As UCU is gearing up to kick off our winter show tomorrow, we want to introduce you to Gunlis of Glam Garb. Gunlis grew up in Sweden and was inspired by her mother. She uses only recycled materials for her embellishments and hand dyes vintage clothing to create her timeless designs.
UCU: Pick a song that gets you in creative mood or you think would make a great addition to a "UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack.
Glam Garb: Robyn, "Fembot", from the album Body Talk.
UCU: What’s one thing you wish you had known at your first craft show?
GG: Wish I would have had a Facebook fan page. You are welcome to join! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glam-Garb-by-Gunlis/164571140240485
UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
GG: Lana is a Norwegian Forest cat and she adopted us 3 years ago. She was a wild one when she started to hang with us. Now she is sleeping on my pillow every night.
UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
GG: I designed a new cocktail dress for the Holidays. Also, this season I have embellished with tulle and ribbons on bloomers, slip skirts and slip dresses.
UCU: What day of show traditions are you bringing to UCU 2010?
GG: Welcome my customers with Holiday Winter greetings and share the joy I feel being part of this fabulous community of handcrafters.
UCU: If you could sum up your work in one word, what would that be?
UCU: What gift are you most excited to give this year?
GG: My first three customers will receive a Glam Garb Holiday secret gift.
UCU: What are you nibbling on as the snow falls this winter?
GG: Raspberry yogurt covered pretzels.
UCU: Favorite handmade item you have? It could be made by you, gifted to you or something you picked up.
GG: Glam Garb Bloomers to wear for warmth under my skirt and dress or as my favorite jammies