Laura Narayansingh catches my eye for two reasons – the first, her architectural designs and the second, her Monday Wear designs. I’ve always said that I wanted to teach a studio class that combined different design fields. Laura does just that in her every day life. Without any further ado, here’s our virtual sit down with Trinidadian architecture, Monday wear, and now Every day wear designer – Laura.
You are an architect, what was the reason behind your career choice?
I’d always associated architecture with art. I’d been inclined to anything that had to do with a pen and paper for as long as I can remember. My parents both came from humble means and grew to become highly respected liberal professionals. So, my sister and I were always expected to do the same. To my father in particular, my attraction to art meant that I would have to become an architect.
I’d always answer the question “what would you like to be when you grow up” with “an architect”.
I have been super taken with high-waist, flow-y maxi skirts lately. You’ll probably be seeing a number of outfit posts with me in one. I like that they are feminine, offer coverage, and can create great peek-a-boo leg effects when slits are involved.
So, when Gossip Girl, the show, made it’s debut back in 2007 I had already read all of the books by Cecily Von Ziegesar – I am pretty sure I still butcher that name. When the show aired I had to watch it after being an avid reader of the books. I was a teenager, just about their age but not living in New York with all of that privilege or the lack of parental supervision. I decided to rewatch the series (while I sewed or did other creative projects) late last year and finished binge watching it a few weeks ago.
There were a number of things that stood out to me, either for making no sense or just being so great.
On my quest to find new ways to add interesting and eye catching features to a room I came across these panels that were either laser cut or carved and some of them took my breath away. Some of them are simply wall dividers while others because ceiling planes or were used as doors. I just knew that I had to share them with you and hope that they may inspire your rooms too.
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With spring and summer on the way, I’ve decided to share a few of my favorite kicks with you. Sneakers are super comfy for running around whether it’s errands or museum dates and some of them can really add some style to your outfits. Here are a few of my favorites!