Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ho Ho Ho and a barrel of Neck Warmers

It's been a whirlwind, but alas the neck warmers are numbered and I will not be making anymore, don't want to see yourself on every corner you turn, right? The spring collection is under way and as a sneak peek some of the watchband bracelets are featured above. It's been a fabulous fall season with much prosperity I feel very blessed to be doing something I love and having it be so fruitful. Thank you all and enjoy!!
Happy Holidays

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pipsqueak : Urban Body show

It's finally arrived after much deliberation the dates for the next show were set for November 14th and 15th. Postcards are on their way and I'm feverishly working up to the last minute on embellishments for you to choose from ready to be appliqued to whatever you bring me, please no leather. I've posted and named a few of the embellishments that will be available one called shift another called gira tondo, scroll down to get a better idea of where you might want these things placed. Also soon to be posted are neck warmers, think leg warmer for the neck, they're luscious big knits lined with the softest organic t-shirt cotton. And more to come, possibly a few ponchos, a winter tunic called swift and for the brave a vest done in brocade and fur that was inspired by the under armour worn by medieval Knights. Come early, the finished pieces I'll be bringing are few and precious.

As always I'll be bringing a new collection of jewelry just to keep things sparkling. New images will be added daily to the blog check back soon!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wrap it up, tie it down

It's Fall time to wrap up, so I've created a collection of very deconstructed knit wraps, all small runs no two alike. I'll be posting pictures as soon as they're ready. Adding to that is a small of obi/belts, because they can be worn high or low depending on your outfit. These pieces for me really work to give shape to all of these peasant blouses and knit a line tops that are abounding this season and last. Each of the belts are done in ivory cashmere with muted aubergine, grey, or blue ribbons and complimenting fabric flowers made of anything from irridescent taffeta to wind breaker sports fabrics. See the close-up above.
As of recent the children's collection did really well over the summer with an article appearing in Daily Candy Kids but I'll be focusing on the women's collection for now. Pipsqueak has many of my things and many more to come. Primadonna has changed adresses to a much bigger space and will also have more to come. Keep an eye for the dates of Artemisia's next Trunk show, should be in November.
This seasons' jewelry collection will also be arriving in stores soon. I'll be posting dates.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swathed in 800 count

I'll be bringing my latest pieces to Bus Stop this coming Friday June 27th from 5:30- 8:30pm. I've fallen in love with the vintage linens I've been finding at Estate sales you could say I've sheathed most everything I have in them, children, i pod, cell phone, myself, the jewelry collection... All scented with the most amazing rice milk and mallow. Next Friday you can too, come have your children measured for a one of a kind vintage linen dress, shirt or skirt linens will be available to choose from or I can decide for you. If you're on your own come pick-up a little linen purse with sparkly buttons and lace and brighlty colored embroidery to impress when your i pod comes out or your chanel compact or credit cards. And of course how could you do without the necklace that stays on even in your bikini this summer!! Come one- come all last show before the fall!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Digs for Artemisia

I've found a new home for my collections in Haddonfield, NJ at Pipsqueak!! She's recently moved her store to the main road on King's Highway next to Georgie Girl (for those who know the area) and will soon be carrying not only children's clothes and women's jewelry but is adding a capsule women's collection as well. She has a fair amount of my jewelry and soon will probably be taking orders on the children's and women's clothing collections as well! The jewelry she has is marked as such on the site. So go see Danielle, she's laid back and friendly, something all to rare these days.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Children's Collection Finished

It's been a busy week, the Trunk show at PrimaDonna, finishing up and photographing the children's collection and now preparing for the next Trunk Show in Philadelphia at Bus Stop June 26, 2009 times to follow!! For now have a gander at the children's clothes all made to order and as usual one of a kind.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Usa e getta

I've always found uses for things and things to make use of no matter where I am. In my time living in different countries and travelling I've always collected pieces from these places to utilize in my work. Recently there was some interest shown in the necklaces I make from stones and ribbon and a liquid polymer ( which keeps them flexible). They are not pieces that will stand the test of time but rather show stoppers for an evening. I call them "Usa e getta" or disposable. If worn with care mine have suffered very few missing pieces but again they're really available as one use necklaces. I should be having an upcoming Trunk Show with predominantly these pieces I'll post when I know more...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New work, Trunk shows and Children's collection

It has been and April full of Antiquity. I spent some time in upstate New York scouring antique shops where amazing things still abound. My preferred period is always the Victorian but for the summer the 1950's has some great colored glass pieces. Needless to say I'm full of beautiful things to adapt and recreate into my own and have been feverishly working away.
Simultaneously, I'm working on a vintage linen children's collection having come across vintage linen tablecloths and sheets that were to beautiful to pass up but damaged just enough to be of no use on a table or bed. I've got some trunk shows on the Horizon and when the May and June dates are fixed I will post them, and look out for me in Daily Candy Kids in June!!
Until the new pictures I'm busy working please contact for any further questions!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Are we consumed by the new?

I've been working for some time now on re-creating, keeping a very small toolbox and minimally affecting the environment by discovering the beauty in re-purposed metals, antiques, stones and fabrics.
-Rome 1998, Art School, a tiny studio with the perfect balcony to hang clothes on, a lush green and burnt orange stuccoed courtyard in the artisan quarter of Trastevere. With limited resources and limited materials I began re-thinking that which is discarded. The journey of neglecting the new and opting for the old, putting constraints on what I create by what was available, not a supply and demand philosophy.
I adorn those who wear my pieces with our past, present and future in one. Each piece of jewelry each garment of clothing is one of a kind and each has its' own story. I've travelled the markets and estate sales from Rome to the far most corners of upstate New York and many in between to find treasures that speak to me, that have provenance and those that don't. I breathe new life into them so as to continue their story.
Due to the nature of this work, sometimes I have many things sometimes few but I'll be posting each hunt for more treasures and soon to follow will be the pieces.