Wednesday, August 20, 2014

La Vie en Fleurs ~ Debuting 9/27/14

We are so honored to present an awe-inspiring Gallery Exhibition at our anniversary
event on September 27th featuring the exquisite art, paper and fashion of designer/artist, Karen Lampard, who will be unveiling her collection ~
 La Vie en Fleurs.
Drawing inspiration from the magnificent, timeless gardens of Europe, Karen deftly crafts a world of floral splendor using paint, watercolors, paper and textiles and creates an incomparable array of paper sculptures and sumptuous, painted haute couture with a trompe l’oeil effect.
From delicate paper bouquets, garlands, gowns and corsets, to painted floral fabrics and large scale canvases, Karen weaves her brilliant imagination and exceptional artistry to masterfully create illusions. Is the opulent, pleated gown made from fabric or created in paper? Is the pale pink rose real, or, a watercolor muslin version? You’ll have to look again and again. Floral paintings come alive on the canvas, hand-painted floral fabrics seem to bloom from the furnishings they upholster, life-size paper gowns waltz with abandon and handcrafted paper and fabric flowers mingle with their real counterparts so convincingly that one can almost smell their fragrance.
In Karen’s world, le jardin is her muse and
La Vie en Fleurs has been masterfully interpreted with painted petals and prose-filled fabrics that seamlessly intertwines nature, fashion and art into
la grande bouquetiere.
Mother Nature is leading the standing ovations.

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Come Celebrate With Us
Vignettes 19th Anniversary Soiree
9/27/14 ~ Noon to 5:00 pm
Gallery Exhibition ~ 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Meet Designer/Artist Karen Lampard

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Endless Summer

Vignettes' 19th Anniversary Event!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Down By The Seashore

We are happy to welcome the addition of 
John McCoy, owner of the world famous 
Ocean Gifts and Shells, the amazing shell shop/warehouse on Newport Avenue. 
John has taken a space here to showcase his custom shell work and unique seaside gift items.
Shells are the hottest wedding favor and décor trend on the planet and shown here are just a couple completed projects that have been done using shells from his shop.
Come check out his custom work here and don’t miss his famous shop, the nautical wonderland in the next block, filled with thousands upon thousands of ocean related gifts, souvenirs and shells, shells, shells. It’s been family owned and operated in Ocean Beach for decades now.
We sell seashells, down by the seashore.