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Awards and Accomplishments


Created: Liturgical vestment for Pope John Paul II – 2000

Created a Pluvial Cope for the Fashion Jubilee Celebration in St. Peter’s Square. The cope has an embroidered scriptural passage in the lining. It was received at a private audience with Pope John Paul II.

Granted: Matinee Fashion Foundation – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, & 2002

Received this prestigious grant six years in a row. It is given to a designer who has created a worthwhile business and has continually executed its goals. Hundreds of designers competed for this award annually. 2002 was the last year that this award was given

Collaborated: with Oscar winning director Robert Altman to create dresses for two of his films.

Won: Best Dress – Today Show NBC– The Today Show Throws A Hometown Wedding – 2005

A week long segment that focused on a couple preparing for their wedding day with the American public voting for their decisions.

Dress Chosen – Regis and Kelly Valentine’s Show – 2003, 2004, 2005

Dress Chosen – MTV Wedding Show – 2005

Featured Interviews – 1996 – 2009

ABC News – Regis and Kelly – MTV – Fox TV – Extra Extra – Oxygen TV – The Knot – Entertainment Tonight – Slice TV – NBC Today Show – Canada AM – CBC The National News – Global TV – Salt and Light TV – Zenit Newswire – CPAC – CBC Radio Sounds Like Canada – E Talk – Project Runway (Guest Judge) – Much Music – Fashion TV.

Featured Editorials and Print Interviews – 1996 – 2009

New York Times, New York Post, Globe and Mail, Newsday, The National Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun, National Post, Costa Mesa’s Daily Pilot, Winnipeg Free Press, Edmonton Journal.

Brides Magazine, InStyle Magazine, InSide Weddings, Sposa Collezioni, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Modern Bride, Manhattan Bride, New York Magazine, Flare Magazine, Chatelaine, Los Angeles Weddings, Chicago Social Weddings, Hello Magazine D Weddings, Grace Ormond, Elegant Bride, Marriage Quebec, Wedding Bells, Today’s Bride, Jezebel, Boston Weddings, Better Homes and Gardens.