I’m With VT


In the wake of craziness that was Hurricane Irene we can’t forget about the smallest man down, Vermont. Help support the recovery efforts with this shirt from Independent Vermont Clothing, all of the profits (about $15 per shirt) benefit the Red Cross’ efforts after the recent devastating floods. Pre-order now, shirts will be printed September 15th.


Buckles + Cobblers + Crumbles


Three quintessential summer desserts that are all closely related to one another, bursting with fruit and comfort and the possibility of going a la mode. I’m already mourning the loss of the season’s produce, but thinking there’s time for one last hurrah. (Click on the image to go to the recipe source.)












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GAGC Magazine


Andrea Cheng and Meg Wachter are the brilliant ladies behind the blog Got A Girl Crush where they catalogue inspirational women – everyone from Stevie Nicks to Maira Kalman is fair game. And now they’ve launched a bi-annual GAGC magazine spin-off! The first issue was just released and it’s full of ten talented ladies doing cool things in the worlds of art, music, and design. You can pick up a copy here or check it out online for free.


Project Runway Challenge 5


As I sat down to watch this past week’s episode of Project Runway, I was already feeling creatively stumped. But the second they announced the challenge (but only after making the designers run around an indoor track) I had no ideas whatsoever. The task assigned was to create an outfit – actually three, but I’m only one person here not a team – using denim and/or suede to be worn with Heidi’s upcoming line of New Balance sneakers.

It quickly became apparent that Heidi wasn’t looking for something athletic, but rather an outfit that felt right with the shoes. A serious challenge. Out the window went my past strategy of sketching along during the show and in came the oh-my-god-I-need-to-make-SOMETHING mentality. After about three attempts while sitting down at the HP Touch Screen 610, I came up with this:



I created a sleeveless knee-length ombre suede dress in a tan to olive gradient. It features a deep scoop neck, off-center front slit, and oversize armholes.  I then topped it with a cropped black denim jacket with three quarter length sleeves, a banded collar, and copper stud work along the front. To complete the challenge I paired it all with the 410 sneaker in black.

If you haven’t watched Episode 5 yet, catch up right here. You can also see all of my past designs here.


Full Disclosure: HP provided me with a TouchSmart 610 for use. All content and opinions are mine. I have not been financially compensated by HP or Project Runway.