So, it’s been a crazy few months. What’s felt like a million projects and jobs all due one right after the other, lots of big decisions, mom duty, and attempting to completely redo my site has left me wondering how the hell it’s already October. Anyway, in between all that my husband and I have continued to expand on our fun little jewelry-making venture.
As everyone knows, Seinfeld is my all-time favorite show (proof here and here), so I was THRILLED when I got invited to participate in Galley 1988 (East)’s ‘Art Show About Nothing’. We decided to do a small, limited line of affordable pieces based on some of my favorite lines from the show, 5 quotes all together. They are all gold-plated, handcrafted, and boxed in hand-stamped box inspired by black & white cookies because,.. SEINFELD. They will be available in small quantities starting next Saturday through Gallery 1988.
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‘They’re Real and They’re Spectacular’
Plate: 2.25in x 1in
18in split chain
‘The Jerkstore Called, They’re Running Out of You’
Plate: 2.25in x 1.25in
‘The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friend’
Plate: 1in x 2.25in
Plate: 1.75in x .5in
16in split chain
Plate: 1.5 in x 1in
16in split chain
signed with a tag!
‘look to the cookie’ boxes
It’s been a long while since I’ve done an update.. I’ve been posting all my recent work on Instagram + I started a Tumblr page, but sadly my blog remains neglected. I’m starting a redesign of my site, so the posts here may be few and far between in the meantime. But I absolutely couldn’t wait to post this next project.. Anyone who knows me knows that Clue is my favorite movie of all time. So when Gallery 1988 asked me if I wanted to participate in a show dedicated to it, I JUMPED at the chance!
My husband and I have been slowly collaborating on a few jewelry projects, so I thought I’d like to do another piece for this show. I really wanted to create something that I wanted to wear, and as we started the process, they couldn’t be finished quick enough for me. :) I decided I wanted to do my favorite quote (and there’s a million in that movie), ‘One plus two plus one plus one..’. So we created a piece that says just that.
Gold plated on an 18inch chain, and boxed in very special packaging (if you’re a die-hard fan like me, you’ll appreciate the black + purple boxes), they will be available at Gallery 1988 starting this Saturday for $60! I couldn’t be more excited.
UPDATE: Original brass 1/1 necklace and shadowbox now available HERE.
So excited to be included in my 7th (or is it 8th?) year at Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult! This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I enlisted the help of my husband, and together we recreated the maze from The Shining.. In wearable necklace form!
Made from Brass Alloy #260, it took 18.6 million revolutions on our CNC machine to cut out! We went through so many attempts to get the right one. It hangs in a black shadowbox, with a reversible back panel (so it can lay on flat black or the rug pattern from the Overlook Hotel) so it can be displayed as a piece of art as well. Really excited about this one. We’re thinking of doing a small run of these in the future, so if interested, please email me!
Crazy 4 Cult: Back in LA opens Friday December 12th, 7-10pm. Check it out, it’s going to be awesome this year!
I’ve been doing a string of personalized, hand-painted Louis Vuitton bags for some clients lately, which have been such a fun change of pace! Below are a few of my favorites..
A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at SoulCycle asking if I could customize a Louis Vuitton bag for a very special friend of theirs.. The one & only, Oprah Winfrey!
She was celebrating her 60th birthday with a spin class and about 50 of her close friends, and they wanted a custom bag to commemorate the event. I hand painted the SoulCycle logo & some colorful stripes on the front, and some simple, tiny text across the bottom of the back. So fun!
How amazing is this brass necklace of the maze from The Shining? My crazy-talented husband made it for me! So excited (and proud) to finally be able to wear it.. :)
UPDATE: I’ve had a nice response to this necklace, thank you! I may have to convince my husband to make a few more and put them on my site for sale..
A few months back I worked in collaboration with the amazing Chinese fashion/lifestyle magazine, Little Thing, to do an issue based on the theme, twins. The entire issue was dedicated to all things in two, from the fashion spreads, to the artwork, to the products featured. I just received a copy yesterday and even though I can’t read it, it really looks incredible (I mean, there’s even a popup feature.. eeeeep!).
So honored to work with such a great magazine.
cover, issue 25
girls x’s 2 in my work
blah, blah, blah, BRUCE, blah, blah
So happy to be featured in Elle Girl Korea once again! In celebration of their 100th issue, they asked 100 of their favorite worldwide girls (I’m lucky #99) about some of their favorite things, including music, movies, beauty products, and accessories.
If you read Korean, please enjoy.. If not, have fun filling in the blanks. :)
I finally launched a new home for THERSIC Style Icons! I would best sum it up as a pop cultured-based, fashion site that you don’t need to know anything about fashion to enjoy. Enjoy!
Example, Style Icon: Old School Video Games
Style Icon: Children’s Books
My personal Style Icon, Axl Rose of 1989:
Any suggestions for themes, people, places, etc please feel free to email me at: kiersten (at) youfail.com
And success! Just wanted to say thank you to those who came out to the Reed Krakoff Monogram event, I had so much fun and you all kept me very busy.. I’m happy to report that no bags or wallets were ruined as a result of spilling paint or shaky hands!
Last year I was honored to doodle on bags for COACH, and this year, I’m excited to announce that I will be painting on luggage tags for the amazing REED KRAKOFF at:
-Saks Fifth Ave. Tuesday + Wednesday, November 16-17th
-RK Flagship store Thursday, November 18th
All three events will be from 3-7pm. Come buy a beautiful bag or just stop in to say hello!
I’ve recently been doing small illustrations for a style column (a Geek style column to be exact), over at TheNextWeb. So now that it’s Fall, I thought this might be helpful to all of you style challenged, hat wearers out there. Click to enlarge.