Weargrace

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    weargrace is a message, a belief and an emotion.
    Unique pieces designed for practicing yoga and living life.
    at last, available to order

  • ancient wisdom modern world

    weargrace is a mix of old and new. It brings precious teachings from ancient disciplines
    into a contemporary context, allowing the wisdom to touch us each day.
    wear grace to live life

wear grace to live life

grace is unmerited favor, a bestowal of blessings,
a gift that falls upon us.
grace is soft and strong at the same time.
it is spontaneous and stable, awake and silent.
weargrace is a collection of clothing whose forms and patterns
are inspired by ancient yogic teachings and
devotionalwear. it can provoke or gently guide people
to question what is, to look deeper into themselves,
to be silent enough to see and understand.
on the mat, off the mat, for yoga, for life, with grace.

 

about weargrace
Karen Joyce, Founder

I grew up outside of NYC. The youngest of six children in an Irish-Italian family. Catholic, middle class, striving to get ahead, to achieve, to be the best that we could be. “Shoot for the moon and if you fall short you’ll be in the stars!” Dad would always say. Values, ethics, discipline, honesty, right and wrong. Life was black and white at our house.
“My yoga practice
became an analogy for life”

I attended Providence College and Rhode Island School of Design and my first jobs were in publishing and the arts as a graphic and product designer. A fluke meeting with a girl on a bus changed my life. She told me about an internship in Venice, Italy (a dream). I applied, was accepted for a three month program and never came back. I had a guardian angel. The museum (The Peggy Guggenheim Collection) hired me as a consultant for another year.

 

Afterwards I went to Milan in search of design work and found Gucci at a very crucial and opportune moment - before Dawn Mello, before Tom Ford. It was 1989 and I was in the right place at the right time.
My journey evolved… Gucci graphic designer, then art director. I met my husband in the Gucci world and a few months after our wedding I was relocated to London (alone) as Director of Image for the Gucci Group, running an in house creative agency for all of the brands. Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’, Sergio Rossi, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Alexander Mcqueen, Stella Mcartney, Balenciaga, Bedat.

 

collections

Two mini collections combine to create an easy but elegant lifestyle collection for every day.

 

surrender to grace
“Grace wakes us up when we are asleep, brings light to where there is darkness and removes obstacles from our path”
 
Krishna Das
 

inspiration

"Opening to Grace" is a term often associated with yoga practice.

It is a way of leading what we do with an open-hearted attitude

of infinite possibility and support.

Marianne Williamson