I've been so busy with school (hate it) and my internship (LOVE IT) that I haven't had the opportunity to update in quite some time.
Anyway, I'm back and I can't wait to plunge right back in to updating regularly about whatever (and whomever) my heart desires :)
Get ready for a host of word-heavy posts about the usual things that irk or tickle me, but until then enjoy this post about a woman I love who happens to inspire me with her art.
Does this not look like the coolest girl in the world? Of course it does, and lucky for me she actually is!
I lived with Allison for two years and feel comfortable stating, without hesitation, that she is one of the best people I've ever met. And you know I've met a lot of people. More importantly she has a Fabtastic sense of classic style that will awe you in its subtle eccentricity mixed with a classic air of sophistication.
I am consistently amazed with Daly's ability to understate delicate stitching and hidden seams wile simultaneously exposing a zipper or a sheer undertone of flesh. The cut of her pieces show off the feminine curves of a women's physique without over-sharing the secrets of her body. A delicate rope to walk, but Daly nails it with her designs.
Her fashion line, Una Hoja (One Leaf), is a fall collection inspired by her home in the Southwest. Deceptively classic colors without the "safety" or weight of non-contemporary style. Each piece was made using a technique called one-seam (The tops are one pattern piece. The material has been sewn to itself to create form). Here is an example of one of her pieces (one of my favorites!):
Give it up. The girl is talented.
As her roommate, I was constantly inspired by Daly's work ethic. Long nights of watching her and Danielle, our other roommate, squint, pin, and pump away at those sewing machines, while I drifted in and out of finishing a paper, made me realize that production and success take work. Daly has never been afraid to work and when you combine that with her seemingly raw talent, you get all of this:
The Bottom line is, don't sleep on my girl. Don't even nap. If you do, you'll be missing the next big thing. AND check out her website!