Glenn Close, Wear This

Posted 27 May 2014 at 12:13 AM | Comments (0)

I just want to put Glenn Close in this color-blocked dress and trapeze jacket from Temperley London’s spring line. When will the movie stars listen to me? WHEN?

Glenn Close in Temperley London Spring 2014

Pink and Gray Chevron and Polka-Dot Baby Shower Invitation

Posted 26 May 2014 at 10:08 PM | Comments (0)

When the hostess contacted me for a baby shower invitation, we talked about the mama-to-be: cute and girly. So that was the direction I went, constantly thinking about a mingling of contemporary and shabby chic:

Pink and Gray Chevron and Polka-Dot Baby Shower Invitation

The hostess was so thrilled that she asked if I could also design a matching cover for the baby shower scrapbook.

Pink and Gray Chevron and Polka-Dot Baby Shower Scrapbook

A month later, when the mama-to-be was preparing for the birth of her darling girl, we did another matching design—this time for her birth announcement!

Pink and Gray Chevron and Polka-Dot Birth Announcement

*Names and information have been changed.

Mediterranean Mosaic Wedding Invitation

Posted 25 May 2014 at 9:03 PM | Comments (1)

This may be my favorite wedding invitation I’ve ever done. No, it’s definitely my favorite.

I don’t know how it happened. Conversation with my clients just flowed. They were getting married in Catalonia and wanted the region to inspire their design.

Initially they asked me to incorporate “castellers” in the design, the Catalan tradition of building human towers. We looked at the concept together, and I considered it very seriously, but I was skeptical. I liked the idea—people working in unity to build something strong and beautiful—but didn’t know how to make it elegant and suitable for a wedding.

So I pushed back a little, asking if there was anything else that was very Catalan that they would be happy with. We looked at pictures of the mountains, which still didn’t feel quite right. Church windows, interesting enough. And then it just clicked.

Gaudí.

Gaudí, the Spanish Catalan architect whose distinctive style influences not only the entire region, but the entire world. We specifically thought about his intricate mosaic work in Barcelona’s Park Güell. The couple was mostly interested in nature themes, and the groom wanted me to incorporate a sun, so I thought, “Why not paint an entirely mosaic scene?”

So I did.

Mediterranean Mosaic Save the Date by Mojan Sami

It was exactly what we all wanted. I couldn’t believe it came together quite so perfectly. It really felt like late spring in Barcelona—or at least the storybook version.

Here’s the invitation, which was self-enclosing. You can kind of see the address on the back and their initials on the flap.

Mediterranean Mosaic Wedding Invitation by Mojan Sami

And here’s a closer view of the inside.

Mediterranean Mosaic Wedding Invitation by Mojan Sami

We decided to use the initials as their personal logo, so the couple was able to use it in multiple ways, most importantly on their wedding website.

Mediterranean Mosaic Wedding Monogram by Mojan Sami

And the sun and flower elements also showed up in various places, including their ceremony program. Eventually I’ll offer these individual illustrations on Etsy so you’ll be able to use them as clip art!

Mediterranean Mosaic Illustrations by Mojan Sami

*Names and dates were changed.

Tropical Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

Posted 24 May 2014 at 8:01 PM | Comments (0)

Natalie* asked me to design her sister’s bridal shower invitation. Tropical location, lush scenery—it wasn’t difficult to be inspired by the photographs of Samoa.

I went with a ginger flower theme, which, as Natalie later informed me, inspired the bridal shower décor.

Tropical Ginger Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

*Names will always be changed.