Nov

10

Luxirare Fall/Winter 2011: Convertible Shearling

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Since last year I’d been working on an outerwear series (on and off) and finally it feels like the right time to share. With this group I focused on taking inspiration from convertible cars, airplanes, classic aviator jackets and most important: our modern lifestyles. The main point of this whole thing was to really emphasize […]

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Aug
31

Night Riders

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The first time I met Anastasia Radevich was for lunch at Fred’s (Barney’s top floor)- this was almost like 8 months ago… I was excited to meet her- from her designs I could only assume that she was  very smart and talented. We ended up having a four hour lunch, and out of that lunch […]

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Jul
24

Seamless Micro Purse

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Went on a little vacation, completely emptied out my bedroom (threw out everything except for the extreme essentials) and because of the heat wave this past week I lost 10 lbs by default-I’m feeling very light. It’s been so hot that the thought of eating anything grosses me out, which is why I couldn’t even […]

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May
22

Easy Rider

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I designed the leather pants  and the shirt in this post, just really really wanted a pair of leather pants customized with all the details and embellishments exactly as I imagined them, and I took a lot of inspiration from the pants below, you can see the yolk integrated at the thigh and the knee […]

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May
17

A line leather skirts

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I am so picky about skirts. They need to be slightly a-line but I hate anything that’s too a-line (then you just look like a trapezoid)..For my new a-line leather skirt designs I decided to use a comfortable stretch twill for the back side so that when you sit down there is some give and […]

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Apr
10

Changeability

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Things I’m thinking about: Changeability and lighter designs for spring. Changebility to me just means designing something so that the wearer can customize it to their liking.. …Some new mini mink tails I’ve designed for this season..Loved this fine grey mink, I was originally going to use it for one jacket but decided to create […]

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Mar
30

Snakewrap

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I had about 4-5 snake skins that I was planning to make a jacket with, but I really didn’t want to anymore, I am exhausted from making jackets and I wanted to take these skins and make something a little lighter. I decided not to do too much to the snakeskin and use it’s natural […]

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Mar
04

Minimoto

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The reaction to the minivests in the shop has been incredible. It has been one of my most successful items so far and I have to thank each and every one of you that has purchased one. I was eager to start posting food again but I’ve been spending all of my time in the […]

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Feb
06

Luxirare Minivest

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One thing that left a big mark on me as a kid was watching the back of my dad. Every morning he’d slip his little leather worn out wallet into his back pocket. My dad’s a very smug person, highly intellectual and bookish but if I had to think of one word to describe his […]

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Jan
07

5 days of the week

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Lately I’ve really been in a strange place- at least outfit wise. I wear black, all the time (not even charcoal or navy things, just black). I have these Mossimo long sleeve crew neck shirts from Target (about 40 identical) and I wear them EVERY SINGLE DAY. I feel paralyzed without them.. but I …

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Oct
04

Laser cut leather

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Most of the details for this leather two-piece outfit were inspired by things I’ve been learning thus far from bag making. I included close up photos of the jacket’s details first because that was where the design actually started, from bag construction elements…Press stud snaps (a closure common for bags), suede bands and …

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Jun
06

Studded Jacket

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I was cleaning out my room and I found a million studs from my senior year at university (posted about this a few days ago, finally got around to finishing the lining), so I had to find a way to use them. It wasn’t easy studding this jacket because I had to rip the lining […]

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Mar
21

White Leather Purse

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The weather has gotten so hot that while I was designing this bag I thought of words like “cool” “fresh” “icy” and I kept all these words in my head while I was making it. I wanted it to be a small/casual bag for summer time. The chains are actually aluminum covered in oxidized …

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Feb
04

Chain Stitch Jacket

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I purchased this black lacy cardigan from NastyGal, a vintage store run by Sophia Amoruso (clearly a boss a with good taste). Nasty Gal has become one of my favorite vintage shops on the web. This nude bodysuit is from Agent Provocateur. I am a sucker for lacy, dainty lingerie but I …

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Aug
27

BreastLift

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Inspired by YSL’s gold breast plates, and modern day breast lifts by the knife, I decided I’d take some time out to mold untreated, un-dyed leather. The molding process only works if the leather is at least 1/4” thick. I used a severed mannequin as a base for molding the leather into its …

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