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Katie Armour Taylor


My apologies for disappearing late last week. We were in New York…getting married! My man and I tied the knot at city hall on Friday and our families flew in from California and London to help celebrate. Even 84-year-old Grandma Rita made the trip! Thursday night we had a delicious dinner in the wine room at Freeman’s (hearing Rita imitate my husband’s English accent was priceless…) and after the Friday morning ceremony we skipped to The Odeon for a champagne brunch. It was all so simple and easy and fun—we wouldn’t have changed a thing. I’ll be sure to share a few of the professional photos when they arrive. In the meantime, my wedding shoes.

CeCe Thompson in House Beautiful


I was thrilled to see CeCe Thompson’s gorgeous Upper East Side apartment featured in House Beautiful’s June issue. We shot the apartment for Matchbook years ago and the place has become even more sophisticated since. CeCe is an absolute doll and works for interior design icon Bunny Williams. I love the living room’s lucite armchair and classical bust, not to mention the Mast Brothers chocolate place cards on her dining table…I have to try that!




(top three photos by Francesco Lagnese, bottom photo via instagram)

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Mother’s Day Gifts


Mark your calendars, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th. Some of my favorite gift options for mommie dearest:

1. Faux Pearl Stud Earrings – classic baubles with a modern twist… // 2. Lettuce Ware Cup & Saucer – anything from the Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch collection would surely please… // 3. Embroidered Linen Blouse – a pretty top she’d wear all spring… // 4. Paley Leather Strap Watch – Named after style icon Babe Paley, this beauty is perfect for daytime or night… // 5. Hampton Street Rose Bowl – fill it with fresh blooms… // 6. In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art – a new release she won’t be able to put down… 7. Diptyque Votive Candle Set – my dream gift! She’ll love setting them throughout the house… // 9. A limited-edition print from Buddy Editions (not pictured) – because art makes a lovely gift and well, I couldn’t resist… //

Still searching…? A few more I’d bookmarked for good measure:

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Buddy Editions is Hiring Interns!


I’m looking to bring on two sharp, enthusiastic interns to help me with Buddy Editions this spring and I wanted to first post the opportunities here on the The Neo-Trad. The interns will work closely with me as I expand the online art start-up. It would be a great opportunity for an Art History, Graphic Design, or Journalism major that is eager to learn more about the art business, social media, and e-commerce. If you know someone that may be interested I hope you’ll pass it along. Thanks for your support!



Compensation: School credit (though you do not have to be a student to apply)

Location: Anywhere! Work can be done virtually, but it would be an added bonus if you’re in Chicago, IL
Hours: Flexible (10-15 hours/week)

Responsibilities: You’ll be working with Katie to create handsome layouts for Buddy blog posts, product, emails and more.
Qualifications: Applicants must be proficient in Photoshop (preference will be given if you know InDesign and Illustrator).
How to Apply: E-mail with the subject line “SPRING GRAPHICS INTERN.”
Application should include:
– Your resume (as a PDF attachment)
– Your cover letter (in the body of the email) explaining why you want to work with Buddy Editions
– A link to your online portfolio. Please do not attach samples of your work.

Application Deadline: ASAP! Looking to fill immediately.
Duration: ASAP – June 15, 2015 (dates negotiable)



Compensation: School credit (though you do not have to be a student to apply)
Location: Chicago, IL. Virtual interns will be considered but preference will be given to those in the Chicago area.
Hours: 1-2 days a week in our Chicago office for 6 hours each day with additional work from home (about 30 minutes a day from home).
– Help to brainstorm, create, and manage Buddy blog content
– Assist with social media marketing

– Assist with our email newsletter
– Assist during photo shoots
– Great writing skills with a strong command of the English language.
– A love of art and a keen interest in the art world.
– English, Art History, Communications, or Journalism majors are preferred
– Able to come into our Chicago office 1-2 days a week (typically 10am-4pm)
– Must provide your own laptop
How to Apply: E-mail with the subject line “SPRING CONTENT INTERN.”
Email application should include:
– Your resume (attached as a PDF)
– Your cover letter (in the body of the email) explaining why you want to work with Buddy Editions

– A link to your online portfolio, blog, or any relevant social media accounts
Deadline: ASAP! Looking to fill immediately.
Duration: ASAP – June 15, 2015 (dates negotiable)


IMAGE: Spanish abstract painter Natalia Roman for Buddy Editions.