Archive for December, 2015

INTIMATE PORTRAIT:
Mary Ragone Salvo
Apparel Design ’57

These images from Mary Salvo’s career in the foundation industry were included in a retrospective exhibition at her retirement community in Charleston, SC. She worked for Exquisite Form and Hollywood Vassarette in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Top Photo: When Salvo entered the industry, undergarments were typically black and white. “All of a sudden…

BARBARA ROSENHAUSE ROGOFF
Textile Design ’68

Barbara Rosenhause Rogoff was appointed director of development for the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL, a nonprofit art school for adults and children that has gallery and museum spaces. She concluded a 30-year design career in 1998, when she retired as the vice president of home furnishings at Nautica. Photo: The Lighthouse ArtCenter hosts exhibitions…

ANNE JOYCE
Advertising and Communications ’82

Anne Joyce owns SpringHouse Furnishings in Chadds Ford, PA. She re-creates 18th-century Pennsylvania period furniture for stylish restaurants and homes, using reclaimed wood from condemned barns finished with historically accurate milk paints and natural waxes. She also constructs sympathetic additions to restored farmhouses. The wide planks she uses derive from the American chestnut, most of…

LAUREN ROSENBLUM
Illustration ’82

Lauren Rosenblum, Illustration, is a fine artist in Huntington, NY, who paints nature studies on fabric. To start, she creates an underpainting by dyeing the cotton fabric a dark color, and then applies a bleaching paste to lay down the shapes. Only after ironing it can she see what she’s done. “It’s like you’re painting…

EDWARD UBIERA
Advertising Design ’99

Edward Ubiera designs the marketing materials, such as hangtags and labels, for Aéropostale. He also creates a small piece of art, using simple shapes in a neutral color palette, every day and posts it on Instagram. Last summer, he was invited by Mike Perry, known for drawing the animated opening credits of the TV show…

ELIZA DeROCKER
Accessories Design ’02

Eliza DeRocker is a fashion stylist who owns three consignment stores in upstate New York, including one that specializes in never-worn wedding dresses. About a tenth of wedding dresses that are purchased haven’t been worn, she explains, either because the wedding was canceled or the bride bought an extra. She styles her customers from head to…

LAUREN WOLF
Jewelry Design ’04

Lauren Wolf handcrafts textured silver pieces based on deconstructed found objects like stingray skin or a starfish tentacle, as well as one-of-a-kind engagement rings using diamonds that others might consider flawed. Her designs are sold in more than 60 boutiques worldwide, including her own shop, Esqueleto, in converted stables in Oakland, CA. Esqueleto, which means…

DARRIN VARDEN
Interior Design ’05

Darrin Varden launched his eponymous decorating firm in 2013, focusing on New York City apartments, after working for Jamie Drake, Charles Klein, and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. In 2014, the International Furnishings and Design Association named him a Rising Star. He tries to let his clients’ tastes dictate their interiors, but he gravitates toward “loungy, chic spaces…