A Designer Spot Light with Lapo Mistwallow....
1. What was the inspiration for your shop name?
It was a combination of my Grandmothers name, spelled backwards
and a Nickname I had been tagged with several years ago.
2. Speaking of inspiration, where do you draw yours from?
Looking at different textures, colors, and old black and
white movies. All other ideas seem to spring to mind with little effort.
3. What first drew you to creating, and was it something
you came to naturally? Any training in it?
When I was younger, I used to sew all my clothes. I enjoyed
taking a flat piece of material and turning into something i could use, or just because it was pretty.
4. Over time, your style has evolved and grown. How would
you characterize where you're at, from a design perspective today?
I like things personally that are comfortable, or timeless
and tasteful. I have been one who has not followed the fashion trends which often will set me apart from my contemporaries.
5. What are some of your favorite pieces that you've created
I would have to say my Wedding Dress is my favorite. I had
little time in which to create it, and although I could have purchased one of the many beautiful gowns available, none of
them expressed 'me'. I have not seen a gown like mine and received many, many compliments on it. The rest of the womens dresses/gowns
to compliment the colors I had chosen were a joy to create and make uniquely 'mine'.
6. Tell me about your hunt prize. With as little or as much
detail as you want to give, how did you come to chose the design you went with?
It will be a dress or skirt/top for the women in new, spring
colors to welcome and celebrate the beginning of the 'New Year'. The mens will be a compliment to the womens outfit, yet one
that any man would be proud to own and wear.
7. If you had to pick one item that showcases your talents
best, and really tells the world who you are, what would it be and why?
Again, I would have to say my Wedding gown. The textures
I chose are not ones that are seen often in bridal wear these days. I am old fashioned enough to enjoy and appreciate the
styles and "fabrics" of years gone by. This speaks to my styles of clothes being a bit more on the simple side that maintain
the premise of timeless and tasteful.
8. If this isn't your first hunt, what drew you to them
to begin with? What do you enjoy about them?
I first looked at them as a way to get people into my store
in hopes they would find my style and fashions pleasing. Now, it is being able to offer a surprise 'gift' to hunters, be they
established hunters or new people just getting started in SL. It also allows me the opportunity to meet some very unique and