Sunday, September 28, 2008

Summer project finally finished

This is probably my most major project from the summer. Working out the pattern took me about 2 weeks of swatching and writing. And then the knitting started. I'm contemplating selling the pattern. It would seem that people don't favor the complex patterns. Never the less, I wanted to challenge myself to make a more cable heavy sweater.

Now I'm moving onto some neckwarmer designs. Smaller projects are good when you want to feel that sense of accomplishment sooner rather than later.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fashion Week

This past week, I had a chance to attend my first Fashion Week show. I'm interning at Milly as the knitwear intern. Milly is a smaller company which is great for me because I get to see everything that goes on in a fashion house, not just the design side. Getting a line to show is a very involved process and I got to see everything from the sample making to fittings to the marketing, etc.

I was able to snap a few pics behind the scenes and during the show.

For the most part, my shots of the show are blurring but if you look at this pic on the
end of the first row (right) is Fern Mallis of IMG. She was a judge on Project Runway a few weeks ago. 2nd from the left is one of the supporting actresses from Gossip Girl.

Gavin DeGraw was also there although it took us about 10 mins to figure out who he was. He's not as distinct looking in person. One of the Olympic swimmers was there too. I can't remember his name but I know he was the blond one that was the only one to have a chance to beat Michael Phelps.

The show was good although in reality you only get to see about 30-40 pieces of a collection that is about 80 pieces.

Fashion week is always a great time to see what your favorite designers are creating next. Check out to see all the collections. Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Doo.Ri were a few of my favs.

Who are your favorite designers?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I don't wear big logos

Just a random thought.....

This is the reason I don't wear clothing with big logos......

Companies pay millions of dollars for a 30 sec advertisement during the Super Bowl.
Casinos pay boxers hundreds of thousands of dollars to write the casino's name on their bodies during a boxing match.

How much does Pink
or Christian Audigier pay you to wear their names on your body and be a walking billboard?

In fact you pay them for the privilege.
Makes so much since doesn't it?