Venus in Furs
Sewing, graphic design and photography by Amber Christian Osterhout ©2011
Faux fur is my GO TO texture when layering a room. I've even equip each bed and couch with a faux throw. A little something to keep your tootsies warm during those cold winter nights. I'm not afraid to admit that I own more pieces of fabric than I do clothes. You see, I'm more inspired by uncut cloth than I am by the finished garment. It's all about vision and what moves you to create. In my case, an OBSESSIVISION.
Not only was I determined to visit the NYC fashion district (while visiting a sister) but even more determined to leave, well, inspired. Mission accomplished!
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
—Venus in Furs, Velvet Underground