Here’s another look into the Kiss of the Wolf Studio. These photographs illustrate the two-day Huari Batik process used to decorate bubble silk for one of our favorite pieces, the Alyssa Top.
Creating Art Couture at Kiss of the Wolf Studio is a process with many steps. The first is inspiration. Inspiration is followed by hours at the painting table, often including two or more separate techniques. It can take as long as three days before the silk is ready to be made into clothing. This is the story of creating the Miró design.
Here I am packing yet again. It seems I do quite a bit of packing, unpacking, repacking for the next show, or for the next trip. Traveling for Kiss of the Wolf means inventorying and packing huge cases and duffel bags of clothing. When I pack for myself, I like to travel light. I can put everything I need in one small, easily managed carry-on bag.
Kiss of the Wolf was born in 1974, in the kitchen of Lori and Marshall Bacigalupi’s rural home. It was a few years after these two travelers met, fell in love and began their lives together. In 1976 they named it Kiss of the Wolf, a loose translation of Bacigalupi.