u.s. size 6; at design collective
I have 10 pairs altogether and have plans for shoes featuring birds, strawberries, more pomflowers, printing, knitting, etc. Not sure whether I'll have them in my shop or just in local stores.
There are two fashion shows coming up--one rather major one that I was asked to be in and then a smaller one likewise--and so I made a trip to the Very Frightening Fabric Warehouse. The people there are of very different politics than I, and this can be uncomfortable, but everything is half-off all the time. I got taffetas and satins from the 1950s, some really beautiful Nanette Lepore fabric, a whole bunch of sheer lycra mesh (for camisoles), dupioni silk the color of celery.... I can't wait to get started on the clothes for these shows (which will also, conveniently, be part of my summer line).
In other clothing news, I've finally gotten good at screening onto fabric and have made some patches of the Valentine's Day print to put onto things. I also ordered 10 American Apparel shirts (hurrah for wholesale!) and I've made screens for them. They're candy blue and candy pink and will have printing and embellishments on them. That's on the fire for the next couple of weeks.
Have also been: knitting a basket, working on mixed-media prints, dying yarn (see it on flickr
!), reading On Beauty
by Zadie Smith, attending master classes with the most excellent David Treuer
, finishing my manuscript, selling things left, right, and center, and apparently enjoying these successes to a completely impolitic degree. Oh dear. I'm also,
and less selfishly, enjoying Lotte Klaver's sketchlog
, Open Yours Too
, and Mulysa's plant-a-day
blog (as well as all the links in the sidebar, which I visit with impunity). Oh, and go over to pillow vs. pincushion
and scroll down and check out the amazing hats
I can't stop daydreaming