Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This blog is MOVING

Hey guys, I am giving my line a bit of a facelift, and I've decided to switch my blog over to a different platform. You can now find me, blogging a lot more, hopefully, here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So I just found some photos from the fashion show on Friday. SO GOOD! I'm really happy with all the looks and the collaboration between my clothes and Coco's jewelry worked very well. Everything was well styled, and the Jeffrey Campbell shoes I used for the runway really helped get the 1970's vibe out there. Photos taken by Amanda Smith.

Now that these garments have walked down the runway, I can get them ready for wholesale - this collection will be available for Spring 2012! Get ready!

And here's the dress I made for the Vitamin Water challenge, which opened the show. My flavor was 'rhythym'. It's a trapeze style tank dress with hand dyed fringe on the bottom and printed overlay. I'm happy with the way it turned out!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Backstage at the OPEN SEASON fashion show

Its amazing how much work goes into getting ready for a runway show, and its all over in 5 minutes. Last night was the Portland Mercury's annual fashion show, called Open Season.

I am really happy with how everything turned out, and it was cool to see all of the designers I've shown with in the past, as well as meet some of the new designers, who showed some great stuff!

The morning of the show I finished my look for the Vitamin Water challenge, which basically involved designing a garment inspired by a flavor. Mine was rhythym, and I made a trapeze dress with layered yellow fringe on the bottom, inspired by 1920's jazz dresses, with a vibrate leopard print on top. Its a radically different dress than I've ever made before, but I'm happy with it - it's always good to challenge yourself! Here it is.

It was lovely to work with Coco from Coco Cardenas on the accessories for the show, and I wouldn't have been able to pull it all off without help from my best friend Clarity, and my other helping hands!

Also, my models were so great! They were all so sweet and easy to work with, and they looked great. I really lucked out.

Here are some photos from backstage at the show. I can't wait to see the official runway photos and I will post them as soon as I get them, video too! Being backstage during the show, I don't get to watch it at all until I see the video.