Here is a list of some of our favorite creative people. If you want to see some beautiful work and maybe pick up an item or two for your own collections, take a look!
Anne-Joelle Designs. Ann-Joelle Galley is an artist, first and foremost. Her works have been published internationally, and are on display in numerous galleries. She converts these exquisite designs into patterns and these are printed in France on the finest silk fabrics. Each scarf, dress, or top is, itself, a unique artwork.
Work in Process. Simple, understated elegance in clothing that is easy to wear and as tough as you are is the halmark, here. Meghan Hogrefe, a Harvard educated surf lover got tired of clothes that got in the way of her active lifestyle so she designed a line that looks great, is easy to wear, and doesn't need to treated like "Taffeta, darling."
Jennifer Ritz. As appropriate for the boardroom as the candlelight dinner, the bold, chic lines of this eponymous brand epitomizes modern minimalism while preserving grace and femininity. Luxurious fabrics and beautiful construction make them both comfortable and striking. Designed and made -- without compromise -- in New York.
Alice d'Italia. Husband and wife team Kely Steven Finn and Tracy Lalasz Finn founded Alice d’Italia in 2016 to solve a problem: How can you get the shoes you really want? Shoes that really fit, that just make you happy to look at them. The answer was to take their own designs to Italy and have them made in one of the rapidly disappearing small, artisanal shoe factories there. Today, the range of hand-made Italian shoes includes tall, dramatic stiletto pumps, playful block heels, ballet flats, sandals -- almost anything you might want. And you can buy them off the shelf or have something special custom made. Best of all, each purchase helps preserve a tradition of fine shoe and boot making.