Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My cousin Mary rocks the corset dress

My cousin Mary visited New York a couple of weeks ago.  It was her first time in New York, and the first time I'd seen her in about seven years.  She just graduated from college and has already started a job in advertising.

Here she is, looking super cute in the fuchsia corset dress!  We had a good time shopping and eating together.  Mary is a very talented singer and drummer, and we jammed for a bit too.  A love of music runs in the family!  Hopefully I'll get to visit her in Chicago, where I've never been.

You can find the dress at our online shop:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tom Ford's Advice for Aspiring Designers

Advice for Aspiring Designers
It might be the same thing that people used to tell me when I said I wanted to be an actor, which is, “If there is anything else in the world that you would be happy doing, do that.” I’m serious. This is the harshest industry. I have worked in the film industry with people like Harvey Weinstein, who is a great man but he is also very tough. But, I’m telling you, that industry is easy compared to what we do.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Some sketches, a new tumblr

I did these sketches a few weeks ago, thought I'd share.  They are not my usual style, at least design-wise, but I like the way they came out.  They are more geared towards ladies who lunch.

I started a new tumblr.  The difference between my tumblr and this blog is that the tumblr will be, at least for now, exclusively image-based, whereas here I write about my thoughts.  I am going to post photos and sketches on there of my work.  You can find it here:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spring 2012 Roundup - M-P

Beautiful embroidery at Marchesa...

Love these straps on the pants by Mandy Coon...

Marios Schwab...

Mark Fast
Mary Katrantzou
Michael Angel
Norma Kamali
Paco Rabanne
Peter Pilotto
Prabal Gurung