Nothing makes us feel quite as pulled together as when we finish our outfit with a beautiful scarf: We love all kinds, from vintage to Hermès. After a lifetime of collecting them, we thought we'd seen all types--but now a beautiful new photographic printing process has turned silk into fresh-looking and luminous wearable art.
Silk by Bryony is the labor of love of Bryony Shearmur, a British-born, Los Angeles-based photographer. Each scarf is 100 percent habotai silk and depicts one of Shearmur's compelling outdoor photographs, from cherry blossoms set off against a brilliant blue sky to subtle shades of blue sea. Our favorite shows the Los Angeles skyline--here, the artist's rendering becomes an abstract geometric design.
What makes these scarves (from $476) so distinctive is the way Bryony uses digital-photo-printing technology to make her images super-crisp, hand-printed and hand-finished; each is not only a limited edition and signed artwork, it is a versatile fashion statement.
Now if only we could stop admiring ourselves in store windows so much when we wear them.
Silk by Bryony is available at Roseark, 1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood; 323-822-3600 or silkbybryony.com