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  • LPDstudios - Extra Endeavors -High School Musical - Legally Blonde

    "Carlos" and Me

    This year I had a rare opportunity to be the costumer for this years high school musical "Legally Blonde".  The kids were amazing, hardworking and very receptive to my ideas.  I had a ton of fun playing into the old tropes and stereotypes of the characters, which where almost 12 years old.  And, figuring out how to make a "Playboy Bunny" costume appropriate for a high school actress.  I am sure we got some backlash along the way, but then isn't that what art has always done.      

    Elle in Bunny Costume    

  • LPDstudios - Extra Endeavors - Girl Scout Badge

    Recently, I was invited by my friend Payton to help her Girl Scout Troop earn their jewelry badge.  I am not your typical jewelry artist and decided to teach them the art of stamping leather.  These girls where very serious.  After discussing what types of jewelry there are and the many different materials it's made of.  We got to work.  First teaching them the basic skills of working in leather, then letting them go, unrestrained, to create their amazing piece of jewelry.  Take a look for yourself what these young ladies accomplished.  

    Girl Scout Badge Workshop

    The End Results

    My friend Payton

    My friend Payton enjoying her S'more this summer at Hershey Chocolate World.

     

     

     

  • LPDstudios Blog - Extra Endeavors - DECA 2019

    Giving Back
    DECA 2019This year I had the opportunity to participate in the 68th Annual State Career and Development Conference, DECA.   Over 2,000 high school students from all over Pennsylvania participated in this three day event.  Not only where the kids able to choose from dozens of workshops, including: "What it's really like to be a Fashion Designer" presented by me.  But, they where judged on written events, role playing, and their interviewing skills.  First place winners in Pennsylvania move onto Nationals.  Such an impressive event, these students where just incredible.  Good Luck at Nationals!  
  • LPDstudios Blog - Extra Endeavors - High School Musical

    Giving Back
    Lower Dauphin Musical
    I had so much fun helping with the costumes at my daughters high school musical this year and what a fun musical it was, Mama Mia.  So many talented kids with such amazing voices.  I can't wait to see what the director picks next year!

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