I want you to remember this name: LINDSAY RICKMAN.
Lindsay Rickman is a fashion designer. Soft-spoken, petite & sweet, Lindsay Rickman will probably be a 12-year-in-the-making-over-night sensation.
She designs her own label, Lindsay Lindsay 23, sells on Etsy, and has just finished designing costumes for Ballet. If her name sounds familiar on this blog, it maybe because I've mentioned her here, and here.
I met her over a year ago, outside the (now defunct) Java Lounge. I had a coffee date with my gal-pal Kerry, and this cute little thing from the next table struck up a conversation. Eventually we asked her to join us and we discovered our common love of fashion. She was wearing some crazy outfit: probably a pair of neon hot pants, a patchwork halter and this amazing duffel-bag made out of some crazy vintage fabric. It reminded me of something you'd see in the Harajuku district in Tokyo, and I told her so. She beamed, and shared that she had made everything but her shoes. The construction of the outfit was incredible, and I coveted the over sized, pop-print duffel bag. We've run into each other randomly a few times in this past year, but it took me scheduling an interview with her to finally spend some quality time with this local talent.
And I wish I could share that interview with you, but unfortunately, the interview is one of the casualties of my recent computer crash, so I can only leave you with two surviving photos of my photo session with her. For the life of me, I can't seem to muster up a re-write without my lost notes.
However, I would like to share with you a wonderful short video made about Lindsay. As seen through the lens of local film-maker Kenny Vaughn, this glimpse of Lindsay in her studio is as sweet and endearing as the designerl herself. I hope you will enjoy.