Designing Sun Protection Clothing

As a designer you learn there are many avenues to take in the design concept. A designer can play it safe or be as creative as their imagination will take them. Fortunately for me I design in fiber and metal so I can really stretch the rules in metal and reign things in while designing in fiber. The more I find myself back in my metal studio the more I want to create more exciting pieces for my sun protection clothing line.

My philosphy on sun protection clothing is; if I have to wear this type of clothing I want the clothing to express who I am and this is what I want for my customer. I want my customer to feel comfortable and confident in style and protection in Sun Threadz. I came across the image I have posted of this beautiful fish and my goal is to design a piece for Sun Threadz that will play on the beauty, color and movement of this beautiful fish. Stay tuned for future updates on this design.

Off to the studio, then to the pool – enjoy your summer weekend and do all the summer things you love! xo

Concept for new Sun Threadz design

Summer Bridal Showers

My beautiful daughter, Juliet, is getting married in September. Juliet’s bridal shower was on Saturday July 28th with a beautiful tent poolside with 4′ sunflowers around the tent and the yard and just as the guests were arriving at 1:00pm the skies opened. Well fortunately we had not taken the food outside. There was rolling bands of thunder and as we know if there is thunder there is lightening so we were very cautious about venturing outdoors. The skies appeared to brighten, saw some patches of blue and white puffy clouds and some of the guests decided to go outside and some roamed back and forth. When Juliet finished opening all her beautiful gifts everyone started to eat and since the sun was out many of the guests went outside to eat and then we had another downpour. By this time it was just an added dimension to an otherwise magnificent day!

Juliet’s Bridal Shower July 28, 2012

Monday Monday

Monday morning after your memorable beach weekend; were you sailing, surfing, sunning or beachcombing? If it were me I would be swimming, sailing, bodysurfing, reading, then some beachcombing, picking up beautiful shells, seaglass and I am always on the lookout for driftwood. I once created a totem pole from driftwood with memories of that summer created by my daughter and all her cousins in Cape May – memories!

Picture from Turks & Caicos vacation