I could not wait for my 'comp' copy of the book, the anticipation was killing me! I just went to my local Barnes & Nobles and they had 1 copy left...I snatched it up and paged through that book until finally hitting page 119 and was THRILLED beyond words...Vickie ended up calling my vest design "Cher", it is in the * Rockers * section. How cool is that? The description was perfect; biker tough and sexy.
I'm a long time fan of Cher, both her style and music, did you know she rides a Harley? (or use to) I use to watch the Sonny & Cher show, loved those Bob Mackie gowns, loved the fact that Cher had a sense of humor, and uber long hair; yes she's been a complete and undeniable inspiration to me for years. Though I don't dress as flamboyant as Cher, I do love her tough-but-beautiful style.
YOU MUST GET THIS BOOK! It is has a bit on pop culture, some vintage photos of celebs wearing crochet, my two favs are Bob Marley and Janis Joplin. A few of my designer friends have design too, like Robyn Chachula, Mary Jane Hall, and Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude) There are a bunch of other crochet designers like Cecily Keim, M.K. Carroll, Kelly Deal, and the Stitch Diva, all present fabulously creative work, and then there is the crafty grrrl, Vickie Howell who made it all happen.
WELL WORTH THE WAIT!