I spent an inordinate amount of time on this bag. I’m thrilled that it turned out looking like a museum piece. It’s has structural integrity, but it looks like it should be handled with white gloves. I think Frida Kahlo might’ve actually carried this. I’m not sure which of my models for STRUT will be carrying this bag because it works with all four looks. I could do this type of design for days and neither need rest or nourishment. I love when I’m in “flow” in my studio. It’s a rare and unbelievably fulfilling time as an artist.
I love when the creative process starts to “click”…when it goes from conceptual to…HERE WE GO. My inspiration is silent film stars meet bohemian modern and this image of Gloria Swanson is my muse.
After months of hunting for fabric, trim and pieces to alter—constant sketching and research—it’s time to look closely at the details of the collection that will make it “walk” really well down the runway. Here are a few of the inspirations. I tried to alter my palette to include more grey. But, I keep coming back to these warmer tones. I guess I shouldn’t fight it.
I always like the less posed and candid moments in life. Here are a few of my favorites from the fashion show last Saturday. I was told this week about someone getting to be a secondary photographer at a fashion event in Berlin, I believe. Wow, to get to shoot the underbelly of an event and not the be the chief photographer. I can’t hardly imagine a better gig than that—well, perhaps naming lipstick and paint colors. That was my dream job as a child.