IN ARTS & ARCHITECTURE
TAKING US TO NEW PLACES
Artists and architects have the ability to ignite emotions through the observable work they create. These women consistently light sparks of inspiration in others.
PRINCIPAL AT JACOBSCHANG ARCHITECTURE
Sari focuses on high-level design that’s cutting edge, sustainable and renewable. She’s also on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation, New York and the National Dance Institute. Learn more about her firm’s projects at www.jacobschang.com.
STUDIO DIRECTOR, FXCOLLABORATIVE
After a successful career as a model, Robin decided to follow the men in her family and pursue her Master of Architecture. She trains the women in her office to be strong, to never back down and to follow their passion. Robin recently closed her architecture firm to mentor even more young women through her new position at FXCollaborative, which strives to build a better world by respecting our planet’s resources.
After executive-level careers in publishing (she helped launch Vogue Japan, SELF, epicurious.com and more), beauty (Revlon) and fashion (The Limited, Calvin Klein, Inc., Dior and Chanel), Rochelle is now a fine artist who focuses on everyday objects to inspire questions. “To look at objects is to understand their stories,” she says. “Objects have lives.” Explore Rochelle’s “Chairs” and more at www.rochelleudell.com.
CURATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Makeda is an accomplished scholar, curator and innovative thinker with a deep understanding of photography as an art form and as a social, cultural and political force. Her scholarly interests focus on 19th- and 20th-century American photography with a special interest in photojournalism, documentary, war photography and text and image work. Learn more at www.theobservers.co/blog-people/makeda-best.
MOKSHINI FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
Mokshini is a multidisciplinary artist with a professional focus on fashion illustration. Her creative output ranges from painting to storyboarding, concept sketching, editorial and textile design. Her body of work has appealed to publications and brands such as Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, Rizzoli’s, V magazine, Ralph Lauren and J.Crew. Mokshini’s direct and spontaneous approach to drawing has also gained her recognition in the live drawing arena, where you’ll find her at any given fashion event, creating her signature sketches. Explore the colorful world of Mokshini at http://www.mokshini.com.
FOUNDER & CEO OF CLARE
Nicole Gibbons is an interior designer and entrepreneur whose expert opinion has been sought by top media outlets like HGTV, OWN—The Oprah Winfrey Network, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens and more. Nicole founded Clare to create an easier, more inspiring way to shop for paint and is passionate about helping people create beautiful spaces they love coming home to every day. Meet CLARE at www.clare.com.
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