Thursday, February 28, 2013

Current Social Media

I am never very good at taking time away from making clothes to post on the internet, but I am trying to do a bit more of that so that the public can see my process and have a better idea of what projects I'm working on. So if you want to keep up with me in one way or another, here are a few way:


I just joined Instagram! Follow me to see what I'm working on at the studio.


 Facebook is the best place to find out about upcoming events as well as see pictures from all my collections and fashion shows.


Whenever I have new items for sale, Etsy is the place to find them. You can also follow me on Etsy to see all the other treasure I find on the site.


 Spoonflower is where to find my print design work. A few of the designs are even for sale.


 Tumblr has a huge amount of photos of my work! Follow me to stay up to date with the photos I post.


 I just started using Twitter. I might decide I hate it and stop using it. But for now I will give it a try.

It is kind of overwhelming to juggle them all, but I understand each one has it's own function and people have preferences of what kind of news they want and in what format. Each one has it's own unique raison d'etre. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Arrivals

After a long period of working on custom designs for clients, I have finally had a chance to work on a few new designs for the webshop! Check out Etsy for more info on each of them. They are all made of organic cotton and available to purchase made-to-measure.
 
 
 

DJing

My friends have been putting on awesome parties that I've been DJing at!



Here are my playlists from the last 2 events:

December 22, 2013
1 Eleven Pond - Watching Trees (Bedroom Mix)
2 Violet Tremors - Future Love
3 Visage - Fade To Grey
4 David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
5 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Red Light
6 New Order - Age Of Consent
7 OMD - Enola Gay
8 The Cure - Close To Me
9 Ze Dark Park - Strange Planes (Cold Mix)
10 Cosmetics - Sleepwalking
11 Grimes - Oblivion
12 Swans - See No More
13 Death in June - The Calling (MK II)


February 2nd 2013
1 Wumpscut - Outside
2 Ministry - Revenge
3 Joy Division - Walked In Line
4 The Cramps - Strychnine
5 The Cure - Accuracy
6 Revolting Cocks - Crackin' Up
7 Clan of Xymox - Stranger
8 She Wants Revenge - Black Liner Run
9 Violet Tremors - Nothing
10 IAMX - You Stick It In Me
11 Light Asylum - End Of Days
12 Prince - Kiss
13 Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart
14 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
15 Swans - Amnesia
16 Purity Ring - Belispeak
17 M83 - Midnight City
18 Grimes - Vowels = Space and Time
19 Crystal Castles - Air War
20 Violet Tremors - Autosuggestion
21 Portishead - Wandering Star

If you are into that kind of music,  or just want to hang out with us, check out SyntheticHope.com for upcoming event info.

Spoonflower Bats and Typewriters

At Central Saint Martins I got my degree in Fashion Print, but prints aren't something you see much of in my work anymore. That's largely due to not having a print room in Ithaca. I do still design prints sometimes, and I am trying to start using printed fabric in my designs again. So I've been investigating Spoonflower for getting digital prints. They make the process really easy! And they even have organic cotton as one of the options for printing on! I feel sad about the loss of the process of printing by hand, which I always loved. But I still hand screenprint all my labels, so the process is not entirely lost. Anyway, here are some pictures of prints I've worked on recently:

Around Halloween I designed this bat print and had enough printed to make this dress (which is available on Etsy). The print itself is available to buy on Spoonflower.




 This print is a manipulated photo of sand

Yes, that is me, doing a ribbon dance with the typewriter ribbon and spilling letters everywhere. I know I'm not supposed to, I just couldn't help it. This print is available to buy on Spoonflower too!


And this is a special sneak peek of a circuitry print design for the upcoming collection!

To see more of my print design work check out the Rachael Reichert website and my Spoonflower portfolio.


Burlesque Costume Roundup

I've been working on a bunch of burlesque costumes over the past few months. It has been a very different way of working, but it's been really fun! A lot of the work was on a tight deadline, so I didn't have much time for taking pictures, but here are some photos I managed to take:

















 If you are in NYC, you can see some of these in the Burlesque Soiree that happens at the Triad Theatre occasionally.