Category: Fashion

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The Year Ending

This past year has been a tough one.  I am so looking forward to the New 2012.  In planning and reviewing my work I have been a little chaotic in the collections, I guess as part of the mixed up year I have had, but the current group is really coming together.

So, what was your year about?  I will see you all for a fresh start.

Photography: Steve Armstrong, Jeremy Armstrong

 

Scarf

Silk

It seems like scarves are the thing for this season.  They have been selling as quick as I can get them out there.  I have a few left if anyone needs a great last minute gift,  please contact me and I can get it out to you.

They have some at the Art Center @319 in Smithfield and Premier Gallery in Norfolk.

Scarf

Design Color Inspiration

Fortunately I have had several sales of my silk painted scarves and shawls.  While looking for color inspiration I found all these lovely items.  Enjoy and have a great short week.  The holidays are approaching ever more quckly.

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Fabric Friday

I have been sewing and sewing lately, with all the bag orders.  This week I had to start a new order for some scarves, so I am painting on silk again.  It is something I really love, I never realized how relaxing it is for me.  This is an artist I have admired for many years Kerr Grabrowski.  She uses a technique disconstructed screen printing, to create the layered affect.

A working weekend for me, and student in the studio next week.  Always a fun time.

Fashion and Fabric Friday

I love this designer Gudrun Sjoden, so colorful, comfortable and stylish.  She uses models of all types and ages and her company in “green.”  I have been working in black/white with pops of color so I love the tunic look in the top photo.The jacket below is a perfect example of Kantha style quilting.  My students are working on a piece using this technique.   I am looking at making a light coat jacket this year,  this one is a great inspiration.

Fashion Friday

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New York Fashion Week, brings a lot of interesting things in Fashion.  The things that we as regular people will see in the future, but much more cheaply made in quality and price.  I find a lot of inspiration in the images online, even though it is almost impossible to actually go to any of the events.  Being a independent designer, I market my work in a different way, but I feel I need to bring a little more of the show stuff into my promotion.

A trend this fall is related to collage, mixed fabrics.  I have always love mixing prints, I guess my quilting background.  Here are two of my favorite designers Dries Van Noten and Etro.  I think I need to mix it up a little.

I have many collage/mixed media artist friends, what do you think of fashions version of collage?

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Fashion and Fitness Friday

I have been trying to get “more” fit.  I can’t believe it becomes so hard as I get older.  Finding a plan to stay with in a hectic, is a challenge as well as eating well.  I don’t mind working out, it is just tough to fine the motivation and do enough to make a difference.   I have some physical limitations so that is another issue.

I read Heidi Klum (watching Project Runway this season?) and her fitesss guru, wouldn’t that be great to have a fitness guru to keep you going and make all the food and workout plans.

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Before the red thread fire, I was able to workout with the help my friends a personal trainer and a yoga instructor (we had a fitness studio upstairs) and it really made all the difference.  But things have changed and people are gone from the area, so I have new focus to do things on my own and hopefully get enough movement back to be able to workout in a class or gym.

Fashion for working out is always hard, you don’t want to look like you just got out of bed when walking around your neighbor at 7:30am.  I like the layers of this look, and of course Heidi Klum looks great no matter.  I think I need to restyle a couple of my big baggy tees for a update.

 

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