Sunday, December 30, 2012

I'll Huff and I'll Puff...

...and blow 2012 away!

I was featured in an article in the Huffington Post this week, you can check it out here!

So excited to show these pictures of three of my newest dresses.
The New Years Eve themed photo shoot was shot by Lindee Robinson at the Peacock Room Boutique. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Swept Away

This has been such a dramatic month!  
I experienced my very first hurricane and then moved back to Michigan, all within a week.

I sketched the idea for this dress in NYC while I was hiding from Hurricane Sandy in my friend Fiona's apartment.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Without Limits

Or at least it feels that way...Esperanza Spalding performed in my Marie Antoinette jacket Austin, Texas at the Austin City Music Festival on Friday!  I love this picture of her!

Photo by Matt Ellis

Friday, October 12, 2012

Working it Out

Happy fall!  Here's what's been going on in New York:

I finished my internship at Diane Von Furstenburg.  Being able to see the Spring/Summer 2013 collection develop from start to finish was amazing, such an wonderful way to spend the summer!  

Sewing night away before the runway show
Oh you know...DVF and I...most exciting moment ever!
The whole gang at the fashion show after party

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Barnacle Dress in Tokyo!

What in the world?  One of my dresses made it to Asia!
Esperanza Spalding performed in the Barnacle Dress in Tokyo, Japan this week!

This Titanic-inspired dress is made from kozo fiber and hand-dyed raw silk.  
You can find more information about in earlier and also here, and below you can see the process of making the dress from start to finish!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New York New Dress

I bought this dress for $10 at thrift store and gave it a makeover!  

This is the first dress I've made in New York! I don't have a machine here yet so it was all done by hand. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Musica e Moda in Italia!

My dresses have been having such a lovely tour of Europe this summer, I'm a little jealous!
Esperanza Spalding performed in the Delphinium Dress in Bard Fortress, Italy on July 21st.

Concert photo by Dan Hallas

You can see more pictures and inspiration behind this design here
and also on Esperanza's amazing style blog: Happily Ever Delphinium

Monday, August 6, 2012

I See London...

I see Esperanza Spalding performing in my Impressionist Dress in Vienne, FRANCE at 'Jazz a Viene!'    
(So sorry...I have to admit coming up with really cheesy titles for these posts is one of my favorite parts of doing this blog)

Photo by Dan Hallas
You can also see the dress on Esperanza's Style Blog! Batik Impressions

Here's another shot of the dress, and for more about the inspiration and process of making it, go right here!

Photo by Megan Marcoux
Hair and Makeup by Natalie Briles
Model -  Kara Thomas

Today was the second day of my second internship in New York City.  I'm still at DVF, but I am now also working at Found Future showroom, which carries all eco-friendly designs.  It is incredibly exciting and inspiring to be around so much beautiful clothing and accessories, especially because it is all made from sustainable materials!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello Holland!

In the spirit of the Olympics, I am so excited to announce that one of my dresses has gone international!

Esperanza Spalding performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland this month.
Here she is, looking so gorgeous in my "Transparency Dress!"

Photo by Steven Hotsma
Here are a few more pictures of the dress:

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Bridget Show

This is a picture of my senior show at the College for Creative Studies, the reason I started this blog in the first place!

Five underwater-inspired dresses made with recycled and eco-friendly materials

Here are a few more pictures of these dresses that I haven't put up yet.
They were taken by the fabulous Lindee Robinson at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why Knot?

Here's the last of my color theory dresses! This one is inspired by celtic knots and crosses.

Photo by Megan Marcoux
Hair and Makeup by Natalie Briles
Model - Cyndi Kulman
Sketches and Pattern Design:

Friday, June 22, 2012


Esperanza Spalding performed in my Garden Dress at her concert tonight!

Midland, Michigan

This is my first post from NYC!  

The internship at Diane Von Furstenburg has been an amazing experience so far.  
DVF even stopped by the studio today...not a bad way to end my first week!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Does This Dress Impress-ionst You?

This is another color theory dress I made showing "optical mixture:"
Photo by Megan Marcoux
Hair and Makeup by Natalie Briles
Model - Kara Thomas

I was inspired by the "Impression Sunrise" painting by Claude Monet to create the batik fabric for this dress.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm Graduating!

To celebrate this very dramatic day, here is a very dramatic picture of my Titanic Dress!

Photo by Lindee Robinson,  Hair and Make Up by Bella Artistry,  Model - Allison Shea

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Life's a Garden...Dig it!

I changed my mind, I'm too excited about these pictures not to post them until the show!  Here is the final dress, photographed in the beautiful gardens at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house in Grosse Pointe.

Photographer: Lindee Robinson
Hair: Natalie Briles
Make-up: Jessica Latimer-Doggett
Model: Madison Wayne

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Unsinkable Photo Shoot

Despite car accidents, food poisoning, and torrential rainstorms, today was the final photo shoot for my senior show at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.  I was so incredibly blessed with the most amazing team of photographers, hair and makeup artists, and models that made this day *magically* happen.  

Here's a sneak peak, but you'll have to wait for the show to see the final images!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

You Jump, I Jump

I'm not leaping off the back of the ship but jumping for JOY because the second Titanic dress is done, just in time for the movie re-release this week!  There will be a lovely photo shoot for this dress in a couple weeks, but for now here are some studio pictures:

This dress is made out of kozo and a vintage dress that I disperse-dyed and rust-dyed.

Today begins the last month of school...and my last month as a CCS student ever.  Even though our time together is running out, my memories of the College for Creative Studies will be safe in my heart and
 my heart will go on and onnnnn.

(Haha I had to throw that in there somewhere!)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Almost Famous

I recently had the most exciting opportunity of my life: designing a dress for Esperanza Spalding as an option to wear the Grammy Awards this year.  Unfortunately the dress wasn't worn, but she may wear it on her tour this summer! Yay!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Inn Style

Here's a little preview of my latest dress!  More pictures to come, I just couldn't wait to share this picture taken at the Ferry Street Inn in Detroit by the lovely Lindee Robinson.  The awesome hair was done by Stein McGee and beautiful makeup by Camille LaMontagne.   Thanks to everyone!

Now I'm working on the fourth dress for my show. I'm going to be experimenting with dying fabric with rusty metal this weekend, so cool!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Belle Isle Aquarium!

The Belle Isle Aquarium was open to the public today for the Shiver on the River event, and I got to display two of my dresses in an empty tank!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Peacock Room Photoshoot

Lindee Robinson took these pictures of three of my dresses at the Peacock Room, a new boutique in the Park Shelton building in Detroit.  This was such a fun shoot!