My niece, Jessie Fair, is a senior at Cornell University where she is studying apparel design. Last November, this gown (top pic) that she created was awarded the top design at the International Textile and Apparel Association. Her award will be a two-week internship in London with renowned British designer Zandra Rhodes. Jessie is so gifted and I just know she's going places!!! I'm just so proud of her! Here's an article about Jessie and the gown. Cornell Chronicle Online.
This next piece is another one she did that just blows me away. It's one of my favorites. She recently started a business, ShiboriLove, where she sells one-of-a-kind hand dyed tights and accessories. They're gorgeous!