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.



Sadie Cushion And Pear Drop Earrings
Sadie Girandole Earrings
Sadie Large Rivière
Sadie Mis-Matched Double Drop Earrings on Earwire
Sadie 4-Stone Necklace
Caterina Small Frame Earring
Caterina Large Frame Earring
Sadie Bubble Rivière
Sadie Mis-Matched Kite 3-Drop Post Earrings
Sadie Medallion Rivière
Sadie 4-Drop Earrings