HP Designer Matchup – The Reveal


It’s here! The final reveal of the HP Designer Matchup! Thanks to you all for giving Sarah of Cursive Design and I your input for the design of our reversible Art Deco Collar, here’s the end result after her sketches with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and the HP TouchSmart.



This reversible collar necklace is inspired by geometry, versatility, and a subtle but whimsical color palette. Side A features hand-dyed silk and brass shapes cast from vintage pieces of glass from the Art Deco period. Side B features buttery soft lambskin and simple geometric pieces of brass. It’s a piece with many option as to how it’s worn and in that sense, can go with everything. Cursive Design is about creating playful and clever pieces of jewelry that can move with a woman’s ever changing wardrobe.



We showcased our necklace, along with the four other pairs of bloggers and designers and their creations, on the rooftop of the Mondrian SoHo last Thursday during New York Fashion Week.




Note to self: Make plans to stay here. Wowza.



Bauhaus Leather Gown by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk and Mila Hermanovski

The Bauhaus Leather Gown is made of leather, mesh, and jersey. The readers of Design Milk voted on the material and art movement which became the inspiration behind the design. Out of the five designs sketched, the Design Milk readers voted the Bauhaus Leather Gown as their favorite. While researching the Bauhaus era, the paintings of Moholy-Nagy resonated and inspired the creation of the gown.



Rebrew by Megan Reardon of not martha and greypants

Neon (Ne) is born in the night sky’s exploding stars. One of the universe’s most abundant elements; it is one of the rarest found here on Earth. Yet, neon ties us to favorite past time memories. Rebrew: Connecting our heritage of the hand-forged glass bottle to our un-voyaged future(s) across the horizon.



Fashionable Floral Wallpaper by Jeanine Hays of AphroChic and Emily Henderson

Inspired by the modern floral designs presented by Project Runway Season 10 designer, Ven Budhu, the Fashionable Floral wallpaper design takes a fresh approach to floral patterns and traditional English wallpaper designs. Just like on the runway, oversized blooms make a bold statement in this energizing print.



Glo Planter by Capree Kimball of Curbly and TUG Studio

Life is a lush garden of possibility. Dont’cha think gardens and possibility look better with soft lighting? Look your best during outdoor festivities with Glo Planter! As Capree Kimball’s fans at Curbly voted, TUG Studio responded with their trademark enthusiasm. This planter was made from upcycled, recycled, and repurposed parts – even down to the concept of the soft glow immortalized by Cybil Shephard in Moonlighting! (pun intended)



You can even check out a short video of us all talking about our creations (in 90-something degree heat on a rooftop).



We shacked up at The NoMad Hotel in midtown, and I can’t recommend this place enough. There was even a claw foot bathtub in my room that overlooked Broadway. Everything about it was so good, from the individually designed room to the two bars.



While in town we also had the chance to attend the Project Runway 10 Year party at Lord & Taylor. I love a good opportunity to get sparkly!



A huge thank you to Sarah Fox of Cursive Design for partnering with me on this project, it was an honor to work with such talent! Thank you also to Jaime Derringer of Design Milk and HP for including me in such a fantastic collaborative project.


Disclaimer: HP provided both me and Sarah with a TouchSmart PC and Adobe provided Photoshop CS6 for use. All participants received a trip to New York Fashion Week. All content and opinions are my own.

  • Melanie

    September 13, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply

    You two are cute-ems. Love the necklace!

  • Addie

    September 13, 2012 at 10:20 am Reply

    oh, I love it (love that leather dress too!)

  • Uncle Beefy

    September 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm Reply

    I’ll tell you what, Kelly… I will scrap aside all of my seething jealousy if you get me one of each of these – yes, the necklace and the dress. (Don’t question me! Just do my bidding!)

    You’re gonna let me sit with these feelings aren’t you? Wow.

    xo UB 😉

    • Kelly

      September 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm Reply

      ONLY if you wear both to your wedding! 😉

  • sarah

    September 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm Reply

    kelly! i had THE best time!! xx

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