Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Military Jacket - Work in Progress

So, the idea is to recycle five pairs of GAP cargo pants and some swatches of sequins to compose a military-style jacket. (Other ingredients include lots of coffee, cookies and cake.)

It is commissioned by the same fabulous lady who got the chain-scarf previously. This is the second project for her, hopefully it would be an on-going relationship.

Petals and Shadows

Went to see the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (finally, after two previous failed attempts). It was quite pretty, especially when all these fluffy petals fall off the trees, like rain drops.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Just started reading Edmund White's The Farewell Symphony, and moving along rather quickly. And here is a brilliant line that I just had to jut down on a napkin during lunch.

This perfectly captures youth and coming-of-age. I think, anyway...

Some Spring Blossoms

Coat w/ zippers, bird print silk cut-away top, and long gown w/ train, all by Ann Demeulemeester, spring/summer 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day Tax Return

Finally signed and packed up the tax return forms for 2009. Woo-hoo!

I have recently started subscription to the New Yorker magazine, which is quite wonderful. Lots of interesting articles and great cartoons! Just today, there is a cute one on tax returns, as shown here.

Then I felt like being silly and did some Photoshop-ing. (Well, actually, the bottom part is in fact my lucky case with tax returns.) Instead of paying even more tax, I will be getting a big FAT refund check from the IRS!! I will be walking away with a wad of cash!

To where? I don't know yet.


Also have been working on lots of projects simultaneously (when it rains, it pours), including samples for a men's collection with the initials "H" & "L", and a women's knitwear line with the initial of "L" & "P", and a couple of custom-made garments for a very fabulous lady C.A.G. So have been neglecting this blog recently. Once all these projects are done, I will have more exciting pictures. Keep your eyes peeled sharp!! (whoever is reading this blog)