Mona Lucero

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Come to my talk on 60’s Fashion, “What We Wore”, at History Colorado, Wed April 8th @7:00pm!

60's fashion

Come to my talk on ’60’s fashion! For the first time, at least in a major way, street style influenced high fashion. In turn, high fashion reinterpreted street style and passed it back down. Everyday people wore many of the style trends and consciously used them to convey who they were; what they stood for; their politics; their sexuality; their lifestyle… They even crossed gender lines in a public way. Fashion was both convention and rebellion, the Generation Gap personified. Everyday people looked hip. What did YOU, friends, or family wear back then?

We invite you to bring photos or clothes from that era. A prize will be awarded for whoever brings the best photo or actual clothing or accessory. Think these categories; What’s Your Bag” (for accessories), “Flower Power” (hippie or floral inspiration), “Psychedelic”, “Fickle Finger of Fate” (So bad, it’s good – or a complete fad type of item), or “Sock It To Me” (uber-mod). We’re open – it just needs to be cool, man.

Post your photos here, too! Would love to see what you’ve got in your archives!

Come early to buy tickets at the door ($10):

History Colorado
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

My Second Day at Denver Art Museum Designer Demos…

a_young_designer_in_the_makingMy second day “demonstrating” design at the Denver Art Museum designer studio was really fun! It was very hard to demonstrate, though, as I got a lot of people coming in to ask questions. I explained the process of haute couture to someone who works at the Denver Art Museum. I found it surprising when a few people asked me if Yves Saint Laurent sewed everything…Hoo, boy, that would take several lifetimes of working 24 hours a day to accomplish that. Makes me think of a Brothers Grimm tale…No, Yves Saint Laurent had the best seamstresses, patternmakers and drapers working with him. All couturiers have only the best. Have trouble sewing on a button? Well, these people do not and they would sew it so perfectly that you would think they had made it as if by magic (almost). Continue Reading →

My first day of Demos at DAM

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Today was my first Designer’s Studio demonstration at the Denver Art Museum in conjunction with the YSL Retrospective. It was a long day, starting at 6:30 this morning pulling together the supplies and fabric that I had finally settled on and cutting out a “70’s Jacket” and tracing out from the pattern for my “Hollywood Glam” skirt. I had decided that I would create the jacket and skirt in front of people and begin the process of cutting out appliques, cabbage roses made from fabric, buttons and other such embellishments. I’ve done both pieces before but not with this fabric, which is actually a very fine soft  faux leather – and not with embellishments – so I’m excited to see where this idea takes me. Continue Reading →