NEW STATE BASICS

new STATE collection just launched in time for the holidays.

Organic cotton, made in the US, underwear and bras, light-as-air tees, new Winter weight origami pants, and Field Dresses.

Check out the new lookbook shot by Josh Wool, and shop the new batch.

Everything is limited edition, and available exclusively through the STATE online store.

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D&A SHOW

STATE will be showing in the Green Room at the D&A NY show this next week!

Come say hello!

MUSEUM MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I came across the map for the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not traveling science show that some of my insects were acquired for!

The map alone is amazing.   It’s going from city to city for 6 years, starting somewhere in Canada.

I’m happy to say my insects are sandwiched between MLK and a Rolls Royce made from matchsticks.

STATE SALE

 

holiday sale in the online store!

 

WINTER LOOKBOOK VIDEO

During the photo shoot of the winter collection, the talented Chuck Heilig shot this video.

 

WINTER SHOOT

The photo shoot of STATE’s winter collection for NuBe Green happened this last weekend.

Unfortunately, so did hurricane Sandy…  We made the best of it and shot rapidly as the day grew darker and darker.

The images are beautiful and I’m so grateful to my team for this adventurous day.

SEE THEM HERE

Photography: Swae, Amanda Paredes  Make-Up:  Kat St. John

Hair: Andy Tseng,  Model: Karina

Styling/Wardrobe: STATE, Adrienne Antonson

TEACHING AT TAC

Sewing 101- De(re)construction with Adrienne Antonson

For some, traditional sewing methods are intimidating, maybe even too rigid. For those who like to think outside the box, and don’t want to rely on patterns, measuring and lots of tools, this sewing class is for you! Designer, Adrienne Antonson, will teach you the basics of sewing and deconstruction — including learning your way around a sewing machine, simple hand sewing techniques and ironing/pinning tricks to save time. From there we will be working with pieces from your wardrobe that need an update. Whether it’s a t-shirt that desires to be a tank top, or pants that would look better as a mini skirt, we’ll re-work pieces into something fresh and new. On the second day, we’ll play with DIY surface design techniques that will spice up your new pieces like printing, stamping, and simple dye solutions that anyone can do at home!

Come join me at the TAC in Brooklyn for this fun weekend!

STATE STORE!!

 

Very happy to announce the STATE online store.  Home to STATE basics and some select one of a kind pieces.

I’ll be updating it often, so join the newsletter (or Facebook/Twitter) to stay in the loop!

 

INDUSTRY OF ONE

Thrilled to be profiled on Industry of One.  A fantastic, fantastic site.

My interview talks about the future of STATE and life as a gypsy.

COMING SOON…

Lots of exciting new things coming your way soon.  Stay tuned Internet!

 

 

STATE HAS A FACEBOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKE STATE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S/S SHOOT BY SWAE

While out in Seattle, I did an amazing, incredible and dreamy shoot of the newest collection with photographer Amanda Paredes.  Lots of images to come.  Here’s a sneak peek from the sidelines.

ONE WEEK!

 

One week to go until the Spring/Summer collection show in Seattle.

Loving the new organic garment tags.  Grown in the USA!

Show details below…

ODD LOVE

 

Please join us on May 4th in Capitol Hill (Seattle) for a preview of my Spring/Summer collection!

SEATTLE + SPRING SHOW

My Spring show will be held at the classically gorgeous Century Ballroom in Seattle.

Mark your calendar for May 4th!

Details forthcoming.

 

CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK!

An incredible, incredible week comes to a close.  Millions of photos to come.

BROOKLYN, MY NEW HOME

My creative and personal headquarters are now in NY!

 

FIN!!

Just finished and packed up my collection for CFW.  Can’t wait to show this work!

Link to tickets/schedule below!

PURE GREEN MAGAZINE

My Watercolor Skirt was featured in a pretty spread over at Pure Green Magazine.

Which is worth checking out in general.  And boy, is that an outfit.

UP NEXT…

My studio has been transitioned from sculpture to fashion and I’m ready to get to work on my next collection of clothing.

I’ll be making 100 pieces to take out to NuBe Green in Seattle for a show in April.  But, first, I’ll swing by Charleston, SC

to compete in the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition along with 20 other designers.

This collection I’ll be experimenting with hand knotting yarns, natural dyes, dye removal processes, and of course hand stitching.

 

INSECTS, INSTALLED

Just home from installing the show at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Kentucky.  The space is incredible – over 100 years old – with amazing details and architecture. The insects are in a bright, intimate space that perfectly fits the work.  It was a whirlwind few days. On top of installing the show, I also did tons of thrifting in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee to collect materials for the next STATE collection which I’ll be starting…  now…  or maybe tomorrow… Let’s be honest.

READY TO GO!

I hit the road for Kentucky earrrrrly tomorrow morning for two days of installation at The Carnegie Arts Center.

I photographed the dome pieces before I packed them up today.

Exciting to have it all come together.

See the rest on my SCULPTURE page.

 

STYLE RESOLUTION: SEATTLE MET

I was asked to contribute to Seattle Met’s Style Resolution list for 2012.  Here’s what I vowed:

 

 

See all the resolutions from Seattle’s most stylish here.

SHOP STATE ONLINE

 

The newest STATE pieces are up in the NuBe Green online shop!

 

 

KENTUCKY, HERE I COME…

Getting my ducks in a row to install this next show in Kentucky.

These gorgeous (and giant!) domes were my Christmas present to myself.

They’ll become homes for my most three-dimensional insects.

THE ART OF HAIR

Been working away on my pieces for this January show.

Along with 27 new insects, I’m recreating my studio and tools out of hair.

 

THE ART OF HAIR

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center

Covington, Kentucky

January 15 to February 10, 2012

Opening Reception – Sunday, January 15, 2012; 3-6pm

oh, Seattle

My trip out to Seattle for my Fall 2011 show could not have been more ideal.

(view from my cottage!)

First, a shoot with the talented Amanda Paredes at Discovery Park,

Followed by another shoot – this one with Joe Holdsworth – who shot the STATE lookbook.

Then, I managed to pull it all together for a talk about STATE at the show,

and finally, I rewarded all my hard work with a visit out to the farm.

I missed the alpacas beyond belief and was overjoyed to see them –and them, me.  I like to think.  :)

Believe it!

 

I’m very thrilled to say that 6 of my insects were recently purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum!

As a kid, I LOOOOVED that place, so it’s really wonderful to have my work there.

It’s also fun to think of my insects next to shrunken skulls and merpeople.

I’m not sure which museum location they’ll end up in, but I can’t wait to visit when they land.

Spring Trunk Show at Graypants

The guys at Graypants Studio in Seattle were kind enough to

let us bombard their amazing space for my last show.

It was a great fit as they repurpose materials as well –

making gorgeous lighting and furniture out of cardboard and plywood.

It was a fantastic night.