Monday, June 30, 2014

Badass Femme Fatale

Everyone has a best feature, so find clothes and accessories to accentuate those, whether it’s your shoulders or your long hair. 
-Tim Gunn

A woman walking down a runway wearing a dress that has all the meridians and acupuncture points on it...  Now that's FASHION!!!  Holly Renee, creator and master mind of Shenova Fashion, joins the show today to talk about how she combined science and Chinese medicine into her signature fashion line.
            So, many of you will be wondering why we are quoting Tim Gunn and talking about fashion. We truly have not lost it nor gone off the deep end (yet). Our guest this week is truly one amazing individual. Not only is she trained in acupuncture, she is also a fashion designer and notable science geek. Needless to say, we fell in love with her immediately!
            Holly Renee is one of those rare individuals that encompass many different arenas of interest and talent. Her “geek” clothing and her love of science come together in an amalgam of incredible fashion forward sense, uncanny multi-dimensional eye, and an ability to fit clothing to the human form like a skilled anatomist. Her studio is her sanctuary where her feelings about science and the human form come together and she can create the most exquisite and fascinating clothing to boggle the mind and capture the eye.
            She began her foray into fashion at the age of 13 and was in her first fashion show at 15. Holly's mother, being a biochemist, would bring home slides of DNA she was analyzing.  Those double stranded DNA structures have stayed with her ever since.  She has always loved science and labels herself as a “techie, sci-fi and design nerd” and she follows through with that thought in her design esthetics. She is clearly not afraid to push the envelope in design and even formulated a pair of pants that upon first look resemble steel armor plating. She is amazing!
            Holly has walked in many shoes in this lifetime and it is clear that she is dedicated to her current path and is only beginning to explode on the fashion scene. In fact, do not be surprised to find PhD candidates graduating in her clothing.
            Vera Wang wrote it best, “Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.” We believe you will find Holly Renee to be following that logic quite proficiently.

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