Kathleen Whitaker: Jewelry Designer
An A-Plus Artist Round-Up
ELAINE SAYS: Incredible discoveries are my favorite part of what I do and KATHLEEN WHITAKER falls right in that pocket. Some time ago, past lister and founder of the blog, Fashion Intel, Natalie James, introduced me to a Santa Barbara boutique called The Supply Room. So, naturally, I made it a point to visit the shop last time I was in town. I fell in love with a subtle and sophisticated line of earrings that Kenny, the owner of the shop, informed me were by jewelry designer, Kathleen Whitaker....her simple and graphic dots and dashes making big impression on me. Ironically, this visit led me back home to LA...Echo Park, to be exact....where Kathleen lives with hubby, cinematographer, Bradford Whitaker. It took about a minute of knowing Kathleen to recognize her generous spirit, her genuine love for art and her appreciation for all the incredible the talent around her from fine artists to local crafters. This is a world she knows, she loves and she supports. I admire that so much and couldn't wait to meet her and tell her so. Cut to this post, where I finally get the chance to gush about her jewelry and she gets the chance to do the same for a handful of artists and artisans who she thinks we should all know. Explore, enjoy and be sure to visit her blog, where you'll be as inspired as I was!