This project was a real treat! It always is when we get to help a pal translate their work into wearable art. Jessica Ballengee's vividly imaginative swamp monsters, Satan-worshipping nuns and knife-wielding opossums put a smirk on our sweaty faces when we met her showcasing her prints and paintings at 2019's West Austin Studio Tour.
We jumped at the chance to work with Australian-born illustrator, artist and entrepreneur Mel Stringer. Her work is utterly delightful. Mel is an empowering force who bolsters body positivity through her cheeky illustrations. As you can see from Mel Stringer's work and her character's flair for bold accessories, a Vinca + Mel Stringer collaboration was a no-brainer!