Whitney believes that the items featured in her store need to be of value to her customers, many of whom have been faithful shoppers for years. Everything tells a story: of the creator, of the area, or the artistic medium. I use original painting and photography in my textile design work and while that may sound a little dreamy, all of my designs are of practical use. “Fashion accessories and clothing must work for you. Don’t put on anything that does not bring you joy,” I would recount as my design philosophy. And this is indeed the case of the RADOST tops. Take a look below!
Jersey Tunic Top - Good Vibrations
Being out on the water makes me so happy. While exploring the nooks and crannies of the Chesapeake Bay, I snapped a photo of trees reflecting on the water's surface. They seemed to vibrate as waves played with the trees’ reflections. To me, this top is a symbol of nature's elements coming together - to play and to create beautiful sights. It will bring to your outfit the tenderness of trees and the vibrancy of colors.
Jersey Tunic Top - Pine Cone
I have a thing for pine cones. Why? I love the layers, so immaculate yet so unique. I love the colors, light on the top, darkest black under the layers. I love the texture. With my camera nearby (always!) I snapped a photo of a pine cone that would prove to be the perfect basis for this striking black-and-white pattern! Are you into pine cones? I think so.
Pleated Top - Rain Drop
I often talk about looking up. But sometimes it’s good to look down too. Following a rain shower one day on a trip to Costa Rica, I stumbled upon this gem of a rain drop as I peeked at a leaf below my feet. One thing led to another, and the result is a top pattern design created out of my photo. Kind of cool, right?
Pleated Top - Salt-y Watercolor
Let’s mix things up! Literally. For this textile print, I combined an abstract watercolor painting with salt droplets. Letting elements do their thing is the very definition of art. Check out the wonderful beauty of this design: the detail and the bigger picture. What do you see? I promise that once the top rests on your body, it will draw you in even more.
If you like what you see, stop by The Muse, chat with Whitney, and check out these tops!