Style File: Karen Walker Headcase Dress/ Ruby Jacket/ Kobe Husk Sandals
Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe that spring is here! Waking up to lighter, brighter mornings certainly makes me feel more optimistic about the days ahead, and I’ll be pleased to move past the many coughs and colds that have been making the rounds this winter. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I am always impatient to know what tomorrow’s weather will bring, if only to determine whether I pack an umbrella, or an extra warm scarf. In terms of the outfit, this dress has been a favourite on rotation this winter and will no doubt transition nicely into spring and summer, sans stockings (although, let’s face it, Wellington is warm for one or two months of the year, so the stockings will be sticking around for some time yet!).
On another note, I interviewed a lovely man today—Netherlands-based contemporary jeweler and artist— Ruudt Peters. We discussed the importance of mentoring, pushing boundaries and tapping into that inner-most core of creativity, which, according to Ruudt comes from a place of stillness. He’s not conventional by any sense of the imagination, but a true artist who continues to redefine ideas about art, object and jewellery. During workshops he leads his students through meditation sessions followed by classes in blind drawing, all of which happens well before his students get their hands on materials. And when it comes to ‘making’, his approach is not about creating something of beauty, but more so, about finding authenticity and connection, because: ‘art is nothing without emotion’.
Photography©Howard Sly, edited by me.