Friday, May 7, 2010

Scalloped Dreams

Here is the first collar from my Dream Collaboration with Miu Miu. (Not that the Miu Miu line even needs collars since she already has them, but, you know)
I took inspiration from all the gorgeous scalloped edges in the collection and made this black and white piece:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Well I'm off to the city of lights to meet up with Nicolas Ghesquiere. Sometimes dreams do come true?

*photo from

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Last one

This is the last look from my Dream Collaboration with Louis Vuitton! Up next: Miu Miu!
You can buy this faux fur opera collar here.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Marc's Favorite

There are still two more pieces left to show you from the Louis Vuitton dream collaboration!

Here's the second to last one (Marc's favorite!):
Available here!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Reality Friday

Oops, so the photo shoot for the Miu Miu line was canceled so I'll have those to you next week.
Here's a sneak peak at one of the looks that inspired the opera collars.
It's all about the scalloped edge!
the real Michelle

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shoe love

These Alexander McQueen shoes are sort of amazing, if you ask me, which you didn't, but I'm just saying, they are.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Miu Miu

Doesn't Tavi look so lovely in this drop dead drool-worthy Miu Miu combo?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Fourth Opera Collar

Here is another piece I finished. This one is great because it's totally adjustable due to the chain and lobster claw clasp I sewed on! Available here


Well, well, well, yet again there are a few doubters out there who think that my last photo with my friend Marc was photoshopped! I'm appalled! What kind of weirdo would go so far with a fantasy to actually take a photo of herself dressed like Marc Jacobs and then photoshop herself into said photo???
The proof is in the pudding my friends. Yes, I did walk the runway with Marc not once, but TWICE!
Wearing matching outfits.
Gazing into each other's eyes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Look Trois

Voila, the third opera collar from my Dream Collaboration with Marc Jacbos/Louis Vuitton. Available here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Look Deux

The second look from the Louis Vuitton Dream Collaboration is available here!

Reality Friday

Well it's that time of the week again. Back to reality to write about my dream world experiences from my real world standpoint.
I think it's been pretty clear that I've been having fun with photo shop this week. I had a blast going through internet photos of Marc Jacobs, and then photographing myself as if I were reacting to him in the photo. Below are a few outtakes from my shoot.

I actually finished the next phase of this art/fashion project, which is the fake collaboration with Miu Miu. I had a lot of technical difficulties with that project as I was teaching myself some new sewing techniques, so it was at times making me want to rip all my hair out, but I figured it out which ultimately left me feeling really good.

The Miu Miu pieces I will start posting at the end of next week.
Until next Friday, I'll be back in my DREAM WORLD!

My dog Woody Guthrie was constantly trying to insert himself into the photos with Marc and me. Publicity whore.

Even my dog thinks I'm a little wacko, perhaps.

Real Marc:

The outcome:

Ad Campaign

Here is my Fake Marc Jacobs Ad Campaign.


"Louis Vuitton" Ad Campaign

Since Marc Jacobs is head honcho over at Louis Vuitton, he told me what to do for the ad campaign for our opera collars. He wanted to go with a contrasty/washed out look for the photos, and when Marc says jump, I ask how high?
Here's the results from our first photo shoot together.

This is the first piece that is available for sale! You can purchase it here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Marc is so generous!

Remember in the Sex and the City movie when Carrie gets a package delivered to her (a huge box) and opens it up and it's the Vivienne Westwood wedding dress she tried on during the Vogue photo shoot that Vivienne so generously gave to her? Well I pretended that happened to me. It went like this:
Someone knocked on my door and handed me this HUGE box. I opened it up, and it was the Marc Jacobs dress that has been keeping me up at night, with a note from Marc that said:
"Michelle, it was so wonderful collaborating with you. I know how much you have been gushing over this dress at your "real world blog" and I felt like you just had to have it.

How do you think it looks with those white socks??

Move over Vicki!

I think Victoria Beckham is jealous of me because Marc replaced her with ME for his ad campaign!!

Marc and I

Well, well well, it seems that some of you are questioning if I actually do KNOW Marc Jacobs. My question to you is, would I have this photo of Marc and me if I did not know him???

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I'm back from my trip to Milan. Miuccia and I had dinner at Dolce & Gabbana's concept restaurant "Gold." It was dreamy. Indeed it was.
(The rigatoni was to die for)

Vintage button opera choker

Marc thought this collar would go lovely with the look above. I used vintage buttons on this piece.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It was fun adding the yellow highlights in this opera choker. It goes with the look above.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here is the second look for the Louis Vuitton line!