Whew! Where did my summer and fall go? Into my design work, mountain adventures and gardening, and away from indoor activities (ie: blogging and housecleaning).
Right at the time that I dropped out of the blogosphere this summer a very nice interview about bloggers in the textile/fashion world was published by Textile Insight magazine. I was one of four interviewed by Suzanne Blecher for the ‘Trendsetter’ section of the May/June 2012 issue. Here is what she wrote:
Bloggers Thrive in Every Inch of the Fashion World
We’ve Identified some of the most intriguing to follow on their wondrous journeys through outdoor, eco and high tech textile territory.
Blog: Poppy Gall Design Studio
Blogger: Poppy Gall / Stowe, Vermont
Description: Co-founder of women’s apparel brand ISIS and now owner of namesake shop specializing in outdoor apparel and knitwear design, Gall compiles and “eclectic mix of design and color-related topics” for primarily a west coast-based readership of women ages 30-35. Besides her own designs, Gall shares color palettes, knitting content and ties vintage and current fashion to the outdoor, snow sports and cycling markets.
Trend Pieces: For skiing pursuits, Gall prefers and ISIS 3-layer waterproof/breathable shell jacket, Patagonia softshell pants, Ibex wool base layers, an “ancient” ISIS powerstretch turtleneck that “looks almost as good as new” and Darn Tough wool socks. For fall, Gall predicts that colors will be “brighter and more optimistic” than in recent past seasons and is excited to see hand knit sweaters and accessories making a comeback.
Dream Garment: Something “aesthetically pleasing” as well as super functional – fabric and feature-wise – for active use. In my dream world price and margin consideration would be of no importance!”
Favorite Blogs: Department of Textilesmithing, The Vintage Traveler, The Satorialist and garment manufacturing blog Fashion Incubator.
To see all interviews click here.