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New Year, New You

February 16, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

While you’re working out to get into your new year’s wardrobe don’t settle for gym clothes, have another wardrobe during your transition.

Photo 1: Alex Priest: vest by Jean Paul Gaultier, shirt by Yves Saint Laurent, tie by Hermes
Photo 2: Alexander Hiffernan: sweater by Oscar de la Renta
Photo 3: Alex Priest: sweater by Jil Sander, buttons by Judy Blame
Photo 4: Alexander Hiffernan: jacket by Jil Sander, tie by Oscar de la Renta

Fleece-Lined Freedom

December 1, 2016 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

This time last year (December) I was pregnant, which was such a foreign feeling. The thought of spending the holidays with a little one was something I could barely wrap my mind around. Now, I can’t imagine my life without our tiny girl. This first year has been a joy, and it has meant so much to make Rosie a personalized mobile, headbands, teethers, etc. With cold weather just around the corner, a cozy poncho was in order. Turns out most vendors don’t make winter coats for 9-month-olds, and ponchos are a lot easier to just throw over a car seat anyway. Plus, I’m pretty obsessed with how cool she looks in it.

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Supplies:

  • 1 yard linen fabric
  • 1 yard fleece fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to match fabrics
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut felt fabric to 1 yard x 1 yard
  2. Fold felt fabric in half, twice, to form a smaller square.
  3. Fold corner-to-corner to form a triangle shape.
  4. Using your scissors, cut a slight circular curve through all layers of the fabric.
  5. Unfold into a near-perfect circle. Lay on top of the linen fabric, and cut out the same shape.
  6. Measure the size of your child’s head and cut out a circle that size in the center of the felt fabric.
  7. Cut out a slightly larger circle out of the center of the linen fabric.
  8. Hem the linen fabric about 2 or 3 inches in from the large circle, and about 1/4 inch from the small circle.
  9. Lay the linen fabric centered over the felt fabric, and using a sewing machine, sew the two pieces of fabric together.
  10. Cut into the visible felt fabric about 2-3 inces, all the way around, to create a fringe.

This article was printed in the Winter 2016 edition of Family Guide, an Omaha Publications magazine.

Hot Mess under the Sack

October 9, 2016 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

makeup: Chevy Kozisek
styling: Nicholas Wasserberger
models: Nancy Anaya, Landon Watson, Ashley Glantz

While winter brings long nights and unforgettable memories, nostalgia returns every season for bygone years. Remember sleepovers with sleeping bags? Remember when puffy coats were the rage? Oh, and that crazy night? Remember that time.

Rugged Summer Looks

July 29, 2016 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

hair and makeup: Chevy Kozisek   |   styling: Nicholas Wasserberger   |   wardrobe: stylist’s own   | model: Walker Greene

Where the Wild Things Are

October 23, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Local designer and Omaha Fashion Week veteran Audio Helkuik is introducing a new line of leather accessories for the fall season. See more of Audi’s creations at etsy.com/shop/audiohelkuik.

hair | Cory McGranahan, Victor Victoria
makeup | Chevy Kozisek, Victor Victoria
model | Walker Greene
clothing  | Wallflower
leather | Audio Helkuik
accessories | Nicholas Wasserberger
creative direction | Nicholas Wasserberger

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Urban Renewal

July 17, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

This article was published in July/August 2015 The Encounter.

The eminently quotable fashion editor Diana Vreeland (Harper’s Bazaar 1936-1962, Vogue 1962-1971) once quipped, “There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.” These baubles sourced from local secondhand stores prove “renewal” doesn’t necessarily need to infer “new.”

Handbags, Jewelry and Scarf provided by Pretty In Patina.

Style Shot

June 23, 2015 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

This article was printed in the March/April 2015 edition of Omaha Magazine.

Designer, retailer, and all-around fashion maven Sarah Tvrdik is known for curating the most compelling emerging artists in unique design collections that have propelled the success of Hello Holiday, the Dundee boutique and on-line site she co-founded with Megan Hunt, aka Princess Lasertron.

Now it’s her turn to step in front of a camera in showing this fun, vibrant,
spring-forward ensemble. OMAG

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From Paris, with Love

April 11, 2015 by
Photography by Laurie and Charles Photographs

Many little girls like to play dress-up, dreaming of a life on and around the catwalks. Wunderkind designer Kate Walz, the Millard North High School senior who just turned 18, never grew out of her playtime obsession.

Her lines have been featured at Omaha Fashion Week, Kansas City Fashion Week, and in an off-site event in conjunction with New York Fashion Week.

Walz was the only American designer invited to participate in the J Autumn Fashion Show, the first-ever fashion event held on the Eiffel Tower. The show took place in October and was an effort of London-based J Model Management.

Timothy Rimmer

December 22, 2014 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Timothy Rimmer’s daily confrontation with his closet can be something of a skirmish. Some days it’s an all-out battle. His wardrobe selections are anything but a grab-and-go affair. Just what guise will the unisex model and freelance stylist don today? From sequins to serge and from pinstripes to pedal pushers, this gender-bending denizen of the Old Market has some important decisions to make.

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“I’m a fashion adventurer,” says the Atlanta transplant whose stylist and performance career has had him criss-crossing the nation over the last two decades. “I always knew I was creative, even as a small child. I like things that are just a little…different.”

Rimmer’s work has been seen in such publications as Black Sophisticate, Pashion, and Real Style.

Looking beyond the glitz and glamor, Rimmer’s dual identities cloak a deeply spiritual persona. He directed a 150-voice choir in Mississippi and he’s raised his voice in praise with guest appearances on the Bobby Jones Gospel television show and in other gigs across the South. His life, he says, has had him inhabiting opposing worlds, ones that had him doing a delicate balancing act between what he describes as being “street-wise versus church-wise.”

Performing was also something that molded the identity of the artist who was shuttled between Chicago and Mississippi as a child while later being raised by his aunt after his mother died.

“My early life was a lot of back-and-forth, back-and-forth,” he says, “and I know that had a lot to do with shaping who I am today. My dad wasn’t there and my momma had mental health issues. It could get pretty tough at times, you know, a lot of drinking and other things. I had to fend for myself quite a bit, knocking on neighbor’s doors looking for food,” he adds. “I grew up in juke joints, and that’s where I learned to sing and dance.”

The very act of “being Timothy,” as he describes it, results in a roller coaster ride of ever-morphing identities.

“One day it’s classic chic,” he says. “The next it might be throwback punk and,  after that, couture. I’m just fascinated with…with being myself. I’m just fascinated with life.”