Hand-made Thursdays

By Kate | Women
Posted Mar 11, 2010

Desira Pesta (pronounced Dez-ur-rah Pest-ah) is a self-proclaimed pioneer of the DIY handmade movement. A former Personal Vegan/Veg/Organic Gourmet Chef with a BFA Magna Cum Laude –Painting & Interior Architecture from Syracuse University, she’s received press for her clothing from Vogue’s Style.com, Lucky Magazine & DailyCandy – to name a few. Her original “Rococo” drawing is hand-screenprinted in black all over white cotton, and then used for -

This Rocco Bastion Dress is handmade from [green] designer surplus Italian cotton fabric. A simple shape with scooped neck, puffed sleeves, cinch-able waist, center back zipper. $125 USD. Modeled with a Sophie Elastic Belt, made of salvaged vintage elastic from a Brooklyn belt factory. $20 USD.

I love this Architecture Dress with an all-over print by Robert Daurio, an architect who also designed a print for the Spring 09 Prada dresses. Natural-colored 100% organic cotton fabric in a light-weight with raglan sleeves, a high neckline collar and a beautiful bow, all edges finished with black cotton piping (skirt hem, neckline, and sleeve hem). $285 USD. Buy from her Etsy shop, she ships everywhere. She is also currently taking wholesale & consignment orders, especially in Australia & Canada, email wholesale [!at] desirapesta.com for info.

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