Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shenova 2012

Bay Area Spring/Summer 2012

We did this shoot at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, with model/actress Anya Bykova and photographer Peter Chang. I loved the mod future kind of setting, it perfectly complimented the clothes. Some of the shots remind me of scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which just gives me goosebumps...

I did another new take on the Saturn Dress with a custom NASA print super saturated pink re-color spandex applique. The contrast black is eco bamboo stretch with a little shiny collar to tech it up a bit. I also made the hat and the Night Sky legging, the hat was inspired by a UFO.

The bamboo stretch is so soft against the skin.This design is a bit of a mix between clubwear and activewear, a Shenova classic style. 

Rings of Saturn Dress $225
Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for shipping as these items are all made to order thank you :)


Pink Cosmonaut Hoodie: For those Bay Area Summer nights: double layer fleece, astronaut detailing. Fun reflective strip on arm and hood- great for bikers.

Custom Printed Spandex Robot Controller Dress. Liquid Black stretch contrast. Gear leggings.
I listened to a lot of very good techno while designing this outfit. I think it shows. :) Sometimes I'll hear one part of a song and a design will come to me in that very instance from a particular emotion it brings up. So then I spend the next few days or week just steeping in it. Gladly, the result of this one was just as fierce as the songs that fueled it.

"The Queen Bee Coat" For those times gotta let em know who's boss :) Black Velvet stretch  faux fur trim, crystal studded yin yang logo on back.

"Midnight Hacker" Dress: Sexy Femme Fatale Black Velvet stretch. 

"Earth Mother" Coat: Polar Fleece Lined Cotton Print- View of Earth From Space
Earthly Chic

Make your own world...

This next photoshoot we did with award-winning photographer Peter H. Chang, Models Laura Bee and Stephanie Patrick.

Since I am totally obsessed with Saturn (someone recently told me because my "age of Saturn" has returned) I am doing a mini-collection devoted just to it. I LOVE how the rings on the print interplay with the contours of the body. This dress is 100% eco friendly, custom NASA saturn print applique, bamboo rings on the front and back. The supersexy strappy back rings along the spine follow the energy points on the body. One of my absolute favs from this collection!

The Shen Hat- Russian style, made from faux fur with crystal logo. Crystal Magic gloves: superglam sheer with
crystals. Paired well with the Tibetan Tuxedo Bolero, Blue Nebula Dress and Yin Yang mask.


               Miss stars nightflight coat. Cotton and faux fur with quilt detailing. Galaxy jumpsuit

Galaxy Jumpsuit/Playsuit.

Deep black velvet Launch crop hoodie. Bamboo lined, supersoft with shuttle launch patch. Stars inside the hood.

This coat was very fun to make and wear. It's space-opera-luxe-to-the-max! It's fully fur lined with cotton print exterior and arm patches. The sleeves are a luxurious black velvet. Posh...

This is the Pink Wormhole dress, complete with portholes on front and back...for those days when you feel like transporting yourself to another fashion dimension! Inspired by activewear, this dress can be worn out to tea, to the gym and then to the club! The black side panels are supersoft bamboo cotton jersey.

Blue Hubble Girl Carina Nebula Dress- Custom Print Organic cotton, Starry Satellite Tea Hat in blue

Pink Trifid Nebula dress, Custom Printed Organic Cotton and matching custom printed silk tea hat


Friday, March 9, 2012

In Progress Spring/Summer 2012: CyberPunked Collection: H4CK3R CH1C

I have always had a thing for hacker, computer nerds, gamer geeks. Seeing the TRON film made a lasting impression on me. I suppose it is that combination of female and machine that constantly inspires me, and I think it will be a theme I will continue to explore, as the increasingly invasive role of technology is more than ever. I am also quite obsessed with techno/space/ambient music, and often find myself listening to a song and getting a blast of a vision- the design is the manifestation of that singular feeling and moment in time created by the music.

Blade Runnerista Coat

This coat is part of my "nerdy chic" look and was inspired by Tron, Blade Runner and a splash of cyber and sport wear. It took me a very long time to make, probably around 40 hours from design to finish since there were so many details. The pink lines were cut from pinstripe fabric so I sewed them individually and quilted the pink patches for a more linear look and some extra warmth.

The main concept revolved around looseness and structure because I wanted it to have that semi military/cyber look without being too stiff and constricting. The fabric is a sweatshirt stretch black knit which is quite warm.

The insert detail in the chest front is a custom print fabric swatch which has a circuitry print and the words "Compressor" and "Power Section" written on it. The "Power Section" side is over the heart :) how funny, I just love it when that happens...

The Miss Circuits Bodycon Dress is a easy to wear custom printed organic cotton knit bodycon party dress. Who says tech can't be sexy? Wear this and your nerdy boyfriend will surely be drooling... the ultimate Nerd Chic look!