The Rise Tote. Our latest addition to the Dawn | Dusk Collection. For work, for travel, for overnight.
In my last Journal entry, I disclosed what all "We've Been Up To" and I promised handfuls of newness coming your way in October. I am one to keep my word, friends! You are reading this, so by now you've gotten a taste of some of the changes made, but let me tell you about all 9! (Because it is my favorite number:-)
My original plans for the summer were to begin to roll-out a new "Limited Edition" design each month along with several open-studio events and summer workshops. However, with a slower than expected spring and the dispersement of my incredible team of assistants (ending of semesters and beginnings of study-abroad programs), I instead decided to take a step back to evaluate.
Summer is officially here, which means the semester has ended for all my amazing assistants...and so off they go! Some to study abroad, some back to their hometowns for a bit.
Inspired by 'minimal figurative abstraction', Lucy and I collaborated on 5 one-of-a-kind tote bags. We were loving the shapes of our small leather cut-offs and decided to make something new!
Meet Anitra. You may know her images our relaunch party but we brought her back to talk Chicago, style and inspiration. She is a Chicago native and food photographer. She specializes in capturing the unattractive info and alluring scenes.
Over the last 6 months, I've been able to have the fun & revelatory experience of working with directors, Jason & Blue, as they work to share the story of CHC through a documentary.
Meet Andrew...you may recognize him from some bts photos from the last photo shoot. After seeing and experiencing his infectious attitude, we knew we needed to set up a stories shoot.
The topic arises too much not to address it.
Young company, young team….and yes, I hear about it! So frequently, that I felt I wanted to address it.
So about a year ago, Lucy endeavored to put together a capsule collection of leather goods.
While I guided her along in each phase of the process, the concept, construction and finality of this body of work is completely created by Lucy.