Articles written for Eidé Magazine.
Who knew there were interior designers just for private jets? The job is, as expected, similar to designing interiors for a home or company setting, but with a few special considerations, like weight, flammability and G-force. I spoke with one of the South’s leading jet designers to discuss five things you might not have known about traveling with the world’s elite.
The third installment of Fashion Anatomy delved into the history and making of the classic Louis Vuitton trunk. As an appropriate staple for the Discovery Issue, it was fascinating to learn about the various materials and methods used to create the historic and modern iterations of this durable travel accessory.
Sustainability is gaining ground all around the world, and it doesn’t stop with recycling used milk jugs and soda cans. More members of the restaurant industry — one known for producing an insane amount of waste, from food items to packaging — are looking for new and creative ways to lessen their environmental impact. Some are turning to sustainable building materials, and for this piece in the Form and Function Issue, I wrote about the creation of seating areas, additions and even entire restaurants out of used and abandoned shipping containers.
For this issue’s edition of Fashion Anatomy, I chatted with Gigi Burris, a Florida native and master milliner, about straw hats and why a high-end piece is worth some serious coin. The amount of time and artistry that goes into weaving these intricate headpieces amazed me, and I loved learning more about the history behind this warm-weather staple.
For The Ambition Issue, we put together a spread called, “The Rise of Fashion South.” We profiled the best in Southern fashion, from up-and-coming designers to the best boutiques, amazing products and established designers taking over the world with successful lines. I was able to profile two designers and a fashion entrepreneur for the section, and I loved learning about their journeys into the industry.
Every now and then, my work in the fashion and editorial departments overlapped and I got to work on some great projects, like the Fashion Anatomy series. Each issue focused on one accessory or article of clothing and talked about why the designer and couture pieces are so much more expensive than a mass-produced counterpart, and why the cost is worth paying. For this issue, I got to speak with a master tailor about what exactly goes into constructing a well-made suit jacket.
In the Ambition Issue, my editor chose to add a new recurring article titled “Dinner Party DNA,” in which we’d break down a fabulous dinner party and give people all the ingredients they would need to put together a similar one for themselves. I loved getting the chance to learn more about the chef of the evening and how his childhood in Italy served as the inspiration for the decor and menu of the night.
I started at Eidé around the time they were wrapping up The Cerebral Issue, but I helped with the last celebrity editorial shoot on my second day and jumped on the end of the editing process with the other assistants. The week before we went to print, our editor came to us with a last-minute addition: find the best up-and-coming artists the South has to offer and profile them. You can catch my profiles on Andrew Blanchard, Amy Lind and Kate Long Stevenson in "Art by Popular Demand."