- a trifecta of inspirations -
I'd like to take a moment to tell you about a fun and exciting project I'll be involved in beginning today Wednesday, February 9. I opened my inbox a few weeks ago to a pleasant surprise, a gracious invitation from the award winning faucet brand company Brizo offering to sponsor me along with 19 other design bloggers in New York City for a three day event during Fashion Week. Brizo is generously paying our expenses, hotels, hosting us a dinner and finishing off the week with a glimpse of Jason Wu’s upcoming collection at his runway show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. After the show, Brizo will host a festive cocktail party in our honor where we will have the opportunity to meet Jason in person. Wow! This combines three of my favorite activities together.
You may ask what a faucet company is doing involved with a hot fashion designer, but as history has illustrated, lots. There is a natural paring here with the classic lines and finishes from Brizo's collection. They create cutting edge products, yet anchor their designs with a classic sensibility. I may go out on a limb here to suggest that just maybe Jason is toying with the concept of creating a home line, and from the looks of his successful career already, anything is possible.
As a young 27 year old designer, Jason has much to boast about, and namely that he has dressed the First Lady Michelle Obama. He possesses that rare combination of "fire in his belly" with almost indescribable talent. There are many up and coming designers, but it often takes years to articulate their vision. What I love about his recent collections are the classic lines, but with a twist of beautiful silhouettes that seem to harken to a bygone era and ring fresh with beautiful colors! Check out Jason's website here for a complete look at his work and background.
Now I only have one question...what will I wear to his show?Brizo is bringing us into the fold of this 3-day event, and they've chosen an eclectic mix of designers and architects to share their timely new product development ideas. They have organized this type of a project succesfully before, and the design bloggers whom I've spoken with that participated, are smitten. We will enjoy an exclusive full day symposium of meeting the Brizo product design team and receive an exclusive sneak peek at their upcoming kitchen and bath products.
Can you say sexy faucets?
Well, they came to the right place with me because I love details of home design as much as I love clothing and at the risk of sounding a little nerdy, maybe more. The details are the foundations, and I am passionate about writing on the subject daily. Brizo's fashion-forward designs are enticing -- check out their website here. We designers are always looking for good quality products, and I am currently working on two residential projects replacing tiles, plumbing and fixtures. Wow! the kitchen and bath products have changed markedly from several years back, and it is refreshing to see a group of new materials for bathrooms and kitchens such as ceramic, glass and various metals. Brizo has great quality items and offers a variety of styles to choose from -- I look forward to learning more about them next week.