Some may know me as Miami, Un Tali, Talisman and Tali....
even Starbucks will give me a different nickname depending on which barista I get. The point is, I wear as many hats (if only you could see my collection) as I do nicknames. Despite my many names, one thing has stayed true and everyone sees it right away- I love to create. My biggest passion is creating unique pieces to fit anyone's style- even people with as many looks as I have nicknames. Although, I currently reside in what some call "the concrete jungle" (NYC), I've always been a laid back beach gal at heart. With that being said, color, style lines and prints are at the core of my design aesthetic.
But first.... here's my latest work.
The executioner - custom costume
Choker, bodysuit, hood and jacket
Met the amazing burlesque dancer Calamity Chang who was looking for something badass to debut her newest act "The Executioner" We worked closely together from fittings, shopping for trims and sketching out the idea together. Completely hand made right down to screwing in every spike on her costume. So happy with the way the costume turned out and it was amazing seeing it come together in her act. Here's a video of her performance at the New York Burlesque Festival 2017.
Here are 2 ways we can create together:
Way 1: From Scratch
From scratch. That's right, from scratch. We will work together to make a completely 100% custom jacket. You will get to pick everything from the material to the zipper.
Way 2: Upcycle
Upcycle. If you don't know what that means, its okay. We will basically take an existing jacket that's been sitting in your closet or that you just found at a thrift store, and make it yours. We can take it in, add new finishings, and the list goes on.
Ready to create something together? Awesome, lets take the next step!
Don't need a custom item but just need a freelance designer? Below are a few things I can also help you with.
- Hems on dresses, skirts, shirts, sleeves: $15+ varies based on complexity of garment & time
- Sewing (anything else aside from hems): $30/hr
- Patternmaking: $50 for max 10 pattern pieces - $5 for every additional pattern piece
- Computer Flats: $25 per sketch
- Fashion Illustration (hand done): $100 per sketch
- Computer Prints with full repeat: $30/hr