It’s been ages since I’ve posted, but hopefully after reading this you’ll have a good understanding of why I have been a bit absent. I’m working through my final line for my certificate in fashion. It’s been a year of starts and stops, with long hours at work and various family members having covid, the…… Continue reading The plaid coat…
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 done and fairly happy with my entry for the Unconventional Fashion Challenge. The process of creating it was really reminiscent of the painting process for me, probably due to the familiar materials I was using more than anything else. I started out planning for one thing, made some unexpected discoveries, adjusted due to some…… Continue reading Ode to my first love… painting (a.k.a my Unconventional Fashion Challenge entry)
I never thought I would be destroying the one thing that once gave me so much joy. Paintbrushes. I will always love painting, especially painting in oils—there is something so relaxing and free about it. So, in a kind of farewell to that part of my past, I spent the last two weeks sawing paintbrushes…… Continue reading The Unconventional Materials Challenge, part 3—Paintbrushes
I’m super happy to announce that I was awarded second place in the design challenge! First place: Jen Lang, Moai Statues of Easter Island, Second place: Erinn Larsen, Tree of Life, Third place: Benjamin Possolo, Untitled Art. Below are the winners and the entries. Special thanks to Mannequin Madness for helping me find the right size…… Continue reading The results are in!
No one ever likes to say they didn’t win something. I didn’t win. But I’m really glad I participated. It was a good opportunity for me to get a bit more experience and try some new things without as many limitations as I usually have. Congrats to my fellow students, these were really beautiful entries!!!
Sometimes things just work out. Perfectly. A few months ago, an acquaintance alerted me to an exhibition of 50 (yes 50!) Victorian gowns. “Sounds great”, I replied, “Where is it?” “In Saco, Maine”, came the response. Gasp! “That’s a little over 3,000 miles away, but thanks for thinking of me!”, I replied and quickly filed…… Continue reading The fates align
And by little I mean whoever wore this was teeny tiny (maybe a size 2?). But here she is. A gorgeous little find that I could not pass up for a mere $10. It’s great for study and was made entirely by hand. The fabric was pintucked by machine before it was stitched together. It’s…… Continue reading The Little Blue Dress
I think Ulyana Sergeenko may very well be one of my favorite designers of all time. I love her use of historical and fantasy references and the elegant way she incorporates familiar fairytale elements in dramatic ways. I mean, who doesn’t love Slavic folklore and cunning references to paganism? So inevitably, I had to include…… Continue reading Ulyana Sergeenko
Vivienne Westwood was born Vivienne Isabel Swire to Gordon Swire and Dora Swire in England on April 8, 1941. She moved to London at the age of seventeen to study silver-smithing at Harrow School of Art. After only staying for one term, believing she could not make a living in the arts, she decided instead…… Continue reading Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood