Saturday, December 3, 2011

A work in progress...

Today I draped garment #1 of my year long project to create one unique piece of clothing every month. This is a challenge I'm placing upon myself so that I never settle and take the easy, plain old road!
As I was draping this dress it began to speak to me and I strayed a bit from my sketch book. But that is my favorite part of designing. Yes, I will color outside of the lines if I really want to! I can't wait to see the final product already. I will post my original sketch along with the end result. (I apologize for my mess in the back ground but Zoolander had to say hi)

Friday, November 18, 2011


Here are some fun events to keep in mind as you plan your holiday activities!

"Little Boxes" ~ Please shop local business come Black Friday. Check out the site for a handy dandy list of who is involved.

"A Bowlful of Hearts" ~ As you are out and about holiday shopping and sipping cocktails pick up some doggie or kittie supplies and donate to this awesome cause. I will gladly pick up the donations if you can't drop them off at one of the drop-off locations. (If you work at adidas, bring the donations to work and I will retrieve them from you.)

"Small Business Saturday" ~ Yeah yeah, it's sponsored by Amex but the subject is what matters. Shop local! xo

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My pretty website

With many thanks to the fabulously talented Sarah Giffrow, my website is now updated with photos from my Fall/Winter collection. Seeing the garments come to life on "film" makes everything so alive and worth every single sewing needle prick!
Most pieces can be found at Union Rose & Mag Big in Portland Or.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

First Friday Oct 7th

I am doing a First Friday event with Sarah Giffrow Creative and Elizabeth Jewelry! Sarah photographed my FW11 collection which will be on display at this event. I absolutly adore her and feel so lucky to have worked with her. This will be the first time working with Molly of Elizabeth Jewelry and I couldn't be more thrilled. She makes gorgeous handcrafted silver jewelry I could see my self wearing everyday. Feel free to pop by and say hello and have some wine!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ally 33 Fashion show

OK friends, this is going to be a fantastic fashion show! Not to be missed! Some of Portland's greatest designers will be showing their yummy collections.

July 23rd ~ Doors open at 4:00, show is at 6pm.
Alley @ 33rd and Hawthorne Blvd
Get tickets ahead of time here ~


Friday, May 13, 2011

What I love

You will be hearing this a lot from me. I have been putting what I love most on hold, not really sure why, but probably because I had to give that other side of me a chance to shine. Well, that being said, I did it and I'm ready to give more to this side. The side that lets me drape fabric like the most delicate and loved piece of ceramic pottery you own. I don't think words can really translate the passion. It just is. Here I go!
I can't stop looking at this beautiful piece by Elie Saab!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New job! This year is definitely starting off on the right foot. I am a big fan of "new" which almost always goes hand in hand with "exciting and brain over-load" in my case! I will be faced with new challenges, an array of new fabulous co workers and of course new product. I am not moving far from where I was before - but my responsibilities will grow and I will dive into more aspects of which I most affectionately call Apparel Mania. I am so lucky to be working and living my passion!

I'd like to leave you a few my latest favorite looks from The Satorialist.