Last year, when artist Meredith Anne White imprinted a selection of her colorful abstract artwork onto ethereal silk scarves, they sold out nearly as fast as they were announced. “I wanted the first piece of fabric I explored to be functional in varying degrees,” White says. “One can wear a scarf, tie it up in your hair to protect the curls and coils, lay it out in a public space for comfort while traveling, hang it on the wall as an added accessory.” Now, she’s back with her second textile collection in a wider array of covetable squares. Influenced by organic shapes, lines, and the female experience, her vibrant compositions frequently incorporate her pet milk snake, (Willie) Nelson, who sits on her head and shoulders while she paints. Some figural works, depicting women with outstretched arms, reflect the artist’s loss of a loved one to dementia—capturing the essence of her grandmother’s fading “pride, stubbornness, and love of a good vintage chair.” On a bigger scale, find her sweeping murals at Coco + Mischa and Treehouse Kid & Craft. From $38-$108 at Coco + Mischa, Facet Gallery, and meredithannewhite.com
The best part about visiting Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary is all the heavenly smells, which you can now take home in a line of skincare products like hand-poured Earl Grey soap bars; body sprays infused with rose, lavender, and ylang ylang; and soaking bath salts steeped with chamomile. May we recommend the Desert Sage Facial Steam?
Melissa Withorn calls her jewelry “opinionated,” and Neck Shirt’s geometric, color-blocked clay pieces definitely make a statement. According to Withorn, “If Neck Shirt were a person, she’d be the one that speaks her mind, wears whatever she wants, and lives her life.”
Yet another reason to “flash your Spanx”: the Atlanta-based, billion-dollar brand’s spring collection includes even more things to wear over your undergarments. The shapewear giant has expanded its popular faux leather collection (jackets and leggings) to include skater and pencil skirts. They’ve also introduced actual denim, with details like distressing, side stripes, and flare cuts. All jeans have flattering interior shaping panels and strategically placed back pockets. The expanding activewear collection now includes a sports bra suitable for the gym or pool—or both.
This article appears in our April 2019 issue.