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Featured Indie Designer – Denise5151

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This week spotlights the unique designs by Denise of Denise5151!

Denise5151 Your Name: Denise Anderson
Age:
42
Hometown:
Bay Area-Fremont, CA
Current Location: Lincoln, CA

How did your interest in fashion begin? Well, like most women I’ve always loved clothes. As a young girl I often had ideas of what I thought would look good on me or what I would like to find while shopping. When my ideas weren’t what I was finding in the stores, I would get motivated to attempt to make it myself. My mother taught me to sew early on and because she worked and didn’t have the time, she would buy patterns and have me make clothes for my little sister. Additionally, I took a sewing class in Junior High School that helped fine tune my basic skills. I’ve always loved having the ability to modify and/or create my own clothes.Read more…

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Featured Indie Designer – Spicy Toast

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Our newest interview is with a designer who gives her unique & feminine clothing a vintage twist. Meet Erika of Spicy Toast!!

Spicy ToastYour Name: Erika Tryon
Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current Location: San Diego, CA

How did your interest in fashion begin? Oh gee, I was a wee little girly when I realized my love for clothing and fashion. I still remember from when I was 5, my favourite one piece shorts jumper! Sky blue and white striped stretch knit with a zipper up the center and flutter sleeve. I also remember quite vividly when my father washed the car with it!!!Spicy Toast
What motivated you to start selling your designs and what were your expectations when you started?
I’ve always been complimented on my fashion sense. People seemed amazed by outfits i’d just put together from thrift store bargains, etc. ever since I can remember. So, I thought, I am sure if I designed my own clothes, people would buy them! I thought, lets give it a try, i’ve got nothing to lose!
Do you have any formal training in fashion, art or design?
No, no formal training, it just flows through my bloodline!
Is Spicy Toast your primary job?
Yes indeedy!
How many people are behind the scenes at Spicy Toast?
Just Me!Read more…

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Featured Indie Designer – joodito

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Meet the talented Judy Lee, designer behind the ultra-unique line: Joodito.

jooditoYour Name: Judy Lee
Age: 27
Hometown: City of Boston, born and raised.
Current Location: still here…

How did your interest in fashion begin? I’ve always been fascinated with fashion, for as long as I remember. I shop, but seldom find exactly what I desire. Naturally, I began making my own clothes.
What motivated you to start selling your designs and what were your expectations when you started? I worked for a young e-commerce company, fresh out of college. This is where I learned about Photoshop, studio photography, auction design, etc. One day this company went bankrupt… so I started selling clothes from my closet. I didn’t have expectations, I needed rent money. I guess everything just fell into place.
Do you have any formal training in fashion, art or design? I studied nursing and psychology in college. Post graduation, on a whim… I applied to Parsons of New York and got accepted!Read more…

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Featured Indie Designer – Platipuses

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Meet Christi of Platipuses, dedicated to creating cute DiY clothing for the curvier girls!

platipusesYour Name: Christi, or Plats
Age: 21
Hometown: Poulsbo, WA
Current Location: Poulsbo, WA

How did your interest in fashion begin? When I was 5ish my mom would pay me .25 cents to sew buttons onto shirts and I always really liked to do that, as simple as it was. Then I got older and I started making goth dolls. I would paint them, dye their hair and make their clothes. After that I started making myself leg warmers and then after high school I started making real clothes, and the rest, they say, is history! ;D
What motivated you to start selling your designs and what were your expectations when you started? I had seen some of the ‘elite’ girls on ebay doing their stuff and they were making over $700 a week and I thought, “I should try this!” I am pretty much unable to get a job out of the house so sewing was the answer for me. 😀Read more…