VIDA added a photograph…

to my collection.  I haven’t seen this scarf printed yet.  I’ve placed an order though.  It’s one of my favorite photographs that I’ve ever taken.  I shot this one week after my 50th birthday.  I didn’t intend for the title—fading beauty to sound like a lament of any kind.  I truly find beauty when things are “fading” and changing.  Although I miss a few things about being younger, I was fine saying goodbye to my forties.  I like my fifties…so far anyway.

I wanted to share the image.  Here’s the link to my site.

https://shopvida.com/collections/lisa-lillibridge

The devil is in the details…

now that all of the pieces are created.  It’s time to look for subtle threads (literally & figuratively) that unite the collection. I love this part almost as much as pizza & champagne when we’re all done. I really like that part.  Elizabeth Bunsen’s dyed fabric, my work in scrap leather and photography and Jane Frank’s jewelry is telling a story just as we had hoped from the beginning.  Storytelling through this collaborative work is maybe the best part of the whole shootin’ match in my estimation.

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The details are details. They make the product.

The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

                        —Charles Eames

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Yesterday in the studio…

I have so many men’s jackets and I’ve wanted to rework one for a while.  This silk jacket was the perfect color to fit into my collection.  Now, I don’t possess any tailoring skills whatsoever, but this is the start of what this piece will look like.  I like the reference to silent film star fashion with the deep arm lines.  Now I get to design something for underneath.  I think that piece will reference Friday Kahlo with some heavy stitching and maybe even some painting.  My model, Genie is stopping by for a fitting this morning.

The second image is the start of a wrap I’m making out of scrap fabric I have in my studio and jewelry I have laying around.  I can’t wait to work on this.  Hand stitching is a very meditative process for me.  Last night a few hours went by and it could’ve been fifteen minutes.  I’m off…I can’t wait to see what happens in the studio today.

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