The Nain Rouge, Detroit 2007

Inspiration: Rather than invite the public at all, we divided our group into two teams who each created a scavenger hunt for the other, across decaying landmarks of Detroit. Teams hunted for the elusive Nain Rouge, a legendary devil of the area. The city’s founder, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, was warned by a fortune teller — “… that the the little red imp is the embodiment … Continue reading The Nain Rouge, Detroit 2007

SPLISH: The Rise and Fall of the Show and Tail

I was excited to produce and costume Splish: a mermaid masque as my first foray in large-scale collaborative art performance in New Orleans… and to get a mention from the Gambit as one of the ten best art events of 2015… Over 50 installation artists, drag performers, musicians, actors, costumers, photographers and more lent their talents to the mega-show. Click through for credits and the show … Continue reading SPLISH: The Rise and Fall of the Show and Tail

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The Dreary Coast…2014

The New York Times Review Video and Review by The Guardian It was a privilege to work on another Jeff Stark/Shadow Parks Department production this fall, staged completely outdoors on boats on the Gowanus Canal. Sarah MacMillan and I led a team of ten volunteers in creating eight main character costumes, sixty audience costumes, costumes for several bands, boat-minders, lighting and tech crew demons, sound … Continue reading The Dreary Coast…2014

The Easter Parade…

Every year for many years, I made a bonnet to parade Fifth Avenue with the traditional Easter Parade (and the Bonnet Competition that used to be held at Tavern on the Green, an interesting mix of fabulous men, venerable older ladies, and fascinator fans). I provide materials, coaching in the basics of Surrealist hat-making, and encouragement to enable others in bonnet excellence. It’s hard to … Continue reading The Easter Parade…

Charm School Design, a venture

I’ve made my own jewelry and accessories since I was a kid. In 2006 I began showing hair accessories and hats with feathers and other found objects from the Garment District, toy stores, and the flotsam and jetsam of life. I vended at the Bust magazine holiday fairs and the Young Designers’ Market in Soho and quickly picked up wholesale accounts from overseas boutiques, local … Continue reading Charm School Design, a venture