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9 Boat Party Dresses πŸ›³πŸ‘— πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ’–β€πŸ’™

For my sister’s birthday we decided to celebrate on the 6th Annual Style Chicago Odyssey Cruise that happens every July. It would be my 8 closest friends and myself. So I decided to make all our dresses! Yes, I know it was a big task to take on but I

Chicago Made Marketplace @ Taste of Chicago 2016 – Food and Fashion

I was selected to sell my designs at the Chicago Made Marketplace during the Taste of Chicago in downtown Grant Park – Food and Fashion two of my favorite things! Β  I was a vendor for 3 days from 10am-9pm! This was the first time I had to be in

David Bowie Inspired Fashion Show @ The Metro for RAW Artists Chicago

“I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” ~David Bowie This quote could not be more true! Since getting laid off from my job of 8.5 years in late 2014 and starting my own business selling celebrity inspired costumes on Etsy it

My “Joie de Vivre” 40th Birthday Party

I still can’t believe I turned 40! I swear I feel like it was just yesterday that I was still 27 lol..where did my time go?? Anyways I want to share with you my birthday celebration. I was supposed to be in Paris for my 40th but due to unexpected

#SeeSummerBetter in Chicago

Β What makes summer in Chicago so great! Sunglasses byΒ Warby Parker Recently I discovered the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park and right outside the gallery there is a mural of one of his paintings and a sculpture created by the Zhou Brothers. I was so inspired by this combination

Pants for Steven Tyler

In 2001, IΒ  received a phone call from a friend that was lucky enough to travel all over the world with the band Aerosmith as their wardrobe stylist and she asked me to make a pair of pants for Steven Tyler! I was so happy and excited because I loved

The Dancer is the Music Made Visible

I have been designing modern dance costumes since 2000 and it is one of my favorite types of designing because it involves so many elements coming together. There’s dance moves, costumes and most importantly music! It all starts with the music then the choreographer has a vision and then it’s

Nudie Jeans Recycled Denim

Are you looking to get creative with left over jeans that don’t fit or you don’t want? In 2009 Nudie Jeans Company held a competition where 4 Chicago designers had to take their jeans and re-construct them into ‘new’ garments using the theme “Rockabilly Blues” I made a dress and

“Waste Not Want Not”

This garment was created for the Necessary Taboo Show held at the Creative Lounge inpsired by Toyota located in Wicker Park, Chicago. Fourteen designers were challenged to create a garment/art piece inspired by a taboo.The Taboo I chose was dumpster diving for food..I had watched a documentary about people that

Osaka Gardens

Back in 2008 I wanted to do something very special for my closest friends that have been with me since the beginning of my design journey. So I decided to do a photo shoot with my friends all wearing colorful dresses that I made. I met a photographer named Eddie

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