About a year ago we wrote this post about our favorite fashion couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, swoon and sigh!
Well, the lovely Ms. Toledo (with illustrations by husband Ruben) has just released a memoir:
‘Roots of Style; weaving together life, love and fashion’, which looks beautifully moving and inspired - particularly the underlying themes of success coming in many wonderful guises and that creative ‘fermentation’ is a really important process to be savoured and enjoyed!
Available after April 1st at your local book shop, can’t wait!
Welcome to the inspired , visionary, madcap world of Isabel and Ruben Toledo, a fashion/art love combo from NYC.
They met in high school in New Jersey, both originaly from Cuba they shared a love of art, fashion and the underground dance club scene of eighties New York. Known as the fashion designer’s designer, Isabel became more widely known after Michelle Obama wore one of her creations to Obama’s inauguration. Her designs are known for their detailed construction, in part due to her training as a repair seamstress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she learned the intricacies of vintage costume design.
Ruben is extremely vocal about Isabel being his ultimate muse, she inspires everything he does, his fashion illustrations and paintings are magical and appear regularly in Vogue and other high end magazines. Often collaborating together, Ruben and Isabel are both highly revered in their fields.
We love them for their incredible talent, passion, collaborative lives and careers, and the fact that they are so, so in love with each other after more than 30 years together!
February 20th, 2011
love this quote from a 17 year old Hunter S Thompson – smart guy
Apologies for those trying to access our online shop, there’s some kind of coding glitch which we’re currently working on.
If you need to contact us while the shop is down please do so via this blog for now …
Have a fantastic week!!
October 25th, 2010
happy birthday pablo!
images via life magazine, ffffound
July 13th, 2010
magical embroidery from artist Takashi Iwasaki
ps. thank you to all who came by and said hello at MARKit last Sunday! xoxo
“My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama.”
“I have been to Hell and back and let me tell you it was wonderful.”
Au revoir to the astonishing, tres francaise and truly original Louise Bourgeois whose body of work speaks of memory, family drama, psychological tensions and who was a maverick in the true sense of the word. Long live the spider woman!
November 21st, 2009
November 5th, 2009