New Works!! Yeah!! Stevie Famulari August 2013

20 August 2013 // Posted in 2013 works, Fortune Favours, The Latest  |  No Comments

Katrina's Light, Fortune Favours

August 2013

The summer is full of so much inspiration for creating!

Katrina’s Light, recent design
The high bidder at the Spring Gala in May is an stunning woman with a great family who lights up a room when she walks in.

For her custom design a short leather coat is lined with deep violet-blue silky fabric, and the collar is the dramatic element of the artwork.  The collar can be worn down as a scarf, or up to frame her neck and face with a stunning effect.

And the painting- that is even more amazing.  The body gesture of the piece is created by her son, with the help of her husband.  Her 20 month old son hand painted the leather with some brilliant bright colors, hand prints and hugs.  The event of the painting left paint not only on the leather, but also on the rest of her clothes, her husband’s clothes, her son, and the kitchen floor!  Everyone cleaned up well, and the memory of the love of the moment will always be cherished, and makes me smile just to think of it.

Upcoming and current works
Leather cuffs with braille, the Stevania Series continuing with a long leather backless gown for a stunning woman, and a leather piece for Bras on Broadway will be finished for the Breast Cancer Fund Raiser.  Some of those are hints to the next photos in upcoming months!

Leather Cuffs
Accessories in leather include leather cuffs.  The rivets on the cuffs spell out words in braille.  They are created for each client.  The soft leather wears well, softening even more with the human contact and experience of the piece.

When you run your fingers over it, you feel the texture on your finger as well as on the skin where the bottom of the rivets are, reminding one of the words on the piece.  Words or phrases of inspiration, the wearable leather designs encourages having a visual, textural and tactile reminder of what the phrase on the cuff is.

For ordering your own leather cuff with a quote in braille of your own choice, please contact me.

Ordering your own designs
With my want to create designs which utilize a variety of my knowledge and visions, Fortune Favours explores looking at innovative approaches to chronicling moments in life through wearable arts.

With the summer turning to a stunning autumn, feel free to contact me for your own investment into your own leather for your collections.  Prices are based on each piece and vary for each style.  A piece can be designed with a variety of budgets in mind.

The pieces are custom fit with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.  The beauty of each design includes the details and feelings of the pieces which are essential at heart.  They are as soft and comfortable as another layer of skin.

Please feel free contact me with any questions, or to order your unique leather design.

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ABOUT FORTUNE FAVOURS, THE LEATHERS.
Fortune Favours is a series of leather works which use intimate body contact, body impressions, body energies and body gestures on wearable artworks.  Additional elements such as words in braille and other unique details are added for inspiration.

The pieces are custom fit with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.

The beauty of each design includes the details and feelings of the pieces which are essential at heart.  They are as soft and comfortable as another layer of skin.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari; Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault

DESIGNING YOUR CUSTOM ORDERS
Please feel free contact me with any questions, or to order your unique leather design.

http://www.steviefamulari.net/news/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/StevieFamulari

BRIEF BIO
Stevie Famulari’s practice focuses on creating spaces for living experiences.  Her work in the Arts includes Landscape Architecture, Fashion, and Food Arts.  The most recent series of Fortune Favours, continues with her works and ideals. The designs celebrate and expand the edges of fashions, food arts and landscapes.

With her want to create designs which utilize a variety of her knowledge and visions, Fortune Favours explores Stevie Famulari’s interest in looking at innovative approaches to chronicling her life through experiential arts.

Recent works include The Green Line which uses dramatic flowering beautiful plants growing on the gowns for a stunning experience.  Using new technology with plants, as well as fashions- the green line grows, flowers, reseeds itself, and continues a lifecycle.

Stevie Famulari’s work has been exhibited internationally, and has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and television appearances. With her work being received to a larger public, Stevie has personally had international and national appearances on Food Network Challenges, Food Network Specials, NBC Evening News (national), Oakland Tribune, Talkin’ Food with Joe Schipacci and Tami Bennet, and World Entertainment News Network.

Internationally and nationally, Stevie’s works and images have also appeared in The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Travel Channel, Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning News, Washington Post, NY Daily News, The Post Standard, Annezbiz-Turkish Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Winnipeg Free Press, Boston Herald, Berkeley Daily Planet, NY Village Voice, Ins & Outs Magazine, Santa Fe Reporter, and the Star Tribune.

