Pure Beauty

Being your own unique self is Pure Beauty!

Chicago Fashion Fest 2015

The Chicago Fashion Fest started in 2008 by a very talented woman named Michelle Gomez owner of Dynamic Salon & MGO Fashion. Her love and passion for creative design is what gave her the vision to start this fest in a parking lot of a restaurant that has since grown

My “Joie de Vivre” 40th Birthday Party

I still can’t believe I turned 40! I swear I feel like it was just yesterday that I was still 27 lol..where did my time go?? Anyways I want to share with you my birthday celebration. I was supposed to be in Paris for my 40th but due to unexpected

#SeeSummerBetter in Chicago

 What makes summer in Chicago so great! Sunglasses by Warby Parker Recently I discovered the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park and right outside the gallery there is a mural of one of his paintings and a sculpture created by the Zhou Brothers. I was so inspired by this combination

Proud Army mom!

One of my best friends has been asking me to make her a dress for her 40th birthday since last year. I still can’t believe that we all have turned 40 this year! Especially because we have been best friends for 25 years now..what a blessing! A few weeks before

Shall We Dance!

In the beginning of 2013 a friend of mine convinced me to take some Salsa lessons..I honestly was not that excited about it because I was not much into Latin dancing but I am so happy I took these classes because now I love it! I was so inspired by

Pants for Steven Tyler

In 2001, I  received a phone call from a friend that was lucky enough to travel all over the world with the band Aerosmith as their wardrobe stylist and she asked me to make a pair of pants for Steven Tyler! I was so happy and excited because I loved

The Making of a Prom Dress…behind the scenes 2015

Ever since I learned how to sew back in 1996 I have been making prom dresses almost every year. I try to only take on one dress per year because it’s a lot of work and there needs to be sufficient time to make changes if necessary as what happened

Every designer needs a little TR in their life!

In the spring of 2012 I was invited to attend a “sew and tell” sewing group where each sewing enthusiast would  bring in something they sewed and share what they learned with the rest of the group. One of the ladies in the group brought some samples of a workshop

The Dancer is the Music Made Visible

I have been designing modern dance costumes since 2000 and it is one of my favorite types of designing because it involves so many elements coming together. There’s dance moves, costumes and most importantly music! It all starts with the music then the choreographer has a vision and then it’s

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