Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Olive Oyl x Moschino x Lularoe

Today's #COTDstyle Challenge is "POP ART MADNESS AND CRAZY BLACK!"
I immediately thought of my Moschino Boutique Olive Oyl scarf:
and my Lularoe leggings:
I bought the scarf around the same time that I got the "BOOM!" scarf.
I was imagining it bigger than what arrived in the mail.
I hung it up, and contemplated what to do with it (not a big wearer of small square scarves).
When I recently got the leggings, I immediately added them to the scarf display. They were instant friends.
But what to use as the transitional base to sew the scarf into?
I think it will be the confetti pattern behind Olive Oyl.
Stay tuned!
Pattern clashing. My m├ętier.

Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday
and Catherine's #IwillWearWhatILike
and Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

iSpy at the Otis Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show 2017

Remember the fluevog print dress?
Here it is at the Step-and-Repeat:
[David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images] 
While David shot me, I sketched him:
This year I went to the afternoon rehearsal, then lurked with the photographers and sketched.
I think I drew 26 sketches!

Later on, I was captured by an Otis photographer posing with photographer Kai He:
His sketch turned out a bit more abstract:
Um, VERY abstract! He just wouldn't stand still!

One of the highlights of the evening was getting a selfie with my Otis classmate Chris Chang.
Chris designs the line Poesia in Shanghai, she mentored one of the Senior Class projects.
I hadn't seen her since we graduated umpteen years ago.
(A sketch of Chris and photos of the student work later).

Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fluevog Fever

April was a busy month.
Aside from the two day jobs (teaching 3 classes and 3 days of making print designs),
Enid and I created 30 new prints of Fluevog Shoes for two blog challenges.
See them all over on my Pattern Recognition blog and read about the challenges here.
Here are some. #fluevogpattern will take you to the collection on Instagram.
I also did another A-Z with images from my #dailytruck art series on my WordPress site.
[Yes, I'm trying to learn WordPress. It's not as hard as I thought.]
That was mostly pre-scheduled, so it was fairly easy. I even have enough extra images to do the same theme next year, if I so desire. Or will I finally be sick of trucks by then? I keep seeing their butts on the commute, that won't stop anytime soon.
Here is the ever-so-elusive X. I didn't see this one until 4/11/17.
Anyway. Back to the shoes.
Every May 15, there is a big celebration at Fluevog stores with giveaways and deep discounts.
I went for the first time last year, and it was really fun.
This year I'm going to meet up with Wookie's human, who is driving up from San Diego county.

A Fluevog print dress is necessary!
I have this on order and even put in an extra $10 for expedited shipping so that I could also wear it to the Otis Fashion Show pre-show activities. There will be photos.

Redbubble happens to be having another one of their flash sales today -- 20% off everything until 11:59 PDT. Here's the link to my shop (it's hard navigating to specific products -- leave me a comment if you need help finding something). The sale code is IWANT20
*I get a small commission from sales. Thanks for your support!

Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday
Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week
Catherine's #SaturdayShareLinkUp (thanks again Catherine for turning me on to Redbubble!)