Sunday, March 25, 2012

bonnie's sketchbooks

Last week, my leather class went over to the Special Collections of the FIT library to look at some of Bonnie Cashin's original sketchbooks.

bonnie cashin sketch

Bonnie Cashin was a designer who started her career in the 1950s.  She was known for using leather in unexpected ways.

bonnie cashin sketch

bonnie cashin sketch
look how cute this girl is in her little hat!
bonnie cashin
this is Bonnie Cashin in 1960.  seeing this photo made me laugh because one of the jokes-that-is-actually-true in fashion illustration is that everyone draws girls that look like themselves.  Miss Bonnie was no exception.

bonnie cashin sketch

bonnie cashin sketch

bonnie cashin sketch

Now I'm off to have my ideal Sunday-- Petco to pet the cats, then buying yarn for my senior collection, then getting a macaron, then coming home and sewing for the rest of the day.

Any fun Sunday plans?  What's your ideal Sunday?

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  1. Sounds like a lovely Sunday! Stroking cats and buying yarn - ideal.

    1. It was every bit as lovely as I'd hoped it would be. I hope yours was, too! Thanks so much for stopping by. ♥

      xo Julie


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