Liz O’Brien is the founder of Margaux + Izzy. Liz has just began her art licensing/freelance business after working for larger stationery and gift company for 15 years. Liz has nearly 23 years of experience in the creative industry as an artist, graphic designer and product developer. She has sold successful designs to clients such as Target, TJ Maxx, Michaels, and Nordstrom as well as designing products for boutique lines such as Papyrus and Mara-Mi. The names comes from Liz's two distinct design directions: one being more elegant and sophisticated, with a strong fascination with florals and botanicals “Margaux” and the other being more playful, bold and fun, “Izzy.” Liz is interested in licensing agreements, buyouts and design collaborations and you can see more or get in touch via Margaux + Izzy.
20 February 2017
There have been some interesting new arrivals at Mini Boden Girls this season. Their fun spring designs feature prints such as rainbows, seagulls, medals and colourful birds on coats, dresses, tees and swimming costumes. Here are some of my favourite print picks and you can get 20% off until the 23rd Feb with the code : 6T2C online here.
16 February 2017
I loved this exciting new collage work from designer Jo Chambers of Studio Legohead. Jo is known for her painterly and hand drawn floral prints (as featured in the P&P Nature book) but recently she has been creating some very striking paper collages. These in turn have led to Jo developing patterns for fabric designs from the paper cuttings. Jo's love of colour and collage also inspired her to make some wearable cutouts in a spin off Etsy shop called Studio Other Stuff. She is a big fan of wearing an accessory, and after looking for something new to wear and not finding it Jo decided to make some herself. Her brooches are all hand made and come in one off hand painted gift box.