Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This past Saturday I had the privilege of attending a fashion truck show hosted by Althea Harper from Season 6 of Project Runway Project Runway: Season Six at The Clothes Bar in Clarence, NY.  I had never been to The Clothes Bar before, but I recall hearing the name because it was so unusual.  The Clothes Bar is a clothing store, not a bar.  My eyes went wild the second I got in the door.  I was super impressed with the large selection of hip clothing for women 18-40 something.  They had everything from cute summer dresses to short evening gowns and trendy accessories.  Painted shoes were hung on the brightly painted walls.  I LOVED it!  My mom and I got a chance to talk with Althea and ask her about her experience on Project Runway (This is the second project runway person I have met before, woo hoo!).  Althea was absolutely gorgeous - 6' blonde, perfect hair, makeup and a fab bod.  We told her a little bit about our business, rice rafferty.   We loved that Althea dyed her clothing by hand!  Althea's clothing is made from bamboo!  Overall it was a great afternoon hanging with rockin fashionistas!

To view some of Althea's designs go here http://altheaharper.com/Project Runway: Season SixProject Runway: Season Six

Friday, May 21, 2010


I was always taught by my mother don't litter, don't waste, so making accessories from upcycled materials only makes sense for our company rice rafferty.

We make things with love and respect for the world in which we live!  

Recently, I designed upcycled silk earrings with vintage jewelry incorporated into it.  The silk was hand dyed with a golden yellow color and the center is a bead pearl.  These earrings are super lightweight so they're easy to wear throughout the day or on an evening out. 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pretty Little Things

I love romantic wedding invitations, handmade envelopes, hair accessories, and shabby chic home decor.

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's time for the Sex talk

I can't wait to see Sex and the City 2! Pictured above is Sarah Jessica Parker looking daring and chic as usual. My favorite part of watching Sex and the City is the clothes! Patricia Fields, the costume designer, puts such unusual clothing combinations together...things you wouldn't dare wear to your mailbox let alone strutting down the streets of Manhattan like Carrie. Patricia reminds us that fashion should be fun. She made the oversized rose pin accessory famous amongst dozens of other trends! Play with trends, play with colors, and most of all show off your assets!

Friday, May 14, 2010

SCAD Fashion Shoot

Savannah College of Art and Design recently posted their fashion photos from their student work this year. These are my favorites. The shoots were put together by professionals in the fashion industry - professional models, photographers, makeup artists, and set designers. I chose my favorite fashion designs as well as my favorite lighting effects and sets. If only we all had this FABULOUS crew!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Makeup is ART

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I was browsing through the mall the other day when something stopped me dead in my tracks. SMASHBOX MAKEUP! The new ad campaign and styling is absolutely gorgeous! I love the look - Boho goddess hair and makeup!

Since the fashion show I find myself in makeup aisles more frequently. Makeup is truly an unappreciated art form. It can make or break a look. Makeup is also like a mask to help boost your confidence as you battle your way through the day.

Gina Doran Morrow was our makeup artist for RUNWAY 3.0 Fashion Show in Buffalo, NY. Gina brushed on theatrical eyeshadow in various shades of green and gold dust on our cheekbones and forehead. She helped to make us feel like the ultra feminine warriors that we are! Gina did makeup for 12 girls...twice (once for the morning show and again for the evening show)! If you're looking for some super cool makeup styling go to Gina! :)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ultra Feminine Warriors

The show was a great learning experience and a fabulous celebration of women! :)

We were so proud to see our dresses come to life on such beautiful models on the runway. The line was made with the theme of armor with a feminine approach. Gaitors, gauntlets, hats and oversized tutus were constructed as a way to conceal and reveal - providing a glamorous protection, hence creating ULTRA FEMININE WARRIORS.

Did you notice some of the models are wearing our rice rafferty bib necklaces? Go to www.ricerafferty.etsy.com to order one now! Or check out our fan page for more pics from the show! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/rice-rafferty/203899441756