You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you—
Remember kindergarten art? We were so free. Playing with scissors and paper—line and colour, we were making masterpieces.
Like our kindergarten selves, Matisse was able, after years of painting, to return to great simplicity with his cut-outs: simple forms cut out of painted paper.
Our Matisse collection embraces the Matisse cut-outs with strong silhouettes and saturated colour. And celebrates our naïve and free artistic selves—wear these and remember you can use what you have within you to great effect
Imagine if when people looked at you they got you. No. REALLY saw you for the unique, one-of-a-kind human you truly are. Now imagine if all that came from a piece of jewelry.
atelier J designs and hand-crafts original jewelry that celebrates the unique YOU.
Our designs use clean lines and a pop of colour (even when that colour is black!)
Our jewelry is beautifully unique. Like you.
Who hasn't used fashion as camouflage? My Mom has forever refused to cinch a belt around anything she wears, thinking it will "emphasize her big bum." At 85-years-old, she isn't about to change but I still wish she could embrace what some people consider a heaven sent attribute.
Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist and now pop culture icon wasn't immune to this either. After childhood polio and later a devastating bus accident left her with a withered leg and a back brace, she started to dress in long skirts and boxy blouses topped with a flower crown on her long head-circling braid.
In a new exhibition: "Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up," co-curators Laurie Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa suggest:
The last thing you'd be thinking of when you saw her were her disabilities. The flamboyance was distracting.
Well. Who knew?