea Market.
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Thank you for sharing with me this yellow week. Have a great weekend!
{this is not New York. These are candles inside Notre Dame in Paris... I lit one!}
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August 20, 2009

yellow week {fourth day}

{fourth day} While driving around Coral Gables in Miami I stopped to take some photos... Didn't see any yellow flowers and didn't take any photos of nice yellow houses because I was afraid to just stop in front of private property and start shooting.

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August 19, 2009

my yellow week {third day}

{third day} yellow + white flowers as in flowers in my garden in Nairobi and floating in the water in Mombasa.

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August 18, 2009

my yellow week {second day}

{second day} While living in Kenya I enjoyed shopping for beads that I hope I would be able to use in the future.
These are yellow resin beads from Ethiopia that I bought on a trip to Addis Ababa last year, and painted glass beads from Mali that I purchased at the masai market in Nairobi just before leaving.

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August 17, 2009

my yellow week {first day}

Been thinking about yellow lately and decided to make all my posts for this week in the color of the sun.
{first day} Yellow in my work comes in the shape of yarn cones, measuring tape, and tools for the knitting machines. I don't have any yellow fabrics or prints to show you at the moment, but it's in my mind for future spring-summer collections.

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August 13, 2009

dehydrated raspberries

Dehydrated raspberries {not frozen} from southern Bolivia will be on our granola mix the next few days. I have been looking for recipes where these could be used, but unfortunately I have not found any that look like they are worth the effort.
All I know is that just plain as a snack they are delicious. 

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August 12, 2009

vibrant necklaces

These are my sister's latest creations. Eli's jewelry is full of sparkle and soft colors. Her pieces are super fun to wear in any season.
She is currently working on opening an online store. Will keep you posted. In the meantime you can contact her at her email eliespapel@gmail.com

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This necklace is made with aquamarine and lemon colored quartz that make the main part of the necklace. The pendant is made with strawberry colored quartz and citrine nuggets that hang from a sterling silver delicate chain. All beads are put together with sterling silver wire and hook used to close the necklace at the front.

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August 11, 2009

carry-all

This local piece of fabric is called an "aguayo" and it is the Andean version of a carry-all, even to carry babies. Fournier's knits are brought to the workshop wrapped inside these colorful aguayos.

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A knitter from Potosi brings this merino aguayo with her finished pieces every week. She carries it on her back.

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August 9, 2009

bubble new york {show photos}

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The show was at the Cedar Lake in Chelsea. A great location for the trendiest children's fashion and accessories show in the United States.

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August 7, 2009

chelsea market

Last Saturday before setting up my booth at the Bubble show I went to have breakfast at the Chelsea Market. It is always a pleasure to go and have a cupcake from Eleni's, sugar cookies from Sarabeth's and capuccino from Ninth Street Espresso.

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