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,

Vailea – Womenswear Collection 2010

I am truely amazed at these images, thank you so much Angela from Butterfly Bones. You have created images that really encapsulate my collection’s story and spirit. The hair was done gorgeously by Nathan at Toni&Guy Parramatta. Not to mention the stunning model Jessica, thank you so much.

This collection, Vailea, is about exploring the idea of memories. The collection’s aim is to evoke feelings of warmth, comfort, love and protection… And the awakening of feelings from a favorite time in your past. The memory I recalled was traveling to the north qld coast and swimming in the inspiring great barrier reef. The coral provide this protection for the sea life it shares it’s home with. This idea was represented visually by creating coral like shapes from manipulated fabrics with techniques such as tucks, shirring and smocking in organic irregular patterns to create shape, in essence creating safe places for the wearer to hide.

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!

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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