We are fortunate to work with incredibly talented people from all over the country. From our manufacturing partners in Pennsylvania and Michigan to our talented bloggers in New York, we can honestly say that we work with the best of the best.
Over the years we've been lucky to partner with Patrick O'Connor, a brilliant and accomplished photographer, and the result is many of the images you see on our website. Pat has done work for New Balance, Bose, Hasbro, Puma.... to name a few. Incredibly funny, creative, and resourceful, Pat's unique talent lies in his innate ability to bridge a special connection between his subjects and the audience. He always nails it.
An image from one of our past photoshoots with Pat O'Connor
Pat's most recent project, Deconstructing Stigma: a series of photographs of people affected by mental illness, exemplifies what he does best in highlighting the beauty and strength of our individuality. As described on the McLean Hospital website, "Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is more than a series of larger-than-life photographs of people who have been affected by mental illness. ...Each story is told through the eyes of the campaign's participants as they boldly tear down the misconceptions of mental illness. More than just statistics or nameless faces, the volunteers in this project are everyday people—just like you."
Here's how Pat described the project. "I was approached by Adriana Bobinchock, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at McLean Hospital (one of our favorite clients), with an interesting project. She wanted to come up with an awareness campaign to illustrate the fact that one in five Americans will experience mental health issues in his or her lifetime. She asked me if I’d be interested in working with her team to photograph the participants to illustrate their stories, and so Deconstructing Stigma began."
A few of the images showcased on the website for Patrick O'Connor Photography
The photographs are now on display at Logan Airport in Boston in an installation spanning 235’ by 8’. The project and installation were recently covered by The Boston Globe, among other publications.
For more information about the project visit deconstructingstigma.org. and please share with friends and family to help spread awareness.
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I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.
We use Italian lingerie sizing for our bodywear and items tend to run small.
Because of the body-hugging nature of the fabric and our body conscious fit most women prefer to wear our layering tops as under-layers. If you are inclined to wear them on their own we suggest you size up. Please contact us. We're happy to help you get it right.