Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here I am.
Back in Chicago.
The past three weeks honestly feel like a dream, probably because I didn't actually sleep for most of them!
The show was incredible. I can't thank everyone enough! Lauren Miller, Michelle Dimitris, Amanda Russell, Elise Moran, and Rebekah Stoneberg were my right hand ladies - Rebekah even walked the show for us!! Bahar Shahpar somehow managed to put her show together while helping cast the models for everyone else's show. Thomas, Albert, and Rachel at King of Greene Street, the venue, have been incredibly helpful and their space is gorgeous. Eric Dorfman of Ed Media, Ryan, Kristina, and Valerie from State PR... Dexter Make-up, John Masters Organic Hair, Michael Donovan Photography, incredible models from Q, FORD, RED, VNY... the thank you's could go on and on. So many people made last Wednesday's show possible - made The GreenShows possible!
Please take a look at the video and the treehugger slideshow that I've posted below. I'll be back soon with some behind the scenes pics and stories.
Meaghan O'Neill posted a slideshow of the Spring 2010 Show is on TreeHugger - thanks so much for the awesome photos Meaghan!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I almost fell over when I saw this - thanks so much to the awesome Melissa Maynard De Kerch from Factio Magazine (factio-magazine.com) for spreading the word about The GreenShows! glam.com is a great site and it is so neat to be featured on it!
Pinch Pinch Pinch, that's all I seem to be doing lately is pinching myself - half to keep myself awake and half to be sure that I didn't fall asleep three weeks ago, when all of this began!
Speaking of pinching - there is something coming out on Monday that is so pinch worthy I could give myself a sizeable bruise. It starts with an O. It is a she. Who has a website. Who's a Chicago gal. Who shut Michigan Ave. down to throw the most incredible block party in the greatest, most O-mazing city ever.
Monday, September 7, 2009
She reminds me of Judy at p.45 - and for all of you Chicago readers, you know that means she has totally ingenious style. The kind of sensibility that is all her own and totally pulled together. Individual, intelligent, and yet totally 'rockin.
I would love to see all the ways she would wear my pieces.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I officially have 10 looks that I feel 100% positive about. I'm planning to show 22. I leave for NY in 11 days.
My biggest struggle at this point is more on the writing side. I've needed to have my spring 2010 press release written for the past 4 days. I'm realizing that I have the same problem when writing as when designing... editing.
So I've decided to procrastinate by writing a post!? Well... not exactly - I just needed to clear my head...
Okeee dokeee... sp10 press release here I come! I'll post it as soon as I'm done.
images by Helen Berkun www.missred.net
Ideal Bite took notice too!
Eco Fall Fashion
Submitted by dsimmons on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 12:00am.
Ready to tune in to what to wear this fall? Listen: Lara Miller's new made-in-Chicago fall line is hitting racks as we type. No gloomy grey here - stock up on geometric patterned tops, flowy dresses, and puffy-sleeved jackets in marine blues, emerald greens, and mustard yellows. There's the elbow-length, recycled cotton Edelie pullover and the belted, femmed-up take on tuxedo bottoms (with hemp and wool) - both great for work. Weekends: Refresh last year's leggings with the thigh-length, mod Geo sweater and be your best self.
Opting for locally made clothes saves transport resources, and wearing duds made with recycled cotton helps keep the 68 pounds of fabric each American tosses yearly out of landfills.
We're saving up for the blue Hudson dress (see photo) - its gathered waist and front-crossable straps (that you can tie around the waist too for a strapless version) reminds us of our fave My-So Called Life-era baby-doll dresses - with an organic cotton update.
Lara Miller, available at Pivot, 1101 W. Fulton Mkt. (312-243-4754). Hudson Dress, $253.Map It
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have so much to catch up on...
Ecco Domani semi-finalist... oh and a little thing we like to call NY FASHION WEEK!!!!!! And of course let's not forget the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State St.
Starting from my last post on, yikes, 9-27-08!? Ecco Domani - soooooo... I almost made it! I was selected as one of 25 sustainable design semi-finalists, which to me, was a huge huge honor.
An incredibly talented designer BODKIN (more on her soon) ended up winning, and now I get to share a venue with her at... NY FASHION WEEK!!!
That's right lads 'n laddies, this 'lil 'ol Chi-town designer is packing her bags and heading to NY for a few days to show at NY FASHION WEEK.
9/16 11am 72 Greene St.
I'm kind of excited if you couldn't tell?
To be honest with you all, as honesty has always been my policy, NY Fashion week's what's kicked me in my tush and gotten back into the blog.
I will also be getting back on the 'ol blogger.com site for my other blog www.chicagofashionincubator.blogspot.com - where I live my alter-ego Clark Kent life in snazzy clothes, directing board meetings, and doing my best to help 6 AH-mazing young designers begin their lines here in Chicago.
So... now that I'm back, and I'm promising to post, pass around the word, follow both blogs, and hopefully learn the inside outs and upside downs ('lil call out to my flip sweaters there) of running your own small fashion business.
As for NY - I have some very exciting things in the works and I can't wait to share...