Sunday, December 13, 2015

Day 119 - Twelve Days of Xmas

On the 1st day of Christmas...A partridge in a pear tree....

Silver beaded bodice with lemon taffeta!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Day 118 - Joy

"We want you to be happy, don't live inside the gloom
We want you to be happy, come step outside your room
We want you to be happy 'cause this is your song too"

Blue silk paired with patch-worked denim

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 117 - Holiday

I did this sketch for my niece's birthday card. There is something about it that just screams "wild abandon"...I'm sure my sister will love that. I see her wearing it on an adventure in Italy. She is dancing (years from now) in the Piazza Navona drunk on vino, laughter and love...her own private Roman Holiday!

Silk charmuese with beaded copper trim

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Day 116 - Ode to Joan

My tribute to the ultimate red head...Mad Men's Joan Holloway.

Red silk tweed with cross grain details at the neck.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 115 - TBT

In the spirit of throwback Thursdays… Here's a sketch from the 90's.

Gotta love brown chiffon!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Day 114 - Backwards Down The Number Line

Let's be honest...summertime equals music and concerts and I can't think of anything more fun then singing and dancing my heart out with 25000 strangers. Maybe we should let musicians rule the, unity and harmony....there's a Utopia to live for!

And what does one wear to such an event...a body suit with mesh details and silk cuffed walking shorts with draped pockets of course!

"Happy happy oh my friend(s)"

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day 113 - Bond Girl

So anyone that knows me knows that I love James Bond. I have been literally counting the days until they release the new theme song...waiting to find out who sings it is almost as good as the anticipation of Christmas morning. A good James Bond movie is like a great martini… It takes all the ingredients stirred (not shaken) together to make the perfect film.  And one of these key elements is the Bond Girl.  Here is my take...and probably not my last...on her.

The music swells, the crowd parts and there at the entrance to the casino, she appears. In fitted satin with a chiffon overlay and hand beaded sleeve and decolletaged....she's beautiful...mysterious....even dangerous...she is 007 perfection.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Day 112 - You've Got A Friend

When you're down in troubles
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And I'll be there
Yes I will
You've got a friend

- Carole King

Friendship equals silk charmuese polka dots.  :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Day 111 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It's been a bit of a gap  since entries...and in the spirit of resolutions and new beginnings, I'm gonna give myself a break and say "that's ok!"

I have always found resolutions kinda funny. I use to make them "wrong". I thought if you were truly committed to something different why did you have to wait for the new year and declare it with the masses?  Safety in numbers perhaps?

Well, that was rather arrogant of me. Truth is, if someone waits to use Jan 1 as a launching pad to a new beginning, who am I to judge. Deciding to make a change can be hard enough without having others (or ourselves) doubt our intentions. 

Whatever the cause, be it the need for transformation or Baby New Year himself, I say go for it...declare your resolution and don't let the syncs, myself included, weigh you down. Here's to an amazing 2015 for us all!!!

And let this cotton, silk and chiffon dress with its asymmetrical hemline inspire all your dreams. (Too much? Who's the New Year!)