Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nominations are always glamorous!

Above is the Nominated design team for the show The Good Wife.
On the left is my friend Jenn Rogien Faletti, in the middle is her boss Dan Lawson and on the right is Daniele Hollywood.

It's not every day that one of my really good friends gets nominated for an Emmy in Costume design. (Jenn was very clear that the nomination was in her boss's name and I totally understand that, it is still very exciting!)

You can imagine how excited and flattered I was when Jenn said she wanted my help with her dress. It's not every day an Emmy Nominated Designer asks me to make her a dress.

So this is what we came up with! It is always fun to work with people that are willing to see what happens once you start working. Our friend My Phung joined us for one of our fittings (and gave me such great help with the interior construction! I learned so much!) and the 3 of us just got to see what the fabric would do and play with it.

It was such a fun project! From the beginning Jenn wanted to wear emerald green and something with a little bit of a train. I think the green was such a great choice on her. And it looked great on the Red Carpet!

So here's to more nominations and great collaborative projects to come!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

out with the old

Silk and tulle corset, silk bustle and tulle and cotton skirt

4 ply silk crepe cocktail dress

I just realized I forgot to post these. And they were my favorites. . . what do you think? So this is it for the old, now I'm working on a project I'm really excited about , more about that piece to come!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fascinators . . .

Like I said, I love making the fascinators. My (inexhaustible) photographer, said all the feathers were like little aliens, moving all about that he had to keep track of... which seems so fitting to me, given my love of deely boppers as a kid.(what do you really call those head bands with glitter balls attached to springs?) It's difficult to be gloomy with so much festiveness on your head!

Anyway, I think he did a marvelous job.

Photo credit Lee Paulson, see more of his work here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More from LA . . .

I have been working on some dresses to use as samples or jumping off points when I work with new clients. It's been good to start with familiar shapes, they kind of feel like blank slates. They also have worked remarkably well as jumping off points for myself and what I want to do next. And they have inspired me to rebel a little, do something new...

The dress above is a silk taffeta and tulle corset with a multi colored tulle skirt. The head piece is made of handmade silk flowers with some feathers and bit of birdcage tulle.

This dress is silk taffeta with a feather neckline detail. The hat is hand stitched petals made of silk taffeta, silk shantung, silk organza and tulle with feathers.

The little hats, fascinators really, have been so much fun, I might make them a much bigger focus of my studio. . . They don't have to be only for big special occasions, they're good for small special occasions too, like dinner parties.

We'll see what's next . . .

photo credits for this post and the last (as well as the header) goes to Lee Paulson, please see more of his work here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New things in the Studio

My time in LA was well spent. As well meaning as I was to see more of LA and look for inspiration, all of my time was spent making photos...

So here's a little glimpse of what I've been working on.