Ghosts

What do you do when you find yourself second guessing 3 of the final looks for an upcoming runway show?  Well, if you’re me, you grab a stack of spring fabrics to turn into tunic dresses and you pull up your trusty queue of scary movies.  Add a large iced green tea, a few kitties, and you are SET.

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Countdown

As the show gets closer I find myself getting a bit more hesitant to share TOO much about what I’ll be showing.  However, I had a couple more fittings yesterday, and I have to show you Archana–she’s wearing a really boho kind of look, and I just cannot get over how good she looks in it.

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Walk-thru

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First walk-thru at the venue for my upcoming show was yesterday.  It’s being held at the Eiffel Society, which has a pretty interesting history, having started it’s life in Paris ON the Eiffel Tower. (http://eiffelsociety.com/)

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I’m closer to ready, still not 100% (nor will I ever feel that way, I’m sure).

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More model fittings have happened, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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More stress-induced dreams have also happened, but I’m not so jazzed about those.

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Less than two weeks!

Prep Work

Taking a wee break from sewing the actual outfits that will be worn on the runway.  Instead, I’m focusing on sewing up a few things that will be for sale at the event.

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Yes.  Yes that IS a giraffe print tunic dress hiding in there.  That fabric was a remnant that I purchased on a whim at least 10 years ago.  I could never figure out what it wanted to be, but then I pulled it out while thinking of spring tunic dresses and tops, and poof!  It found it’s calling.  I kind of love it.  Like, a lot.

There’s a very full stack of items to sew up for the show.  One thing at a time.

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In a fit of ignoring the sewing for a few minutes, I hung up more thread storage the other day.  No more baggies of thread on the floor by the machines for me!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a gratuitous kitty picture.  So, I give you Mimi.  Yes, that IS a beautiful blue sky for the first time in what feels like weeks of gloom and rain.

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Fitting In

First fittings for the upcoming show were yesterday.  Some things were great, other things not so much.

This was one of the greats:

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I’m finding that I need to be more adaptable to change.  A life lesson that I probably have needed to learn for a rather long time.

Also:  be true to me and my vision.

Sewing up a storm today–some alterations, and beginning work on a big ol’ stack of things to sell at the show.

Have you purchased your tickets yet?  http://www.rawartists.org/http-www-etsy-com-shop-trappedintimedesigns

Black and White

I realized yesterday that my collection for the upcoming RAW show is mainly blacks, whites & muted colors.

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“How did you just realize that yesterday??” you may well ask.  Yes, yes.  Very good question.

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All I can figure is that I’ve been so focused on creating, finding models, sewing runway looks, making time to sew as much as possible to sell at the event, finding music, hair inspiration, make up inspiration, and trying to not short change my spouse, that I kind of…..didn’t notice that I have been tending to lean towards black and white, especially.

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So, I’m thinking on how to add a couple looks with color now.

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Maybe the geisha inspired look will make an appearance….

Changing It Up

I have now officially taken over 2 of our 3 bedrooms.

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Of COURSE I waited until I was all alone to tear down the guest room and re-create it as my photography studio/staging area/stock room.  Queen size mattress, bed frame and box spring?  NO PROBLEM!  Those puppies now live in the garage.  Where, sadly, my car no longer can live.  It’s retaliated by succumbing to an enormous crack in the windshield.  Well played car, well played.

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The room is pretty bare bones right now, but it serves the purpose.

Some day that awful panelling will come down……SOME day.

More and more excitement builds as little things fall into place.  I only need to secure two more models, I have the song for the runway show, and I ordered a big ol’ box of pants hangers today.

Now I get back to sewing-sewing-sewing!

Fat Tuesday!

Happy Mardi Gras!

While I’m off enjoying the festivities of Fat Tuesday, I give you the first sneak peek of one of the looks that will be walking the runway on March 15.

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There WILL be a bottom….a few pieces, actually.  Dear me, I wouldn’t make the poor girl walk down the runway bottomless!

Maybe.

The neck piece is actually inspired by an amazing vintage feather collar/necklace/I’m-not-really-sure-what-it-is.  I stumbled upon it years ago in an antique store in Prescott, WI (which I was saddened to hear no longer is there) and had to have it.  It’s pretty spectacular.

Beginnings

After my first model casting call yesterday, and meeting some of the sweetest, most fabulous models around, I’m beginning work for my first ever runway fashion show!  March 15 is just around the corner, and I’m extremely excited for this opportunity.  I have some of the best talent lined up for hair and make up, some amazingly talented jewelry designers creating one-of-a-kind looks to go with my clothing, and I couldn’t be happier with my models.  We’re going to ROCK this.

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