Enjoy the designs which celebrate the relationships and connections we have with each other.  And I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Stevie Famulari

Katrina's Light, collar up

Katrina's Light, collar down

Katrina's Light, back view

 

3 Portfolios of Stevie Famulari- Engaging the Environment, Social Designs, Multi.Sensory Designs

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Stevie Famulari- Engaging the Environment- landscape innovator

Stevie Famulari- Social Designs- Fashion originator

Stevie Famulari- Multi.Sensory Designs- Food Compositions

The 3 pdf files above are links to portfolios which include works of:

  • A. Engaging the environment- landscape innovator
  • 2. Social designs- fashion originator
  • C. multi.sensory designs- Food Compositions

 

 

May 2013 Announcements

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10 May 2013

Dear All,

This weekend was the awesome success of the Fortune Favours, and newest works of the Stevania Series, for the Fashion Show at the Spring Gala.  And upcoming the great profile piece in Design & Living Magazine, more events and projects, all before my trip to Italy for research.
Enjoy some photos from the fashion show, and links to articles, and the start of a great sunny summer!

Fashion Show at the Plains Art Museum
The fashion show at the Spring Gala of the Plains Art Museum had about 1,000 people!  Wow!  There are so many people involved in the success of the fashion show- from models, to stylists, museum crew, committees, the dj, and more.  And the one thousand people that watched, clapped and cheered on the models and celebrated the works.  It was an unforgettable evening with a great crew.
In this email are 2 behind the scenes photo of the great crew of models.  On my facebook page are the full set of behind the scenes photos.

Profile story in Home & Living Magazine
The May/June 2013 issue of Design & Living Magazine there is an engaging story of the leathers .  Amanda Ahrenholz has written a fun profile piece, with photos by J. Alan.  I am very excited for it! Thanks to both of them for a fun experience.
Printed in all area Hornbachers, offices, business, or online at:
http://issuu.com/fmspotlight/docs/design___living_may_online/69

Spring Fling on Sunday 19 May 2013
“Art to look at, listen to, purchase, learn about, and enjoy!”
I have a booth of the leathers at this great event with other artists.  Come on by on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  No admission fee and there are door prizes, performances, and workshops from inspiring artists.
Marcil Commons at Bluestem Center for the Arts, home of Trollwood Performing Arts School
801 – 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN

The Greenline, Revisits
Ideas for The Greenline, Revisits (continuing the research of the series) are underway.  For those that may not have seen the great works (and photo by Yvonne Denault), at the end of the email is one photograph of the crew wearing the Greenline, Garden Party Series from May 2012. Over the next few months I am looking at ideas for new directions with these works.  If you have thoughts to add to the pool- let me know!

Leather Cuffs with Braille for the CSA for The Arts Partnership
On Tuesday, 7 May 2013, the Arts Partnership had its first (of three) CSA events.  Proudly, I was selected as an artist for this event with works of the Leather Cuffs.  A photo of one of the leather cuffs is at the end of this email.

The Fortune Favours Leather Series focus on wearable leather artworks.  For the CSA creations of wearable leatherworks which wrap around a wrist with braille.

The rivets spell out words in braille.  Together, the words are all part of a piece of inspirational literature written by Myrna Hoekstra titled “Choose to Be One”.

When you run your fingers over it, you feel the texture on your finger as well as on the skin where the bottom of the rivets are, reminding one of the words on the piece.  Words or phrases of inspiration, the wearable leather designs encourages sharing of the works between people, exchanging words and therefore having a dialogue.

The experience using words coming from an inspirational local writer with only the original designs being created an element of exclusivity and pride for the wearer of the design.  The soft leather wears well, softening even more with the human contact and experience of the piece.

With my want to create designs which utilize a variety of my knowledge and visions, Fortune Favours explores looking at innovative approaches to chronicling life through wearable arts.

For ordering your own leather cuff with a quote in braille of your own choice, please contact me.

Italy Travels for June 2013
For those people that are ordering leathers for their riding season or their summer leathers or their own original collections- I am happy to say that my upcoming trip to Italy is already inspiring some great design even before I arrive.  I will be spending 2 weeks in June traveling back to NYC, then Italy (Rome and Palermo) and then Amsterdam.  The ideas for leather fashions and other Green works, food works and mostly a combination of them all are all in mind

Ordering your own designs
With the start of riding season and summer evenings, feel free to contact me for your own investment into your own leather for your collections.

The pieces are custom fit with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.  The beauty of each design includes the details and feelings of the pieces which are essential at heart.  They are as soft and comfortable as another layer of skin.

Please feel free contact me with any questions, or to order your unique leather design.

…………………………………………………………………………………..

ABOUT FORTUNE FAVOURS, THE LEATHERS.
Fortune Favours is a series of leather works which use intimate body contact, body impressions, body energies and body gestures on wearable artworks.  Additional elements such as words in braille and other unique details are added for inspiration.

