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We Played Fashion “Would You Rather?” With Korina Emmerich

Korina Emmerich

Korina Emmerich

We had the absolute pleasure of hanging out in our studio this week  with Korina Emmerich, designer from Project Runway Season 13, still in by the skin of her teeth after last week’s episode!  While we goofed off and made art with vintage clothing, props and some stunning leather pieces of Korina’s design, we also had fun with a little Instagram Video, and played “Would You Rather?”.  We have a full interview and stunning images that we’ll share soon, but for now, click the photo for Project: Make It Work’s Instagram teaser video.

Fashionable readers, what “Would You Rather?”

Every two options in the poll below is a contrasting pair- Choose the ONE you prefer for each pair, and send in your votes!  We’ll post inspirational images from new fashion week collections based on the results!

*Photo by Ben Trivett, for @KorinaEmmerich Instagram.  Video by Project: Make It Work.

Eliza Bennett’s Stitch in Time

Eliza Bennett's "A Woman's Work Is Never Done"

Eliza Bennett’s “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done”

This is one example of Eliza Bennett’s  “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done” series of embroideries on her own hand.  The stitches are meant to make the hands look more worn, representing the struggles of primarily female-centric, lower paid,  jobs of cleaning and caring.   Eliza Bennet received a BTEC National Diploma in art, with a focus on textiles. She also has a background in Fashion Design from Middlesex University.  She is London based.

The actual hand work and craft in this visually narrative series of literal “hand embroidery” is somewhat disturbing to look at, but intriguing and beautiful at the same time.  You can see more images of this series in Empty Kingdom’s feature on Miss Bennett.

Eliza’s series reminds us of a project from a couple of years back where we embroidered into a model’s skin and hands as a celebration of Canada Day.  When we created this image, were thinking of doing an entire series inspired by body embroidery, and Eliza’s work has made us think about going back to that early work, to make more of a statement about “suffering for fashion”.  Stay tuned!


Photo by Ben Trivett, Embroidery, Makeup by Coleen Scott

Canada Day Photo by Ben Trivett




And This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Ben Trivett

From our favorite photographer, Ben Trivett:


Check out the new venue for all of the ridiculous polaroids you’ve been seeing me shoot!

Head over and check out ‘And This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’

Brooklyn Decker for 2014.

Rhinestoned Monsters by Ben Trvett


This week’s #TBT is a never before seen set of photos created w/ the makeup genius Dr. Flux!!! We made these images about a year ago w/ the intention of making a bunch more and it just never came together, but we talked the other night and decided to push these out so people could get a little Halloween in the Springtime.

Rhinestone Horror:

Photos – Ben Trivett

Rhinestone art and makeup – Dr. Flux

Hair and Styling – Rosey La Rouge

Models – Bitty Bamboo (Wolfman), Nathalie Neriec (The Mummy), Boo Bess (The Zombie), Miz Margo (Dracula)