April 26, 2008

Katie Lares

My friend Katie showed her collection last night at the Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show. It was steely and elegant and exciting--with gigantic flopsy bows, a mix of shimmery fabrics and complex wraps, wings and collars. Really beautiful work!

I think that hers was one of the standout collections; it was sort of futuristic, crumply cold and soft evening gown elegant all at the same time; it was forward and classic. Overall there was a lot of play with textiles and styling: huge silver jewelry and tight structured knitting, giant sock puppet balaclavas and even a collection of wooden dresses. I'm very glad I went. Great work Katie!

Photo Credit: Bob Toy, Academy of Art University

April 15, 2008

Story At Sea.

I can't believe it's already been almost a month since my last post--a lot has happened, obviously, including, I'm happy to say, a little bout of painting. As Ronnie mentions here, our Story department had a little art auction, which took place this afternoon. Nearly everyone contributed, and it was very well attended. A lot of fun, surprising and exciting. Here are two of my three:

These were based on a character of Justin Wright's--an old salty dog, who he used to sketch while we were on Ratatouille.