Me in a Nut Shell

Me and my husband 2008 (in my favorite pants pattern)

Me and my husband 2008 (in my favorite pants pattern)

I aspire to live life by the seat of my pants but I often times find myself hanging by my shirt collar. I love to build with my hands, you know, roll up your sleeve and get really dirty in it! That’s why I sew like a crack addict.
They say: She who dies with the most fabric wins!

I say: She who dies with the most fabric- still dies. . . Where did you say that estate sale was again?

Some things that make me happy are my civil and political rights, LIVE THEATER and I especially like finding point where theater becomes catalist for human rights awareness and social change. I love Pheonix Dragon Pearl, Pu’erh or Genmicha tea, Cashmere (sweaters or fabric… of course), linen, silk, Liberty of London textiles, finding ways to switch globalization from Free trade to Fair trade ideology, hand-me-down clothes, thrift stores, fresh powder tracks (grew up in Tahoe), the “cousins” brat pack, honesty, comedy, Bayna 5, a really good conversation, organic greens ;), The Sandusky massage (those hot rocks get me every time), live Chopin or Joplin before breakfast, lazy days with my husband Dave and citizenship in Black Rock City.


I was raised by hippies in Lake Tahoe, California (I went to my first Dead Show at ten).  My mother shutters at the word hippie on this blog because she would never wear tie dye and does not like the Dead.  BUT she hate capitalism, makes her own soap, lotions, mayo, cleaning products, wool socks, christmas presents (the list goes on).  She recycles everything, likes world music and wear lots of silver rings.  I had to explain to her that the rest of the world prolly lables that as “hippie”.  As a teenager I would make clothes for myself and friends and even consigned some one-of-a-kind creations.  At eighteen, I moved to Seattle to go to the Art Institute of Seattle for fashion design.  I recieved a degree in 1999.   I have dabbled in this and that, eventually returning to school at the University of Washington and focusing in theatrical design.  In June 2008 I got a BA in Dramatic Arts and a minor in Human Rights.  I applied to Law School but did not get in…. those bastards!

8 thoughts on “Me in a Nut Shell

  1. It’s great to see how much passion you have, espcially ofr sewing 😉

    Please comment on my blog, or follow me on twitter, fashion_junkie2

  2. I was hoping we might connect so I could ask about the“Catch Me If You Can” Pan Am 1964 Flight Attendant costume that I saw on your site. I am a photographer and have been doing some work for Pan Am Brands, these past few months. We actually are trying to locate an authentic uniform for some shot we still need to take with their luggage sets and when I saw that you were re-creating one…the thought occurred to me that maybe we should just have one made. That way, we wouldn’t take the chance of damaging an authentic and very valuable original. I would love to hear back from you so we could chat about this. Please feel free to email me at starmight@gmail.

    Thanks for your time.

  3. Hi Angela,

    I was doing some research online and I came across your information. I wanted to reach out to you because we are currently casting a new show for NBC titled “The Fashion Project,” from the original producers of Project Runway. We’re looking for local designers, whether it be amateurs or professionals, from people who work from home, to those who already have boutiques. It is a competition show, and the winner gets their entire line/brand launched in a major retail store across the country.

    We’re planning on being in Seattle April 26th through may 1st, and we want to meet with fashionistas such as yourself.

    Let me know if you’d like to participate. If so, why don’t you send me a little bio about yourself, along with a recent photo, and maybe some examples of your work. If not, feel free to pass this email along to fellow colleagues you think might be interested!

    Thanks again for your interest and I look forward to speaking with you soon!


    Natalie Boyadjian
    Casting Producer
    NBC’s “The Fashion Project”

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