Friday, April 19, 2013

Behind the Scenes


It's been almost a week since my spring collection debuted at New York Fashion Academy's 9th Annual runway show, and I'm just starting to recover from all the excitement - and let's be honest, from the complete exhaustion!  I couldn't be more proud of my models, dressers, and hair & makeup crew for making everything come together so perfectly.

Here's a few behind the scenes outfit photos - professional runway photographs and video to come!

Hair: Ngoc-Hien Nguyen from The Makeup Session

Makeup:  Andrea Chin from The Makeup Session

Shoes:  John Fluevog, graciously loaned by the Seattle Fluevog store.  Huge thanks to Brenda, Willy, and Roland for all of their help.

Hair flowers: Nancy's Sewing Basket, unless otherwise noted

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Emma Dress: Boatneck dress in Liberty of London Tana Lawn.

Model: Erika Ray

Shoes: Fluevog Desmond in Ivory

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Ondrea Cardigan, Natalie Camisole, and Stella Skirt:  Hand-knit lace and cable patterened cardigan in Brooklyn Tweed Loft [colorway Soot].  Fitted jersey camisole with rosette.  Silk crepe de chine flutter-hem skirt.

Model:  Amanda Sloan

Shoes:  Fluevog Marvel in Green

Hair flower from boutique in Kyoto

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Betty Dress:  Silk/cotton damask cocktail dress with oversized pockets.

Model:  Katy Flynn

Shoes:  Fluevog Desmond in Yellow

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Katy Blouse and Angelina Skirt:  Colorblocked sweetheart blouse with lace edging.  Silk charmeuse skirt with parasol lace overlay.

Model:  Kaelynn Brengman

Shoes:  Fluevog Marvel in Yellow

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Christina Blouse and Alicia Skirt:  Silk charmeuse cowl-neck blouse.  Wool skirt with oversized pockets.

Model:  Nicole H.

Shoes:  Fluevog Caravaggio in Caramel Tan

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Krista Dress:  Wool crepe sweetheart dress with gathered bodice and shoulders.

Model:  Philicia Jacques

Shoes:  Fluevog Paris in Beige Devilfish

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Andi Cardigan, Natalie Camisole, and Gala Skirt:  Hand-knit lace and cable patterned cropped cardigan in Brooklyn Tweed Loft [colorway Hayloft].  Fitted jersey camisole with rosette.  Sueded silk crepe skirt with draped georgette overlay.

Model:  Nicole Yvonne


My girls with Ngoc-Hien and Andrea, our fantastic hair & makeup team!

I can't thank everyone enough for their hard work, humor, and sheer awesomeness.  This has been an amazing experience!

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Final Stitches

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Just a few minutes ago, I finished serging and topstitching the straps of my camisoles down - the final stitches in what has been a monumental, overwhelming amount of work.  In the end, the skills I've learned, the friends I've made, and the beautiful clothes I've created have all been more than worth it, and I'm so excited to see it all come together. 

Now, all that remains to do before Saturday is errands, pressing, breathing and sleeping.  And maybe I could fit some knitting in there too!

The show is this Saturday, April 13th, with showings at 7 and 9 pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, available on Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at the school:

New York Fashion Academy
5201 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

It's going to be an amazing show, and I hope to see you there!

Monday, April 8, 2013

In the Details

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This is the week for rehearsals, shoes, bras, and finishing touches.  I'm exhausted but so proud and excited to share this with you.

Six days!

Friday, April 5, 2013

FO: Krista Dress

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Whew!  Today, I'm over at my friend's house finishing the last bit of hand-sewing for the show.  The last two months have been really intense, so it's really great to be almost done!  I sewed the hem on this dress last night and tacked the lining to the zipper this morning.

This is one of my favorite dresses from my collection.  It's called the Krista Dress, named after one of my dear knitting friends.  It's made of wool crepe, so it's a lovely medium weight - perfect for spring when paired with a little cardigan, or on its own in our cool Seattle summers.

Happy spring!