Fauxred.com (my design portfolio) →
So, this is the portfolio I’ve been working on lately. It’s not quite finished, and I’ve organized a few photo shoots (including one for the front page) in the near future. Also, there will be new work posted as often as I can get things up there. But, if you excuse a little dust, feel free to take a look around the beginnings of my design portfolio.
Just received the latex swatch colours from sheetlatex.com and I am overwhelmed with the choices! So many unique colours. Oh my god…..
I forgot how much my brain enjoys the puzzle of pattern drafting. It’s very satisfying.
Did I really just say “I will do my best to charm your pants off” on a professional phone message? Yes I did. Oops.
Anonymous asked: Do you do latex commissions?
Anonymous asked: Are you coming back to London?
eddieatthegov asked: Most important thing that people who meet you online or in person for the first time should realise right off the bat?
Ask Me Stuff
People ask me questions about shoemaking or latex or other things in person, but I wonder if any of my digital followers have questions for me. If you do, ask away! I’m feeling chatty today.
I was told the other day that if there were a venn diagram of Gamers, Cordwainers, and Fetish Models, I’d probably be the only person in the center. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s right, bitches. I’ll kick your ass in Gears of War while I make shoes with one hand, and I’ll do it all wearing latex.
I found a vintage set of lasting pincers on ebay. I have no money and none incoming, but at $10 I have to bid on them. I will FIND the money for these bad boys, even if I have to stand naked on the street and shake my ass for cash. UPDATE: I WON THEM! for $12.68 before shipping. New, these things cost upwards of $80. So, YEAY!!!! UPDATE: Holy shit, you guys. I can’t believe this: Two...
Seeking small studio space in San Francisco. Would love to share with a group of people making cool shit. I just need a small space with windows that open in a location I can get to without a car. This is proving very difficult. So is my job hunt. Things look bleak for my little shoemaking shop right now. :\
Are you going to Wondercon? You should. If for no other reason than to say hello to Penny of Lust Designs and me who will both be latex-ed and shiny! I am a sketching fiend today- I have a million ideas for this design gig I just got with an amazing musician. I just have to draw them out so someone other than me knows what I’m talking about.
I meet with Jany and we begin tossing ideas around, sketching, and hitting the fabric stores for ideas. This is going to be awesome!
Notes on Shoemaking part 3
I am sitting in Wicked Grounds coffee shop right now, and my online job hunt has proved fruitless. This is getting a bit depressing. So let’s focus on something fun, like shoes! Today I want to talk a little about the process of making an insole. I don’t have as many photos of this process as I would like, but I’ll do my best to explain with what I have. The insole board is...
WOO! Just started a design gig working with a super pretty, super talented singer. She found this blog and contacted me about making her some costumes. I will be working with my friend and co-designer Jany Nicole (who has amazing sewing skills that far surpass my own). Between the two of us, I can safely promise this band some awesome stuff! Lots of shiny and sparkly will be in my future!
Notes on Shoemaking part 2
I’m going to keep this one a bit short because it’s late and this fauxredhead is tired. So where were we… After we modified the lasts to fit our feet, the next step was creating a Mean Form- for those of us into sewing, it’s basically the shoe equivalent of a Block. A Block and a Mean Form are basic shapes that fit the body or last perfectly. They aren’t designed...
I can’t wait to see you become a famous shoe designer, worn by all the...– Danielle Lavigne ps- me too, Dani!
Notes on Shoemaking part 1
I am currently going through the thousand+ photos I took during the week-long shoemaking course. As a memory jog to myself (and because I suspect there’s a bit of interest in the process I went through) I am going to try to type up some rough notes on what we did. Here we go… Day 1 was all about measuring the foot. We learned a rather simplified means of doing it simply because we...
Shoemaking Class update part 3
You might be wondering why I’m not in Oregon right now, taking the next shoemaking class in the series. Here is what the current plan looks like: The next class was already full, and although my teacher was willing to let me into the class, it would have been crowded in his tiny little studio. It made more sense for me to wait until the next round of classes in 3-4 months. The plan is to...