Thursday, December 24, 2009

C-Press | Favorite

I'm honored, thrilled, delighted, touched, proud and smiling!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reinterpretation | From Paper to Felt

A wonderful new feature on Olivier Wever's new company Whim W'Him - and our production of 3SEASONS - has just hit the newstands in the newest issue of Seattle Metropolitan. This production is coming together so beautifully and I am still very excited to be on board as costume designer.

The sculptural collars I did a while back for the Paper Fashion exhibition in Europe caught Wevers' eye, so we am in the midst of re-interpreting them for dance. Translating these similar shapes into new materials is a fun process and a great reminder of how very much our materials can manipulate a form and offer us new ways of seeing an object.
Above is a photo of one of the original collars from 2007, followed up by some process shots of the new collars we are working on for 3SEASONS. We've gone from paper to felt.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sweet Inspiration | Dance

Side by side these two performances show a grace and physical prowess that I find hypnotizing. I could watch them for hours.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Perfectly Reasonable (Night)Dream | White House

Perfectly Reasonable (Night)Dream: I was the White House tailor.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

MC STYLE TIP #22 | Ascot

Kick open the doors to even more neckwear options. Don't stop at the necktie - move on to the ascot. They're smart, warm, classic, and not just for the yacht club anymore.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

MC STYLE TIP #21 | On Youth

Picking up where we left off:

MC STYLE TIP #21: Young men should opt for trim, fitted cuts when shopping. Over-sized, sloppy fits only leave you looking younger and more immature than you are. A proper fitting shirt and pair of trousers can offer years of confident wearing.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


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This holidays are in full swing, and so is MC.
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Friday, December 04, 2009


Come visit us tomorrow at the Steampunk and Kink Vendor Fair in Seattle's beautiful Museum of History and Industry! We're charting new territory here and excited for a fun day with the rivet-headed gang! We'll have ALL our wares there, including a new batch of vintage and antique men's jewelry to accompany our garment designs.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Holidays | We Love You

December is here, Black Friday was great fun and a delight - and here we are ringing in the holiday season at MC. I've been slow with blogging and do apologize. My new holiday collage on the front design board is a step in the right direction, I hope.

Elements include:

-Antique photographs of well-decorated young men, circa 1880
-My great grandmother's thread (happily in tact on their original wooden spools) - it felt great to let them swag.
-Detachable paper collars, circa 1880 - 1920 with decorative pearl and brass collar buttons
-MC garment labels
-2 antique glass christmas bulbs - visual appeal = exquisite
-Seam binding in the most perfect color of red-orange
-Collar and shirt front advertisements, circa 1918 - prices range from 2 to 9 cents each
-Green wreath freshly picked from the annual tree sale at The Dunshee House
-Brass plate #185
-Sheet music "Meditation"
-Golden garment clasp
-Prescription for medication - 06 August, 1902
-Paper shirt front (reproduction, hand-colored by MC)
-Well used, well-loved cloth tape measures of the past
-A reminder: We Love You
(suspended on a 6" upholstery needle)