Friday, November 20, 2020

ANOTHER DESIGN in ANOTHER CONFINEMENT - Creativity is not stoppable!

My newest re-confinement design. Good to be in the creative world. Chalet green Silk Gazar Bustier. Never thought about creating a bustier in gazar. It always seemed to me as if the two would belong to two different worlds. Not anymore . I think it came out really nice. Only taking photos of it was quite challenging as the shades of green changed, seriously, every second. 

The bustier is also available in black and in multiple sizes in my online boutique "BrigitteSParis" on

This is the link to it:

Sunday, November 1, 2020


My newest work, lace embellished face masks in silk taffeta and silk satin shown on a beautiful, more than ten years old blood red silk charmeuse, a fabric I love and a color with lots of memories for many of us.

The masks are available in my boutique BrigitteSParis.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

WKRC Cincinnati mentions my mask in a story

WKRC Cincinnati brought a fabulous story about face masks with the title "Expressing yourself through masks: A Poem". In the story, David Winter, the journalist who wrote the story, chose to, among others, also show a photo of the pale pink cotton / black lace face mask I make and sell in my store BrigitteSParis on ETSY
So nice, thank you!

Quote of David Winter's story:
"CINCINNATI (WKRC) - With all the talk about wearing masks these days, Local 12 decided to look into how you can express your thoughts, without expressing your breath. So, we turned to the crafty website, Etsy, and we no longer have to pass each other expressionless on the street:
You can find masks there, whether you love OU, UK or are okay with UC.
If you’re into birds or bikes or beers.
If you want pink and plastic, or delicate and daisy’ed to save your ears.
There are masks for those who love coffee -- though you must give most masks the slip when you take a sip.
A little flappy ingenuity fixes that affliction to remain masked while feeding your addiction.
Some prefer leather, some prefer lace, some prefer snakeskin to cover their face.
They say to avoid religion and politics while you’re at work, but some people can’t mask their feelings.
Especially when it comes to the president. Some don’t like Mr. Trump, some agree with Mr. Trump, some want to be Mr. Trump.
Some want to show they back Black Lives Matter. AC/DC fans just want to be Back in Black.
Let’s face it, most of us are just dog-tired of wearing masks and looking at each other’s expressionless faces.
So, whether you’re feeling sexy or silly or smiley or sad these days,
Give people a little window into your demeanor, if you choose.
Express your feelings with a mask.
And do it on the news."

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

CREATIVE CONFINEMENT - Going Stylish in masks!

Using my fabrics to get stylish in creating face masks. All fabrics are washed before and masks after creation to ensure safety and durability - just to make sure!  
All masks shown in the photo are already washed in the washing machine 
Couture at its best!!!
Love to see us go stylish and safe! The masks are currently available in my boutique BrigitteSParis on

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Online Classes and Support in Fashion Design and Creation

Hi guys, I hope all of you are well and will stay well.

While the virus is spreading through contact, we will adjust our way of living to – in the end – save many lives.

I am offering my Fashion Design/Concept/Technical Design/Pattern making/Construction/Fitting classes online, and will support you through whatever social media platform is available to you, if you are, for example, working on a project and feel lost or just need an okay or some advice, I am here for you.

With my extensive knowledge in design and teaching, (see below)I am more than happy if I can help you out.
Besides having my own Evening/Bridal Couture Studio ( ), I taught classes in Fashion Design at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC, the High School of Fashion Industries in NYC and at ParsonsParis.
Classes I taught included: Women’s Wear Draping, Patternmaking, Body Contour Design incl. Corsetry, Design Room Techniques/Construction/Sewing, Active Sportswear incl. Street Wear, Textile Lace & Technology, Design Studio, Theses, Creative Technical Studio, Introduction to Fashion Design, Men’s Wear Patternmaking and Construction,
pre-college, college and continuing-education.
You can email me at, find me under Brigitte Schwenner on WhatsApp or text me on Instagram.

Saturday, January 11, 2020


I am always excited when going through boxes I didn't open for a while. Cannot believe that I just found this sketch. I made it a few years ago of an outfit that I created in an off-white leather combined with an amazing off-white/burgundy burnout silk chiffon.

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