Thursday is fashion show day!
You can win two free tickets, details HERE
I dropped off a few Peggy Davis items to be featured at the show
some fresh new items
I dropped into Clothes Optional last week to bring in a few new spring items. I also learned a few items sold including these:
For Christmas MJ got me a Kodak play/sport video camera. I once owed a hand held video camera and tragically left it in the glove compartment of a rental car which the company denied seeing it after we gave it back…jerks. So I was thrilled and surprised to open this high tech HD camera. I like having film to look back on as documentation of memories. My new little camera has been traveling a lot with me since, it’s water proof too so it will come in extra handy when I’m fishing and tubing down rivers in Wisconsin this year. With that said, I’m no filmmaker either and have been learning everything as I go along. But here is a video I documented from a show called “The Little Things” last month. The idea behind the “performance gallery” was teaming visual artists up with performance artists to collaborate on a piece about the little things in life that get us by. I constructed the coffee color sweater
Two new pieces for Peggy Davis!
Both can be found at Le Thrift
Recently realized that Le Thrift has a facebook page and a blog! AND they posted a little bit from the Peggy Davis site/blog!
There were also some photos from Le Thrift photo shoots on their FB page
There is always at least one blooper in the photo shoot with Matilda. I believe she really likes to model.
A big thank you to Michael for photographing this series. It’s so much fun getting to work with him
The Triangular Pattern Dress is now for sale at Le Thrift!
So thankful MJ helped me out with this shoot. He is talented at getting the lighting just right. I enjoyed just getting to play model/stylist, and not having to jump in back of the camera. So thankful for that man, he also made me perfect cheesy scrambled eggs right before our shoot
The “Structure” series comes from this beautiful dark textured fabric my mom passed on to me. It makes me think structure because it has an urban city feel to it and yet the fabric does stretch a little and hug the body, the garments still have their own structure that comes through. The maroon fabric I used for the neck, bow, back, and sleeves came from the reverse fabric from a bridesmaid shawl. The black boots were passed on to me from my girl Erica when she moved to Boulder, CO.
The Block Sweater Dress is a new love of mine. I made it a size or two bigger so it doesn’t quiet hug my body in the way I envision. The material stretches to adjust. I love the asymmetrical color blocking. The turquoise fabric came from a cardigan that belonged to my mom. The mustard fabric is actually the reverse plaid fabric from a shrug top. The trim on the arms and hem came from a shirt that used to belong to my dad.
I am extremely excited to announce that Peggy Davis will be featured in a fashion show! Saturday, November 12 @ Beauty Bar in Chicago. More details to follow. But this weekend is the casting call for models, hopefully they will inspire me about what pieces to have walk the runway. I don’t know how I will edit down to only 6 looks! ekk!
Two of my pieces at Le Trift will be showing up in a Chicago fashion magazine soon! Can’t wait to share the photos.
This “over skirt” is meant to be layered over dresses and skirts to bring new texture and dynamic to clothes you already have. Totally inspired by a dress my Portland home girl wore to Friendsgiving last year.
I literally made this the day after my birthday this week. MJ took me to the Frank Lloyd Wright house and studio in Oak Park, it might have influenced my creative juices.
This “dress/top” can be long enough as a dress for some… but for those of us with long torsos it can easily transition over pants.
The back has two black satin triangles…brings a little surprise when you turn around!
the “m&m love-dress jean-dress”
constructed from jean scraps from pants Michael and I either turned into scraps or scrapped all together. I call it our “love dress” because it’s made from a little bit of each other.
the top bodice is constructed from a black stretchy denim jean pant I believe I bought from Express many moons ago.
there are two different gray denim scraps, that both came from Michael’s pants, which I used for the skirt section.
the design is rather simple, but it fits like a glove and is made completely from scraps so I had a very limited amount of eat jean color.
the side zipper is something I’m starting to play with more and I like the way it added a small block of color and went with the a-symmetrical lines.
the yellow apron is another new recent making of mine. everything I make goes right to the stores, I rarely hang onto or make something just for myself. I made this yellow apron for keeps. It’s perfect.
There was another “Ricky” dress, but unfortunately I never photographed it.
All items sold at Clothes Optional.
Peggy Davis Designs has branched out!
There are now TWO Chicago locations to find Peggy Davis.
Clothes Optional located in Lakeview, at 2918 N Clark, has been a home for Peggy Davis for about two years now.
Le Thrift is a new edition! Located in Wicker Park at 1754 W Division.
I started the new store off with 10 brand new designs!Here are 8 of the 10 hot off the press designs. I can’t believe how much I got done in 4 work days. Whew!
Bare with me, I shot these all myself.
I biked to Clothes Optional today to check in on my items. These pieces have recently sold! You might see women of Chicago in any of these great looks…
Any of my dancer friends who stop by the shop will now receive a 10% discount on my items only! It pays to dance with me
Both items are now available at Clothes Optional along with many more newbies.