Media – Karen Torrisi Beading Website

http://www.karentorrisibeading.com.au/portfolio/stephanie-caltibiano-uts-graduate-2011

Follow the link to see my work on Karen Torrisi’s Website

I was lucky to work with Karen, she is an amazing beading queen who made my crazy idea for a skeleton ribcage beaded top possible (shown below is a back view of the completed garment)

 

Media – Oroton Blog

http://www.theorotonblog.com/2011/12/uts-fashion-preview-show-2011.html

 

click on the link to see a selection of images from the UTS Preview Show 2011,

I was excited to see someone had taken a quick snap of my shoes from my collection backstage! and included it on the blog. YAY

the shoes are embellished with custom made ceramic mosaic ‘buttons’ that I had stitched onto the shoe, all the buttons are unique and the imagery comes from

my interpretation of the Frida Kahlo story. Thanks to Wendy for helping me with these 🙂

more exciting things to look at

on a rainy monday like this, there is nothing better than getting a warmed up with a skim latte and sitting in front of the computer screen looking at inspirational work. go to http://www.fashiondesignuts.com/ to view some of the other students work from our graduating year of UTS Design (Fashion and Textiles).

ps. leaving you with another beautiful shot of Amber from my collection shoot,

Crochet

Some crochet experiments utilizing habu pine paper thread. Credit and thanks to my Nonna cata for her skill, expertise and generosity. Despite her own self she is helping me out by making many many more of these floral babies for my collection… Stay tuned to see what else I do with them besides the experiments pictures. 20110804-120436.jpg

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nonna’s specialty – crochet!

I love crochet, there is nothing anyone can say to me about it… yes it is kitsch and silly at times… but i aim to change this perception from what you see below to something innovative, new and inspiring. Watch this space for 3d pine paper crochet samples. just got to get my head around creating new patterns- crochet is pretty tricky!

portfolio


These are a couple of recent images taken for my portfolio. Thanks to Michael from http://www.iheartdesign.com.au for taking the shoot on at such late notice, its appreciated!!

Both pieces shown are from second year. the bodice is designed to exhibit the hand bead work on the neck, the shape was inspired by the Metropolis movie and past images of the imagined future.

The second piece is a dress that i designed for Mary Brown’s embroidery and beading subject. The applique piece was a painting that i did with watercolours directly to the backing fabric, and all the beading was hand done. It was selected for exhibition and was on display at the Embroiderers Guild.

I think the most interesting part of these images is that you can see the direct relationship to where i am today. These two pieces were strong examples of my development of my interests. I find myself now working towards embroidery, painting and imaginative shapes, my collection reflects the utilization of these skills.

I am becoming too “safe”

I think after agonizing and refining my drawings i am becoming a little boring out of fear/stress/tiredness. Time to look back on original inspiration and mentors and remind myself what this collection is all about, to get the spirit back!

Tao is one of my mentors because of her spontaneity and youthfulness. This collection of fall 09 has been saved on my computer for ages. It’s not my aesthetic exactly, but this designer obviously sticks to her original motive whilst pushing her ideas as far as she can with print, embellishment, volume and head to toe styling!!

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