While in college at SMU in Dallas, TX I met a young whippersnapper of a girl with an energy for life, a passion for adventure and beauty that rivals movie stars' (inside and out of course). Being from South Carolina, Dorothy Shain epitomizes southern charm: so sweet she gets away with being sassy. And talented to boot!
I knew I needed to be her friend.
Through the years, our friendship has grown and Dorothy has become a sounding board as we have both started our own ventures. When I decided to branch out beyond boots into other wearable art collections, Dorothy was a natural fit for the CITY Brand.
The artwork started as a brainstorm session on Texas icons via text message. My must-haves: the Palo Duro Canyon and yucca plants, an ode to my panhandle roots, and of course: bluebonnets, the official flower of Texas. Dorothy’s vision: longhorns and the Frio river, famous for it’s icy color. Though I hate to admit it, I’m thankful Dorothy nixed my taco idea...not to say I don’t love a good taco but I guess I’ll save it for a later collection.
The original art was created on paper using watercolors and turned into a pattern by the talented Lindsay Gill of LR Star Studios (another artist I would love to work with in the future). Which was then printed on 100% silk scarves making it that much easier to take a little piece of Texas with you from farm to fête.
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As always thanks for taking the time to explore our site and let me know if you have any questions.