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Meet Christine, our new Art Director


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I met Christine by chance in December when my friend Rodellee invited me to a small gathering at her studio. Besides being the proprietress of Camillia Heirloom + Modern, Christine also manages a studio space shared by a number of creative women.

She was one of those sweet people whose kindness and creativity just radiates from them. Not only that, but she was wearing a beautiful wool 1950s dress almost exactly like one I used to own and still sadly miss.

As we chatted, I learned that in addition to her photography, Christine was interested in moving into art direction. I’d just started looking for an art director.

A couple of visits, lunches, and chat sessions later, I invited Christine to join our little team. She’ll be mostly helping guide the aesthetic and photos over at Seamwork, but she’ll also be working on various other projects as they come up (like shooting some updated imagery for the patterns!)

Christine has a passion for beautiful vintage details, which I’m sure you’ll see in her work. She does an incredible job of combining vintage and modern and telling a story through photos. She also feels strongly that women should love themselves as they are, another value that makes her a good fit here, and that I’m sure you’ll see shine through in the coming months.


She’s also a mom to 3 kids, a plant lover like me, and makes some killer chocolates. Since she’s been working with us, we have not wanted for fresh flowers or little chocolate treats.

Please join me in welcoming Christine!

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Welcome to the community! I just checked out Camillia Heirloom + Modern, beautiful items and lovely design aesthetic for the website. I’m excited to see your style blend with Seamwork!


Welcome!! I’m sure you will be kept busy, and I’m looking forward to your contributions.

Miss Crayola Creepy

Hi Christine! I can’t wait to see more of your photos!


Welcome to the sewing community! Good luck with the new job x


How delightful to welcome another new member of the team. Welcome!


How exciting! Just wanted to point out that you have a typo in the name of Christine’s lovely shop.


Welcome! I’m excited to see what you bring to the team!


I am “sew” happy you joined this fantastic team!


Welcome Christine!


Hi Christine and welcome. Cannot wait to see what is done with SeamWork! Regards, Annette PS I love chocolate too!


Welcome, Christine! (At first I thought ya’ll had hired Heather Graham!) So happy that you have a great, new position. Best of luck!


Hi Camille, did you make all or some of those lovely eyelet and tatted fabric for you dresses? They are pretty!! Good luck and have a great time with your new job.


Welcome Christine! Congrats to you on the new role. It’s so wonderful that the Colette team is growing. Best wishes in the new position!

debbie katz

Well, aren’t you adorable? Welcome and best wishes!


Welcome! Here’s to a great time at colette! :D


Congrats on the new gig, Christine! Great to see Coletterie expand with more talent.


Bienvenue chez Colette ! ;-)

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