Fabulous Redress Runway photos!

Truly spectacular photos by reDirect Photography, plus here is his summary blog post of the Redress Raleigh show!

Hairologist: Demetra of D-Spot 
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Amani
Models’ sites:
Colleen Ann Guest
Camellia Jade
Vivian Powers-Ramge

A more proper Redress recap!

Whew!  I have been catching up with semi-cleaning the house, running errands, and taking naps since the Redress Raleigh weekend…. After designing for the Eco-Fashion Show on Friday, May 30, and attending the wildly-interesting and fun Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference (EFTC) the next day!!

Elizabeth Galecke of Elizabeth Galecke Photography took these amazing photos.  She’s not only an incredible photographer, she’s a dear friend.

Same goes for Kristen Randall of Mood Swing, who made the naturally beautiful jewelry for the show!

Emily Kirchem of Edie Kaye collaborated on the final coral-motif dress!!

Hair & Makeup by Gia PeeblesS Davis Makeup Artistry, & Emonie Peebles, Aura Salon & BoutiqueDSC_5514

My SPECTACULAR (and super sweet!) models are (left to right):
Mollyann Russell, Nancy Tom, Lizza Igoe, Sarah Tector, Laura Wyker, Charla Hodges, Borys K. is standing in front of me, Lindsay K. Saunders, Madeline T., Rae S., Caitlin Palmieri, Colleen Ann Guest, and Emmie BanksDSC_5653DSC_5654DSC_5656DSC_5659DSC_5663DSC_5667DSC_5670DSC_5674DSC_5676DSC_5680DSC_5684DSC_5685DSC_5690DSC_5691DSC_5695DSC_5705DSC_5706DSC_5710DSC_5711DSC_5713DSC_5715DSC_5727DSC_5730DSC_5736DSC_5738DSC_5743DSC_5745DSC_5746DSC_5749DSC_5751DSC_5752

Sneak peeks at Redress work in progress…

Just the fabric, actually… the sewing for me is gonna come later!  🙂

Silk charmeuse for some bowties:

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And some silk-cotton blend for bowties:20140325_162942

Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show 2014, here I come!!!!

I’m thrilled and honored to, again, be part of the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!!!  It’s a fun show, organized by the wonderful ladies of Redress Raleigh, and has a great following!
It will be at Cobblestone Hall at City Market in downtown Raleigh, May 30.  There will also be a marketplace there.

To show you just a glimpse of what has inspired me for this upcoming collection…
My friend, Robin Thomas, recently took this gorgeous and inspiring photo of her view during a plane flight up north.
I’m always in awe of the color and pattern that presents itself in nature, whether it is a great big view such as this one, or the teeny-tiniest flower in among the moss.  This is what moves me.

Robin_lake photoNow, go get tickets for the Redress Raleigh fashion show!!!


Video recap from Redress Raleigh 2013!!!

This video covers the Conference as well as the Eco-Fashion Show!
There are lots of peeks at Leopold Designs work, but I have to say, I’m tickled that I’m the closing image (worn by Anna Sterlina) for the video… hehe!! 🙂
Videography and editing by Drawbridge Media

Collection photos preview!!

I’m a little speechless, I’m so happy with this photo!!!  You can see in this preview photo how awesomely Nancy Tom, Reut Ringle, & Robin Bobbitt so perfectly rocked Leopold Designs for Redress Raleigh 2013!!

Official photographer photos are comin’ in!!

The start of the official photographers’ for Redress 2013 Eco-Fashion Show are coming in… More are on the way!!!
These are by Ernesto Sue Photography

You can see two of my lovely models, Lindsay Saunders and Mollyann Russell in Edie Kaye bridal designs!!

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TOMORROW!!!! Redress runway show!!!!!!

I’m SO excited!!  Oh…And still working my derriere off styling/how to dress my models in the sarongs (wrapping/tying), and also still making new pieces for the Marketplace that’s on Sunday! 
Tonight at midnight is the last time to buy your tickets for the Conference during the day Saturday and/or the Fashion Show Saturday night.
Buy them online:  http://redressraleigh.com/

(Just follow the links whether it’s the conference or fashion show you’re buying tickets for)

HUGE thank you’s and kudos to the super cool chick that’s made the jewelry for the runway tomorrow!!!
Mood Swing is Kristen Randall. She’s a Raleigh artist that does the most amazing work. I’d call her style a bit bohemian, but with a vintage touch, using natural materials, crystals, and found objects such as vintage jewelry pieces & buttons, clock keys, & fabric trimmings.
Keep an eye out for these beauties on my models and on me & Kristen tomorrow night!!

Remember to buy your tickets for Redress Raleigh!!

And remember, too, there’s a conference you might want to attend in addition to the Eco-Fashion Show!!
Come see Leopold Designs and a dozen other designers walk the runway on March 23rd!!
Get your ticket asap!! They sell out every year!!
http://redressraleigh.com/ecofashionshow/   (scroll to the bottom for the link to buy!)2013-03-02 12.11.59