There was a fabulous evening with Pat Field who i have known for many years. She is always on the pulse of what is happening in fashion and style. Now she is marrying fashion and art choosing the Happening Howl Gallery as a venue to show off artists and their work in the world of clothing and accessories. Here i visit her on Easter just before she has a panel discussion with the artists.
On Easter Sunday I paraded on 5TH Avenue in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral displaying my very first hand made Easter Bonnet with all of the trimmings on it. Butterflies on springs, bumble bees on wire and paper flowers on colorful pipe cleaners. They all bobbed up and down as Howard and I were photographed strolling down the Avenue!
Being photographed by Mark was so easy and so much fun......he is genius at capturing the moment and composing the picture to perfection.......here he captures me in a rare moment of relaxation.
This Head Whimsey is on a easy to wear head band. Comfortable and because of its silvery shimmer it goes with everything....from day into night bringing a smiles to all who witness its passing! $75.00
This Penguin on ice skate is on a beautiful blue foil pond surrounded by white crepe paper snow swinging from a pine tree.....so happy so playful! A real holiday Head Whimsey!
Price $150.00 Sold!
Silver and pale aqua velvet leaves make up this Whimsey for the Holiday! I love the pixie feeling it imparts and it compliments everything! It has a silver sparkle ball to top it all off! This is simple and elegant! So dinner party like! $75.00
These snow covered little nests are embellished with sparkles galore and a red cardinal on one.....They sit slightly a tilt on the forehead giving a slight nod of "tis the season to be jolly"
These fun colorful confections are made of paper, french foil and wonderful ornamental decorations. They are perfect for the holiday season to wear at a dinner party, Christmas Morn or New Year's Eve! People always want to try the one i am wearing on and take it home....if i let them! Which of course is YES!
This whimsical confection is made with black and red crepe paper and a fun curly Q!1
One of a kind hand made! I wore one similar out to dinner and it was the welcoming conversation piece.....and is now SOLD! price: $75.00
I have not worn this black dress in 7 years and only then to funerals. #bencopperwheat a screen print artist used neon foliage motifs to transform this somber piece from drab to fab! I created three dimensional leaves and applied them to a purelypatricia headpiece....whimsical pom pom purse assemblage created by Purelypatricia
My gorgeous Ruby Woo Pure Bred French Poodle is posing for the camera looking over my shoulder!
I met this incredible fiber artist who creates spectacular jewelry at a very high level .....Tamika Rivera is an established artist and we were so drawn to each other as she adorned me with her colorful pieces!
This wonderful young artist whose company, kitchenandkraft.com made rag garland for the holiday which i immediately wrapped around my neck creating a fab non itchy layer of warmth! She was delighted and is going to sell the garland this way too!
Ben Copperwheat and I visited the Tile Studio of Allison Eden Studios in Bushwick. We were given a grand tour and greeted with Allison's beautiful enthusiastic energy.
Dressing for Halloween feeds wonderful fantasy and artistic expression.....It all came together when i decided on the delicious blue "POOF" wig! The leather flower head piece is my design created to top off my colorful theme.....so delicate, however notice the creepy crawling spiders! Thus hello Halloween!
I designed this Ensemble with Ben Copperwheat for the Susanne Bartsch Retrospective at FIT. I provided Ben with my vintage jacket and he screen printed neon fabulous images. The crinoline is hand painted. I made the head piece with my collaborator Mari O'Connor which of course is the real conversation piece.