"In Praise of Plaid" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
Artist Sarah Nolan is having a ton of fun with the new patterned silks she found on her last buying trip in NYC! She's pairing solid shells with playful striped, checked, polka dotted and plaid lining fabrics, creating a very fun new look. With "In Praise of Plaid" she's echoed the vibrant, multi-colored plaid of the lining by painting sketched-in looking brushstrokes of bold turquoise, apple green, lavender and red in vertical and horizontal stripes on the violet silk.
With the cuffs turned up a bit and the collar folded out the accenting lining fabric gives a playful punch to the look, while flashes of the lively plaid lining are seen as you move about in this great new piece.
Dress this one up over basic black with bold jewelry, or wear over a chambray shirt and skinny jeans for a great casual look!
Violet dupioni silk shell
with plaid shantung silk lining. Sarah Nolan's Bio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“I was born in Mississippi and had a childhood that included eating fried chicken (yum!), fishing for bass, and swinging on wisteria vines.”
“I Moved to New York City after college and began a different life working in tall gray buildings, wearing gray/black/blue clothes and getting an MBA at night at NYU. I spent endless hours at a top consulting firm restructuring really big companies.”
“The next phase of my career began as a corporate innovator/rejuvenator and CEO. I restructured two large financial subsidiaries and three very small internet companies. Then I stopped and became a consultant for non-profit organizations.”
One day, pneumonia caught me and I thought I would die. When I got better I began to paint seven days a week to learn how to make art. I learned to paint on non-traditional fabrics with objects in addition to paintbrushes. I went to India to learn wood block printing and to paint clothing.”
“While living in New York City, prior to attending a women’s luncheon, I decided I was tired of wearing traditional dull-colored suits and made a brightly painted silk coat to wear. Other attendees wanted to know where they could get one, and Singular Couture was born.”
I love painting original pieces of clothing. Now I have the additional fun of finding talented artists to add to our roster of artists who paint pieces for Singular Couture.”