A big thanks to everyone who came out last night to the reception for my first Artist Editions: Works on Couture show! It was so great to have a nice turn out and meet art collectors, press and have lots of lovely blogger friends swing by! Many thanks to Stephen Cohen Gallery for putting on this show and to Lee Stipps of Maison Albert Bichot for pouring their delicious burgundy during the event.
the show has been extended
For those of you who couldn't make it, the Artist Editions: Works on Couture is now available in my online store at www.maryjomatsumoto.com and the exhibit has been extended at Stephen Cohen Gallery through the end of the month.
We will also be holding private press events over the course of the next two weeks, so if you'd like to come for a press viewing please contact me at email@example.com
more photos soon
Please check back soon, I'll have more images from last night's fun event this evening. Luckily my friend Brent Bigler just sent over a few he snapped at the beginning of last night, so at least I have a tiny snipet to share with you today.
* Yesterday was a busy day and unfortunately I didn't have time to mention a post about my new line that I really enjoyed. So much of fashion blogging is about wish lists and dreaming of the ideal wardrobe, but very few blogs take the time to discuss where and how the clothes could actually be worn. It's so nice when someone considers how a collection could fit into a real-life wardrobe. If you don't follow Amid Privilege, you are missing out on Lisa's hilarious fashion archetypes. I am still smiling about the pesky daughter in cage booties nabbing the Grande Dame's Mary Jo Matsumoto cape. For the full scoop check out: Mary Jo Matsumoto Launches Classic, Soigne Collection For The Grande Dame.
* Loved the write up by ultra chic Tabitha of Bourbon and Pearls: Friday Musings
* Thank you to LA Canvas for the nice pre-show mention!
It was impossible not have a heavy heart this past week for all the trials and tribulations in Japan. I've had the wonderful privilege of working with one of the world's top fashion illustrator agencies, CWC International over the past 5 + years; interviewing many of their artists, designing Blythe dolls for their yearly fashion show, and becoming friends with the staff and many of their illustrators along the way. CWC-i is based in Tokyo and NYC, and many of the artists live in Japan. Luckily all of the friends and family of CWC-i are okay, but I have been corresponding this past week with my friend Chico Hayasaki, a lovely and talented fashion illustrator in Tokyo, whose words and thoughts about what has happened have been weighing heavily on me. Please take a moment to send prayers, love and donations to help Japan.
images courtesy Brent Bigler