Emily Loves: Artful Imperfection

Missoni, Lisa Corti, Sanayi 313, Les Ottomans: courtesy of the brand; Hirota: courtesy of Sara NYC; Line Vautrin: courtesy of 1st Dibs; Seletti: courtesy of Michele Varian; Dries Van Noten: FirstView

Artful Imperfection

         The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi celebrates the organic, irregular beauty of everything from a wildflower's naturally varied hues to the unique crackling in a ceramic's glaze — an appreciation for nuances beyond the Western ideal of flawless symmetry. It's an idea that feels especially relevant in our increasingly digitized age, when computer-generated perfection is just a click away. Now more than ever, I am drawn to pieces with a slightly askew, hand-hewn character. While designing the latest Sadie collection, I had tremendous fun coloring outside the proverbial lines, combining colors, shapes and scales that don't traditionally go together. I love the unconventional chic of an outfit composed of seemingly contrasting colors and prints, a set of glasses in subtly varied patterns, or a dish juxtaposing two wildly different styles. Does it match? Does it matter? These pieces prove that perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

 

 

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Sadie Cushion And Pear Drop Earrings

Sadie Cushion And Pear Drop Earrings

$1,600.00

Sadie Matched Double Drop Earrings on Earwire

Sadie Matched Double Drop Earrings on Earwire

$1,600.00

Sadie Girandole Earrings

Sadie Girandole Earrings

$2,300.00

Sadie Large Rivière

Sadie Large Rivière

$5,000.00

Sadie Mis-Matched Double Drop Earrings on Earwire

Sadie Mis-Matched Double Drop Earrings on Earwire

$1,600.00

Sadie 4-Stone Necklace

Sadie 4-Stone Necklace

$950.00

Caterina Large Frame Earring

Caterina Large Frame Earring

$1,600.00

Sadie Bubble Rivière

Sadie Bubble Rivière

$6,000.00

Sadie Mis-Matched Kite 3-Drop Post Earrings

Sadie Mis-Matched Kite 3-Drop Post Earrings

$1,950.00

Sadie Medallion Rivière

Sadie Medallion Rivière

$8,000.00

Sadie 4-Drop Earrings

Sadie 4-Drop Earrings

$1,900.00