6th Semester Finals finished at last!

This past week and a half I feel as if I have been running a never ending marathon beginning with a week of finals followed by a weekend of packing, cleaning, and saying goodbye and finishing with 20 hours of travel! All of that being said, I wouldn’t take back a single minute of it.  I am currently sitting on my deck looking out at lake Michigan and trying to fight my jet lag.  I am finally able to take a breath and show you all what I have been working so hard on this past semester.  Enjoy:)

This is a photo of all of the term garments from the 6th semester knitwear class!

This is my Chanel project.  For our term garment in one of my knitwear  classes we were asked to design two garments inspired by Chanel.  The red knit romper is inspired by the knit swimsuits of the 20′s and the knit jacket is made in the style of a bomber jacket using tubulare and ottoman stitches. 

The back view of my romper.

This dress is designed as a part of my Spring/Summer 2013 collection Rayas inspired by South American art for my Spring semester portfolio class. 

The back view of my striped dress.  I knit the fabric for this dress on the 10 gauge Dubied Machine using cotton and wool yarns. 

The two looks together.

The following photos are taken of my Spring semester portfolio.  A spring/summer 2013 collection called Rayas.  These are the inspirational images for my collection. 

These three looks are the garments that i made in my knitwear classes.  Look familiar?

The technical knitwear stitch information for my red romper

Two looks from my collection with technical sketches and knit swatches.

More looks from my collection.

The final page of my portfolio showing all 20 looks of my collection together.

A photo of some of the girls at our going away party.

The knitwear group with our amazing fashion art professor, Professor Field

The knitwear group again with some of our other incredible knitwear professors.

They surprised us with Politecnico (the university we go to in Milan) shirts to sign for eachother!

6th Semester Finals finished at last!


This past week and a half I feel as if I have been running a never ending marathon beginning with a week of finals followed by a weekend of packing, cleaning, and saying goodbye and finishing with 20 hours of travel! All of that being said, I wouldn't take back a single minute of it.  I am currently sitting on my deck looking out at lake Michigan and trying to fight my jet lag.  I am finally able to take a breath and show you all what I have been working so hard on this past semester.  Enjoy:)

This is a photo of all of the term garments from the 6th semester knitwear class!

This is my Chanel project.  For our term garment in one of my knitwear  classes we were asked to design two garments inspired by Chanel.  The red knit romper is inspired by the knit swimsuits of the 20's and the knit jacket is made in the style of a bomber jacket using tubulare and ottoman stitches. 

The back view of my romper.

This dress is designed as a part of my Spring/Summer 2013 collection Rayas inspired by South American art for my Spring semester portfolio class. 

The back view of my striped dress.  I knit the fabric for this dress on the 10 gauge Dubied Machine using cotton and wool yarns. 

The two looks together.

The following photos are taken of my Spring semester portfolio.  A spring/summer 2013 collection called Rayas.  These are the inspirational images for my collection. 

These three looks are the garments that i made in my knitwear classes.  Look familiar?

The technical knitwear stitch information for my red romper

Two looks from my collection with technical sketches and knit swatches.

More looks from my collection.

The final page of my portfolio showing all 20 looks of my collection together.

A photo of some of the girls at our going away party.

The knitwear group with our amazing fashion art professor, Professor Field

The knitwear group again with some of our other incredible knitwear professors.

They surprised us with Politecnico (the university we go to in Milan) shirts to sign for eachother!

4th Year Fashion Show- ARMONIE


A couple of weeks ago the five 4th year students at FIT in Milan presented their senior collections!  They put on an incredibly beautiful show at a small church in Milan.  Their collections were cohesive, innovative, and beyond impressive. Here are a couple of shots from the show.  

Meghans children's wear collection inspired by Ireland.


Jolie's collection about the progression of innocence. The chiffon square pieces that make up this dress were all printed with sketches drawn by Jolie.

One of my professors Benedetta Barzini (an incredible vogue model from the 60's) wearing one of Jolie's stunning clean looks. 

Luciana Grimaldi's collection Black Tie Optional

Another beautiful look with neoprene from Luciana

Luciana Grimaldi Black Tie Optional

All of Luciana's looks together

Jackii Ramis's collection Crunch

Hand designed prints from Jackii's Collection

Another breathtaking look from Jackii's Collection inspired by beetles

A look from Mari McNeil's collection TRANSIENCE AESTHETIC JOURNEY

Another from Mari's

Such a beautiful chiffon backless dress form Mari

Sydney, me, and Kaiya outside the show!

Catch Up Session



 So, seeing as I have been just awful at keeping up with my blog this past month, I thought I owed it to everyone to do a general recap of April and May...  Get ready for a picture overload!

Photo from the Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan during the Salone Di Mobile, and international design market that takes place in Milan every year.  Furniture stores and galleries show present the most innovative ideas in furniture and interior design all around the city. 

Another room in the Rossana Orlandi space during Salone Di Mobile.



One of hundreds of displays along Via Turino during the Salone.

A nice shot of our apartment building on a beautiful sunny Saturday!

I took a trip to see my best friends Marley Caitrin and Katie in Seville Spain!


I was lucky enough to be in Seville during their week long festival called Ferria where they dress up in traditional Spanish flamenco dresses and celebrate their culture and history with a big carnival and lots of parties. 

Caitrin and I at the festival.


A real Spanish Churro! mmmmmm

The Wisconsin Gang!

In Spain we took a day trip to Rhonda to go climbing and exploring.

The famous Puente Nuevo in Rhonda.


Hiking down to the waterfalls. 


The famous Plaza de Espana in Seville. Absolutely stunning.

After returning from Spain Sydney and I had some visitors. Sydneys brother and Caitrin came to Milan and we took a weekend trip to Cinque Terre.



Watching the sunset over the Mediterranean.

Just climbing some rocks.  We were much better at this the second time around.

Look famliar? Sydney and I took the same photo our first trip to Cinque Terre in September right before the awful floods and landslides. 


Home sweet home.  They have put docks out on the canal which is obviously our new favorite spot to hang out with a bottle of wine in the evenings.