Sometimes inspiration just strikes and there is reason to celebrate. Wolffer Estates in East Hampton is celebrating with Summer in a Bottle. A rose bottled in a spectacular floral bottle that is welcoming summer and all of what that means.
Art is everywhere we look and the objects we use every day are thoughtfully designed. I always wanted to be an artist. Throughout my childhood I was passionate about ceramics and later went on went to art school. After graduating I became a shoe designer and eventually launched my passion, Lucky Chick. I first drew the Lucky Chick character and then created a line of bath products to go with her.
Lucky Chick is re-launching as a color cosmetics line. Art is once again at the pinnacle and is inspiring all of our new creations. My Mother is an artist and it has become obvious to me that her art should inspire my new cosmetics line. Her art is full of light, emotion and hope.
Make-up gives us the opportunity every day to present ourselves to the world in a different way. I know her art can inspire women by sharing its beauty on their every day objects. The colors of our cosmetics are taken directly from her art and placed into the hands of other women.
On a Sunday not long ago my husband and I took our boys to a 2-year-old birthday party at a local gym. Laughing, screaming children were running about and the parents were having very short conversations.
I happen to get introduced to someone where I felt a connection and wanted to introduce her to our friend. On the way out the door I invited her to dinner the following night.
I think we were all a bit shocked on how forward I was, including myself. We recently discussed that we would like to always have a Sunday dinner where we would invite different people. We had a wonderful time and I offered to host a charity event for her benefitting 146Love.org. It is an organization that benefits young girls in the prevention of sex trafficking.
While I was organizing the party at home I knew there was a deeper meaning to it all. Something was driving me to gather people together in my home in a warm environment that I created and it was simple. Connection. As women started to file in stories were shared of life and hardships that people have been experiencing. Hugs were shared, food was eaten and money was raised for a worthy cause.
I had a great time planning the food. The theme was wood-fired pizza and champagne punch. Here is my take on feminine pizzas, raspberry ricotta and basil – yummo!
The saying “Timing is everything” is a phrase that truly sums up the re-launch of Lucky Chick.
Never before has there been such a need for powerful female role models to illuminate the most pressing issues. They range from CEO’s, artists, activists, peacemakers and every day people wanting to make a difference.
We have always derived great satisfaction from helping woman achieve a greater feeling of self worth by building confidence in the most basic ways. When we ask ourselves where we can make a difference the answer is always the same. It is, “One person at a time”. We too, like most people, have struggled with feelings of self worth and a lack of confidence. In our case these thoughts have propelled us forward to achieve the things that intimated us the most. When we created Lucky Chick we were challenged by finding our voice in the world and perplexed by the pressing question of how we would support ourselves. Lucky Chick was an artist who felt she wasn’t talented or worldly enough to compete in the New York City art world. That’s when Stephanie drew the Lucky Chick character as an alter ego who would possess all that she lacked.
We are so excited to see where Lucky Chick goes in this new world. We are re-launching with the confidence and knowledge she gained that will influence our decisions now. We look forward to meeting a whole new group of women and connecting with people who are passionate about color and art. We want to hear from you and what is important to you.
Lucky Chick is my small way of making a difference. We are creating a new cosmetic line based on a brave, confident, vulnerable and hopeful character we hope to inspire your inner Lucky Chick. She is there waiting to emerge.