My friend Anne Douglas suggested that I should enter the Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast, an event sponsored by Charleston Fashion Week. The event sounds like tons of fun and it’s an opportunity for me to showcase my work. I have no idea if I’ll be accepted, but it’s always fun for me to apply for things, so we’ll see how it goes. The application was due today so Mel was kind enough to come over and let me take some photos of her for the thing. I guess I’ll find out in November how it works out!
SO, my mom is in the Roanoke Ballet Theatre, a dance company based down in Roanoke, VA. I’ve been lucky enough to go to a few rehearsals and I’ve been thrilled to get to know her teacher and friend, Liza Deck. Well, Liza and I have been chatting and it ended up happening that I designed seven costumes for their upcoming show this Friday!
It was lots of fun to make these, as Liza is very free spirited and open to other people’s creativity, which I love. I kind of went wild when I made them, creating individual looks and making them completely malleable—you can rearrange and re-tie them, cut them and fold them however you like! and they all have super full skirts so that when you dance in them they really move.
I really enjoyed doing this, hopefully there will be more collaboration down the line!
it appears that I’m all over the University! First I came back from New Zealand to discover this poster all over the campus, advertising for the grant that Melanie and I received that sent us to New Zealand.
THEN this week they released Studio magazine, an annual publication that the University sends out to all faculty, staff, alumni and current students. It gives updates about things that are going on at the school, and my picture is on the cover.
It’s been a rough few weeks since getting back from New Zealand. Jen and Jim, two of my friends from camp, visited that first week, which was spectacular. They have unbelievably positive energy that kept me going even though I was exhausted and jet-lagged. But then they left and my apartment seemed giant and empty, which has been really difficult. It’s been hard ever since, living in such silence without companionship. I’m ready to move on from Richmond. I get to go home on Wednesday because it’s fall break, and I can’t wait to be home for a while. I’m planning on doing a photo essay on my house and town as a way to really get back into my photography. I’ll be posting photos while I’m home.
and I found a poem that I wrote last winter. It sums up my mood right now. I need to start writing more again.