Disney Powless’s blog, Ruffles and Stuff, really resonated with our ruffle-loving staff. There’s not much that this creative, resourceful designer won’t pretty up with her signature frills—slippers, shirts, you name it! We all went crazy over her fabulous headbands and necklaces. (That’s her cutie-pie daughter modeling the giant peach-colored rose on page 110 of our fresh style Summer 2011 issue.) “When I want or need something,” says Disney, “I always try to think of how I can make it first.” For inspiration for your own projects, check out Disney’s blog at rufflesandstuff.com. For step-by-step instructions on making the headbands, turn to page 30 of our fresh style Summer 2011 issue.
Known for her vibrant, modern renditions of vintage crafts, Arizona artist Heather Bailey believes creativity should be pursued as more than a mere outlet. She sees it as nourishment for the soul. We are excited to feature her and her various creative enterprises in this issue of fresh style, and we are especially thrilled to share her tuxedo clutch how-to, a project she designed especially for us (and you!). Read more about Heather at heatherbailey.com.