Imagine the perfect dinner party, to which you would invite Dostoyevski, Emily Frost, Tom Waits, and Mozart – now imagine what on earth you would wear. Blank Verse designers Jane Farrar and Laamie Young did just that, and then brought the vision to life through draping vintage necklaces, glovlettes and cuffs made with leather scraps, flea market finds and vintage lace – each with their own story.
Blank Verse’s runway debut last year with Mr. Larkin at The Green Shows introduced these poetic embellishments to the world, and to the eyes of buyers from Anthropologie (you can find some of the one-of-a-kind glovlettes in their Manhattan store). They appeared again on the runway last December at the San Francisco Global Green Gala alongside many other talented designers, and continue to wow with each new collection.
What fascinates our internal artistic side is not simply the dazzling finished product, but the prolific process. It’s not uncommon for the pair to stop and read aloud to each other when they become unsure of how to complete a piece, letting the power of words inspire and encourage the creative experience. The girls attest that by listening to “the words of Pablo Neruda, Oscar Wilde, M.F.K. Fisher and the like, we find inspiration as well as a fresh avenue into the creative process.”
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