Recently I had the delightful opportunity to design an invitation, and day-of paper, for a very special birthday party held at the SF Jazz Center. Stanlee Gatti, event planner extraordinaire, designed the event. I was so thrilled when he contacted me regarding this project!
The theme was ‘Paris in the late sixties – early seventies’, a time and place that was very memorable for the guest of honor. I so enjoyed researching the fashion, art, color palettes, and overall style of this period.
The front of the invitation was inspired by fashion illustration and posters of the time. I created the illustration of ‘Madame Miner’ working from a gorgeous old photograph.
I found a wonderful floral textile design from the 60’s and used it to inspire my illustrations and designs…. the pattern made playful envelope liners as well!
The back of the invitation.
The envelopes were addressed, in matching orange ink, by the fabulous Wendy Cook
(of Bell’occhio). Her fine elegant hand made them very special indeed.