Friday, December 25, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This unique colour printed dress features a braided centrepiece incorprating a necklace within the garment. It is an individual artpiece in itself. The Inspiration, taken from the jewelrey in the tribes of Ethiopia, is evident. It stands for protection and beauty.
The Melon Dress was inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly and the Women of Harare in Ethiopia. The Prints of this dress and the braided technique are a combination of Ethiopian tradition and modern technique.
Silk dress with rustic print back. The pendulums drape as though they are weights over the shoulders. Long openly draped sleeves with rustic clock print lining. Dry Clean Only.
This is an individual piece form my Spring/Summer 10 collection Scope of Time
Shimmering sequins finished off by classic black satin. Exposed zipper at the center back for a tough edge. Column shape that is an easy fit on all body types, keeping the flattering sparkle.
I am totally wearing this out dancing.
This dress/coat is made of double-layered fabric, it has emphasized torso-shoulder-arms with lace frills sewn onto it. This is a statement making individual piece for those savvy fashion-forward, fashion-addicts out there.
The winter fairytale Widows & Soldiers tells a story about a woman struggling to survive in a traditional rural Slovenia. She is coping with agony when she is left alone on her farm, while her husband is fighting in war. When he returns she feels overjoyed, passionately consuming every minute of their time together. When he leaves for the 2nd time, she is left with nothing, but sweet memories. Tragedy hits her as she is told he died. Bereft of her marital life, she is unable to cope with her lost and falls apart.
My collection was inspired by the mourning fashion throughout history, from the end of 19.century to nowadays. It tells a story about widow women, who were left waiting for their soldier-husbands to return from wars, were re-cutting, redesigning patterns, recycling their husband’s old clothes and uniforms to create clothes for themselves. This is a story about tragic ways of love and life, about reminiscence, living in memories…
In this collection I used only the finest fabrics, silk taffeta, luxurious laces, wool and other fabrics with special effects (embroidery, prints, etc). I used a technique of silk-screen printing on certain fabrics and hand printed them with flower patterns of old Victorian wall-papers, stripes.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Saturday, December 5, 2009
Can you believe we are already into December? The days are secretly creeping by. Last Tuesday was the first day of the month and also the kick off event for Hotel 1000's "Twelve Days of Comfort, Joy, & Cheer." Hotel 1000 started the month off early with a gathering that offered VIP Guests specialty cocktails, festive appetizers from BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, as well as an opportunity to pre-bid on fabulous auction items such as: A Premiere Napa Valley travel experience, Destination packages to luxury hotels, Private dinner experiences with local chefs, Fine Art, and a trip to see Oprah. They also enjoyed a fashion show that was emceed by Lily Jang, co-anchor for Q13 FOX News This Morning, and Shawn Stewart, midday host and music director for 103.7 The Mountain. Not only did people get to mingle, listen to the great dj, sip on cocktails & bid on luxury items, but they were giving back at the same time. The luxury boutique hotel had selected Art with Heart as the recipient of the proceeds. Isn't that what the Holidays are for, giving back?
If you were not able to make the kick off event, don't worry, there are eleven more events left. Come check them out here.
Also, throughout the month of December, Hotel 1000 will be offering guests a 12 Days Shopping Passport, inviting them to shop at a variety of boutiques and specialty retailers in the hotel’s West Edge neighborhood, while giving back to the community. Each boutique will donate 12 percent of all purchases generated from the Passport Program to Art With Heart.
The passport includes a range of retailers inviting guests to find one-of-a-kind holiday party attire, along with specialty gifts from local retailers. This year’s participating retailers include: BoConcept Seattle, Buckets at Harbor Steps, Encanto Barcelona, Far 4, The Finerie, Hästens, Hotel 1000 Lobby Shop, Jack Straw, The Legacy Ltd., Le Marcel Specialty Bakery for Dogs, Liave, Light Matters, RE Welch Galleries, Sandylew, Scandia Jewlers, Spaahh at Hotel 1000, Totokaelo and Watson Kennedy. All retailers in the program are located within walking distance of the hotel.
If an item is purchased at any of the 12 Days retailers, the Passport carrier will receive a stamp. Once three or more stamps are collected, the Passport is eligible to enter a drawing for a one night stay in Hotel 1000’s Grand Suite (valued at $5000). A winner will be chosen at random on New Year’s Eve.
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