Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yay, Obama!!!


This is a sketch that I did which was supposed to run in Radar magazine, but they just folded and have hopes another magazine might pick this feature up. Me and a few other PR designers were asked to sketch an inaugural ball gown for the future first lady, but keeping the first lady generic. I ignored that, and did a sketch of Michelle Obama! What an exciting new time for change!

Update: Here's the link to the Daily Beast which did pick it up along with the other designers' sketches. 

14 comments:

chickens and hens said...

i would love to see her in that. you should email it to her!

Eliza said...

Yes, I agree -- she would look smashing in this elegant design!

valerie said...

leanne! michelle would look amazing in this. love that neckline.

FashionFanatic said...

Hi Leanne, I followed the link from the Project Rungay blog. Love your designs!!

kristen said...

awesome dress for michelle! its a perfectly festive design.

i also followed the link from the projectrungay site-- so glad you won!! congrats!

Hinata said...

Yours was definitely the best! She would look absolutely *DIVINE* in that! Congrats again on winning Project Runway! You're amazing!!

caitybates said...

agh! i am so happy you have a blog! you were my favorite pr winner ever! in five seasons this was the only time the person i wanted to win actually did and i was and it was worth the wait because i think you are brilliant!

i first read this article when prgay linked to it and i LOVED yours. it would be amazing if she did wear it, i think the color would look brilliant on her and it really seems to be that simple but striking aesthetic she likes.

Sewing Siren said...

I'm glad to hear you support Obama. When I saw the sketch I thought you may have voted for McCain, as the sketch resembles Cindy.
Anyway your entry was one of the best. Your designs are amazing. Look up Roberto Cappucci sometime when you get the chance. I think you would enjoy his work.

TVKimmy said...

This is my favorite of them all and I think it would look amazing. Classic and yet new and fresh.

a said...

I am not crazy about this dress for MO. I am not trying to be obnoxious, but since I wrote this on PRG, I didn't want to come off as a hypocrite either, especially since I know I will be doing quite a bit of gushing in the future.

I like the blog name petals and waves. I wish you could have snuck noodles in there, but I know it would take the blog's image in a different, less refined direction.

nexstitch said...

This was my fav dress too. Yay Obama indeed!

John said...

What do you think about Jay's dress actually being designed by somebody else (they contacted the wrong Jay)?

George said...

Hey Leanne, awesome to have found your blog.

I totally hear you on procastination and all things internet...

Er, anyway..this was my favorite design for our fantastic first lady!

GabĂș said...

Lovely! I love your designs. :)