I met Ryder a few years ago through my friend Audrey. Aside from being a great friend, he also happens to be a super talented up-and-coming artist. As you can see he is extremely talented and I always joke with him that my hope is to put my kids through college with these sketches. As for the paper clips, it all started one summer during the Milan shows. I received my Dolce & Gabbana invite and it had the coolest looking gold squared off paper clip. I really liked it and started wearing it on the front placket of my button downs. When the weather started getting colder, I switched it to the lapel of my blazers. I just like the way it looks so I have started wearing them everyday. People always ask me what they are and they are always surprised when I tell them they are just paper clips. Soon after, good friends and people who knew about it started giving me interesting looking paper clips so now I have a small collection of them.
Paper Clips, Various Designers