Katie Jean Sneak Peek

I love when I can help small businesses flourish. There's something inside of me that gets SO pumped to tell the world about someone's creative ability. I suppose that's the PR person in me. Last month, I had the chance to lend some styling skills to Katie Jean - a fashion designer who specializes in handmade womenswear. She is SO talented. I wanted to wear everything that I put my hands on. She has recently relocated to Brooklyn, New York and I'm so excited to watch her design business explode. Just check out this sneak peek of her spring collection captured by Kym Ventola to see exactly what I mean.


More to come...

Photography by Ventola Photography Assisted photography by Amy Hanen Makeup and hair by Paige Ashcroft Modeling by Meilan Mizell, FORD RBA Fashion styling by AVE Styles

Couture Update

IMG_0160 Okay, just because I am DYING to show you guys our progress with the couture competition, I'm giving you guys a sneak peak into the design process. The images I'm sharing with you are from charrettes (brainstorming sessions) and are not where we landed, but the process has been pretty cool.

Through this process I have learned that creativity really happens when you are limited with your resources. I would rather be limited with construction materials than have the whole world at my finger tips because the latter isn't reality and innovation happens best with limitation. Do you agree?

We are limited to only items sold by Sherwin Williams - canvas, cheese cloth, paint samples, paint, masks, brushes, etc. Not to mention, a specific color scheme. The sketches that follow are initial thoughts from different individuals on the team. A couple of them are mine so you can get an idea of my style. We had to decide on whether we were designing for a man or woman, a dress/skirt/pants/jacket, avant garde or practical, etc.