Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stars and Stripes


I give up. I am obsessed with flowers. Any piece of clothing with textured flower on it just pulls me in. This is a shirt I made from a 5$ tee from Target and a black flower I made and stitched to it. :)


(The Hudson and New Jersey, I did not edit these colors. So beautiful.)

Another thing I have an obsession for: the roof of my building. The lighting is fantastic-- especially when it is flat and overcast like it was on this day.


(Harlem is right beyond these two buildings.)


So while I was making this shirt, I kept thinking I was making a shirt similar to the one Carrie wore in season 6 of S&TC when she goes to Paris. Turns out the shirt looks totally different when I looked it up, but it was still my inspiration.

Here is the tutorial.

paris stiped carrie hair pic

I totally dig stripes right now-- nautical stripes, red, navy, but especially black and white stripes. stripes + flowers = !!!

Present from Mo Rocca :)
"Hey Stacie! Stay in school. -Mo Rocca"

Highlight of my week: I got to go on a shoot with Mo Rocca to film old people compare the Snuggie vs. the Slanket. (I'll post the piece when it airs this Sunday if they put it on the web). Afterwards, I helped Mo carry up all this stuff (snuggies for dogs, bendaroos, topsy turvy planters, etc.) to his office and he gave me some presents. This awesome SNUGGIE he gave to me!! (He kept the cheetah print one for himself.) hahaha. I asked him to autograph it, and he did. ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fashion Week + Andy Warhol Skirt


What a week. This week I've been all over the place! I went on a interview shoot with Anthony Mason to Suzanne Vega's house... remember this song, Tom's Diner? Yeah, I ate IN Tom's Restaurant WITH Suzanne Vega. NUTS. (Also known as the Seinfeld diner. It is 10 blocks away from where I live. Upper West Side is the

The above skirt is what I have been working on for a bit and I wore it to Althea Harper's first runway show. (She was the runner-up in season 6 of Project Runway) More on the fashion show below.


The skirt reminds me a lot of these flower prints by Andy Warhol-- without the color of course, but still organically shaped and random like real flowers.


I will have a tutorial up as soon as I write it-- I will say that the technique that I used involves FIRE and I am beyond stoked to see what else I can do to fabric by burning it... mwhahaha.




...feather fascinator that I made from a 1$ feather trimming I got at a wholesale store...

Althea Harper's show:
"Althea would like to dedicate her show to her mentor Lee McQueen. A moment of silence please."

So, so sad. Where is Lady Gaga going to get more cool shoes?

Space man leggings... would this look good on non-twig women? If yes, then I dig them.









This model rushed past us 5 minutes after the show as we were walking to the train...



Anyone remember Epperson from Project Runway? Yep. He was there.

(Sara, the other Sunday Morning intern and I. :D

Overall, I really enjoyed the show-- not necessarily because of the clothes. It was so interesting to be there. You always read about all of the anorexia in the fashion industry and you can see it in all the photos but it is so much more powerful to see it in real life. I shouldn't be surprised, but it really was disturbing how thin they were. The photos in magazines never do their starved looks justice because you can't see how the fabric moves, wrinkles, and falls on the girls when they walk. Leggings should not be baggy.

If I were a fashion designer and I had all of those form-fitting, sleek, modern clothes to show off, I would have chosen girls that don't look like two-by-fours... don't you have a butt to look good in leggings? Hmm...

Other greatest part of my week:


I met Stiller & Meara when they came to CBS to do a commentary for Sunday Morning! :D They came to talk about love and marriage for Valentine's day and to give the lovely USA some advice on how to stay married for more than 50 years... He wrote notes on his hand with a pen. Hahahahahha! Check out their piece that aired here.

Also-- Here is the story I helped out on for the majority of the week. :D

NYC blizzard-- I didn't edit the colors in this at all! Crazy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010



Good thing I made these the other day because today the clouds are dumping an enormous amount of snow over NYC! There is an actual blizzard warning. I don't remember the last time I had one of those.

(new saddle shoes.)

So I went running in the park this morning and I was so surprised-- the NY Parks Department had cleared the sidewalks and paths better than the road crews had cleared the streets! There were tons of little kids and their parents sledding in the park and there were stations with hot cocoa, snowman villages, and cones set up for sled races! There were even signs hung around the park with "SNOW DAY: New York Parks Dept. on them. I've never seen such an organized snow day in my entire life in Indiana-- but then again I usually went sledding at my church's hill or with my dog in the backyard.


Whiteout much? It's been like this all day!


Back to my earmuffs-- I've been seeing these furry earmuffs around the city and I never can find any in a store. Finally I found a pair but they were 40$. I didn't really want to spend that much. Soo...


I bought a cheap $4 pair of earmuffs from Chinatown...


And then I bought some faux fur from the Fabric Garden store in the fashion district. I've been looking around for fabric stores all month and I was reading Time Out: New York and I saw this article:


... about Leanne Marshall from Project Runway!


So Leanne recommended Fabric Garden and said it was cheaper than Mood, where PR does their shopping, and she was right. :) BUT-- there were lots of other little textile stores that were having HUGE sales so I got some SWEET fabric in another store as well as the faux fur... more on that later though. ;)

Here is a tutorial on how to make the earmuffs!


Bit windy. I am a bit glad it will still be cold for a week so that I can wear my fuzzy earmuffs!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"...on the impulse of winter midnight street / light smalltown rain"

-- Allen Ginsberg


So this is one DIY version of an Anthropologie sweater.I love the store-- their attention to details and color is right on for me but I cant afford/justify spending 80$ on a cardigan.


I always look through the site and find myself thinking, "I could totally do that!" but I just never get around to buying a base cardigan, shirt, or dress. Think of all the cheap sweaters at Forever 21 or H&M that you can decorate!



Here is a link to my tutorial on how to make this sweater.

So I really, really love taking pictures on the roof of my building. I can see the entire NYC skyline... and the Hudson... and NJ. New Jersey is actually behind me in all these pictures.


This is Grant's tomb-- I see this out of my HUGE bedroom window. I keep thinking about that joke about who's buried in Grant's tomb...


Another view-- in the upper left corner past that building is the middle of Harlem. I do my grocery shopping on the edge of Harlem.


Riverside Church + Grant's Tomb. These make up my entire bedroom window view. I could not have gotten luckier in the bedroom window view category-- I must have one of the best views in the entire city. No joke.

So I run by Riverside Church everyday... and I just realized it is the tallest church in the US, funded in part by Rockefeller... and Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Fidel Castro have spoken there. WOW.



I am SO lucky.
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