Sunday, February 14, 2010

Technical Difficulties...

... if that broad concept covers having NO computer at all.  Ah well.  Artwalk February 2010!

Spent time traipsing about with the lovely and talented REDACTED. Aside from a few wistful moments, like coming across the SkinGraft Storefront and not really knowing what to say (Rest in Punk-Rock Peace, McQueen- you will be missed.) we had a lovely time.

Of course, I was dressed in my new favorite business card- my paisley-ccino pop part sheathe.  No images yet of the detailing, or any of the new pop-print collection I've been toiling away at for the past few weeks, but those are coming- someone is going to shoot them for me when we've both got a spare weekend.

 These guys were promoting the Wandering Marionettes Kabinet Theatre Dance and Spectacle- a mouthful AND a lens-full.  Check them out.

Oh, the people you'll meet!  Jacob here agreed to pose for me with his AWESOME jacket.

Check out the view...
Wrapped up at Lot 44 Coffee Shop.

(I have to switch some pictures around, so this post will be a little lopsided.)

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010- Feathered Leggings!

And I don't mean "patterned," either.

Oh, yes.
Well, it all started when I found this magazine

and stumbled across this story,
shot by Glen Luchford (link goes to article on blog Touch Puppet, a beautiful fashion photography blog)

and styled by Panos Yiapanis. (link goes to article on blog Youth Novels, with some of the most spectacular images of Tilda Swinton, a personal hero of mine)

The rose petal leggings"designed by stylist's studio" stuck in my mind for months, and I thought "those would make any normal-shaped person look dumpy, but they seem so... intensely cool."
And then, shopping for textured fabric at my favorite remnant haunt, I saw this dark chocolate feathered fabric, one-way stretch, and the texture reminded me of the RPLs.  I thought "Leggings.  If they're awful, at least I can go next Halloween as a convincing satyr."

They weren't awful.  They were kinda awesome.  And while parts of me DID in fact look a bit bigger,

I found I didn't mind so much.

New Years Eve at the Down and Out, DTLA, was more fun than it rightfully should have been, I certainly started the year off right.  And what's more, I made a sensation with the leggings.  Most repeated comment of the night:
"What the..FEATHERS?  Can I touch them?????"

And since I can't possibly take myself seriously as a photographer, next to Luchford or anyone else, I'll just throw this one in.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Portfolio- I'm no photographer

Well... The dresses are cute, anyways.  I'm going to overcome my shyness about showing pictures of myself one step at a time, so for now, here are a few of my creations, made to fit my body.  Meanwhile, off to shop for models, Photoshop, and a real cameraperson!

(the birthday dress.  oh yes.)

I got tired of seeing plaid everywhere but in my collection.  Hello, forecasters?  Here's my forwarding address!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sorry I've been away!

Been working, working, and working on y portfolio!  Also, finding make-up artists and photographers so that I can get it all done correctly.  More posts, more clothes, coming soon!

In the mean time, some inspo from my look book:


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters- The Library

One of my favorite fashion inspiration books!

Blurb from the inside cover reads that the book "...goes back to the source, charting the circle of street style from the forties to the nineties, and featuring nearly 200 authentic outfits... A fascinating dimension is added as the authors place examples of street fashion alongside the high fashion creations they have influenced, illustrating how these fashions 'trickled up' to inspire top designers including Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent."  There is info about the original designers, the owners of the outfits (who once wore them and put them on display at the exhibit) and the times the outfits were changing.  But don't take our word for it... here are a couple of images from this book that changed my life!

Need I say more?

*photography by Danny McGrath

Museum of Neon Art- DTLA

I think I found the site for my Trouble Line shoot, exploring ArtWalk November last week.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Before I was sewing...

...or designing patterns, I was making jewelry.  These are a few talismans I made to protect my energy while I was going through a rough patch in San Francisco.  All with an eastern flair-

Jade dragon.

A mix between the qi bracelets everyone was wearing, made of precious stones, and my desire for something like a strand of pearls, but with a twist.  The grey was protection, the red was energy.

Painted Porcelain Tile.

Chorus Girl- Marie Elena from Vicky Christina Barcelona

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obsession- Ruben Toledo Illustrations

I collect them from every September Issue vogue, and everywhere else I can find them!