Thursday, December 30, 2010

Recent DIY Projects!

I've been in a DIY craze. After my creative spurt I must say I feel rejuvenated and reenergized - ready to start the year anew! Wanted to share some of the DIY projects that I've made over the past few months. Each has brought me or others great joy and I hope that spirit continues through the new year!

Sold my Record Art at a local art fair in the fall
It is currently being sold @ a great eco store called REcologie!

I decoupaged a styrofoam mannequin head with great tissue, as a birthday gift for a good friend of mine!

cute cut tee-scarf
( a perfect way to make use of an old tee shirt!)

Fun Solid Tee- Scarf

A new wardrobe of earrings from the Past 2 day's earrings extravaganza!
(new DIY magazine paper earrings )- the beauties on the bottom right are my good friend Liz's!
(also some old charms/jewelry pieces that i turned into cute earrings!)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Painted Hero...

My advanced illustration class was given an assignment to illustrate an image from Photographer, Joe McNally's book; Faces of Ground Zero: Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001; in order to commemorate the rescue workers of 9/11. I was immediately drawn to Melissa Van Wijk. Her expression and appearance stood out amongst the others. The project was challenging because I needed to convey all of the emotions that she experienced during the rescue efforts. Check out the images below of Joe McNally's Original Photograph as well as my drawings and paintings throughout the process. My finished painting will be in the 'Young Artists on the Rise' show at the Mamaroneck Artist's Guild in Larchmont, New York on Thursday, January 6, 2011- Friday, January 21. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 13th from 5-7pm. Don't MIS It!

Photograph by Joe McNally
Melissa van Wijk
Choreographer and Red Cross Volunteer, Disaster Services
Van Wijk worked at aid areas that distributed food and offered showers and beds to workers. "The first day I was there 20 hours, then I took a nap and went back. That's what everybody did. It was chaotic. Everything that didn't fit into someone else's job fell to us."

Pencil Sketch


"An Angel Among Us"
Painted Acrylic Portrait!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Inspiring Images!

I am often inspired by the work of my friends... be it an instrument they play, a show they preform in, or an image they create. Piper Martz, an award winning photographer, has a unique ability to capture a moment and captivate her audience. I was lucky enough to model for her with some friends on a recent photo shoot; the wild, windy, and wet day certainly did not stop us from having a great time and Piper taking some intriguing images. Check the victorian masked images out on her blog @
To see more of her work check out her site @
Some of my favorites of Piper's photos are below!

Margo Isadora

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A New Dress A Day!

365 days... $365... and 365 items of clothing! Marisa Lynch was turning 30, had recently gotten laid off and found herself in a creative crisis. After seeing "Julie and Julia", where Julie Powell spends a year cooking her way through Julia Child's cook book, Marisa Lynch became inspired to embark upon her own creative journey. I recently came upon her blog and I've been captivated ever since! Marisa gave herself $1 per day for a year to purchase frumpy flea-market finds and transform them into chic and wearable looks. I love how she breathes life into each tired and unfortunate frock, describing every detail of the miraculous transformation. At the end of the blog you are left with a fresh perspective on your wardrobe and how you can bring it back to life. Unfortunately her blog is coming to an end, as her year is up, but be sure to check out her green, chic and inspiring blog @ This is one not to MIS!

Marisa most certainly lives by Tim Gunn's 'make it work' philosophy in its purest form. This past week I was lucky enough to listen to the charming Mr.Gunn speak at the 92 St. Y in New York, about his new book 'Gunn's Golden Rules: Little Life Lessons for Making It Work'. Tim believes that no matter what situation you are in, you simply have to persevere; be it an outfit, a job, or a relationship you have to 'make it work', Marisa Lynch has certaintly lived by Tim's words of wisdom this past year!
Some of my favorite before and after shots are below.

Margo Isadora

Ms. Lynch wore this cute dress on the 'The Early Show'
check out the video!

Check out Marisa Lynch on the 'Nate Berkus Show'

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fashion and Food

Food and Fashion have always played an important role in my life. I am very passionate about Fashion and always marvel at the innovations of designers. My twin brother is an excellent chef and has always created the most delicious dishes for me, and others, to enjoy. I loved the collaboration of food and fashion in 'Hunger Pains' a series of images by Ted Sabarese. He photographed models in foods that they craved the most. 16 models and designers worked to create this incredible, edible fashion, with ingredients like waffles, pasta and meat. I was impressed with the outfits and enjoyed watching this behind the scenes video of their project. If I were to make an edible outfit I think that it would have to be made out of licorice! This is a fun one that you don't want to MIS!
Margo Isadora

Gorgeous Artichoke Gown

Stylish Meat

Waffle, Banana, Carrot Look

Bread Goddess

Pasta Menswear

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fashionable Delights!

Hello All,
Just wanted to share these gorgeous cakes, inspired by runway looks, that I have been drooling over... The textures, details and techniques that the creator, Claire Thomas, incorporates into these masterpieces are truly incredible. Check out more of them @
I hope to make a dolly cake soon!

Margo Isadora
Proenza Schouler, S2010

McQueen, F2010
Rodarte, F2010
Rodarte, F2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Halloween Countdown Begins!

The Purdy Pumpkin I carved and Flowered last Halloween!

Halloween has always been a festive holiday in my household... It always begins with planning a creative costume, carving a pumpkin and roasting the seeds, then decking the house out in spirited Halloween decorations. I have loved creating the festive outfits, enjoying them for the holiday, then sharing them with friends for future Halloweens. Even if you are not out trick-or-treating it does not mean that you have to miss out on the fun of dressing up! Below are some of my favorite costumes.

2 Peas in a Pod- 1st Halloween Costume!

Pooh-bear and Ballerina

Queen of Diamonds

Homemade Oreo

Woopie Cushion

Forest People

Beautiful Beehive

Homemade Peace Sign