About My Work
Inspired by history- but not a re-creationist. Color, texture and ridiculously sumptuous fabrics inspire me. I love natural fabrics and hand worked details. My work here is is an exploration of the styles and construction of historical clothing with a focus on fancy dress attire and intimates. My gowns are inspired by the Era but not reproductions. Sometimes I throw in a modern or anachronistic twist- just to keep it interesting. Unlike fashion which is made in a generic format- Every detail is imagined and executed with the wearer in mind. These are personal projects.
I am the happiest when I am working with my hands. I find sewing- especially hand sewing or embroidery to be extremely meditative and theraputic. My hands will be busy but my mind is free. My favorite time period is the late 18th century-The late 19th century is right behind it. (but the 1920s is quickly taking over) I love vintage photobooths, collecting antique corsets and estate sales. I live and work in NYC.
About The photos
The images of the gowns completes my work. For me- wearing and being photographed in these garments is an intrinsic part of the design process. As an artist- I need someone who can understand my creative process- often before I do. For that I am eternally grateful for the work of the very talented photographers who help me bring my vision to life. Each piece is credited.