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I am very excited this week because I have just been asked to do participate in a super cool project. For now, I must omit the specifics, but I am going to be designing a small collection inspired by a certain beauty product and the pieces will be featured in the September issue of a widely distributed magazine where I’ll style the photo-shoot! It’s almost as good as Project Runway. It is better in some senses, because I have control over what I’ll be designing and I’ll have my seamstresses & production team on hand to stitch those clean, perfect seams, as opposed to the messy, finicky stitches of the over-worked, over-due machines we used on the show. I like to tell a story. I am naturally drawn to styling the final look of my creations, I find the process as important and fulfilling as the designing itself. One month, I was asked to edit the fashion issue of JPG magazine.

JPG features pictures from people all over the world, who like to take photographs. They are the BurdaStyle of photography. I was given a bunch of fashion-related photographs and sifted through them. I began to realize I look for hopeful imagery, visions of mystery unraveling
or a hidden story.

When I lived in Florence, Italy, my roommate Elissa set up a darkroom for us in one of our bathrooms. We acquired an enlarger and began taking photographs in the fir tree lined cemeteries of Florence. This is the first photograph I developed. Our friend Celena is to the right.

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    Feb 5, 2009, 05.33 AMby bola

    wow sounds great! looking forward to seeing what you make!

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    Feb 4, 2009, 06.45 AMby erdronen

    That is so exciting! I hope you have fun with it :) Congratulations and good luck!

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    Feb 4, 2009, 05.22 AMby mirela

    Really?! Better the Project Runway! WAW Sounds very exciting! Congratulations! What a wonderful time you must have had back in Italy, the photo is gorgeous! perfect light! I hope you can share more about your current adventures soon…

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