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Green monoprismatic Items Available

Green monoprismatic items available for purchase now!

Green Feathered Hat with Fringe and Gold Studs

Green Cowl Top with Fringe

Green Button Up Hanky Hem Loose Fit Shirt

Green Fringe Shorts

Green Angle Leggings (sold out!)

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Posted by on 03.27.13 in Fashion


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Yellow-green monoprismatic Items Available

Yellow-green monoprismatic items available for purchase now!

Yellow-Green Vinyl & Lace Vest

Yellow-Green Button Up Tunic Shirt

Yellow-Green Lace Shirt Crop Top

Yellow-Green Angle Leggings

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Posted by on 03.22.13 in Fashion


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Yellow monoprismatic Items Available

Yellow monoprismatic items available for purchase now!

Yellow Studded Half Helmet

Yellow Cowl Tank

Yellow Jacket with Detachable Bustle

Yellow Fringe & Gold Chain Necklace

Yellow Satin Pleated Shorts

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Posted by on 03.16.13 in Fashion


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Audio’s Omaha Fashion Week Spring 2013 Red Carpet Looks

In the recap of my 2012 Omaha Fashion Week appearances, I mentioned that I was going to try to get red carpet photos at every runway show I went to this spring.

I attended three of the five nights of shows this week, but only got red carpet photos at two of them. So, kind of a failure, but also kind of a success.  Balance is important, guys.

On the red carpet for the Hair, Makeup & Accessories show. (Photo credit: Herb Thompson)

GASP! Sneak peek alert! Wearing my new favorite accessory at the accessories runway show. It’s a bowtie that’s part of an upcoming collection called prysm.break. (Photo credit: Herb Thompson)

There’s a set of missing red carpet pictures from a night I was busy working backstage and spaced off going to the front of house and posing.  Just imagine: me bundled up in pretty much ALL of my winter gear including a calf-length down puffy coat, giant mittens, a wool scarf, and a stocking hat. I was heavily layered up for my wintery bike ride to fashion week only to arrive to a chilly tented backstage area where I remained in my head-to-toe cold weather gear.  The look would have been pretty humorous on the red carpet, so I’m pretty bummed I forgot about it.

On the red carpet for the final runway show of Omaha Fashion Week Spring 2013. (Photo Credit: Herb Thompson)

(Photo Credit: Herb Thompson)


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Another quote from Yvan Rodic’s Facehunter book

Here’s another quote that I love from Ivan Rodic in his Facehunter street fashion book.  This quote explains why I love street fashion books WAY more than fashion magazines.  It’s inspiring to see how real people interpret garments into outfits.  I love real people.

“For the huge majority of human beings, it’s easier to relate to beautiful normal people than to skinny tall models wearing $30,000 outfits.”  -Yvan Rodic


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Fashion vs. Style

I’ve been looking at a lot of street style books lately.  One of the books I’ve been into is Facehunter by Yvan Rodic.

I’m a visual person, so I’m a sucker for photo books.  I also love a lot of the quotes that Yvan Rodic includes throughout this book.  They are small reminders of the big reasons I am a designer.

“The only secret is to wear what you feel and what fits you. Fashion is what you buy, style is what you are.” -Yvan Rodic

I love that.  I live that.

“Fashion is what you buy, style is what you are.” -Yvan Rodic


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Omaha Salon competing for Battle of the Strands

So, I’m not a huge fan of reality television but my interest is officially piqued.  An Omaha salon, Fringes, is in the running to go to Las Vegas to be filmed for the show Battle of the Strands.  Battle of the Strands is ” the extreme beauty show featuring your favorite stylists and salons from across the country. An epic showdown of extreme genius in hair, makeup, wardrobe, and styling with limited time and unlimited creativity!” (according to the Battle of the Strands website).  They claim that the styling challenges on the show will match that drama and magic of Vegas which includes showgirls, lions and mummies!  (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE theatricality?!)

On top of the crazy styling that is bound to happen, I’m also really excited about this show because one of the stylists on the Fringes team is Omar Rodriguez.  He is friend of mine and also does a fantastic job on the runway when I ask him to model for me.  Also, Omar is a huge supporter of local artists and designers and one of my favorite Omaha clients.  In Fringes’ Battle of the Strands submission video, Omar wears an outfit that includes a custom vest/pant combo designed by myself. And he looks great, as usual.

Omaha hair stylist Omar Rodriguez wearing custom Audio Helkuik garments in Fringes Salon’s submission video for Battle of the Strands 2012.  (Photo credit: Dale Heise)


Omar Rodriguez modelling for Audio Helkuik in Omaha Fashion Week’s Avant Garde Runway show. (Photo credit: g thompson higgins gallery)


To view Fringe’s Battle of the Strands submission video click here: Vote for Fringes Salon for Battle of the Strands 2012!

Voting goes for one more week (through Sept 13th) and you can vote once a day. As of RIGHT NOW, Fringes’ is in first place. I’m rooting for them!  Yeah Omar!   Yeah Fringes!   Yeah Omaha!


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Behind-the-scenes: Wolfgang Kaufman shoot

My collection just begs to be part of themed photoshoots.  A really great photographer named  Wolfgang Kaufman was coming through town and wanted to do a photoshoot while he was here in the Omaha area.  The creative director for this shoot, Cherisse McCoy, contacted me to see if I was interested (yes, duh) and for details about my latest collection.  When I described my line, she got really excited to create a very dramatically themed photoshoot, including a custom built set, props, and she even brought in a fire performer and aerial artist.  If anyone knows how much I LOOOOOOVE circus themed stuff, you’d know how much I was nerding out at this point.

Watching all my models get styled at the salon was really exciting.  I let my makeup artist, Amy Burns, go to town.  She painted on mustaches, sprayed on some lacework, airbrushed stylized pink cheeks, and applied glitter lashes.  She’s great at taking an idea and bumping it up about 16 extra levels of awesome.

Makeup Artist: Amy Burns
Model: Makayla Torrez

Makeup Artist: Amy Burns
Model: Makayla Torrez

Makeup Artist: Amy Burns
Model: Nicole Keimig

Once all my models were styled, I finally got a chance to see all the props that were made for this shoot.  It was like a circus dream come true. It took all of my concentration to keep from running and playing with EVERYTHING.

Custom made set and props.

SECRET: The “strongest man in the world” barbell is actually made of balloons.  I was tricked every stinkin’ time I saw anyone pick it up.  I am always worried about overworking my models, so I kept telling them that they could set it down between shots to rest their muscles.   Balloons.  They are a clever illusion, especially for a gullible kid like me.

Model requirements: good-looking, hard-working, easy to get along with, and oh yeah……you must be able to lift one ton without breaking a sweat.

Wolfgang Kaufman was great to work with.  He was so committed to getting the best possible shot:  he climbed on ladders, crawled around on the floor, hopped up on all the different furniture, then hopped down, then did it all again.  Wolfgang is awesome.

Model: Aaron Steward
Photographer at work: Wolfgang Kaufman
(See what I mean about how convincing the balloons are?!?)

Model: Nicole Keimig
Photographer at work: Wolfgang Kaufman

This photoshoot was a dream come true.  Cherisse McCoy, the creative director, imagined a fantastic circus world for my collection to play in for the day.

Hair/makeup: Sirens at the Loft

Creative director: Cherrise McCoy

Wolfgang Kaufman: collection available in my store:


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