Thursday, November 11, 2010

New OWL skirt and Hot for DOTS

 New for this weekend, exclusively at vive la femme...

This adorable new owl applique is rendered in a teal/gold/rust fabric on a fine wale chocolate corduroy. 
Another installation in the polka dot family...This time, a sleek black corduroy festooned with grey and hot red dots. So MOD!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Polka Dots are HOT

 Trending for fall, I've got lots of dots!
First, a pop corduroy color (lilac/pink) with and ombre grid of dots. $100 (sold out).  Then, a more subtle grey cord with black and violet dots at hem (a bit hard to see on the model, so check out the detail shot.) $100 at vive la femme (also available for custom orders).

Lacy ruffles

A bit of a backlog, but a few of these beautiful skirts are still available at vive la femme
 Made of classic stretch cotton corduroy, I've inserted ruffled lace panels at the back.  The fronts are plain.  Black with Ivory lace and Grey with Teal lace, each $100 at vive la femme

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Foxy Fall!

Steph models the new pencil skirt!  Shown here in taupe suiting fabric with chalk stripes.  Also available in steel grey solid and black.  $75 at vive la femme.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall is here!

It has cooled off nicely here in Chicago.  For Fall this year, I have a super fun OWL appliqued skirt, shown here in Purple.  Black and Magenta are on their way next week

Purple Owl skirt, $100 at vive la femme

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Additional Endeavors

So, I've been a bit lax on keeping up on this blog.  Its for a good reason.  I've been busy helping to open a new concept vive la femme is developing.  It has taken some of my time away from the sewing machine, but I am proud to say we are having a successful series of soft openings at our new concept Kathryn Kerrigan Chicago - European footwear in women's sizes 9-13. 

Now that that machine is up and running, I'm back to some more Redskew work.  Please check out the fabrics for summer here.  If you are interested in skirts in these prints, please don't hesitate to send me a message redskew (at) gmail (dot) com.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bright Birdie

Pink, orange, green, turquoise and yellow - so happy for Summer.  $100 at vive la femme.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two Birds and a flower

 Navy birdie, with orchid, teal and lime - $100
 Khaki birdie with navy, violet and red, $100

Aqua floral skirt, $65

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Now at vive la femme

These are all repeat patterns, so here is your 2nd chance to grab them!  All at $65, there is a black and purple print, multi colored on a pale pink back ground and the very popular red floral on a white background.

April - Announcement

Big things are happening here a 2048 N Damen.... and across the street at 2031 N Damen, and I am very fortunate and excited to be a part of it.  Fear not, Redskew is still alive, well and taking orders.  Please check me out on Facebook to see current offerings.  I will also continue to update here.


WHAT: Kathryn Kerrigan Shoe Boutique opening
WHERE: North Bucktown, between Armitage and Webster
WHEN: May 2010
WHO: Stephanie Sack, owner of vive la femme; and Kathryn Kerrigan, owner and head designer of Kathryn Kerrigan, Inc.

INFORMATION: Local entrepreneurs Stephanie Sack and Kathryn Kerrigan are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Chicago's first Kathryn Kerrigan Shoe Boutique, specializing in high-end, on-trend footwear in European sizes from 39 to 45. Although Kathryn Kerrigan caters to women that leave a larger imprint, a spectrum of sizes 36-46 is available at, and Kathryn Kerrigan Libertyville, granting an enjoyable shopping experience for every woman.

Ms. Sack, an eight-year veteran of independent retail, also owns vive la femme, Chicago's only independent boutique exclusively featuring the latest looks and trends in sizes 12-24. Ms. Kerrigan is the visionary behind her eponymous line of luxury footwear catering to stylish women who wear and want shoes and boots up to a size 15.

It was only natural that the two women collaborate to bring the Kathryn Kerrigan line to the larger woman of Chicago. "I have been a fan and customer of Kathryn Kerrigan for years, and really admire who Kathryn is and what she does," explains Ms. Sack. "I constantly field requests for shoes from vive la femme's customers, and after hosting a number of successful trunk shows featuring Kathryn's gorgeous shoes, I decided to open up a Kathryn Kerrigan boutique of my own!"

The synergy between vive la femme's concept of offering flattering and feminine fashion in sizes 12 and up and Kathryn Kerrigan's goal to deliver chic footwear to women who wear Euro sizes 39 and up was undeniable. "Customers have been asking for a shop in Chicago, and I feel that Stephanie and vive la femme match the Kathryn Kerrigan label and lifestyle," explains Ms. Kerrigan. "We are thrilled to be working together!"

The Kathryn Kerrigan - Chicago boutique will carry sizes 39 to 45 and focus on timeless styles that can translate effortlessly from work to weekend and day to play.

Core styles include a range of comfortable and versatile flats in both neutral and "pop" colors, jean-friendly wedges with street-chic detailing, and classic kitten heels inspired by looks of the 1940s and 1950s. Styles were chosen collaboratively between Ms. Sack and Ms. Kerrigan to match the typical silhouettes at vive la femme, which currently include smart seasonal separates, work-friendly soft suiting, and Mad Men-esque silhouettes.

The new Kathryn Kerrigan shop is scheduled to open in May of 2010.
Location: Bucktown, Chicago

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

purple and grey...

There is a lot going on behind the scenes over here at Redskew and vive la femme, so the production has been off to a slow start this spring.... but I'm so excited about this skirt (and a few others in the pipeline) that I've got the sewing machine positively PURRRING this week.

This skirt is a purple body with a grey hem, popped with a grey/black/white stripe ribbon ($65).  It goes back to shades of grey, black and white.  Available this week at vive la femme.  Also, a magenta body with grey hem. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Signs of Spring

Here I am modeling the first skirt of the season! Pale pink and coral flowers with shades of green on a black background - ready for you at vive la femme this weekend! 

Redskew skirt, $65; cardigan, $35

Friday, January 29, 2010


I was dabbling with some of materials and worked up these little fleur pins for the weekend at vive la femme.  $12 and you can bring one home with you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I'm working on my Etsy page, which should be up and running next week.  I'm planning to use it as my online catalog for retail and wholesale customers, and as an avenue for some of my more experimental projects.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I am elbow deep in preparing for this spring - listening to some great tunes, sketching and sampling.  I'm excited about the direction and hope you will be too!  I will distribute my catalog by the end of January with some new looks (and more to come in Summer 2010).  If you are interested in being on my email list, please contact me : redskew at gmail dot com.

Hoping you are having a fab 2010!!!