Thursday, March 17, 2011

I can't go on without this dress...

How FUNKY beautiful is this? How ingenious. How against the grain. How not-what-we-see-everyday. How sexy. What is this design saying? Can you feel the swoosh when you move in it? I want to dance in this dress. I feel invigorated just looking at it. Powerful. Playful. Crazy beautiful!

Fabric Roll Call No. 2

It's not just me. I swear. Only last night I once again heard a woman talk about a box full of vintage fabrics she had found that she couldn't keep her hands off of. My seamstress talks the same way. These swatches have me dreaming...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bob Marley's spirit lives on!

Cedella Marley, the daughter of Bob Marley is chosen as fashion designer for the Jamaican team at the 2012 Olympics:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Styles to flatten your tummy

I've chosen a number of athletic pieces that help hide a very common problem area - the tummy. If you're in the market for a new running top or dress and this is something that concerns you, look for ruching (gathering) around the stomach area, free flowing material or inserts of different fabric that help camoflauge this area.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Vagina Natzi Shirts

I'm just entering the realm of making custom running apparel for groups. I was resistant for so long because I thought "custom" meant sacrificing your artistic input. It does to a certain degree but there's something even worse that the artist often has to face: The Critic.

I came across an article on MSN the other day. It actually made me laugh as the author highlighted the ten worst jerseys in the NHL today. With references by the critic to vaginas and natzis, you do wonder what the designer was thinking in creating some of these shirts:

Are they really that bad? Doesn't every sporting industry suffer from not-so-great apparel? Sure it does - which is exactly the point of this blog. My own running club has deemed one certain marathon shirt "The Vagina Shirt" for its awkward artwork front and centre.

Artists and designers of the world unite! Let's come together and resolve the ugly workout clothing dilemma terrorizing our world. Perhaps we need one regulating body that will oversee bad design and put a stop to this unsightly problem!

Egads! In reality, I only hope that my designs don't get trashed by mainstream media!