This is kind of a cool, random thing...

This is kind of a cool, random thing that happened to me at my office gig. I was selected to be the first face of Gap's new BTS social series #BehindTheGap. Luckily, I was finally able to find a pair of 1969 jeans that fit me in a way that I liked, pulled some supporting details from my closet and went on an iPhone shoot around TriBeCa with Amy Stone.  Amy was super sweet and an interesting person to get to know a little better. She somehow was able take the awkwardness out of posing on busy downtown sidewalks. Amy also asked me to answer a few questions to fuel the post blurb. The final was edited down significantly so I thought it could be fun to share the full guy here. 

Describe your personal style and what you’re influenced by:

Edited, comfortable, often utilitarian but sometimes feminine with worldly details. I've always been an active observer and as an artist, a bit of an escapist. I grew up watching a lot of old movies and also spent a lot of time around diverse, creative characters that all saw the world through their own specific lens. Being constantly surrounded by these visual storytellers undoubtedly influenced how I present myself to the world. I think about subtle details, like the puckering on the back of of a blouse that makes it hang just right, or the atypical weave of an alpaca cape that reminds me of the photo on the back of an old album cover. I like to pick things up on road trips and when I wear them I still feel like I'm on a little bit of an adventure. In the same vein, I love hunting for vintage. The shirt I'm wearing today is the end product of a late night internet wormhole when I tried to find the shirt Steve McQueen wore in the Magnificent Seven. I could probably wear that outfit for the rest of my days and be happy. Mind you, this isn't that shirt (or that outfit), but some men's western wear that does double time as a blouse and tunic.

That being said, the post went up late Tuesday night and already has over 10K likes - who knew? See the post in realtime here!



Trying to start a relationship with a new printer in New York can be pretty intimidating. Where to even start?! What are the budgets? How how prompt and clear is the communication? More importantly, what are their capabilities and how is the work? 

I decided to reach out to Aldine based on their client roster, proximity to my office and surprisingly enough, Yelp! reviews. One in particular made an impact. A person frantically trying to find a place to print a resume before an interview went to Aldine thinking it was more of a Kinkos, and was met with kindness as well as two free copies of their CV. How could I not want to know about this place? 

After a few positive email interactions and client OK, I visited Adline's shop this morning and was incredibly impressed! The staff was super courteous, welcoming and really listened to everything my client and I had to say. My inner printer was so excited to go on a tour of the shop and get close to the presses. Ah yes, the smell of sticky, shiny, ink! All of the work was super sharp, thoughtful and held to a very high standard. Also - everyone on press had a really good vibe. Those things matter, you know? 

These guys were super inspiring. Now I'm dying to get inky again. Sad to say I haven't had press access in a few years so all of my personal printing has been relegated to stamping and hand pressed linocuts. I don't think I've ever felt this good after a Tuesday morning meeting. Shout out to the awesome folks at Aldine - thank you for doing it RIGHT!