Leather for a Rock Star Jewel!

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We’ve created unique leather garments for many notable people, but one of our favorite and ongoing collaborations has been with one of NYC’s own homegrown Rockstars, Margo Manhattan.

Margo is a jewelry designer extraordinaire, who has recently teamed up with HSN to bring her edgy Rock Star worthy jewelry designs to a broader audience. ¬†She, (and her jewelry) make a statement. Bold, Beautiful, strong and feminine – pretty much sums it up. ¬†On top being a truly talented designer – she could not be a sweeter person! ¬† That’s my bonus ūüôā

Our most recent collaboration  was for her latest HSN show.

I had found this incredible crunchy, glittery, textural Stretch leather some time ago. ( Which had her name all over it BTW! ) ¬†There was a limited amount so I bought all of it. ( Without any idea what to do with it in that moment – which I always promise myself I will not do anymore ūüôā

Over the previous few months, I’d made Margo several pairs of leather capris.¬†¬†She wore them all winter – and had begun pairing them with a couple of tops she’s also commissioned. One thing led to another and together we came up with this suit. ¬†Incorporating the glittery stretch with stretch suede, some subtle hardware and the silhouette she’d come to love.

The stretch suede ended up serving 2 purposes – first of all, the glittery skins I’d gotten were were really oddly shaped. Because of this, it really limited what could be made¬†out of them. ¬†And then – half way thru the project we’d realized that the glitter was really, really crunchy! ¬†So crunchy in fact, that any large movement was liable to be picked up on the mics!

Dressing a very tall, high heeled model in jewelry – gracefully & live on TV – is much more acrobatic than you’d think!

So, with some quick retooling / re-patterning I was able to alleviate the sound effects with suede panels along the inseams of both the top & the pants.  The final result wound up both beautiful and quiet and did what was most important Рset off her jewelry perfectly without distracting.

I am waiting for a final on Рset photo, but for now these quick studio will work!  Besides, Margo looks beautiful no matter what!

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