I am Jen Paulousky, AKA Blue Alvarez of Blue Alvarez Designs (bluealvarez.com), and I am totally going to cheat and pull a few lines from my OKC profile:
I'm a 28 year old, female, ENFP bike commuter with a thing for spicy vegan food, heavy metal, and techno. I also own a condo, love to travel, and am studying two languages (Mandarin and Italian).
I work for a knitwear company during the day and design my own clothing at night. I'm specifically aiming to finish my business plan this year so I can move forward with some kind of direction, as opposed to just spasming wildly between creative projects.
Through my business I'm trying to make a point to target a charity each year and donate a portion of my business earnings to that. For holidays 2008 it was Eve Ensler's work in the
Knitting's more recent, circa 2004. But oddly enough as soon as my dad saw my knitting take off he was like "Hey, my mom used to knit whole suits for people, she was a master knitter" and I was like "How did I make it to 24 without you or her telling me this?"
For woven fabric, I love linen, especially in black, gray, and metallic finishes. But linen is cold comfort in the winter, pun intended. So I still use a lot of cotton, especially twills and heavier weights, and I'm an enormous fan of bamboo and soy-based products for drape and warmth.
5. What new items are you working on?
For more info on Blue Alvarez Designs, please go to:
Etsy Shop: bluealvarez.etsy.com