Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Hoodies- Unisex and Cropped Variations

Hi All
The hoodie factory continues and I have a few to add to the line. I have been experimenting with the unlined versions and different hood linings. In the blue hoodie I used a lightweight lizard print while in the purple hoodie I used the purple leopard velboa and then a medium weight fur in the green. I am not sure which one I prefer and since I love offering choices to people - I will let the masses decide! These urban furs lend themselves perfectly to unlined products. The fabric has dimension with the raised fur design and also has a stiffness and thickness that make it the perfect weight for an unlined jacket.

The unisex styling of the blue tiger has side pockets and inside pockets so you can carry all your gear.

Yesterday, I created a multi-piece hoodie with black sherpa fleece! Fur and fleece are a great combination in that the fur is fun and the fleece if functional! More to come on this front and my hoodies might make a hard right turn in favor of half fleece! Great for Rock Climbing too!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Faux Fur Hoodies - Active wear for funky folks!

You are probably wondering why I haven't blogged in a few weeks... well, I've been in the great white north! I took a trip to MN for a bit of family time and to test out the warmth and effectiveness of my fur coats! The report is now in - They are Very Warm!! I never had a problem the entire time! Fur coats and fur hats kept Merritt and I toasty warm!

In the meantime, I have been back in the studio this week preparing for my next show. I will have a booth at the Spirit of the Flame Challenge down in San Jose, CA. This is a multi-day gymnastic tournament. So, in that vein, I am creating fur items for mainly teenage girls.

One of my favorite designs I have made is one that I made for myself and not for the rack or the website. It is one that I wear a lot and truly love and that is why I think the teenagers will love it as well. It utilizes the short pile fur into a long sleeve cropped hoodie. For my favorite hoodie, I used yellow leopard with an orange leopard lining in the hood.

For my new design, I used my 'urban' furs that I used for the urban bomber hats. The blue tiger stripe and instead of a short pile lining to the hood, I used a full long pile fur. It really creates a new look and new focal point. I think it changes the design and creates a whole new aesthetic. When you put the hood up - oh my goodness- the fur around your ears snuggles your head and feels oh so good!

I will be making a few of the hoodies in a full length mens/unisex size in addition to my cropped versions. I am working on the sizing and style of that one as we speak.