*images top to bottom: lounging girl by Chris Shipman, brunette in front of yellow by Lilia Stroker, daisies by Thayer Allyson Goudy, girl with straw hat by Jody Rogac, girl on country road by Jody Rogac, red scarf by Chris Shipman, portrait of Isabel Asha Penzlien jumping by Susanna Howe, portrait of Linda Rodin by Susanna Howe, black mercedes by Thayer Allyson Goudy, girl in white car by Chris Shipman, inspiration board by Julia Leach, photo of Julia Leach from LA Times
Julia Leach is a creative whose work I’ve admired for years. She started out in advertising as an art director, then spent a decade as part of a team that built a hugely successful fashion brand. Now she’s started her own clothing line, Chance, and the branding is really nice. There’s just a certain sophistication to it. Most of the photos above are from the Chance website. I look up to Julia because she doesn’t seem to draw hard lines around design, fashion or fine art. Her approach is always… thoughtful. Smart. Artful. And that appeals to me. When I found out she was the driving force behind my beloved kate spade books, I knew Julia was the cool older cousin I never had. She also seems to get that good solid vintage cars are really the ultimate statement accessory… I think we’d get along.