I was delighted to find the current summer Garnet Hill catalog in the mail this past week. Back in November I worked on several fish softies that would be used as props to accompany the Garnet Hill kid's summer 2010 collection and I've been dying to see them in action ever since.
The lovely and talented Kendra Smoot (an old New York acquaintance and recent referral from Brooke) contacted me shortly after the nautical Halloween post where I had thrown together some very basic, primitive looking fish for Little A's goodie bag. To my delight she asked me if I could do something similar for an upcoming shoot she would be styling. I of course readily agreed.
While residing in NY, some years ago, I had worked here and there as a stylist assistant to the fabulous Jane Fife for Garnet Hill and was excited to be working for this company again. In another lifetime I would love to do what these fantastic ladies do.
Kendra picked out the darling vintage inspired fabrics from Mood and I came up with the various fish patterns based on what she needed for the shoot. Kendra styled the absolutely adorable on-location shoots and I believe the incredible Amy Chin styled the still life shots (aren't those waves so cute?! Not to mention the cons! Little A just might have to sport the gray ones).
It felt great to be working away on a deadline that involved the sewing machine and not the drawing table or computer. Very refreshing and very fulfilling. I just might have found a new niche. Thanks ladies for letting me be a part of your wonderful work!