Don't go into the light!!!

My my my... it's been a while since my last post. Hmmmmm... I was considering just shutting down the whole operation, but instead I won't because I enjoy blogging as an outlet. Anyway, I've been very busy! The biggest thing on the horizon is that I will be showing my Spring Collection 2009 on Saturday, February 28th at the Benson Hotel in Portland. It's a benefit show, and will help the family of 2 year-old Alex Martinez, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. He's in treatment, and doing well, but his mom has recently been through ovarian cancer. Anyway, it's a chance to help do something good for a wonderful family. I'll be showing with some other Portland designers, including my friend Sarah Seven.  My collection includes 10 looks, and i'm calling it "the tropics of love." I wanted a tropicalia-noir feel to it, and i believe it is going to turn out wonderfully! I'm about halfway done. I'm posting my original sketches and a (bad) pic of one of the tops. 
Okay, i'm gonna be on top of this blog. Well, a little more on top of it anyway! I still have to get my work done!
Please come to show if you can make it, it's going to be a fun evening of runway and socializing, and it's a great cause!


Bye Leanne!

For the past five or six weeks i've been interning with Leanne Marshall. And it's been so great! She is a wonderful person and a great designer- it's amazing to see her at work and all her ideas materialize. I've been doing some sewing and some patternmaking, but with the new year comes her departure for New York- so I've been helping her prepare for that. I have a feeling that she's going to love NYC, and that this is going to be an amazing year for her! Anyway, here are some pics from the last day at the studio (packing day!). Also shown is Erin, who was also interning, working on sourcing.