click here to maximize your minimalism!
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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous
ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think
it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!
Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple
Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'
Daily Buss Feature
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer,
traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads,
succulents and other waxy flora
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic,
low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max
Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum,
pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism
magazines of current
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too
sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary
jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how
about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness
of their styles.
venus, goddess of love
Making the gold bracelets. All machine sewing. Velcro closures.
(Of course, I had to make the accessories first! I ♥ accessories)Maybe Hermes (the fashion company, not the Greek God) will include these
in their line? I thought Sofia needed bracelets for sure. Every good costume
needs matching bracelets.
I am making my downstairs neighbor, Sofia's Halloween costume this year! She is 9, and she is going as Venus, Goddess of Love. I should also add that we've been discussing this for a month. She came to me with a stack of sketches and very specific ideas as to color palette and design details. I got all the stuff yesterday, and she said it was just what she was thinking! I don't know who was more excited (me, I think!!) Yes, she wants to be a fashion designer because of me. When I was showing her all the fabrics and trim yesterday, she ran to her room to whip of another sketch. It was far better than mine. I have to get a picture of her sketch.
Here's the headpiece! I worked on this for 1.5 hours. I sewed some on the bus,
and some on the subway. All hand-sewn. White/gold twist braid, gold leaf vine trim,
gold lingerie elastic for stretch (sizing). It fit her! She loved it!