Author Archives: diana

21st Century Fashion Kit

If you’ve ever wanted to make something thermochromatic, electrochromatic, or inflatable with laser cut lace, a custom RGB LED silk flower, and antique conductive thread then check out my new 21st Century Fashion Kit collaboration with sparkfun. Here’s a look at what you can make: The kit was two years in the making since some […]

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CNN “The Next List”

I am very excited to have an episode on CNN’s “The Next List.” View part 1 above, and part 2 below.

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CNN “The Next List” Sunday 2:30pm ET (Feb 24)

This Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, you can catch me on CNN’s “The Next List” at 2:30pm ET. This episode was a year in the making, we started filming in February 2012 and filmed throughout the year. The producer was very thorough, and I feel like they did a great job documenting my creative process. My […]

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Viewing sulfur yellow in a volcano (à la color forecast F/W 2012)

A couple of years ago trend forecasters at Premiere Vision said a highlighter neon yellow would be a big color for Fall/Winter 2012. I’ve been seeing this color for a while at American Apparel which didn’t mean much since they cater to hipsters. But when I walked into the Gap this holiday season and saw […]

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Hacking Chanel Ballerina Nail Polish

We had some leftover Retroreflective material from our scarf experiments plus an annual pedicure date with NYC Resistor. The nail polish works well on its own, but not well with top coat. I guess the top coat interferes with the Retroreflective lenses.

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Ways to wear Retroreflective Scarf

I had a lot of fun styling our new Retroreflective Scarf on our models to show all of the different ways your can wear them. Our style inspiration for RED model Rafael was Clark Kent meets Buddy Holly.  

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Farfalle Holiday Sale

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so to honor the seasonal spirit of good eating and shopping we’re having our first ever holiday sale offering a discount on our Farfalle necklaces for a limited time. Brass are $35, enamel start at $50, and silver are $90.

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Click@MoMA Wearable Technology Class (belated post)

Back in February-April I taught a wearable technology class at the Museum of Modern Art’s Click@MoMA program through Eyebeam. We went on private tours through the galleries to view famous works of art and use them as inspiration to create wearable technology. We started the first day by sewing a giant wearable circuit that connected all […]

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Making Farfalle with Lost Wax Process

Even though I am not making the Farfalle necklaces start to finish, the Farfalle are made by manufacturers in NYC who are much better at making jewelry than I could hope to be. Here’s a look at one of my manufactures located in the NYC jewelry district, a family business whose skills were passed down […]

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Pretty Hacks: Backstage Styling the Makey’s

Photograph by Gregory Hayes Happy Halloween! I thought today would be the perfect day to post about LED special effects make-up. Here’s a look at work that went on backstage to styling Gillian BenAry, Gareth Branwyn, Jeri Ellsworth, and Matt Richardson with LEDs for Make Magazine’s Makeys award ceremony back at World Maker Faire with […]

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