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My name is Mara. I'm married and am a mom to two crazy boys! I've been wanting to design unusual and unforgettable clothing for quite some time. I spent many years studying art and the history of fashion, when all I wanted to do was create my own! I started making prom dresses I copied from Seventeen magazine in my early formative years for my Barbie. Ken didn't care, but she looked awesome! If you can't tell already, I also like to design with a touch of humor/tongue-in-cheek styles.

My over-educational background:
BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art History from the U of I, Champaign.
MA in Costume Studies/…

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  • Born on August 6
  • Joined March 14, 2006

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Policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=28719
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Avatar: photo by Morningstar Graphics, model Nickie Richards.

My name is Mara. I'm married and am a mom to two crazy boys! I've been wanting to design unusual and unforgettable clothing for quite some time. I spent many years studying art and the history of fashion, when all I wanted to do was create my own! I started making prom dresses I copied from Seventeen magazine in my early formative years for my Barbie. Ken didn't care, but she looked awesome! If you can't tell already, I also like to design with a touch of humor/tongue-in-cheek styles.

My over-educational background:
BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art History from the U of I, Champaign.
MA in Costume Studies/Decorative Arts from NYU.

Most of my classes were at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've also worked at different galleries and museums, have seen everything from ancient tribal clothing to Madonna's pointy bra, and have experienced several different kinds of art techniques from blowing glass to painting watercolors. I've also done a lot of travelling to other countries, and picked up many costumes and textiles to reuse in other ways.

While studying at the Costume Institute, I also learned how to handle and care for costumes and textiles. As well, I had to figure out how clothing was put together and make a pattern based on a finished garment. This is much harder than it sounds. If you don't believe me, try it yourself!

I love to sew garments from scratch and like to experiment with different techniques, and reconstruct garments. I have a Janome Serger, a Brother Serger, Janome Coverstitch machine, a Brother & a Kenmore sewing machine. I use a Fuji FinePix S5000 to take my photos. Some of my photos are taken by me, others are collaborations with local models/photographers. All clothing is cleaned after photo shoots!!!

My feature at Girlispoison: http://girlispoison.blogspot.com/2008/12/indie-designer-crush-indiscretions.html


WEBSITE: http://www.indiscretion.us

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