Valentine's Day, although far too commercial is my favorite time of year to merchandise - especially the windows...
Lusting after a deep burgundy combined with red like these flowers from Alabama Chanin. I am so excited for Natalie Chanin's new book, I have my own new collection (click to see my previous work acknowledged by Natalie ) I am working on and it will be fun to get a new vibe to my work.
My recently completed skulls and crosses skirt below is on display at the store... I won't part with it, but I have orders already placed based on the design of this skirt - of which I made my own pattern. These pieces are special, so color choices and sizes are specifically tailored to the client, as well as the amount of beading and placement of the appliques. I am working on a completely new skirt design with Valentine's day in mind...
I have other design inspiration in mind too... like this one above, found at Jak and Jil a while back. I have years of research and development on discs to inspire me and to show chronologically how my designs evolve. Especially helpful in copyrighting art and designs - as is blogging. Years of blogging helps establish an artist's work ( as I have done for three years now ). I used to keep a diary as a kid, so blogging is second nature.
Looking forward to making more of of my "fantasy bib" necklaces...
and jazzing up the furniture...rock n roll style.
Hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday week!
The uber-fabulous Cindy Whitehead, sports stylist eeeeextraordinaire bestowed upon me the proud honor of The Beautiful Blogger Award. This couldn't have come at a more welcome time.
I shall now perform the duties expected me per the guidelines of this award...
Seven things you guys couldn't wait to know about me....
1. I am WAY TOO TRUSTING. It's is both an asset and a detriment. I won't change though because my mother told me I should never lose that quality, it will only make me bitter.
2. I LOVE to sew by hand...especially sewing on tiny beads. It's very soothing, like therapy.
3. I love the word LOVE.
4. I have a wonderful friend who happens to be the best business attorney in L.A. ( if not the world, she's won against Paramount, Disney, Sony Pictures and was one of the attorneys involved in the O.J. trial - she defended Mark Furhman in a libel suit against New Yorker Magazine ) - we look alike, sound alike, have the same personality, hair color, style etc... only she's just a tad bit older... It's kinda scary -to everyone else - but fun for us : )
5. I have a photographic memory.
6. I LOVE skulls. My favoooorite piece of jewelry is a little silver skull with black diamonds.
While the road to opening Rock and Revolution was a rocky one, and the loyalty between people can be tested, the loyalty among artist's cannot be broken.
Our wonderful friend and contributor to Rock and Revolution, Anthony from AM ATYLE and his wonderful wife Jessika came out Saturday to support us. Anthony was gracious enough to do the logo on the front door, free hand, airbrushed and AMAZING!
Not to mention, he delivered some beautiful hand painted leather jackets ( see the Jimi jacket above ) and jeans...sure to be a hit this holiday season!
While we are still working at "tweaking" the store, things are coming along thanks to the support of my fellow artists and friends.
Rock and Revolution is a concept store based on the principals of re-designing vintage clothing and jewelry into unique fashion with couture quality.
These designers have had their products featured in IN STYLE, IN TOUCH, US WEEKLY and on national television shows Extra! and E!