Los Angeles?s gallery scene overflows with bright colors, vibrant energy and edgy ideas. (Just the other week there were constant lines on Beverly Boulevard for Shia LaBeouf?s #IAMSORRY exhibit.)
Now that frenetic artiness has made its way onto Angelenos? backs, with a new collection of scarves named Wandering Boho that are made from work by painter and globe-trotter Julie Notaro.
The scarves ($130), available at DTLA?s Alchemy Works boutique, are a color riot. There?s Tsunami, a medley of blue brushstrokes evoking the sea; Hello Yellow, inspired by a Cambodian temple; and Kaleidoscope, a black-and-pink pattern that Notaro dreamed up after visiting Bangkok?s floating markets.
The scarves are huge--at 42 inches square, they?re about six inches longer and wider than the standard 90 centimeter Hermés--which makes us feel all the more willowy when we tie one on. And the silk chiffon positively dances when a breeze lifts it, the perfect weight to give outfits an arty lift year-round.
Alchemy Works, 826 E. Third St.; wanderingboho.com