Meet Your Match Girl, Tessa York
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Born in San Francisco and raised by two native New Yorkers, a deep appreciation for great cities and their iconic establishments was instilled in me from a very young age. More importantly, admiration and respect for the people working hard to make these institutions thrive.
Somewhere along the way, I began collecting matches as mementos for cherished times that have shaped the great adventures of my life. Because of that, matches symbolize so much more to me than their basic function. It’s about memories, community, art and connection. Nostalgia has the power to comfort, honor and inspire.
What started as a fun instagram hobby two years ago has accelerated during the last several months of shelter in place. My creativity has previously been devoted to my whirlwind career in fashion, working for retail giants such as Gap, Kate Spade, and Le Tote/ Lord & Taylor. Because of Covid-19's deep and challenging impact on my industry, I was forced to halt and redirect my creative focus. When many of you started to reach out asking about prints for sale, I was flattered and inspired. I’m excited to continue to share my collection with you, and so thankful you’re along for the ride.