Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with squirrels. This photo was taken outside my old kitchen window and yes, it does have a bagel in it's mouth! This is when I knew they were strange little critters.

I, then, moved into a new apartment and the building was home to a gang of squirrels, I called the sniper squirrels. They would perch themselves on the fence and hiss at me when I would leave for work. So, I told my co-workers about them and then one of them came across this article and left it on my desk. I think one of the snipers got on a plane to Germany. RIP little buddy!

Layered Cake

This design was made by Amanda. I photographed it at the Alexis hotel in downtown Seattle. The dress, named Layered Cake, was shown at the Comcast Student Competition at Seattle Fashion Week.

The shoot was really fun and although it doesn't look like it in the photo, the room was crammed with six other people, a steamer, tons of make-up and bags of food. We did lots of laughing and followed the day up with a drink in the Library Bar, which was super cute and hosts a great Happy Hour!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Who doesn’t love taking a bath and putting on some silky lingerie afterwards, which is why you should take note of this new & upcoming line in fine lingerie, Zephyr. It was created by Kristine Carlton and Jenny Mae Miller Rulff and what started as a final line project in school became a business.

Before starting fashion school at Seattle Central Community College, Jenny Mae was sort of “anti-fashion,” but after taking an art history class was hooked on it. Kristine received a dance degree and realized the second that she had it in hand that “sewing was [her] first love” and quicly enrolled into the apparel program. They met at Seattle Central and after many conversations wrote a proposal to do their final project together, which would be a Hollywood glamour inspired loungewear collection for women between the ages of 40 to 60 years old. They “wanted to design for women with real shapes, women who want something nice to slip into at the end of the day, who have a respect for fine things, things of quality, which is how [their] customer sees herself as well, 'of quality'.”

Currently, they are “working with a local boutique on a small private label line of knit tops and hope [to] expand that small line into other small boutiques nationwide”. As well, they have “a small spin-off line from [their] final line” that will be available for sale to boutiques for Spring 2010. Their fabrications are made from Pima cotton, Silk crepe, and a printed silk/cotton batiste. Jenny Mae remarked about this spin-off, “The colors are black, white, and silver, and the designs are a little bit more wearable than the final line, more undergarment-y, nightgown-y, morning coffee-y.” Samples are set to be available by August 1, and all inquiries are welcome!

Their company name pretty much sums up their line. As Kristine stated, “Zephyr literally means a soft, gentle breeze and/or a light, airy garment, it has a very classic sound and feel to it, and it is entirely perfect!” I couldn’t agree more!
To see more photos or contact them, visit them at http://www.zephyrfinelingerie.com/
Photo Credits: Steve LaRose Photography

Friday, June 26, 2009


This is my idea of the perfect summer outift. I already have the shoes, now I just need everything else...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Inspiration Board Frenzy

If you haven't been to this website, you should check this out. http://www.polyvore.com/
It's a website that allows you to create your own inspiration boards, it lists the prices of all the items you choose and people can comment on your selections. Be warned: it's very addictive! You'll want to spend hours designing new pages.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Student Collection

I was lucky enough to be asked to photography two other student collections. This was a shot from Leah's line. It incorporated military-inspired jackets with loose-fitting silk dresses.

The model that day was her friend, Kristen, who was so fun to photograph. She let me put flowers in her hair and was okay when I made her do weird poses. She also has the most amazing red hair and I love the length.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Final Line

My last project in school was to develop a final line. My concept: A 70s inspired line with faux fur and suede for the animal lovers and shiny black dresses with gold piping for the dancing enthusiast. I named all my dresses after 70s songs which made for some interesting names, Shake you Booty & Knock on Wood.

My personal favorite was the fall maxi dress. Gathering at the neck and waist with a waist rope belt, short kimono sleeves, and high ribbed neck collar with snap closures at back. Throw on a gold necklace, heels and your favorite jacket and you're set!

Monday, June 22, 2009

The beginning...

It's been almost one week since I graduated from the Apparel Design program at Seattle Central. Now I have a little three page to-do list...the first being to get a website. It should be up soon. Stay tunes!