TRUNK SHOW - 12.13.09

Flyer designed by yours truly.... utilitu graphic design, say what?!?


The Palindromic Tee --- worn by Norah

New tee design! Scoop-neck, reversible, color blocked on one side, 'cuffs' if desired in contrast color or flipped down to outer color... on the long side, but top layer can be shrugged up a bit to show under contrast layer. May do some with weaving soon too! stay tuned.... xoxo


New DRESSES!!!! (they're custom and you want one!)

This REVERSIBLE dress is for Tara in the City of Angels... lucky ducky! and this one is for Lori... not reversible, but still very versatile. Future versions will be reversible...


High Desert Inspiration

The High Desert Museum rocked my world on Saturday! We visited new exhibits that are really well done and truly inspired me: Art through Ancestry, which focuses on Native peoples art over time including contemporary artist Rick bartow; Spirit of the West, a walk through time from the First Peoples to the Cowboys; and the High Desert Homestead Ranch was a trip: people role play the usual suspects on a working ranch in the 1880 high desert wilderness. A definite MUST if you are in the area.


New le LoOps now at Blue!

I just dropped off 20 new le LoOps at Blue today; all solid colors, perfect for fall layering and making a statement through simple color combinations. Pick one up if you're in the neighborhood: 1326 NW Galveston Ave Bend OR 97701 xoxo


Press: The Source Weekly Fall Style issue

The Fall Style Issue is on stands now! utilitu is heavily featured throughout - on the cover, even! Grab an issue and check it!


new shades

Since I just slammed my favorite sunglasses into the wall and therefore broke the arm off... my loving man bought me a new pair. I picked out a dark sultry blue for this pair.... can't wait.


The Bolero Llama is reversible, lined with vintage kimono silk, and a very limited edition. I have made one already, and can make maybe two more out of this hide, with a total of three from this hide with this silk. They are $190 each. Contact me if you must have one.... I'll be making more out less expensive materials soon, too.


Baby Tuxedo: Isa

This is Yuvia's dashing son, Isa, modeling the tuxedo.

Press: The Bend Bulletin 07.08.09

le LoOp was featured in the Savvy Shopper section of the Bend Bulletin a few weeks back! Anna Sowa wrote a very nice article explaining my product and a brief bio. It was perfect timing for Summerfest, as lots of people read the article right before the event and then came searching for les LoOps!

Norah's Hoodie

This is Norah, the chihuahua, in her new utilitu hoodie: I call this CHIC-huahua.


The Source Weekly Fall Style Issue coming soon!

My friend Kristi asked me to come up with something for the Fall Style Issue cover inspired by a handmade patch she found on iStock. This is the design I came up with, and what will most likely end up as the cover of the Fall Style Issue. My designs (specifically the Plaidmiral, baby tuxedo and le LoOp) will be featured in the issue. Keep an eye out - Fall Style issue out August 27th!

Press: True North Parenting Magazine Aug/Sep 09

True North Parenting is a cool magazine edited and distributed in Central Oregon. The latest issue featured a back-to-school fashion guide, and le LoOp was found in one of the photos: To see the online version of the article go here and to check out the rest of True North, go here!


Tuxedo Love

The Tuxedo onesie received some love today from being in an Etsy showcase and then posted on a cool blog called inventingweddings.blogspot.com. Check the post here.


Yuvia & Marie modeling le loop!

introducing le loop!

The Fabric Necklaces now have a name: le loop! le loop will soon be available in Flagstaff, AZ!


Fabric Necklaces... hit the mark!

These are the latest creation/adaptation. I saw a thinner version of a knit necklace in the summer Urban Outfitters catalog, and decided I wanted one, but thicker and more versatile. This is what I came up with! My fabric necklaces can be worn at least 5 ways: ---> singled around the neck ---> doubled around the neck ---> tripled around the neck ---> doubled as a belt ---> tripled as a head wrap. They can also be dampened in the summer and worn around the neck to keep the wearer cool for hours. Pretty clever, no? This is lovely Kirby, with her new green one... Regan rocking the tripled look... And the doubled way... Baby Coco wearing the kiddo version as a head wrap. Preciosa!