Thursday, April 30, 2009


this package deserves full on proper photo post.

however I'm too busy lookin' at it.

give me a couple hours and I'll stop salivating long enough to do something proper and silly.

From the lovely Ish.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

update on Chiffon top

I posted some webcam shots + a quick sketch of the proposed top last week. and here it is in all it's sunny glory.

(I have no idea what my hand is doing).

There will be body suits

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Postcard Project

last round (big big big round) is going out this week.

I still have room for one or two address, if you want a postcard send me an email

cartwheeld [at] gmail [dot] com

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Postcard Appreciation

Dear World

You need to figure out how I can have these.

the leggings are 1000$.

They will probably make me look fat.

I do not care.

Dear World

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


school is over in 6 days.

I turn 27 in 3 days.

There are no jobs.

I've been having minor freakouts for months now. This whole getting a trade thing was supposed to solve my quarter-life crisis, not cause another one.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

working on stuff for myself

This camisole is almost done. Chiffon overlay on black cotton/silk shirting. Chiffon straps (I'm masochistic when it comes to sewing), and a chiffon back panel. It's almost all on the bias, and it's pretty much a big poof of black. This is to go under my black linen suit (I hope) for my final jury at fashion school.

I have to go and justify a collection, and the pieces that I made from that collection. Below is the rough sketch (can't find the good one), of the suit I made (am making) for the jury. My suit will be different. I just happen to have a lot of linen in the studio right now.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


My roommate has been trying to get me to be a Lesbian Tailor for something going on forever. I was reluctant because I figured there wasn't a need for it, and I was busy with school.

Turns out the only place where this sort of thing even kind of exists is Taiwan (wtf), and so in north america we have to deal with poorly fitting thriftstore finds and resourceful friends.

I'm looking into this whole thing, and there might be some awesome stuff popping up here in the near future.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Soon to be arriving in a mailbox near you.

Round 4 will go out on Monday if everything goes according to schedule.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I finished that white dress

this has been crossposted everywhere. so what. I'm happy I made it.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

busy busy busy

just remixing the 20th century for postcards.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

City planning and design from late 20th century montreal

Yes, that's a rodeo in a shopping mall.

This city had a huge surge of construction from the mid 60's through to the late 70's, leaving in it's wake a combination of amazing buildings in the international style and this sort of socialist ideal of the underground city. Where private space serves as a public forum.

In practice the space serves a private agenda, and sets the precedent for even the public spaces of montreal to serve that agenda. It's not that obvious until you try and find a place to sit down and eat your lunch and find yourself lost in a maze of food courts that span for miles below the city streets.

BUT! the bad comes with the good. The architecture here is fantastic. It's dreary, lost and disjointed and AMAZING. This past summer in late august my friend took me for a drive to a suburb on an island just off of downtown. We drove through the wooded streets until we got to a grassy park that sloped down to the water. As we were enjoying the twilight in the park he pointed out that we were sitting next to a complete Mies Van Der Rohe apartment complex. There are two more van der rohe's on the island and another large complexe in the west end of the city. It's like some sort of socialist poor-ass Chicago. With rodeos in shopping malls.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Postcard Project, Round 2

These cards will be appearing in mystery mailboxes around North America in the next week or so.

Next round will be going out on tuesday.

I still have room on this month's list for addresses. If you want a postcard, send me an email.

cartwheeld [at] gmail [dot] com

easy peasy

Etsy Item featured!

The Lux Neck Piece was featured this morning on this blog!.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Ok so I finally looked at CDGs fall collection and OMG. This is gorgeous.

it reminds me of some crazy haute couture version of some of the Medical Fetishist stuff. I'm going to update this later if I find a pic of what the hell I'm talking about.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I've been drawing.

as well as making collage postcards.

(I still need about 15 addresses to send those guys to. This is nothing but an art project and I'd love your help in getting it done)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Round 1

These postcards will be sent out as round one tonight. Round two hasn't been made yet, but there's still room for more people to get on the list! no qualifications! just an address!

send it to cartwheeld [at] gmail [dot] com and I will send you a postcard.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Postcard Project

I want to send you a postcard.

I would like to send a handmade post card to as many people as possible! Want to be one of those people?

Drop a line to cartwheeld [at] gmail [dot] com to get a postcard.

Thursday, April 02, 2009