Monday, February 20, 2012

Adam's Aperture: Tide Pool

Looking for some color inspiration from nature? Adam Frank, Southern California photographer (who did my last photo shoot - see slide show on side bar) is a talented young man - whose work just gets better and better -and has a blog where you can get inspiration galore. Check out his latest amazing photos here:

Adam's Aperture: Tide Pool: Southern California is awesome. You can drive an hour in almost any direction and be in any sort of environment you want. Mountains, deser...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

20th Anniversary Gala!

It was a wonderful time last night in downtown LA at the 20th Anniversary Gala for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Movie Costumes Exhibit.  It is always so much fun to see all that talent put so beautifully on display.  Being able to look at these extraordinary pieces of work up close is such a thrill and one that I highly recommend going to see for yourself!

That gold and fuchsia had me at "Hello."
I made one of the most wonderful discoveries at this year's exhibit as well.  One of the hats that I submitted to the LA County Fair last summer was a sinamay blocked bucket hat that I trimmed with some really wild sequined material that I had bought downtown from a fabric rummage bin.  It was just a roughly triangular scrap and I had no idea what I would ever use it for, but I loved it too much not to get it.  So I carefully cut it out into some semblance of a pattern of pieces and sewed them on to the hat.  Then, last night I saw that it was from the fabric that was used in a costume for The Artist!  By default, do I now have an Oscar nominated hat?!  ; )

And, the best part of all about last night was being able to spend some quality fun time with hubby, my BFF from college Ms. Eugenia, and the very talented and charming costume designer Carlos Brown (credits: ).

Yours truly with Carlos Brown and Ms. Eugenia

Friday, February 10, 2012

Once Upon a Time in a Millinery

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woman who had many talents.

Her skills with needle and thread were gifts that she shared with those that were passionate and willing to learn.  She could look at everyday things and see a world of creative possibilities.  She was an inspired teacher.

When times were dark she would find the light. There was no situation she could not handle with grace, strength, and humor.

There was this beautiful woman.  She was a milliner, trained in the French Room method.  She kept an art form alive and passed her knowledge on so that it would thrive in the hands of future generations.

There was this beautiful woman, and those who had the honor to study with her - to bond with her like sisters, friends, family - will carry her in their hearts always and treasure all that they had the chance to learn from her.

Jill Pfieffer, you will be missed by so many!  
God Bless and Rest in Peace.