Thursday, December 3, 2009


Why can't more designers have a better sense of humor about fashion? Sometimes I think clothing feels so boring, uncomfortable, and safe. LAME. Clothing with a sense of humor. This is what I want more of. These in particular made my day a little sunnier...

isabella blow in philip treacy lobster hat
giles deacon

jean charels de castelbajac
francis by christian roth

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

long. over. due...

I just checked my blog and realized that the last post I had made was when I was still working at Substance in August. EEK! I guess maybe if I had more free time to make artwork and sew clothing I could post more things....Sadly, this is not the case. I'm currently having a serious shortage of any free time at all. Perhaps Thanksgiving break will motivate me to do more than sleep....Perhaps.

In the meantime, some photos from Highball Halloween 2009. I wasn't able to find any really good ones of the new garment...and now there never will be because Bernadette, Brady, and I popped what was left of the balloon crinoline Monday night.

Friday, August 21, 2009

21 Pants to Pencil Skirts

The summer-skirt-saga continues with an appropriate number of pencil skirt transformations for my 21st birthday, which coincidentally fell right around the beginning of this project. Look for these and our new Reversible Luxe Cardigan on on August 27th. Please enjoy the following documentation of their production:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ok this one is pretty self explanatory. I've been making skirts. The first two are new, the last one I made over about 2 years ago to teach a class at Sew to Speak in Clintonville. The fabric for it was also purchased there. My goal is to start selling garments and I thought high-waisted pencil skirts would be the place to start. First I'm waiting to see if Bernadette and I get into Craftin' Outlaws, then it's off to the Short North to try finding a store to house them. I'm also planning on listing the first two on Etsy soon. Keep watching and let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More Jewelry

Here are some shots from my Etsy site. I was hoping to be very productive and get all of my work photographed and start making some more jewelry but I have, alas, been lazy so far this summer. I'm hoping to get a table at Craftin' Outlaws this year to peddle my wares with Bernadette Carstensen, who is a fantastic illustrator and also my roommate.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jewelry at Substance

Mezcla Necklace III - Detail 1

Mezcla Necklace III - Detail 1
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Ayisha, the manager at "Substance," a fantastic boutique in the Shorth North District, where I am currently employed, posted a few pieces of my jewelry on the new website. This is exciting because aside from etsy, I've never had my work for sale on the web. It's just a few necklaces but I hope to make more in the upcoming summer and work towards obtaining a booth at Craftin' Outlaws in October. I'm also working on a small collection of one of a kind garments which I hope someone will be kind enough to stock in their store. Make sure to browse around the Substance website also. It's still under construction but new things are being added all the time thanks to two very talented young ladies.


Since summer has started I've mostly been working on projects at work and don't have a lot to show for it so I thought I'd post about something frivolous and silly.

False Eyelashes.

I want these on my face.
This is one element of make-up artistry I have yet to master. I love them. They are awesome. They don't stay on my face. I've tried all kinds of adhesives and I've tried trimming them to stay on my small eyes better. The edges always peel up. Why is this? I mean I know they're not practical but there must be a better solution.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


So for anyone who might stumble upon this and have no idea what's going on...The Columbus College of Art & Design's Fashion Design department has a Senior Thesis show at the end of every year. This year the theme was "Under the Big Top: Circus Couture" Below are a few images of my fantastic models looking totally professional. Congratulations to Sveta AND Tabby for making one of the ads for the show on!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Behind the Scenes | Part 2

More backstage photos from the CCAD Circus Couture show:

Some people just have good JEANS

For my final project in Fashion Illustration/Layout class, we were asked to complete a collection with 9 to 11 figures on the subject of our choosing. Our instructor had repeatedly suggested that I design more denim because she liked the result of my rendering the legendary Abercrombie & Fitch project we are all required to do every year. So, in an effort to appease her and get the project done quickly, I came up with this. (Illustrations are absent due to not having scanned them into the computer.)

Inspiration and Mood Board.

Technical Flats for 5 pairs of Madhouse denim.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Behind the Scenes | Part 1

The senior class of Fashion Design at the Columbus College of Art & Design had their runway show this past Saturday. Few photos have cropped up so far from the event and I do not possess a camera with really any capabilities at all, so these are some of the back stage photos I've found so far.

Sveta in a top hat.

Designer and Model.

Tabby gets the hairdo of a life time.

Haha, you signed up for this willingly!

A very serious conversation, I'm sure.
All photos are courtesy of Alysse Gafkjen: