Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Street...Melrose Ave

On the Street.. 11th Ave

Sundays are my absolute favorite day of the week. It's the only day of the week where being incredibly  lazy and sleeping in until noon is not frowned down upon but strongly encouraged. It's a time to share laughter and brunch with friends and loved ones, take long strolls through the park, and letting those moments of creativity flow.

My sunday started off just right! Got coffee with my friend Hana from Craft & Culture and her pooch Nico at one of their favorite spots in Seattle, Cafe Pettirosso.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fungi Girl// Land Management

Mary O'Regan (top) and Claire Haranda (bottom) at the Fungi Girl art show at Land Management.  These two are basically Dressed for Tea regulars now. They're always killin it! Love the pattern and good use of color in both outfits.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On Boylston Ave... Capitol Hill

Frank Correa, Artist and friend, photographed on the street of Capitol Hill rocking a fresh printed blazer.

Check out Frank's work at an upcoming art show of visual stimulation at Hedreen Gallery on March 8th at 6pm.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Welcome to Ozen Studios

Get to know them: Aykut Ozen, Creative Director/ Designer, of Ozen Studios and Julianna Vezzetti, Business/Communications Director, graciously welcomed me into their workshop last week. Located in the Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill, their workshop is a freight elevator shaft that has been retrofitted into usable space. This unique space is charming, alluring and seems to induce creative energy. Aykut is a self taught leather craftsman who creates well fitted and finely detailed jackets and bags. He not only works in leather, I also spied some remarkable military and paisley jackets, made from vintage fabrics. 

You may have seen: This past October, Akyut was chosen to display one of his leather jackets at EMP's "Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket," an exhibition displaying vintage and contemporary takes on the leather jacket. Aykut's jacket is displayed alongside vintage jackets from Musicians such as Elvis Presley and haute couture designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott and Gianni Versace.

You Capitol Hill locals may have also seen Aykut's leather clothing at the holiday pop-up shop Blak Designmart last month in Caffe Vita's Bean Room.

UPCOMING:Ozen is planning on producing bell bottom black denim jeans inspired by 70's rock n roll wear.

What inspired you to start Ozen? 
A: Started with the idea of making one of a kind leather jackets for myself and evolved into a full line of custom leather goods. Music is my main inspiration for almost everything I create. Each of my leather work is constructed in a very similar pattern as writing a song. I do it because it makes me feel good and proud.

J: Aykut Ozen is an inspiring individual. When I first met him I knew I wanted to work for him and with him. No one is as well crafted and driven to create forever evolving genuine pieces of art and design.

What are you looking forward to?
A: Add new products to the line including denim and custom shoes. I'm also working on both my solo and band album projects. 

J: Future collaborations and winters first snow.

Do you have any new years resolutions?
A: To make a living from my art.

J: Work hard, be honest, and create a new viewHue.

Who's someone you admire?
A: My sweet girlfriend, best friend Julianna Vezzetti.

J: The crusaders, pushing the limit of art and design and never shying away from what others would think or judge.

What's your sign?
A: Gemini.

J: Aquarius.

What's your vice?
A: Pizza.

J: Too many coats and whiskey.

What's currently on your personal soundtrack?
A: Damon (David Del Conte), Mogollar, Baris Manco, Fikret Kizilok, Frumpy, Flower Travelling Band, Davey Graham, Robbie Basho.

J: Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, T Rex,  Cerrone, Townes Van Zandt.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
A: Kapadokya.

J: I'd really love to visit Turkey and lay on the black sand beaches and then hop a train to Berlin.

What's your motto?
A: Anything you decide to wear is a compliment to your soul. Style without soul is nothing.

J:  Love to live and live to love.