Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I did something highly unusual the other day. I actually made myself a dress. (Gasp! Such a rare occurrence.... really.) I came across this black & white Rorschach print and grabbed it instantly, I had to have have it. Of course as luck would have it, there was only a very small amount. Maybe enough for 1 dress? I would have loved to get a roll of this awesome stuff but being as I was too late I got what I could and gave the design some thought. I decided to use it as sparingly as I could and ended up with enough left over to make another of these guys. So there will only be two on the whole world, mine and one other.... the one I just added to the shop.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
This is really just an excuse to post photos of Alana with her adorable puppy Koali but I guess I should also mention that we did made another batch of the 'Ahu Tops available now.
P.S. Koali is so cute though, isn't she?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
More fun for everyone loving the process of putting together the amazing haute couture creations we love to admire.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Just Saw: Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" in front of The Plaza.
Lots of inspiring fabrics at a fabric documentary archive.
In Development: The Vintage Redux winning entry, the Jean Seberg dress from Breathless. Finding the right fabric for any project is much more of a challenge than many people realize but in this case even more so. Finding the right stripe for the right season seems like finding a needle in a haystack. I'm still looking for "the one" that would be perfect but the muslin is almost totally finished and I hope to have the sample ready very soon. In the mean time... a small peak of what's in store.
Listening to: Hanni El Khatib - Dead Wrong
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In the shop right now.... two brand new summer dresses I am really excited about. Although they didn't really go with my main collection shot the other week I was really lucky to come across these fabrics which are so inspiring I could resist adding them to the shop.
Top: The Sonus Cotton Shirtdress. The print is great, it resembles an ikat but more unique, the shapes kind of remind me of waveforms. You can see the detailed photo here. I'm going to try not to steal any more samples from myself as I have a limited quantity of the fabric but it would be perfect for a super hot day like today.
Bottom: The Trikona Silk Dress. I've been wanting to make a very simple design where the main feature is the print and color. This dress is a almost like an oversized tee shirt with a pocket. I love that there are no design details that interfere with the print and the color is a perfect shade of mustard. Sometimes the simplest things can me most effective.