Friday, June 10, 2011

The X Factor


As you all know, I have been working with Paula Abdul for quite some time. For the past few months, I have had an incredible time making a whole series of custom garments for her. Tuesday, when she arrived in town for the New York/New Jersey leg of the X Factor auditions, I met her at her hotel for the final fittings. My designs were a hit and she wore one on each of the two filmed days. I can not tell you how happy I am. I have attached a whole bunch of pictures below so you can see my design. I would love to know what you think....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Today Today Today

Hello Friends!

It's been a crazy past few days! I was asked to be a part of a wedding segment (along with a few other PR alumni) for the Today show which was filmed this morning. It was a "royal wedding: what shall Kate wear" kind of theme. Are you all as tired of that junk as I am? Okay, let's not talk about it anymore!


It all went really well, but leading up to was quite hectic. As in my usual fashion, I pulled an all-nighter after completely redoing my original design concept for this gown. (there was another prior all-nighter to this one, and then a 16 hour trip to and from Ohio in the middle, but that's a whole other interesting story!)

I was indeed working on the Today show gown still today, but I think the decision to return to my topography inspiration was the correct thing to do. Sometimes suffering a little in order to create something that really sings to me is worth it. And it has pockets, too. I'm happy how it turned out! She still needs a name, though.

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For inquiries about this dress and others, please email at:

Here is a link to the Today segment as well.

I'm going to sleep now!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fall 2011

Sorry for the break in posts. I've been recovering lately after the craziness of fashion week, which went well. Although, I must say it's certainly a miracle that I did most of this collection in about two weeks before the show, save for a few pieces that I did prior to that. I have already started on Spring 2012, needless to say.

Here is a great article from my makeup artist and very best friend Nathan Johnson. I will have my look book photos up here soon, too.
fall 2011

photo by Andrew Werner.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paula in peach

Last night on the finale of her show, Paula Abdul wore another of my dresses. She looked so good in it! I'm so happy to have her as a client. :)

I made this dress for her back in late October. I had one day notice to do it and get it to her, so I pulled an all-nighter and did it. Then I remember I had to literally sprint a mile, dress in hand, to the Fedex office to just barely make the cut-off ship time. It was well worth all the work.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

paula abdul in my dress!

Well, last night Paula Abdul finally wore a "Leanne Marshall" on her show. Yay!

It's this little red number below. Unfortunately, I couldn't really get any good screenshots of her in it. But you can watch the video on I am terrible at making screenshots of video! Sorry, Paula.
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And now it's back to work for me and my fashion week collection....oh my, oh my!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

happy new year!

Happy 2011, everyone! So far, off to a great start!

Here is a sneak preview of a dress for a big celebrity client. Hint: she has a new show coming out very soon (Edit: Wednesdays 8pm, CBS) and will be wearing some of my things! :) I'm so excited to see. She's one of my idols since childhood...

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May you all have a wonderful New Year and keep creative!