Endorsements & Press
"I love the scarf [Berlin Graffiti I]! It's beautiful and silky and so very lovely. Every time I wear it, I find new colors in it and have received many compliments. Is there somewhere I can leave a review so others can know about the high quality and beauty of your scarves? Thank you for creating such meaningful and beautiful objects, and sharing them with us all."
Amy B, Client
"Your scarves are truly gorgeous and I really love your Helo Girl scarf. It has such a touching sentiment behind it and is somehow both static, caught in time and memories, yet full of movement, action and vivid emotion. It is truly brilliant and I am really happy to have been introduced to you and your beautiful artwork."
Laura G, Client
"The gorgeous scarf arrived today. Actually, I just now opened it. I can't wait to see it in natural light, but even dimmed a bit, it's still stunning.
And your packaging is a delight. Thank you so much for brightening my day -- what an artist you are! It's nice to know spring is around the corner, having plenty of justification for wearing a gorgeous scarf helps make the wait more bearable."
Anne P, Client
"Scottie Kersta-Wilson’s scarves are fabulous to wear and fabulous to be seen in. Soft, silky, flowing with rich colors, a delight to all senses — and if you’re looking to hear some compliments, tons will be coming your way. I particularly love my Ragdale scarf: blues, greens and purples running together and apart, springtime.”
B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger
"These scarves feel three dimensional to me, truly like wearing art. I was drawn to the one with the musical score on it by the lovely, coral color and because, without music, I’d have been a statistic a long time ago. Singing literally helps me go on. The fruit market was just irresistible, lush and almost luscious, the colors speaking to me of summer, the season of forgiveness. That each of these was a limited edition as well also was attractive. I think of these two scarves as jewels: while the musical scarf kept me warm on the airplane, it is definitely not utilitarian. The only thing I was sad about was that I could afford only two scarves. In short, many things are called unique, but few things truly are."
Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"When I wear my beautiful scarf, it's hard to explain how it makes me feel. There's more to these scarves than just something beautiful to accent your outfit - there's a feeling of narrative, and history, which makes the wearing more profound. That all sounds pretty mumbo-jumbo - too many psychology classes - too many self-help books, but it's true! Objects can tell stories, and wearing a story - even someone else's story - gives your day a depth and a richness of meaning that it might not have otherwise had. It's always somewhere in your mind, and it connects you to all of the stories that you see around you (if you choose to look!).
It doesn't hurt that that scarves are beautiful and feel like a silk caress on your skin. They're substantial enough to hold a knot well, but fluid enough to flutter in the breeze and give you a frisson of grace when you move. What's not to love?"
Janice Riggs, The Vivienne Files
Start with Art: How to Pick Accessories for a Grey-Based Wardrobe Time to Go II, February 15, 2016, The Vivienne Files
Start with a Scarf: Reflections II by ImageDiary, February 5, 2016, The Vivienne Files
Start with a Scarf: Joss Sticks, A Silk Story Scarf, May 14, 2015, The Vivienne Files
Meet Scottie Kersta-Wilson of ImageDiary in Downtown, VoyageChicago
Me, My Shelf and I, January 24, 2016, Chicago Tribune