Congratulations to my sister Sara, who recently won the award for Outstanding Senior Collection at the 2008 Silver Needle Fashion Show by Marist College.

My mom pointed out Sara’s designs in the Poughkeepsie Journal’s photo gallery of the event. Here are some direct links to her photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

To give you an idea of what it was like to live with a fashion designer, here’s a typical morning for us in high school:

I’ve just come downstairs and head towards the garage, where I see Sara. We need to leave in about two minutes. Sara looks at me, and is obviously not impressed.
Me: Is there something wrong with what I’m wearing?
Sara: Well, it’s too late now…

Or imagine that I’ve just gotten dressed before some family comes over for Christmas dinner:

Sara: Where did you get those pants?
Me: My closet.
Sara: Those are Dad’s pants. They can’t be yours.
Me: Well, they still fit.
Sara: Mom! He’s wearing pleats!

And more recently:

Aunt/Friend/Etc: That’s a cool bag, where did you get it?
Sara: I made it.

Update: Video.

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