Category Archives: Styles and Textiles

The Artistry of Galadriel Mattei


From the moment we got our first Galadriel Mattei sweaters, scarves and hats in the store five years ago, I knew I had stumbled upon a unique Los Angeles artist who has chosen to work with re-purposed cashmere fabrics as her medium. She finds cashmere sweaters of all shapes, sizes and designs; (pullovers, zip hoodies, v-necks, and […]

Discovering Raga & Yavi: a Brilliant Collaboration of Artists

Raga Yami Silk Blouses

This past Fall I came across an extraordinary line of 100% silk, cotton and wool hand painted and printed dresses, blouses and coats that have been created from a collaboration between two female artists: one from France and the other from India. Together as painters and dyers they have made a line of clothing like […]

On The Road with Alquema

Alquema dresses

Alquema’s designer Virginia Rouse began as a photographer on film sets in the ’90s where she developed her eye for detail, structure and texture. On her travels to Japan, she fell in love with the Japanese approach to textural design and took inspiration from fashion icons Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto in their groundbreaking approach to […]