Gang, I couldn’t be more excited about the prints in our Voloshin X The Mom Edit collection. If there’s one area where Amy Voloshin really shines, it’s her prints. All of Voloshin’s prints are hand drawn by Amy, and her artistic process is so fun to watch. While there’s no doubt Amy does just fine on her own (check out her Printfresh designs) when we’re working on a collection together I am, ahem, expected to contribute something to the conversation.
Usually I start by just wandering through the racks and racks of vintage and handmade prints and clothing that Amy keeps in her studio. For inspiration.
And then I send Amy a ton of photos of random things that made me swoon: a bit of wallpaper, an old sheet set, something I found online where I liked the lining, and, of course, my favorite prints from her studio.
Amy quickly sorts these things into categories and calls me. “You like conversation prints” she says.
I google it. She’s right, I do like conversation prints!
We discuss. I use phrases like “not boring florals” and “can we put a bird in there?” and we text each other yet more images of conversation prints. At some point Amy asks about color and I’m all “black and white and brown! But with color!” Linzi, who is listening in is both rolling her eyes at me and googling pantone colors. We put together a bunch, do some swapping. Color is hard.
At some point, Amy gives the thumb’s up. She’s either got enough to go on, or is inspired herself. She goes away for a while, and then – yay! – I get an email from Amy with our print. It is black and white and a really pretty, pretty brown with enough color and conversation (yes, even a bird hidden in there) that Linzi and I are both blown away.
Welcome to Voloshin X The Mom Edit, Drop 2: Prints!
Voloshin X The Mom Edit, Drop 2: Poppy Wrap Top
The Poppy Wrap Top is made from 100% linen, and is designed to fit at the top of high-rise jeans…or with the matching wrap skirt. The sleeves are loose (with a little ruffle detail) so this top is never too hot, even in mid-summer. I found that the button at the waist is a bit tight, so I sized up (but I’m the sort who gains weight in my middle).
ps. Our Jeni is going to pull together a quick tutorial on how to easily move the button if you’d rather not size up (all other aspects of the top are TTS), but if you tend to have a smaller waist, your regular size will be perfect.
Voloshin X The Mom Edit, Drop 2: Gigi Wrap Skirt
The Gigi Wrap Skirt is basically the summer skirt of my dreams. It’s the easiest length – that high-low hem means that it can fit tall girls like a midi, petite girls like a maxi – and yet will always work with heels, flat sandals, or sneakers. It’s made from 100% linen and can either be fancied up, or worn with graphic tees and sneaks. This might be one of my most-worn pieces in the collection.
Voloshin X The Mom Edit Drop 2: Bliss Bow-Shoulder Top in Print!
We loved our Bliss bow-shoulder top so much that we issued it in print, as well. Just like the solid versions, this top is 100% linen….
Voloshin X The Mom Edit Drop 2: Tate One-Shoulder Dress
The Tate dress, which we released earlier in June in both black and white linen…gets almost totally re-imagined in print. The vibe is wildly romantic and pretty. Like the rest of the collection, this dress is 100% linen and yup: POCKETS.
Amy, always such a pleasure working with you!
photo credits: Redfield Photography