The pieces are custom fit with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.

The beauty of each design includes the details and feelings of the pieces which are essential at heart.  They are as soft and comfortable as another layer of skin.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari; Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault

DESIGNING YOUR CUSTOM ORDERS
Please feel free contact me with any questions, or to order your unique leather design.

http://www.steviefamulari.net/news/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/StevieFamulari

BRIEF BIO
Stevie Famulari’s practice focuses on creating spaces for living experiences.  Her work in the Arts includes Landscape Architecture, Fashion, and Food Arts.  The most recent series of Fortune Favours, continues with her works and ideals. The designs celebrate and expand the edges of fashions, food arts and landscapes.

With her want to create designs which utilize a variety of her knowledge and visions, Fortune Favours explores Stevie Famulari’s interest in looking at innovative approaches to chronicling her life through experiential arts.

Recent works include The Green Line which uses dramatic flowering beautiful plants growing on the gowns for a stunning experience.  Using new technology with plants, as well as fashions- the green line grows, flowers, reseeds itself, and continues a lifecycle.

Stevie Famulari’s work has been exhibited internationally, and has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and television appearances. With her work being received to a larger public, Stevie has personally had international and national appearances on Food Network Challenges, Food Network Specials, NBC Evening News (national), Oakland Tribune, Talkin’ Food with Joe Schipacci and Tami Bennet, and World Entertainment News Network.

Internationally and nationally, Stevie’s works and images have also appeared in The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Travel Channel, Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning News, Washington Post, NY Daily News, The Post Standard, Annezbiz-Turkish Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Winnipeg Free Press, Boston Herald, Berkeley Daily Planet, NY Village Voice, Ins & Outs Magazine, Santa Fe Reporter, and the Star Tribune.

Enjoy the designs which celebrate the relationships and connections we have with each other.  And I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Stevie Famulari

Stevania I front                                                  view

Stevania I front                                                  view

Stevania I front                                                  view

Fortune Favours- The Leathers REVEALING

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Fortune Favours Leather Series

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Wearable leather artworks for women & men

Wearable energy signatures- the art of human connections

For Custom Orders- please call 505.710.3586 or email Stevie@StevieFamulari.net

 

Fortune Favours is a series of leather works which use intimate body contact, body impression, body energies and body gestures on wearable artworks.  Additional elements such as words in braille and other unique details are added for inspiration.

The pieces are custom fitted with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.

The pieces in this limited series are custom fitted with each body painting being uniquely designed for the wearer.  Details of the design are created with the dialogues of people involved.  The beauty of each work includes the details and feelings of the pieces which are essentials of the design created with the wearer in heart.  And they are soft and comfortable, comparable to another layer of skin.

 

The Journeys.

In hindsight, it is interesting how these 12 pieces in the series chronicle my past 6 months, from mid August 2012 thru the early February 2013 photoshoot. A major shift and challenge surfaced in mid August 2012 and the resulting journey has been- one I am bettered for.  It starts from wanting armor, safety and a hug for myself- to giving the works and choices to other people of significance in my life during this time for their body signatures, experiences and stories.  It has become a physical wearable narrative of my journeys and experiences.   The art can touch people because I choose to let people into my world to experience and celebrate it.  There is much gratitude and celebration for everyone who participates in the pieces and in my life.

Stevie Famulari’s practice focuses on creating spaces for living experiences.  Her work in the Arts includes Landscape Architecture, Fashion, and Food Arts.  The most recent series of Fortune Favours, continues with her works and ideals. The designs celebrate and expand the edges of fashions, food arts and landscapes.

With her want to create designs which utilize a variety of her knowledge and visions, Fortune Favours explores Stevie Famulari’s interest in looking at innovative approaches to chronicling her life through experiential arts.

 

Short Bio.

Recent works include The Green Line which uses dramatic flowering beautiful plants growing on the gowns for a stunning experience.  Using new technology with plants, as well as fashions- the green line grows, flowers, reseeds itself, and continues a lifecycle.

Stevie Famulari’s work has been exhibited internationally, and has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and television appearances. With her work being received to a larger public, Stevie has personally had international and national appearances on Food Network Challenges, Food Network Specials, NBC Evening News (national), Oakland Tribune, Talkin’ Food with Joe Schipacci and Tami Bennet, and World Entertainment News Network.

Internationally and nationally, Stevie’s works and images have also appeared in The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Travel Channel, Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning News, Washington Post, NY Daily News, The Post Standard, Annezbiz-Turkish Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Winnipeg Free Press, Boston Herald, Berkeley Daily Planet, NY Village Voice, Ins & Outs Magazine, Santa Fe Reporter, and the Star Tribune.

