Inspired Women

INSPIRED WOMEN

IN ARTS & ARCHITECTURE
TAKING US TO NEW PLACES

Graphic banner with the portraits of Shari Chang, Rochelle, and ROCHELLE 
    UDELL

Artists and architects have the ability to ignite emotions through the observable work they create. These women consistently light sparks of inspiration in others.

Sari standing with her arms crossed

SARI
CHANG
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.

Robin portrait photo

ROBIN
ELMSLIE OSLER
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.

 ROCHELLE UDELL standing a slightly moving

ROCHELLE
UDELL
ARTIST

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.

MAKEDA BEST portrait

MAKEDA
BEST
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.

NADINE looking out to the right

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.

Brenda sitting down with her leg crossed and one arm place on  the back of the chair

NICOLE
GIBBONS
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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