Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May Screensaver

May bursts opens with fresh blossoms, fruits, scents, sunshine and calm. It awakens to a chorus of birds at sunrise and sets on gentle evenings that stretch on and on. Sketched are the Alice in Wonderland Pedal Pushers DIY denim project from my new book, "Denim Revolution" for release in mid-May. The pants are covered in patched flowers and sugared colors - inspired by a dreamy bouquet.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Portland street fashions

Above is a page out of my sketchbook of impressions from hanging out on Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland - Hawthorne's a grass roots parade of street fashion where men, women, teens, babies - everyone is part of the scene and making it happen. Generated by vintage clothing and off beat furniture shops that line the street, enhanced with hip book, shoe (Halo Shoes), kitchen, scent ... stores, whatever your taste, there's no snobbery here - from sweet 50's aprons (Presents of Mind) to skate boarder's hangouts, or inspired toys and illustrated books (Missing Link), to locally handmade products, it's a sincere fashion happening proliferating that's clearly a Portland scene, a cool laid back, bikers, knitters and coffee house happening in real time.