Sunday, February 28, 2010
This coat I made a few years ago. It was wet felted from wool, silk and hand-spun yarn. Done in one piece, there're no seams. It took part in the annual HAFA's( Houston Area Fiber Artists) fashion show and in CHT (Contemporary Handweavers's of Texas) biennial conference fashion show. It got a few awards from CHT and one from HGA (Handweavers Guild of America).
Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Lee Alexander McQueen, one of my favorite fashion designers and a great inspiration...a genius gone too soon. So sad.
Really loved this video. It's always fascinating to see a designer at work, especially this extraordinary man.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I made this scarf as a present for my brother, who lives in Russia. It was quit a challenge for me. I really didn't find it easy to make something for a family member. My concern was that he might not like it and if he doesn't then he won't wear it and it will end up in the back of his wardrobe. I kept going back and forth with ideas in my head and then one day it just came together. I wanted to consider his style and at the same time staying true to my ideas. That's what I learned from Project Runway, TV show. Tim Gun always says: "Listen to your customer, but at the end of the day it's your design, so don't loose your identity"...something like that. My brother finally received his scarf after 2 months in the mail (never send anything abroad in November/December! lesson learned again). Looks like he really loves it. He said he can fold it in half and wear it short or wear it long like Vladimir Mayakovsky (Russian poet and playwright). My brother is such a funny guy.