Sunday, September 18, 2011


I was wandering around the flea market and found some vintage stamp numbers. The original DEPT728 logo was made from a stamp, so this seemed like a logical way to work in a print. I'm going to keep stamping away, and hopefully an interesting textural print will emerge for a new collection.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I love rediscovering pieces that DEPT728 made, and can be reinterpreted. I'm incorporating the negative stencils onto the back of a drape back top for the women's line. Somewhere along the way the spray bottle I was using for the paint mixture got clogged beyond repair, and I am going to take this opportunity to find some new spraying options. Perhaps there's a way to get multiple effects. I'm excited to get all "McGyver/Martha Stewart" on this tomorrow.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Work Ethic

I have a renewed enthusiasm now that the direction of the women's collection is clear. The wrap coat sample fit well, and will be perfect now that I have made a few changes. The final coat is cut. As soon as the "negative stencil" detail is dry I can get sewing. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it...
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Joe Zee Is a Genius

I have been watching the current season of "All on the Line" with Joe Zee from Elle magazine. I love his insight into fashion designers' business, and I have been inspired by all the success each designer on the show (except for a few that didn't listen to the valuable feedback) have experienced. Even though I have been laying low for a while I am newly re-committed to developing DEPT728. In an ode to Joe I am going to start making the new women's pieces that I have been sketching, and fleshing out the women's collection. Though the menswear was the original concept we have always sold a lot of the very limited women's pieces, and it's time to take that information, and run with it. By this summer I would like to have more tops, dresses, swimsuits, and even a pant in the collection. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 28, 2011


LA is full of fit guys (and girls)! Low carb, organic, and fresh are the buzz words out here, and the athletic bodies are the result of this trend. It's fun for me to walk around and watch all the people, and what they're wearing. I am so excited to find the right boutiques for DEPT728, I think i'll stay!