Thursday, February 14, 2008

First, like forsythia

The crocus and hyacinth are making their first moves, and I'm feeling their urge to burst out into the sun. I finally had a moment to make my first piece for spring--this cheerful little minidress in gold cotton brocade.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Museum Piece

I was asked to design a piece for the Action/RE-Action Runway show. "Touching Warms the Art" is an exhibition of jewelry made from tactile, non-precious materials hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. For the fashion show, each clothing designer selected a piece of jewelry from the show and designed a garment in response to it. I chose a magnificent wire neckpiece by Berenice Ramirez, and made this dress (many thanks to Gretchen Jones for modeling). You can see more photos from the show here.