Tuesday, December 29, 2009

we've all got Rodarte fever.

This is the Rodarte I know and love, The little structured dresses and skirts...one shoulder sleeve looks...combination fabrics and textures. Just beautiful. I love how they keep the subtle hint of bondage in nearly every collection they do, and always seem to stay true to their own aesthetic no matter what's going on in the current trends.

Monday, December 28, 2009

music has the right.

Music plays a huge part in my design process.
It feels weird and empty in my studio when I'm working without music.
My newest obsession is the mix that Ghostly International did for Adult Swim.
You can download it for free here!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Inspiration inspires me.

One of my new years resolutions is to start blogging more. Not just about what I'm doing, but about what inspires me and excites me. For those who know me, I'm really into the creepy, weird, and unusually beautiful. I love to find a way to translate into fashion. Here are some of my favorites. The already legendary Tim Burton inspired shoot that ran in (sept?) Harper's Bizarre.......

I'm sure there are many people out there who might find these photos disturbing and not beautiful or even all that fashion focused. But check out these photos from Numero 88. They could have easily been inspired by something as powerful as the Tim Burton photoshoot. It only takes a tiny element from something you see, to create something unique on your own. Everyone has a different perspective on art, and that's why I love fashion design. It's wearable art - and there is nothing cooler than someone liking your art so much they actually want to wear it.

Here is a photo I have held onto for almost 4 years now. I really want to recreate this type of setting and design and feel for a future photo shoot. So absolutely beautiful.

And finally, the Rodarte sequin ribcage dress. Rodarte is Target's "Go International" designer of the month. Rodarte also happens to be one of my favorite design duos. Generally the Go International lines at Target really interest me from a designer's stand point, but I rarely buy any of the pieces for myself - just because I'm a real stickler for wearing things that no one else is wearing. But this rib cage dress had to be my exception. It's so me in so many ways. I mean, Donnie Darko is still my favorite movie. ;) (The dress is actually sleeveless...they styled it with a striped shirt underneath, which is a little too "lolly goth" for me, but I would wear it with an oversized boyfriend black cardigan and serious heels.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Denise Scarletta photography

I got my photos back from Denise Scarletta, who was the 2nd photographer working on my most recent shoot. The photos are of the same garments, but offer a slightly different style of editing and retouching. Here are my favorites!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Here are some of the photos from my November shoot with the talented photographer Emily Hudson and my wonderful gorgeous model Mariah Dallas. I'm really happy with the way they turned out! There were so many beautiful shots. Here are a few of my favorites.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fall 2010 Photoshoot!

Check out my Fall 2010 Preview! I was honored to work with such amazing people. There are many more photos to come, I think between the two photographers, they said they took about 700+ photos! Here is a sneak preview from Emily Hudson's blog -