Saturday, December 6, 2008


Inspiration for November:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


i recently stumbled upon Tom Banwell's amazing etsy shop and had to share it with you guys. He's an artist in CA who makes these amazing, intricate laser cut leather masks. and the best part is that they're totally affordable, starting around $35! Personally, i'd kill for the Black Bird Cut Out mask. Now if only i had a masquerade ball to attend...

Monday, November 17, 2008

fall fancies!

recently i custom-made a few puff skirts for the fabulous Michaela at Reflections Of An Urbanite. She was a great customer and even better, she loves her skirts and looks amazing in them! i've been keeping up on her blog and loving all the different ways she's found to style her skirts! here's a few examples of her genius ensembles:

variations on the beige linen skirt:

and the plaid skirt she ordered, which ended up being truly amazing! i love the plaid for fall.

ALSO, here's a great photo of my friend/roommate Amy wearing one of my peacock headbands for her flapper costume on halloween!

pssst, a handful of peacock headbands are currently available in my etsy shop! plus, expect some brand new headband styles and other exciting new fancies in my shop around Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hallow's Eve

happy halloween! it is every fashion-lover's favorite holiday, a chance to dress just as crazy as you'd like without anyone thinking twice! it also happens to be the last day of october, and time for me to post some of my October Inspiration!

dark romance, gothic details, smokey eyes, haunting images and lots of mystery.....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

recent projects

i finally got around to taking some photos of a few of my recent projects. the first dress is a dress i designed for my Sustainable Fashion class in school - my goal was to create a convertible dress that was something classic and cute enough that people would actually wear it. I feel like most convertible clothing is more novelty clothing than actual wearable fashion, and i wanted to create something that was timeless, neutral enough in color and style that it could withstand several seasons, but still cute enough that it isn't boring. I ended up making this Little Black Dress out of linen. it has 4 drawstrings running at different heights so it can be made into an empire waist, a high-waist, a drop waist or a bubble hem. Or, of course, you can play around with pulling more than one drawstring at a time! I'm excited with how it came out, although there are a few things i'd change if i made it again - maybe add a little length, and some cap sleeves!

from the front, with no drawstrings pulled

from the side, with all the drawstrings pulled

here's a couple photos of some skirts i've made out of some fabric i LOVE, i'm really into checks and stripes right now and these skirts have been so fun to make. also, i have enough fabric to make more of each of these skirts so definitely let me know if you'd like to custom order one!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


i've been pretty busy sewing custom skirts and school projects lately, but i finally got a chance to make myself a skirt the other day! i made it out of some great black and white gingham check cotton. i absolutely love it! this is a pretty awful photo (thanks photobooth) but i promise some better photos of this, and other recent projects, are coming soon!
also! i have more of this fabric, enough to make at least one more skirt! feel free to comment, email me ( or message me on my etsy if you'd like to talk about custom ordering one!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


it has been a shamefully long time since i have updated this blog. i have been a bit overwhelmed with schoolwork and sewing ceaselessly. however! that does mean some good news for the etsy shop! the return of the PEACOCK HEADBANDS, as well as new bow tie necklaces and some new styles of puff skirts coming your way! this week i received a photo from a customer who recently bought a navy blue puff skirt and a black bow tie necklace - i absolutely love it when customers send me photos of them wearing my goods, it's amazing to see how each girl gives them her own feel!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


the other night i attended a lovely housewarming party for my (absolutely gorgeous) friend Reba. little did i know that among the beautiful, perfectly-dressed-and-groomed guests i would meet that night (seriously one of the best-looking groups of people i've witnessed), one of them would be Interweb/San Francisco royalty, miss Zana Bayne. I've admired Zana's impeccable personal style, clothing taste and art projects through various websites for a while, and have been following her blog Garbage Dress religiously since she started keeping it a few months ago. Not only does she have an amazing, refreshing perspective of the current fashion-meets-art world, she's also super friendly and totally amazing in person. it's always exciting to realize people are even better in "real life" than they are in pixel form!
here are some photos i've grabbed from Zana's blog from the night of the party:

what i wore to the party: a vintage dress and chloe-inspired flats, with my vintage pyrex dish as accessory
(the bean dip was delicious)
ps: why do i look like i'm 12? maybe because i insist on wearing vintage children's clothing. i had to convince an incredulous acquaintance this night that i was, really and truly nearing the ripe old age of 23.

the hostess Reba, always gorgeous and so classy

the food at this party was to die for, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, cheese and crackers and stuffed mushrooms, oh my!

check out some photos of Zana and her work:

it's always exciting to me when young people are doing new things with textiles, art and clothing, and this girl is definitely pushing the envelope in some amazing ways.

( & you can see more of her work, exhibitions, etc, on her website!)