Saturday, May 28, 2011

Monday, December 20, 2010

Avant Garde

Avant Garde
Avant Garde by RenaissanceGyrl featuring gunmetal jewelry

An abstract, avant garde creation for the sleekest Sundance leading lady, Jennifer Connelly

Sunday, November 28, 2010


In addition to being a wonderful time with family and friends, Thanksgiving break (and the weekend prior) brought my younger sister, Jennifer French, down from Portland with lots of bloggerific inspiration. She actually attempted to get me involved with this blog challenge, 30 for 30, created by KendiEveryday, but much to my dismay, I couldn't find the time, in the midst of my 6 classes, and Ethan's schedule. Well, leave it to a good sis to share. Jen-Jen let me guest star on her 12th day, and we had a fab time acting like the goofballs that we are. Buckness ensued. All for the love of clothes. On her last night here, we were inspired by the crisp, fall evening air and ventured outdoors for an inspired night shoot, where she says I fell right into character. (I think she brought out the best in me, as I'm NEVER the photogenic one!) You decide.

Paisley Dress: Kenny Classics c.1970s Vintage Find ($3.49...yeah, snack on that.)  Belt: So old I can't remember. Tights: Emilio Cavallini  Boots: Dolce Vita  Coat: Plastic Island

Wrap Shawl: Marina Bella, Nordstrom Rack.  Camisole: Felina, TJ Maxx. Skirt: borrowed from Jen for the shoot, Anthropologie. Boots: Rocket Dog.

For info on Jen's outfit, follow her blog Pretty in PDX, and enjoy her fashion tidbits and her beyond-adorable face!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Art of the Game Installation

Behind the Scenes of the Art of the Game fashion show

So, a few months ago, I took on the challenge of designing an original piece inspired by a World Cup jersey for a city-wide design competition, the Art of the Game Installation, produced by Lorena Beightler of Sac Cycle Chic. I randomly chose France's jersey, and ambitiously set out to make a design, with only the jersey fabric. 
Nothing more, nothing less..
My design was well received, my young model - the definite crowd favorite, and surprise, I won 2nd place! The event was held at Sacramento's premiere pizzeria/gelateria and Vespa gallery, Hot Italian, one of Sacramento's latest and most promising additions on the restaurant scene.
Here's a peek into the process...
The original France World Cup jersey that I redesigned into a halter maillot

The Design Process...Hand sewing, some machine use, and I managed to use every decal or piece of trim from the jersey. Yeayyy!   (Read more for more pics)