November 15, 2010

Christine Nguyen pt.1 tiny drawings

I just discovered Christine Nguyen through Kearny Street Workshop emails I get periodically. I immediately fell in love with her work. She will be participating in an artist talk this Saturday if anyone can make it. The show is called Beyond Surface. Details here.

November 10, 2010

wondrous wonderland

Oh what a wonderful world! husmann/tschani has created another visual wonderland for one to dream about. They are my heroes!

September 21, 2010

Tailoring 101

I start my Tailoring class next week at Apparel Arts. They want me to have a first draft of a jacket made by the first class so I've been doing a lot of research on coats and blazers as of late. I absolutely love coats and jackets and can't wait to make one perfectly tailored to me. I'm thinking of doing some sort of two toned jacket. I'm still in search of the right fabrics.

Light Vision Look

I like this fake fur top Rosenmunns that I found at Light Vision Store. It's kind of weird but I think the texture is neat. I really like the color too. It's a good neutral.
Paired with this skirt.

These necklaces would look great with it too!
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September 10, 2010

Cosmic Wonder Light Source

One of my fave Japanese design houses, Cosmic Wonder has a new clothing line for men and women out named Cosmic Wonder Light Source...
I covet so many pieces by them! Here's a peek at their Fall 10 Collection.

via Maryam Nassir Zadeh
I want both these pairs!

August 11, 2010

Etsy Finds: lilac, periwinkle, purple

I sometimes find myself typing in a color on etsy and end up scouring 30 something pages of all things peach, periwinkle, or whatever color you could possibly want in your wardrobe. I seem to be attracted to the same things over and over again: lace and ombre. Here are some etsy finds for this month.

July 16, 2010

painting again

I recently decided after I finish being a fashion designer I want to become an artist, a dancer, and then lastly a baker when I grow up. This is one of those moments I imagine myself handwriting an essay about my aspirations and putting it in a time capsule I bury somewhere in Golden Gate Park in order to come back in 10 years and see if it actually happened. I've been thinking more about what creative projects I want to work on next and I've decided I want to take on painting again. I used to do more of it and it's very much a meditative and calming activity for me. And my mind, body, and soul really craves it. Watercolor especially. What has most recently inspired me lately is the work of Serena Mitnik Miller. She is a local artist I discovered recently while perusing The General Store out in the Outer Sunset. Turns out this adorable store is co-owned by Serena and her husband. There, I picked up an art magazine called Arkitip that focuses on her work in the issue I bought. She primarily paints in watercolor and much of her work is inspired by the ocean. Her work is so simple, graphic, elegant and just plain beautiful. I have been looking at every night before I go to bed because it makes me so happy! Here are some of her images.

July 5, 2010

a very merry birthday indeed

My 'High Tea Under the Sea" Birthday party was a success! Thanks to all who helped to make it possible. It was a dream come true! Ariel finally meets Alice!
Unfortunately now I have a bad headache and chest cold. :( Too much fun I guess.

Food table

Raspberry Lemon Madeleines

"Starfish" Cheddar scones made by Jeremy

Onigiri Rice balls w/morel mushroom and bing cherry filling made by Ellen my talented roommate

Fruit scales

Cucumber, cream cheese, and dill Fishie sandwiches made by Greta my other talented roommate

Green Tea "Algae" cake

handpainted by Katy T

me and my roommies. The hostesses.

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