Girl w/ Knife, your new BFF in paper goods and home decor, is the creative vision of artist Elicia Castaldi. After its December 2018 launch, Girl w/ Knife has quickly exploded and is now carried in thousands of stores across the US and worldwide. Elicia was named one of the “10 Designers To Watch in 2020” by Stationery Trends. She has won 7 *Noted Awards by the Greeting Card Association and won her first prestigious Louie Award in 2021. In 2022 Elicia received 4 Louie nominations including both Writer of the Year and Artist of the Year, and won the latter. Girl w/ Knife has been featured in WHAT Women Create, NY Mag, LA Business Journal, Palm Springs Life, Reserved Mag, Stationery Trends, HGTV, BuzzFeed, LA Mag and more.
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Elicia began her career in New York City as a fashion art director and illustrator. Girl w/ Knife combines Elicia’s paper lust with her love of fashion, travel, a good laugh and anything the color of rosé. As a collage artist, paper has always been Elicia’s first love. Her illustrations are a mixture of painted, cut paper and digital elements, with the creative process ever-supervised by her fierce white cat. Quite literally, there’s always an X-acto knife within arm’s reach, thus “Girl w/ Knife”.
Our products are feminine, authentic, unapologetic, and just might break your most stoic RBF. We believe in a life lived glamorously, with reckless abandon, in six inch stilettos.