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The Unveiling of a Stylish Icon

A Bold Step Forward

Black and white line drawing. The leaves of the dress are not solid black.Back in October I did a post where I reached out to the creative community in the hopes of finding someone to design an updated white cane icon for use on my blog. I was seeking an image that was more in line with the message of this blog which is anyone can be stylish.

So after I put out feelers for a designer up to the task of creating an updated take on the original white cane icon I connected with Jennifer Barrile. Jennifer was on board from the outset and after a couple of emails were exchanged where I expressed my vision, a few weeks later voilà!!

The two icons Jennifer designed were done in black and white and both are a profile of a chic woman on the move carrying her shopping bag who happens to use a white cane. What I like most about these images are the movement. She (the women on the move) is stepping forward with purpose in her stilettos and her hair is almost floating about her head.

The dress. Well the dress is a vision of individual panels reminiscent of banana leaves that do not touch but appear to overlap. Since the panels gently curve from the icon’s nipped in waist to just above the knee, again you can sense the movement. This woman is on a mission and she knows she’s fabulous even with her white cane.

Jennifer, thank you so much for working on this project with me, it was such a pleasure brainstorming with you on this beautiful design.

Update: It should be noted that this icon was specifically created for Bold Blind Beauty and is not a replacement for the nationally recognized white cane icon.

37 thoughts on “The Unveiling of a Stylish Icon

  1. Accomplished! Jennifer is super talented. Congrats to you both.

  2. This is really cool!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you Jazmin. I’m getting so many great comments on this sassy lady.

  3. You are such an encouraging person! Thank you. <3

    1. You’re most welcome Theresa.

    1. Thank you Paul. I think she’s gorgeous and is representative of all I was trying to convey.

  4. Very gracefully she move with cane nice.

    1. Thank you. She does look so elegant.

  5. Jennifer came up with a very clean, stylish look indeed. Congrats to both her and you Steph. I visited her site and saw some other impressive work over there as well. Well done!

    1. Thank you Bruce. Yes, she does amazing work and I just knew she would be perfect for this project.

    2. Much appreciated! Thank you!

  6. Wow I was excited to see the logo in place on your blog! Looks great Steph! I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you and a shout out to Ms. SB for recommending me! My daughter’s comment, the woman looks powerful!

    1. YES if it weren’t for SB this would not have happened. Love your daughter’s comment. This is what I was hoping people would see.

    1. Thank you Theresa. How are you doing?

      1. The holidays used to be a wonderful time for me, but to be honest, they are now very hard. I hope that wasn’t too honest. The Lord has been so kind, and has been watching over my husband and me. I do want to acknowledge that.

        Thank you for asking. You are such a kind and thoughtful person.

      2. Theresa, I’m so sorry to hear of your struggle but I really appreciate your honesty. You are such a rock and an encouragement to me that hearing you admit to the difficulties that this time of year can yield takes great strength. This is also an important reminder that we share hard times, even those of us who follow Christ. I too have a hard time during the holidays but it’s more that my depression is heightened at this time of year. I will keep you in prayer that you might find peace and joy. You are not alone.

  7. Awesome. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Jennifer is a master of her craft. Hello Jennifer!!!! Great work, Steph.

    1. Jennifer is the BEST!! Thank you again for recommending her, she’s a phenomenal artist.

      1. Anytime, Steph. That is what we’re here for.

    2. Thank you SB for making this happen and recommending me! 😀

      1. You’re super, Jennifer. And this is brilliant of you. I want to see it all over the world. x

      2. Oh SB I was thinking the same thing!!

      3. You’re super, too, Steph. Thank you for drawing us all together in your beautiful community. Have a great Haturday.

      4. You too!! I wish you were here so that I could give you a great big hug for connecting with Jen! <3

      5. Hug accepted and returned. Look forward to reading more from you. x

    1. Thank you Katelon, it is so much more than I could have hoped for.

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