Saturday, February 28, 2009

March happenings at the Reif Haus

The past couple of months have been very busy around here, and will continue that way until mid March (and then.....vacation). February saw the first round of spring 09 production, a trunk show at Local35 here in Portland, a fashion show at the Fez Ballroom, and a photo shoot for our upcoming Fall 09 collection. I'm really excited about this collection - it came together in the end, as it usually does. This season I actually came up with a solid inspiration prior to designing the garments, and it was a wonderful contrast to the way I usually design. I feel as though my point of view grows stronger with each collection and that is really exciting. As soon as I get the photos from the shoot, I'll sneak a couple your way before the catalog is released.

What's new for the month ahead? Well, I'm in the process of moving my studio ...upstairs. I've been working out of my house now for a few months, and it's been nice, but I've outgrown my space once again, and so I'm moving to the top floor of my house where I'll have much more room! Not really looking forward to the move, somehow simply moving things upstairs seems to be much more of a chore than moving to an entirely different space. Oh well, I can't wait to show pictures of the new space. Exciting stuff.

March 5th marks the First Thursday opening of my Spring 09 collection at Radish Underground here in Portland. Please join me, Celeste and Gina (Owners of Radish Underground), and artist Brian Horay for refreshments and socializing from 5-9pm. You'll get to see pieces from Reif's most recent collection, as well as a special piece designed exclusively for Radish Underground.

Hope to see you there!

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