Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pretty Things Spotlight: * Kat Roman *

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Update:

Congratulations! Mrs. Kwitty is the winner of the beautiful heart-shaped lock & key necklace by Kat Roman! Thanks so much to everyone who entered...and be sure to check out this week's super BIG give-a-way for 6 chances to win!

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Kat Roman ROCKS!

Really, she does...but, I have to admit that I'm biased when it comes to her and her cool, kick ass clothing, accessories, crosses and rock/punk jewelry.

See, we go waaaay back as friends, meeting during our fashion design days in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology {FIT}. We used to hang
together and I was always so inspired by the art that both she and her husband Freddie would create. They are such a sweet and talented couple and their space reflects all their love and talent.

"I like to think of myself as, rocker housewife / PTA mom extraordinaire... That's what makes things so fun and exciting."

Kat's work is indicative of someone who looks deep inside herself, her family, her surroundings and her culture for inspiration. Kat's love and expression of life is fully visible in her work too...and if you knew her like I do, you'd know exactly what I mean.

Spotlight: Kat Roman



*Tell us a bit about yourself… My name is Kat Roman. I was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, raised in Brooklyn and now live in Joysey. I’m married to a wonderful and inspirational man, Fred, and we have a 7-year old son named Alex. We also have a dog named Bloomer, a guinea pig named Little Whistle, Aquarium fish and a Koi Pond.
We’ve been in New Jerseyfor about 8 years. Fred and I decided to move here from New York when I was ready to hatch with Alex, because we wante
d our little one to have the picket fence suburban upbringing we never had.
I worked as a clothing designer in New York and after trekking back and forth to New York City, I decided to become a stay at home mom. Seven years later, here we are, living the life.

I have always had fashion running through my veins. Destined to create, it was no wonder that both my mother and grandmother are seamstresses. Before entering the realm of motherhood, I studied and received my degree from F.I.T. in New York City. I like to think of myself as a rocker housewife / PTA mom extraordinaire.


*What inspires you? Most of my inspiration comes from people, my surroundings, religion and things that remind me of when I was growing up in Brooklyn. I have always loved to watch people - I sound like a stalker. When I was younger I would sit on a bench or lean against a wall and just take it all in. It’s amazing how much you can get from your surroundings – colors, textures and smells. It enables all your senses to come alive.

*Apart from creating things, what do you do for fun?
I love to go on hiking trails with my son. We like to both rent and go to movies. I like to see art in any shape or form, street, parks, galleries or museums. Getting together with friends and family for a good laugh. But, most of all I love seeing the way my son enjoys makin
g art and appreciates it…this is just bliss for me.


*Any
advice for fellow artists… The only advice I can give a fellow artist is just enjoy this moment and make the most of it. Follow your dreams and just have fun! Create, Create, and Create.

*Anything else you’d like to add about yourself or your work…
I really enjoy doing all sorts of stuff – sewing, painting, jewelry making and crochet. When that creative juice gets flowing there isn’t anything that can stop me
from trying something new or just having fun. I am well known for creating tantalizing clothes that I like to wear. I like to pick kick-ass fabrics and use different mediums. There is no limit as to what I can create and am willing to experiment with.
That's what makes my things so fun and exciting.



Etsy Shop: http://KatRoman.etsy.com
Blog:
http://katroman1.blogspot.com





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Enter this week's Give-a-way!!


Only you have the key to my heart!
This week's sweet little give-a-way is a necklace by Kat Roman. It has a heart-shaped lock and key with a rose quartz charm for... LOVE!

How to enter:
Take a peek into
Kat's Etsy shop and comment here on what your favourite item is from all of her pretties! If your favourite Kat Roman piece is not part of your comment or your contact information is not included, your entry will be disqualified. Sorry, but 'tis true.

Most Important Details: All entries must be received before next Sunday's feature, meaning the deadline is to the very last most littlest minute and second of Saturday, April 19th, 2008, PST. This contest is open to everyone around the globe, but please leave a viable way for us to contact you. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Entries with no contact info will also be disqualified. Winner has 3 days to contact me with their address. Give-a-way is shipped out via the artist. The winner's name will be drawn out of a hat...the good ole' fashioned way to do things.

Best of luck to you, my Pretty!


30 comments:

Bunny B said...

I love the O-Ring Chain Maille Necklace! Nice stuff! Thanks.

Kyla said...

Love, love the cameo ring :) so pretty!!!
Cheers kyla

pootieposh said...

I love the Celtic Cross necklace....and everything else!

Denise said...

Oh, it is so hard to choose! But I adore that Vintage Swallow Necklace!

cheers ~
Denise

dolls123 said...

I like the Double Bauble Choker Necklace.

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

The Secret Lives of Petra & Siryna said...

I love the vintage swallow necklace. Birds make a great accoutrement with my fur.

Meow...

frugallm said...

I love the Cameo Ring!

elkmeese at yahoo.com

Julia said...

Excellent blog interview! She really knows how to create a spectacular piece!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Rocking PTA Mom--gotta love that!!

I absolutely love the vintage swallow necklace--had to heart it as a hint for my upcoming birthday or Mother's day!

I can be reached by Etsy convo--
http://misseskwittys.etsy.com

Smiles, Karen

tiff705 said...

I love this! The Leopard print tank top!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10438124
Great feature.

soapdeli said...

I like the Double Bauble Choker Necklace.
http://soapdeli.etsy.com

tjmetz said...

I love the multi chain necklace...so easy to dress up or down!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11024822

Jennifer
tjmetz@mchsi.com

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Wow! That is a great feature! And Kat's store is so pretty! I love the Red Kitty Kat choker! It is stunning.

Maria said...

I lvoe the Double Bauble Choker Necklace! it's so different and sexy :)

Kat Roman said...

You guys are too cool! Thanks a bunch for all your wonderful comments.

the4moyers said...

Very cool jewelry! I love the Filigree Cameo Necklace! Very pretty! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

gleichs said...

It's all fabulous, but my favorite is the Love Kills necklace - please count me in!
amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

ThePeachTree said...

All of her metal work is incredible. I'm so happy to have come by and learned about her!

Katy said...

oh....I love the filigree cameo necklace....or the duster earrings!!! Just beautiful!!!! :)

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

aBookworm said...

This is a great Etsy find! I love her Filigree Cameo Necklace - so elegant!

Thanks for this great giveaway.

Btw, I'm having THREE GIVEAWAYS combined on both my blogs. Hope you'll stop by.

~ callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/
http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/

ThisOldHenHouse said...

Ooooh the filigree cameo necklacen is awesome!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10363052

What a fantasic feature!!

Elizabeth said...

The vintage swallow necklace is lovely. It's so hard to choose a favorite!

ihchicky said...

I like the O-Ring Chain Maille Necklace. Unique.

Anonymous said...

I heart the love kills necklace and the rockstar earrings! You can convo me at pepperdogdesigns.etsy.com

Thanks!
Lindsay

Kat Roman said...

Thank You, thank you so much all. Thanks to my dear and fabulous friend Raven for doing this wonderful feature on me. You rawk girl!

Raven said...

This contest is closed...so sorry for my delay in announcing the winner. As you can see, we have a HUGE give-a-way this week that I've been preparing for...so, be sure to check it out! :)

Congratulations to sweet Mrs. Kwitty, who is the winner of this gorgeous Kat Roman Heart-shaped Lock and Key Necklace. YAY! I'm sure yer gonna love it! :)

xxx

xxx
Raven

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