My tiny love the lady dog.

A little over 15 years ago I decided to add the first dog to my life. She was exactly 7″ long and probably weighed about the size of a stapler if that. The second I met her I loved her. So much in fact that I could not bear to leave her alone even for a few hours, so she went everywhere with me, movies, restaurants,everyplace dogs are not allowed but she was tiny and my dog bag looked like a purse so nobody ever noticed.

When I had to leave her I got a sitter. I started designing in a shared art space in a basement off Fairfax and sailor would be zipped up in my sweatshirt while I worked just sleeping or watching for hours. I have been lucky enough to have worked for myself for the last 13 years and my friend has come with me almost everyday.

I know that we get only a few special animals in our lives, they comfort us, love us unconditionally, and sometime take care of us in ways other people cannot. Sailor was this for me, my tiny hero and savior from a thousand tears and healer of many heart breaks and hard times as well as a tiny ray of sunshine and a daily valentine. I had love in my life no matter what every single day she was in my life.

I told her everyday I would love her until her last day and yesterday morning she left me.

It feels like a piece of me died with her, and maybe it has.

Those of you who are animal lovers I’m sure know this feeling.

To my friend Sailor I will love you until my last day. Thank you for taking such good care of me.sailorwp2





Fashion and Design Intern Positions Open

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I am  looking for multiple interns that are reliable, eager, multi-faceted, highly organized, motivated, detailed oriented individuals looking to grow with a indie design studio.  As an intern you must commit to work at least 1-3 days for 3 months. College Student or recent grad a+ After internship candidates maybe considered for a paid position. Will provide college credit. The internship involves some of the following styling, merchandising, fulfilling and packing orders, handling all social media accounts. Since we are a small company up you’ll be able to work on various projects and be involved in some decision making. This is a very hands on position.

Fashion Intern Qualifications:
Positive attitude
Self Starter & Resourceful
Punctual and accountable
Excellent at meeting deadlines
Strong communication skills
Sewing & Photography skills is a major attribute+

Some Responsibilities Include:
- Styling
- Steaming Clothes
- Client Support
- Measuring
- Organizing clothes
- Update & manage social media accounts, such as; Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Polyvore, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
- Organizing client profiles
- Inventory management
- Fulfilling and packing orders
- Assist on product shoots

Fashion interns: submit your resume along with cover letter explaining why you would be a good candidate for us along with a picture of yourself.

Graphic Design Qualifications:
- Completed or in progress of completing a major in either Web Design, Graphic Design or related fields)
- Proficient in CS5 or CS6
- Must have own laptop
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
- Is a motivated self- starter and has the desire to learn and grow with our company

Some Responsibilities Include:
- Producing Marketing artwork and assets and help manage the design of online content and advertising
- Ghosting and cutting out images
- Producing styling layout for clients
- Designing and producing mock layouts, ads, banners, landing pages, lookbooks, email marketing content, taglines, and feature rich content etc
- Photo enhancing and typography design for lifestyle model shoots.
- Design logotypes, icons, print collateral for packaging and merchandise

Graphic Design Interns: Email your resume with cover letter explaining why you would be a good candidate and include your online portfolio.

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Weekly side projects.

I’ve been working on new ideas and trying to make myself do at least one or several pieces a week that I can mass produce for you. Well not mass produce but you know make more than one and in sizes you ladies want.

Anyhow, I made enamel bee buttons and lapel pins a while ago and have been sitting on them trying to figure out a cute shape to use them on. Today I made this little blouse.

I think I love it.

Photographed over a little bee suit I made for a photo shoot.
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Also In celebration of Valentines day and my Love of Sailor the lady dog, I made her a bat costume. 

My lovely Valentines  Please Take 20% off anything in my online store or in my retail store through Friday with code lovebug as well in celebration of a holiday where there is candy and lots of pink and red hearts.

Should I start making little funny dog collars? I think I might want to.

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Wallets and Clutches

Following my clutch and wallet obsession I have added a few to my shop. I use a vintage inspired clutch pretty much every time I go out.

Available :

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We are Monster High Project

I few months ago I was hired by amazingly talented and lovely Leah Smith to design, make and embellish costumes for the Key features in the Monster High Theme song music video preformed by Madison Beer.

I did the fearleaders, Band and Embellished Madison’s Jacket and made her sock pins. I’m adding a few detail shots of some of the things I made. The rest you can see in the video if you feel like watching it .

I have to say that girl is the sweetest thing I have met in a while.

mh1Madison Beer with Fearleaders and Key Band Members.

 mh7Hand silkscreened sashes I made for band.

mh8I did not have time to have sash pins made so I improvised and made these , lucky I happened to have a 3″ button maker laying around.mh11Almost finished Photo Of Band Jacket.

mh9Kind of my Favorite Part of the Band Uniform. Making the plumes was super fun.mh4Detail shot of hand beading and heat press crystals.Madison Jacket Front Hand crystaled, stitched,and studed.  

mh6 copyMadison Jacket Front.mh10Full detail shot of Back of jacket.mh3 Assorted Accessories for Fearleaders, sock pins,head pieces etc.  mh2Madison Sock Pins. 

It took about three and a half weeks to wrap up the job and I spend nights in my studio making everything. So Its pretty cool seeing the finished visual product.



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