Kudos to you, Chris.
Best.Project.Runway.Challenge.Ever. (Episode 10, I Get A Kick Out of Fashion) The designers had to create a costume for the the Rockettes. Nothing but sequins, sparkles, fringe and glitz. Seriously, I was in heaven. Best moment...when judge Michael Kors told Christopher Palu that he just had a 'Bob Mackie moment'. Died. I.just.died.
Okay, let me gather myself. I may need a moment.
After a nap/coma/recovering from my excitement over Project Runway...it took me a little time to focus, but I did sit and create a few fashion sketches...just some ideas I had in my head...sillouettes that I love....and some ideas for...maybe...a real-life piece?
Now, if you were in my college textile classes, here is something that you know about me. My love for glitter is matched only by my inability to sew from a pattern. It takes me forever to thread my machine...creating a garment? The last time I attempted that it was so bad I turned it into a hand bag. (not a bad handbag, either...) Hand stitch? Sew on sequins and beads by hand, stitch by stitch, bead by bead? You got me. I love that. So...I really do love sketching out garments, but I don't know about the constructing, might have to collaborate with some of my sewin' friends. But one of the pieces in my head isn't so much a garment as it is an accessory...I think I can handle that.
So anyway, here are some sketches from the evening, post nap/coma. Busy day tomorrow, better get some sleep!
And PS...Tim Gunn...I am still trying to get to NYC...hit me up for that coffee meeting!!
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