June 27, 2009

a boy named alice.

Schools Out for the Summer

School has been out for about a month now and I am still not caught up. I do not know if I will ever get caught up in life. I only have more to add to my plate now - packing to move into my new Condo!

I think it is about time I post my final school projects.

The Never Ending Blazer pt. Dos

(yes, there is a first blazer)


Blazer: Burn Out Tweed 100% Wool

Lining: Floral Satin

Hand stitched tailored collar.

Hand stitched tailored lapel.

The finished Product! It only took me forever (it is not called the "Never Ending Blazer" for nothing.) I gave the jacket to my mother for mothers day but I find myself wearing it more than her. I have paired it with a striped tank, ripped boyfriend jeans (rolled up of course) and platforms. I have also paired the blazer with a men's Hanes tee shirt (my signature of course) and grey knee high boots. Maybe I'll allow for pictures one day...


Three gold bees, a wing, a coin, and a cross.

Gold top stitching.

I tried, but failed at a close up of the clock button.


This is my Portfolio! Illustration has always been my favorite subject so this was more of a treat, rather than a hindrance. I first thought about doing a collection based off various story book characters. This switched to writing my own story and doing a collection based off my two main characters. I have undiagnosed ADD and take frequent breaks from working, so as I took a break to cruise thecobrasnake I found a picture of a girl who I thought to resemble a modern day Edie Sedgwick. This changed everything and last minute I decided to create a collection based off Edie if she were living in 2009. I started sketching and could not for the life of me cease. Before I knew it I was over my head and created more sketches than I needed (of course most of them ended up in the trash can.) The final product ended up being 5 parts Edie, 3 parts Michael Jackson circa 1993, and 2 parts Bohemian.

Three Page Mood Board

(yeah duh I created a playlist!)


(you will not believe how long it took to do those feathers)

I am pretty happy with how this semester turned out (well, these two classes at least.) Next semester I am taking two general education classes along with Pattern Design II and Computer Aided Design. I have also signed up to take an Introduction to Graphic Design class and a Creative Writing class. I cannot wait!

I also wanted to blog about my new glasses!

Are they not gorgeous?? They are Dolce & Gabbana. I fancy myself Corey Feldman in them!

This week has been the worst of the year but there has been one silver lining! On Wednesday I started my internship at a fabulous store known for their innovative displays. I know many companies now have a blogging policy so I do not want to go into details but I am having the time of my life! It is going great and it feels so nice to find a niche!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh sweet girl! You know I just adore my blazer. It is our joint custody blazer. :)
I do love your glasses and I love you.

Hop on over to:


She is having the second annual Mad Hatters tea party. All the participants, like 100+ bloggers, are listed on the right hand side of her blog.

I am SO proud of you. Thank you so very much for taking such good care of me while I am dizzy in the head.


Terri and Bob said...

I am a blogging friend of your mom's. She posted about you. I think my daughter would love your blog so I am going to have her come look... Ashley is her name!

Cute cute blog!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great blog, and you are very talented! Looking forward to being one of your readers. I think your mother is one special lady, too...


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Love those glasses. I have some small round tortoise shell ones, but I think yours might just be a lot neater...

ScrappinAway said...

I follow your mom's blog and just had to pop over! I love the girl wearing the clothes in your drawings...it reminds of something from "Nightmare before Christmas" (my favorite)
I would love to attend a tea party with unicorns and sea creatures, I am just not sure about the dancing with French crocodiles part, LOL!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That blazer is gorgeous! I am more than impressed! laurie