The final artist in our collaboration with @60” is Moroccan born, Miriam Cabessa, who currently lives and works out of her studio in Brooklyn. She’s well-known for her physical style of painting – rather than using the traditional brush, Cabessa utilizes her hands and other objects to create abstract pieces that are a record of her movement. Cabessa’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Hafia Museum of Modern Art.
The second artist selected in the Tibi x @60” Collaboration is Vincent Edmond Louis, who currently resides in London. Always looking to push the boundaries of traditional photography, Vincent manipulates his images through paint, proportion, or text in attempts to add another dimension. An avid traveler, Vincent continues to be inspired by new frontiers and different cultures. He has exhibited all over the world, including New York, Paris, New Delhi, Monaco, and Mumbai, and his work is in many prestigious private collections.
Amy has selected three emerging artists from a curated group of talent represented by online art dealer, @60inches’, to create an original work inspired by Tibi’s Pre-Fall 14 collection. Get to know each artist through our one-on-one Spotlights, starting with Brooklyn native, Jason Varone. Jason combines technology and traditional technique to execute his unique style of ‘video painting’. His artwork has been exhibited in many venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Boston Center for the Arts, The British Film Institute, The International Center of Photography and Art in General in New York City.
An interior designer by trade, Athena lives by the credo of making things beautiful. In 2012, Athena launched Eye-Swoon to share her inspiration and express her multi-faceted design interests that span interiors, fashion, food, travel, and just about everything that is about living well. Get to know Athena as she shares her favorite NYC spots for food, fashion, and design—and what lies ahead for Eye-Swoon.
A spotlight on Jane Aldridge, one of the very first fashion bloggers. In 2007, Jane created Sea of Shoes to celebrate her love of decadent footwear, and she has since evolved into a trusted industry voice. Through her use of beautiful imagery and tasteful point of view, Jane is known for her eclectic mix of luxury designers, South Western themes, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. This past Fall, Jane co-hosted a Tibi trunk show at By George in Austin, TX where we uncovered some tidbits of what she’s into including Japanese films, a celebrity crush, and current reads.
A spotlight on incredibly talented L.A. jewelry designer, Anita Ko. My favorite pair of earrings are from Anita, so I was thrilled to meet with her on a recent trip to L.A. Over drinks at Chateau Marmont we bonded over our obsession with all things luxury, always quite simple and modern, never too precious, but utterly unique and often with a bizarre twist. Anita would never be one to just serve up just simple stud diamonds – it’s more like in the form of a leopards head or my current craving, the weathered sharks tooth ring trimmed in a delicate strand of gold and diamonds. -Amy
A special spotlight on my friend and New York restaurateur, Joe Bastianich. I’ve been friends with Joe and his wife Deanna for years, they’re an amazing and creative couple. Besides being an amazing restaurateur (he’s partners with Mario Batali –Babbo, Spotted Pig, Del Posto, Eataly…the list goes on), Joe is a passionate musician, and now most famously a bit of a harsh (but extremely stylish) critic on Master Chef. -Amy
This month’s spotlight is Los Angeles furniture designer Byron Stripling. I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Byron on various projects over the last ten years. His style can be described as refined industrial modern and he’s created many fabulous pieces for our showroom, the Tibi store, and the Tibi suite at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island Georgia. His amazing personal style (as well as his beautiful wife’s and daughter) comes through in his work – sleek, modern, elegant – I could go on forever. If you’re interested in seeing some of his pieces, you can contact him as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toby Tucker Peters is our spotlight this week. When I first met Toby, she was this insanely stylish editor at Instyle Magazine. Since then we’ve become great friends and she’s moved on from her editorial days to launching her own fabulously chic golf wear label. Check out her site at www.tobytuckergolf.com – I’ve never swung a club and that didn’t stop me from shopping like mad!