I love to combine patterns, textures and colors. Whether it's for apparel or interior design and paint finishes, to me, it's all about making things look amazing.
My passion for reinvention is behind everything I do. It started out with having to "make do" with the limited resources I had. But now it's more about appreciating the patina of age, and finding the beauty in imperfection. It's about rescuing hidden gems and giving them a new lease on life.
I have had many seasons of reinvention. A long career in marketing communications and public relations set the stage for working with products or situations that needed to presented in a new light. It taught me how to turn liabilities into strengths; to reveal hidden beauty.
Recent seasons in my life of reinvention have included some transformative interior design and decorative painting projects. Some of them are highlighted in the galleries on this site.
Other seasons were about reinventing denim jackets and making scarves that incorporated beautiful rescued fabrics. I also painted leather boots and handbags.
In May of 2018, my husband, Bill and I, and our two sons, Matt and Billy, left the San Francisco Bay area and moved to Kansas City, We are all beginning a new season of reinvention. A new (old) house, a new city, new friends, and new projects. It has been a transformative experience for all of us, as we settle into our new surroundings, and move into new possibilities.
My new JOJO line is one of the most exciting things I've ever done. I love the flattering and flowing silhouettes of the kimonos, and the gorgeous fabric combinations that often include pieces of vintage Japanese kimonos. The new jean jackets in the JOJO line are more subtle and sophisticated than previous collections; but they still have just enough edge and fray. The scarves are narrower and easier to wear, and some now feature vintage kimono fabric.
I have found new sources for repurposed fabrics that make each piece even more special. Just think about the stories these fabrics could tell! Now they can tell yours.
Keep checking in to see what's new!
S e a s o n s of R e i n v e n t i o n
My motto has always been "Using what we have to reinvent our lives," and my passion for reinvention is behind everything I do.