In early 2010 I landed a job in the Condé Nast digital photography studio in NYC. As an internal studio that serviced all the CN publications I found myself having face time and exposure to all the photo editors. Without a trust fund to finance my personal wardrobe I was in a pretty tough spot to keep up with my new work peers. The fear of finding yourself in the elevator with Anna Wintour or another editor was quite the motivation.
I quickly started sketching designs for my new fashion “uniform”. Pretty soon after, I was able to launch a small capsule collection of little black dresses made from sandwashed silk crepe de chine. Every style was locally designed, sourced, and produced in Manhattan.
Within one season my line was sold in Steven Alan, Albertine NYC, In God We Trust and Frances May. All styles sold well with positive feedback and press in Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy, R29, among other numerous blogs.
After a few subsequent seasons I needed to put the line on hold to raise my family and move from NYC to Portland. I relaunched in SPRING OF 2016 with a more wearable collection which nearly sold out at Frances May.
I am now focusing on textile design and hope to launch future collaborations.
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