As I work on designs for my final line (it’s fast approaching!) I’ve been looking for bits and pieces that remind me of my trip to Paris. The goal is to incorporate vintage elements and styling into my more modern garments. This weekend I lucked upon a stash of art deco buckles. Presumably they are…… Continue reading Enameled Details
It’s been ages since my last post. Things have gotten really busy, in a productive and inspiring way. I finished my jeans and, not only do they fit, I got to wear them all over Paris. And yet, I still don’t have a photo of myself in them. It was my first solo trip—going to…… Continue reading J’aime Paris
Wracking my brain trying to figure out what to be for Halloween this year, I decided to be a darker version of myself and go as a hex-witch. I’ve just started under a new boss who has a pretty good sense of humor, so I spent last evening making a little voodoo doll of him,…… Continue reading A little last-minute sewing
A few years ago, frustrated by never having jeans or pants that were (insert adjective here. i.e. long-enough, comfortable enough, fitting in the waist, fitting in the hips, the right shape), I decided enough was enough and it was time to learn how to make my own pants. It was a big part of my…… Continue reading Hope Becomes Reality
In January, I bid many of my freelance clients farewell, and accepted a full-time consulting position in San Ramon. It’s been a busy transition, shuffling school, a full-time job, the commute, my family, and volunteer work. And at the moment, I have foster kittens, which just complicates everything! I’m now 2/3 of the way through…… Continue reading Awww… pants!
I’m really picky about color. In every aspect of my life. From my design work, to the interior of my house, to the specific shade of my black clothing. Blame it on the extra cones in my eyes, whatever. I just see color a little differently. My right eye sees things with a slightly warmer…… Continue reading “Good Enough” isn’t Good
I’m not going to apologize for my absence these last few months, it’s been a busy time. In June, I left my studio space at PHOENIX Alameda. Not a day later, our landlord decided he wanted to give the house we were living in to his son, and so we received notice to vacate. We…… Continue reading Time passes, things change.