 

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari, Keith Huff

Fortune Favours, piece 1- Hug with Jetbd

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1w. Hug with Jetbd – Cropped Jacket (9/2012)

A short leather jacket with a series of hugs from dear man. Lined with a comfortable sweatshirt, this motorcycle jacket has zippers on the sleeves as well as the front.  The dear man is painted with a series of warm colors, then hugged onto the jacket many times in a row.  The comforts of being hugged and held, with the contentment of a warm worn sweatshirt are the energies of this stylish jacket.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari, Keith Huff

FF Hug with Jetbd 1 lo res FF Hug with Jetbd 2 lo res FF Hug with Jetbd Souls of Friends 1 lo res

Fortune Favours, piece 2- Spooning with Jetbd

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2w. Spooning with Jetbd – Long Coat with Spikes (10/2012)

Spooning is a long leather coat, lined with vibrant blue silk and closed snaps with spikes. The sweet man is painted with colors, then comfortingly and dearly spoons the coat with the wearer.  Accented with short stud spikes for personality on the great cuff as well as spikes on the dramatic trails- the jacket moves with grace and elegance when one walks.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari

FF Spooning with Jetbd 3 lo res FF Spooning with Jetbd 4 lo res FF Spooning with Jetbd 1 lo res FF Spooning with Jetbd 2 lo res

Fortune Favours, piece 3- I Am

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3w. I Am – Black Jacket with priest collar, and rivets of words in braille (12/2012 & 2/2013)

I Am is inspired by a spiritual thought.  The dramatic cuffs, pendulum painted back, and rivets in braille are the unique elements of this winter jacket.  The first layer is inspired by my former father in law, a priest.  Adding to that layer are more contemporary practices of faiths.  The next layer is by Saree who sees grids of energy, and laying of hands for Reiki.  The next layer, Kimba creates for balance.  This winter jacket has rivets which spell out words in braille.  When you run your fingers over it, you are reminded of words to inspire you.  On the front is the phrase “Yes!”; on the back shoulder blades spells “wings of love” and “wings of trust”.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari

FF I Am 1 lo res FF I Am 3 lo res FF I Am 2 lo res

Fortune Favours, piece 4- Time with Amy

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4w. Time with Amy – Leather Hoodie (12/2012)

My amazing missus’ see the body in a different way than I.  This is a leather hoodie, with a zippered hood which allows  the hood to be smoothly draped over your shoulders or zippered up for a dramatic hood over your head.  Painted by the hands of my missus who sees energy movements in the body, and light, colors and forms when she massages people.  This hoodie is painted as a part of a back massage in how she saw the energy that day.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault  Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari

FF Time with Amy 3 lo res FF Time with Amy 1 lo resFF Time with Amy 2 lo res

Fortune Favours, piece 5- Borrowing Jetbds Arms

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5w. Borrowing Jetbd’s Arms -Bustier top with rivets (1/2013)

Jetbd has great arms- strong, large, comforting, and full of character and stories.  I have borrowed his arms countless times for immeasurable things.  His arms are great for my soul.  In this piece, Jetbd choose the colors of the paints and discusses the arm gestures for the best memories.  The deep violet stain accents the few select bright rich colors of Jetbd’s arms.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photographer- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari, Keith Huff

FF Borrowing Jetbds Arms 1 lo res FF Borrowing Jetbds Arms 4 lo res FF Borrowing Jetbds Arms 2 lo res FF Borrowing Jetbds Arms Stronger As I Open 2 lo res FF Borrowing Jetbds Arms Stronger As I Open 1 lo res

 

Fortune Favours, piece 6- Cindy Unfiltering

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6w. Cindy Unfiltering – Long Red coat with wrapped sleeves with chains (1/2013)

Cindy is a healer who experiences people’s energy and stories directly thru her.  In this piece she uses paints to illustrate her experience of people’s energy.  The sleeves have patterned leather and are twisted around the arm for a wing effect held with a brass chain.  Gold silk lining brings out the warmth and vibrancy of the reds.

Artist & Designer- Stevie Famulari

Studio Photography- Yvonne Denault Photography

Stylists- Emily Newcomb, Katie Sondreal, Kimberly Spinuzza

Models- Stevie Famulari

FF Cindy Unfiltering 1 lo res FF Cindy Unfiltering 2 lo res FF Cindy Unfiltering 4 lo res FF Cindy Unfiltering 3 lo res