Sunday, February 22, 2009

Start spreading the news

The Pin Show is back and better than ever. You DON'T want to be left out on this years best fashion event showcasing indipendent designers of Dallas. I warning you to purchase your tickets now. Last year the line was around the building and several people were left out.

Purchase tickets at

Friday, February 20, 2009

Best of Pin Show 2008

Want to see who was the best of Pin Show 2008? Check out the video below. You can find my 2008 hat designs starting at 0:45.

5 more days...

Today I spent the day at my friend Megan's house. I photographed the Sky girl line to be able to finalize the line sheets for the season. Megan is an inspiration to me. She is fabulous, funny and extremely business savvy!

Megan is the mastermind behind Harrilu. She designs very fun, flirty and original art work that she hand screen prints onto fashionable t-shirts and a variety of other clothing and accessories. Harrilu will also being hitting the runway at Pin Show and you won't want to miss out on her beautiful spring color palette and happy designs. In the mean time you can visit her website and see what she has been up to.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hot at the printing press

Sky Girl catalogs will be avaiable shortly. But most importantly don't miss out on the Pin Show!

The Pin Show
February 26th, 2008
Union Station
400 S. Houston
Dallas, TX 75202
Runway Show: 7:30pm
After Party: Following the show
Purchase your tickets in advance at
$12 Online/ $18 @ the Door

Monday, February 16, 2009

The count down begins! 9 days until Pin Show

I have been hard at work creating my first line of dress that will make their appearance at the Pin Show on February 26th, 2008. Sky Girls is a 1960's inspired stewardess line of dresses. They are flirty, fun and very colorful!

My Great Aunt Hazel was a flight attendant in the late 1960's. When she passed away a few years ago, my Grandmother gave me one of her favorite burgundy winter coats. When the package arrived at my door steps, I was very surprised to find that this fabulous 1970's jacket was not just fabulous, it was Valentino and accompanied by two beautiful silk Valentino scarfs.

I began to do research on vintage air lines uniforms and was very surprised to find that several designers including Pucci designed uniforms for these fablous women of the Sky. Knoppen is my favorite on-line source of uniform archives. I have spent many hours scrolling though the endless pages of photos and wonderful information.

TWA uniform 1971-1974

My second favorite source of information is Stewardess Come Fly With Me! By: Elissa Stein. In this book Stein celebrates the ear when flying was chic and to be a stewardess was to live a life of stylish professional elegance and thrilling international adventure. The book if packed with vintage photographs, training materials, ads and snapshots from stewardesses themselves.

Each day I will be adding more information about the inspiration for my Sky Girls line. Be sure to check back in!

Friday, February 6, 2009

La Reunion Tree Carving Event

Our chosen tree

Joey hard at work

Me working on the tree

Starting to wrap the tree with the recycled sweaters

February 7, 2009 - 12pm to 4pm Open House and Artist Reception for our Tree Carving Program!

Joey and I have been working on the Nesting Tree. I took several donated sweaters and sewed them together to create a colorful tree wrapping. The neck portion of the sweaters were used to make small nesting areas. We also hung a handmade LATX banner on the site. The below pictures are our work in progress. Come make it out to the site to view all the wonderful one of a kind finished projects.

What to expect on Feb 7? See the decomposing art. Check out winning entries from Make Space for Art. Buy a t-shirt. Enjoy the outdoors. Take a native plants tour with Texas Discovery Gardens and more! Representatives with La Reunion's partner organization Preservation Tree Services will be on hand to answer all your tree questions. Sturdy shoes and long pants are a must on the site. Please dress accordingly.

Be sure to RSVP to for directions to the site. You won't find out how to get there on this website!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Coffee Haus Downtown

Are you to far way from Dallas to be able to shop indie designers and artists? Well now you have no excuses. Tara to the T is now being carried in Coffee Hause Downtown in Arlington. Items in the shop include feather fascinator headbands and fun feather clips. You can stop by into this fun coffee shop enjoy some yummy treats and shop for all kinds of goodies from designers like Cut Out and Collect and those sassy Texas Tarts.

Check it out!