I was trained at Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan. After college, I started my own boutique in Chelsea. I called it Bumbleberry's and that’s where I learned about different kinds of lace and discovered how well lace works in unusual ways: denim jackets, sneakers, and jewelry. I designed lace-covered hi-tops for a Joan Vass Couture show during Fashion Week in New York City, and hand-painted sneakers for Michael Jackson’s Fashion Premier at The Palladium. I created custom denim and lace skirts for Helen Mirren to wear in the film "The Mosquito Coast".
??Today, I am delighted to again be working with lace (now in more traditional ways). I also use old silks, crystals, beads and other vintage treasures. I inherited a cedar chest from my great-grandmother that is filled with antique laces and fabrics, silk dresses, an amazing ostrich plume, a hand-painted fan from Paris, and her silk wedding shoes. These are inspirations for customizing unique heirloom pieces that fit each bride’s individual taste.
I love collaborating with brides-to-be and since so many of my creations are found in retail bridal shops in Savannah and Charleston, most of my collaborations are through a retail establishment. However I do also welcome on-line inquiries and collaborations from brides-to-be who live outside our local region.?