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the final 4. February 21, 2007

Filed under: design,fashion — iheartcouture @ 9:04 am

here they are…the final illustrations (due 8am tomorrow) the pics are kind of blurry so I’ll take more tomorrow and repost 🙂

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amazingness. February 19, 2007

Filed under: design,fashion — iheartcouture @ 11:02 pm

see here


dress for olivia. February 12, 2007

Filed under: sewing — iheartcouture @ 6:43 am

cute cute. for wes and ty’s new baby (born today!!). I made it for 3-6 mos so that she can wear it this summer.

olivia dress


a little ny fashion week vent February 4, 2007

Filed under: fashion — iheartcouture @ 4:00 am

so, NY fashion week started yesterday (oh the anticipation) and so far, it’s mostly menswear…and I don’t think I LOVED anything…I’ll have to go back for a 2nd look though… Anyway, in womenswear, Nicole Miller, BCBG and Marc Bouwer had their shows (all amazing BTW) and it just makes your heart pound…and then there’s Baby Phat. I don’t know why I even bothered to look because it’s sooooo predictable, but…I had extra time, so whatever.

Never fails. How is it possible that every collection Kimora Lee Simmons has ever designed looks like last year’s/season’s trends mixed with the usual hideous tackiness that she is famous for??? I don’t get it. I think there should be some sort of screening process for fashion week collections, and if your clothes suck, are tacky and look like they belong on a streetwalker, you don’t get a show…no matter how rich your (ex) husband is.

I’ve figured it out though…they let her have a show as a joke and when the models come down the runway, the real designers and FRG’s are sitting there snickering under their breath (because you KNOW they are). Yes, that must be it. there’s no other explanation.

either way, the joke’s over and it’s not funny anymore. it’s just maddening & a total waste of runway space (also true of Heatherette).
fashion faux pas, times 49.

p.s. check out the Fug Girls’ take on the Fashion Week madness (in blogroll). Note: wear waterproof mascara for this one…otherwise you’ll be laughing through black tears.


valentino red.

Filed under: fashion — iheartcouture @ 3:26 am

i love how this dress fits. amazingness.
valentino red


asymmetrical wrap skirt February 3, 2007

Filed under: design,sewing — iheartcouture @ 5:04 pm


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the hemline ended up being short (way shorter than in the photo) and the scallop of the underskirt is asymmetrical (less of an angle than the wrap) I’m thinking high waisted (paper bag waistband…I was inspired because I liked they way the extra fabric above the waist looked when I was draping the sarong) and large fabric flower at the closure…


60’s pop art swim. February 2, 2007

Filed under: design — iheartcouture @ 4:33 pm

these are my illustrations for this project for week 2. There will be 4 more due next week for final presentation of this direction, so I’ll post them when I am done…but in the meantime have a little looksy at the current issue.

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week 2

illustration work for 60’s mod/pop art inspired swimwear. We were given creative license with these illustrations (YAY!) so I was able to morph my figures a bit and stylize them more than usual. I think it really adds to the overall effect of the drawing and creates a certain mood. These are my worked out figures on sandwich paper, and my inspiration. The swimsuits will have bold color blocking and merimekko inspired floral applique. I’m illustrating on the chartreuse Canson paper that is shown with all of my marker tests. It’s due Wed along with an additional 11×14 illustration and 2 croquis…2 one-piece, 2 bikinis.

inspire board
inspiration/mood board

color test
color test on Canson

figures inspire/modified from audrey kawasaki paintings.