June 12, 2013
Ten years ago my father and my husband's father died within ten hours of each other. My father was in the Bahamas and Alfredo's father was in Rome. At the time Alfredo and I had been in a relationship for over 9 years. Strangely our fathers' had very similar stories; They both passed away due to an infection of the lungs, they had both fought in WWII, they were both engineers and they both made their money recycling airplane parts and selling them to companies like Boeing. Their unusual field of work brought them to the same unusual parts of the world, Iran, Brazil, India, etc and yet they never met and never new of one another. From the moment my father passed away, I was able to paint. I have always painted, but from the moment of his death I could paint whatever I wanted, so to say, the paint brush suddenly moved how i wanted/ needed it to. When I sat down to create my collection of personal collage for my autobiographical book LULU, I felt my father's presence next to me the whole time. I created about 60 collages in three months and felt as though my father was doing most of the work. It was really an incredible moment in my life, not only because I felt so prolific and creative, but because I was totally connected with my father and was now sure (and possibly relieved) that there must be something beyond this life. Since then, i have been painting constantly. For those of you have lost someone close to you, you probably know what i am talking about...the most important thing i have found, is to talk, pray and remember they are near you always to help. Here is a picture of our home in the Bahamas where my father lived and a painting i just did of it (because my son asked me to ;-). And a picture of my father and me when i was little in the Bahamas.
June 5, 2013
April 20, 2013
Check out the last few days of my OKL sale! Beautifully reproduced framed prints of my work. In case you missed the last ones or wanted to add to your collection! It ends Monday. Enjoy...
April 3, 2013
Stubbs &Wootton gives no credit!
Actual LULU DK Fabric
Original LULU DK artwork before made into fabric.
Hello my fellow readers, I am so sorry that it has been so long that I have written. I am working on our soon to launch LULU DK online store, which i promise (or hope) will be amazing and original, but in the meantime I came upon this Stubbs & Wootton usage of my fabrics on their shoes...But wait, i never gave them permission to use my fabric on their shoes and sell it under their name nor did they ever ask. These types of things are wrong in our business and should absolutely not be allowed to happen. Manolo Blahnik gives Madeline Weinrib acknowledgement with their shoe collaboration and Jack Rogers to Quadrille with their sandal collection. I must admit, i am a little shaken up about this, particularly since my mother (a Palm Beacher herself) wore Stubbs &Wootton all the time (she would be turning in her grave). They even give their birds (my birds) their own name!
February 7, 2013
February 1, 2013
I just returned from the NYC Gift Show at the Javitz Center and am happy and a touch proud that my LULU DK for Matouk Beach towels won best in show for bath. Thank you for letting me take this moment to applaud myself ;-) On another more creative note, i wanted to share with you all the original artwork, so you can see how one translates into the other. (The prints for the towels were actually just on ONE KINGS LANE last week) and will soon be on our very anticipated LULU DK ONLINE SHOP which i am working diligently on, but will not be launching for a few months (i will of course keep you abreast of the launch).
January 22, 2013
So sorry it has been so long since i have posted! I had a little health scare with my little one (all fine now), then the holidays and then the biggest excitement of all is that i have been working away on launching our new online store that will be filled with many a thing LULU DK and many a thing from my journeys....But onto the present moment..Alas, a new collection of prints i have been working on are all available on One Kings Lane RIGHT NOW. Above is just a small sample of what is for sale on OKL right now. Check it out and happy shopping!
November 30, 2012
Great Blankets with great colors!
For the Yogi in your life who wants nothing but has everything ;-)
Felt placemats...nice and cozy and loving the tye-dye feel to them.
cool glasses for the holidays! My bar definitley needs a little bling like this.
i would put my husband's initials on there!
yup yup, i need these!
This is a great gift
Everyone needs an ice cream scooper...great last minute gift!
perfect for the season...give as a christmas gift to your host during a christmas cocktail party.
these are amazing! Soft Alpaca rugs
I love this stuff!
For the pooch lover!
If I had an iPhone
Kind of funny for the man in your life
For my friend that just got robbed
great for the kids!
I like this, as i never have the patience to shred shred shred. Great stocking stuffer!
And for the fashonista in me and others!
Cute little gift
Nice dress (or shirt for that matter)
And for the fashionista man in your life
Funky for the kids room!