Ohio fiber artist's dark and elegant felted alpaca cuffs chosen for inclusion in British Vogue's must have fashion accessories of the season for November and December
Online PR News – 16-November-2012 – Laura, Ohio – Rosy Toes Designs LLC, puts a new spin on an ancient art form with the release of their new line of Dark and Elegant Felted Alpaca Cuffs. This eco friendly fashion accessory was chosen as one of “This Season’s Must Haves” in the November 2012 issue of Vogue U.K., as well as their December issue.
Rosy Toes Designs is owned by Ohio artist and designer, Lucy Chapman. For her submission to Vogue U.K., Chapman chose her new line of dark and elegant alpaca cuffs. The cuffs are in an edgy bohemian style, a small departure from her floral designs. Originally designed and submitted to the stylist of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars for consideration in the show, Chapman says she wanted to design a a fashion accessory that was luxurious, elegant and enjoyable to wear, while at the same time, were practical and eco-friendly. Chapman chose baby alpaca for the task. It is extremely soft, raised sustainably, and adjusts to both warmer and cooler temperatures. They are perfect for texting, photography, and layering. Says Chapman, “These cuffs are a meld of function and luxury you can feel good about wearing. And I love the swirls of mulberry on black - absolutely stunning!”
The cuffs are reflective of Chapman’s playful use of natural fibers in her luxuriously functional art. Her fibers of choice includes felted wool and alpaca, recycled silk, and up-cycled cashmere and lambswool sweaters. “I’ve been exploring more with using the knit and felted wool or alpaca as a blank canvas for wool roving. Using the wool as my ‘paint’, I create images and textures on the bag or accessory. I love how the resulting piece is a little different every time.”
Lucy designs and creates bags, Cuddle-Up sweater blankets, and luxury fashion accessories out of her home studio in Laura, OH. She sells her work at juried shows as well as her website, http://www.RosyToesDesigns.com. She can be found next in Troy Ohio, at Brukner Nature Center’s Winter Arts and Crafts Show on Dec 1. She is currently on the search for boutiques and shops that wish to carry her unique line of eco friendly function fiber art.
To learn more about Rosy Toes Designs LLC, visit http://www.RosyToesDesigns.com, email her at info@RosyToesDesigns.com, or call (937)269-4701
Lucy Chapman, sole owner, designer, and artist at Rosy Toes Designs LLC, is a resident of Laura, Ohio.
About Rosy Toes Designs LLC:
Rosy Toes Designs LLC was founded in 2012 by fiber artist Lucy Chapman. Her unique line includes messenger bags, wristlets, sweater blankets and fashion accessories handcrafted from felted wool, alpaca, up-cycled sweaters, and recycled silk. Rosy Toes Designs has been seen in Vogue U.K., The Official Gift Lounge for the 46th Annual CMA Awards, and the GBK Luxury Lounges for the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Her work has traveled the world, been on an Arctic expedition and been received by celebrities such as Ryan Gosling, Genevieve Gorder and Carie Cucksey. Ms. Chapman is a member of The Artisan Group. Visit Rosy Toes Designs at http://www.RosyToesDesigns.com, or call (937)269-4701 or email info@RosyToesDesigns.com for more information