New York-based celebrity art advisor Maria Brito first realized her vision for wearable art in 2014. The idea: integrating the works of top contemporary artists into the fashion world. This year, Brito introduced “Feminine Irreverence” in collaboration with three New York-based women, including Texas native Natalie Frank.
The collection features handmade acrylic bags printed with everything from tacos and ice cream to coffee and smiley faces, which is pretty much everything I enjoy in life. (Yes, I am one of those girls who adds one too many smiley faces to my emails, and I can’t stop. I’m just doing me!) All the contemporary coolness is topped off with a gold-finished stainless steel chain and a gorgeous suede interior.
I know what you’re thinking, I said New York a lot up there. I promise I don’t expect you to hop on the next plane to the Big Apple just for one of these awesome bags, though I’d understand your reasoning if you did. No, we’re lucky enough to be able to pick up one of these cool little guys right here in Dallas at the equally cool Grange Hall over on Travis Street. As with pretty much all things at Grange Hall, this price tag is a bit on the heftier side, but this is more than just amazing contemporary art, it’s amazing contemporary art you can wear. That’s investment piece material if I ever heard it.
The limited edition collection hit stores yesterday, so we suggest you book it over there soon. The taco purse is mine.