D Moms Loves: Clare Vivier Bags, Dallas Art Fair, and The Color Condition

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There’s nothing like being at the beach to make me rethink my staunch sartorial commitment to black, black, and a smattering of grey. In fact, I’ve been so inspired by the salt air and sunshine that I even snapped up a cobalt (and yes black) printed caftan at a shop that I pass each day on my walk back to the house from the ocean. Caftan aside, while I’m not feeling a wardrobe filled with pink and green and orange just yet, I am digging a touch of color in art and accessories. Case in point, my technicolor-tinged “Loves” list this week.

Herewith my colorful cravings.

  1. The Color Condition at Oil and Cotton — I’m in love with every. single. thing. that The Color Condition creates. The Dallas artists are known for their bright and utterly awesome instillation art, and they just so happen to be teaching a camp for kiddos ages 6-18 this summer at Oil and Cotton. I nabbed a spot for my girlies a few weeks ago. Suffice to say, I’m jealous.
  2. All Things Clare Vivier — I’m a huge fan (ok, ok, I hace a full-blown addiction, it’s a bad scene friends) of the L.A.-based designer Clare Vivier’s hot pink, citrus, and cerulean leather bags. Cabana sells her genius totes and pouches, but my go-to spot for CV procurement is the online shop Pretty Mommy.
  3. Damien Hirst’s Dots — The image above is one of the artist’s iconc pieces at the Kristy Stubbs Gallery as part of last year’s Dallas Art Fair. This year’s event, which kicks off with the preview gala on April 11, promises an equally stellar lineup. Peter gives the full details on the lineup of galleries and artists here.
  4. Neon — And speaking of art, I am all about neon art a la Tracey Emin of late…like, say, the piece above spotted on shoe designer Sophia Webster’s website. I love it almost as much as her killer shoes. Almost…
  5. Skateboards as Art — And rounding out the art trifecta in this week’s list, there’s the matter of awesome pattern-emblazoned skateboards doing double duty as works of art. I’m rather smitten with this piece in blogger Frances Kwon’s apartment via Teen Vogue, and two of my favorite local bloggers (and favorite people in general) sisters Molly & Sally have a great roundup of skateboards as art in this post.

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