Monday, July 29, 2013


It's Monday and I've got 2 giant orders and my first gay wedding invite to do.
and I'm here instead. Funny how that works.

In addition to that, I also have a full time contract job I'm at this summer. I'm not going to lie, it's a lot. and I feel overwhelmed. I keep getting up and doing it, and it all works out. That's the thing, right? It always works out? I.don'

I can't wait to share with you about one of the orders but I don't dare until it's super real. I'm excited though. Dipping my big toe into the Stay tuned for more.

photos via here

Monday, July 15, 2013

back to black

June and Johnny Cash

Um hello... Chanel darling

Christian Dior 2014


Ter et Bantine

Gucci 2013

Just some things I've been eyeing lately over on Pinterest. Join me won't you?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Moment in Time

I can tell you the exact moment that I first saw this Harper's Bazaar cover.
I was in college, I had gone into the market to pick up something and walking to the check out I saw it. It stopped me in my tracks and took my breathe away.

The debut issue of Editor Liz Tilberis. 

It's still the most perfect cover of a magazine ever.

Blurred lines

this song makes me ridiculously happy. The video is beyond douchie though. This Jimmy Kimmel version makes up for it in spades.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

now reading: Instant mom

what a lovely book about the heart aches of infertility and then the maize of the adoption world. Their daughter really did chose them. I couldn't help but have my breathe taken away, tears roll down my face and some great laughter in that her "big fat Greek" story-telling way.

Nia created this book to tell her story but to also help couples who think they can't afford to adopt by shining a light on the foster / adopt world that no one talks about. Currently there are 120,000 children of all ages that have been emancipated from their families and are legally able to be adopted.

available on Amazon 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

new in the studio: Skylar and Stephen

Skylar and fiance Stephen are having a rustic wood themed wedding underneath a big tree at Rancho Dos Pueblos. She enlisted her sister [and designer] Lisa Lowe to work on the illustration and layout. I gave tips and pointers along the way, helping them put the package together with printing.

we used Crane's Lettra Ecru paper in #110 weight along with a wood grained pattern envelope. [click to enlarge for detail]

RSVP's were printed on thin wood paneled sheets to tie it all together. Each packet was tied together with a piece of twine before being sent out.

We were all so excited about the project, the bride wanted something different and unique to them and it's always fun working on something new and interesting!

have a project you're working on and just want to print? I do that too.
email me for more info richele[at]richiedesigns[dot]com