Monday, March 31, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.

Ikat. An ancient pattern, but it seems so fresh and modern--especially in two shades of neon green! The most fantastic fabric I'm working with for my spring show. These colors are so happy it doesn't even feel like work.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Awakening

Yes, it's spring, even though it's snowing (!) at the moment. The daffodils and hyacinths in my garden are huddled together as if to say, "Okay, let's just wait this out." I know just how they feel--this sulky weather is the perfect excuse for lots and lots of hours in the studio. I'm designing a new collection for my spring/summer show (end of April...stay tuned). A short trip to Los Angeles yielded some lovely fabrics...oh, so lovely. Hilariously beautiful silk prints, luxurious chunky linens, weirdo neutrals mixed with neon brights, and a few surprises. Here is a tiny advance peek at one of my new pieces.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Second, Like Snowdrops

My next spring piece...the chivalry top in three metallic cottons. I'm feeling very "mixed media" this season...

Vintage with a modern wink.

Gatsby style for an early spring wedding. Crepe back satin dancing dress in dusky antique ivory for Kaitlyn. Gathered tulle neckline, low back and gold beading accent.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Pink Champagne

Casey is not only a good friend and the owner of the great boutique Parts + Labour in Hood River, she's also the kind of of natural beauty who could make a burlap sack look couture. I was totally thrilled and honored to make her wedding dress. Champagne shantung with a ruched, boned bodice, pinch pleated skirt and blush velvet ribbon sash. Congratulations, C and A.

Short Story

I am completely sweet on this tea length wedding dress I just finished for Jesse. Ivory silk shantung with a lace-edged button yoke in silk satin peau de soie. The '50s hostess in me loves the poufy crinoline underneath.