Well. Today is the last day of the blog party. It has been fun to share so many designers with you. I could get all mushy as I’m wont to do, but I’ll save it. I will say that I am full of joy and gratitude and I am quite excited to have a break from blogging so much. 🙂
So, you know those friends that you meet and then right away they remind you of someone else you love, so you bond much faster with your new friend because you feel like you already know them? That is what happened with Karen LePage of One Girl Circus. When we met last year at Quilt Market she reminded so much of one of my favoritest, oldest friends, craft mama, Cyndi Coon. Karen is hi-lar-i-ous!!! So damn funny and she will say everything. I LOVE people like that. She is absolutely true to herself. Anyway, we stayed in touch and I remembered she created custom dresses for people. I knew I wanted her to design something for me with my new fabric, COLLAGE. I told her I like Anthro-style for Market, usually. I told her I like to fly my freak flag and am cool with looking like an artist, but still want to be feminine. And I sent some pictures and we shared a few things on Pinterest. We came to this and she picked the fabric and got to work. When it arrived, I was astonished. My daughter called it a “princess dress” and my son looked at me wearing it and said, “oooh, pretty, mom.” I would not normally wear a white dress with birds on it and that is what makes it so amazing. It is a total winner.
I am not the most fashion-y person, and don’t have heaps of cash for much shopping, but I do have a wee help in that department in the form of this rad art chick at Anthropologie. I go there if I need something for an event. So the Anthro staff took one look at this dress and swooned. Seriously. Even the customers thought I was trying on something from the store! I would have styled this dress in a more vintage way, but my art chick set me straight: when something is sweet & pretty, as this dress is, it needs to be balanced out by something rough and dirty and rock&roll. Apparently this is normal fashion wisdom, but I am not an Anthro clerk or much of a Vogue reader so I didn’t get that style memo. Am so happy she did, because she styled this dress in a way that made it sing: denim jacket, beaded belt, leather platforms. I named it the Rock & Roll Princess dress and I adore it. Karen is some kinda talented. Contact her if you need a custom dress made. She will hook you up. Go read more on her blog here and enter to win a stack of COLLAGE for yourself by leaving a comment on her blog.
Thank you for this great hop. I’ve enjoyed meeting all of these designers and their projects.
Just wanted to say, again, that your new fabric line is amazing! Really looking forward to July!
Such a great blog hop – thankyou! I have loved seeing all the creativity and your fabric is just gorgeous – I have my fingers crossed for winning some, but if not I will definitely have to break my fabric ban and buy some in July!
That dress is spectacular! I wish I could pull off wearing something that cool.
I am loving all the creations with Collage–I am excited to play with some myself. Congratulations!
p.s. I signed up to follow your blog by email & the verification code was “hooter”! I giggled like a 12 year old!
My gosh, you’re a bad influence! Or a good one… My rep was here today and sat patiently while I eyed the color cards and fondled the header fabrics… and finally gave in and said “I’ll take the whole collection” because even the blenders are great and can play with just about anything! Now to go back through your blog and look for patterns and projects!
Almost forgot, when the rep pulled out the cards and headers, he said, “And this one is called Coolidge.” He won’t call it that again!