Friday, January 11, 2013

Studio sneak peek...

Happy Friday!

  There's a lot going on in the beginning of this new year for ErinElsie. I'm planning a lookbook photoshoot, I will be seeking out some retail venues for my pieces, while also working on my first little Early Spring collection. Materials for this latest group include an array of fabrics and trims in rich jewel tones, that are coming together so beautifully it seems they were always meant to find one another. It's the most inspiring and exciting part of my work; combining materials, collected from so many places near and far. Cobalt and royal blues, rich purples, reds, emerald's a little sneak peek below!

Another day, another dress! Dresses are my absolute favorite thing to make and I'm very excited about this maxi I'm working on :)

I still am using thread from my grandmother's assortment. I always seem the have the color I'm looking for - it's a little way I still feel connected to her.
Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013

Happy New Year!

It has been a hectic whirlwind holiday vacation, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There's nothing better than being surrounded by family and friends, eating great food, and relaxing by a cozy fireplace. On top of all that, the thoughtful gifts were overwhelming :)

Aside from Christmas gifts, I unexpectedly received some special materials from dear friends and family along the way. It's the best feeling to know that someone is thinking about me and my work, and it motivates me to keep going! Check them out below:

Vintage glass buttons, originally made in Germany- can't wait to use them!

 Great wooden hangers and cute wool fabric

More cozy wool fabric, perfect for incorporating into my winter pieces.

Fabric purchased in Hawaii in the 1970s, will fit in perfectly with all my Spring materials. 

 A little over a year ago, I left my more secure corporate fashion job and set out on this new creative journey. It was scary at first, and it's not always easy, but I have never been happier. As I enter this new year I have fresh goals for myself, and the confidence and determination to achieve them. If you've been keeping up with this blog, thank you so much for the continuing support!

Wishing you all the best in 2013!