Girl w/ Knife, your new BFF in paper goods, is the creative vision of artist Elicia Castaldi. After its December 2018 launch, Girl w/ Knife has quickly exploded and is now carried in hundreds of retail stores across the US and over a half dozen countries. It's been featured in print publications such as NY Magazine, Reserved Magazine, LA Business Journal, Stationery Trends, and online publications including HGTV, BuzzFeed, ArchNative, Mother.ly, YourTango and Mohawk Connects. Elicia was recently named one of the “10 Designers To Watch in 2020” by Stationery Trends. She has won four *Noted awards by the Greeting Card Association and won her first prestigious Louie Award in 2021, among her three nominations.
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 6 inch stilettos.