September 17, 2011

Hogan McLaughlin - Fashion Designer

{Hogan putting the finishing touches on one of his dresses}

I have been meaning to post about my amazing cousin Hogan McLaughlin for a while now and in the meantime he just kept climbing the rungs on the ladder of success. So now i have much to tell you. I have posted about my dear Hogan before - back in 2008, when he was accomplishing so much in the dance world. He has now changed tracks and is thriving in the world of high fashion. He has good taste in worlds.

He recently completed his first amazing collection - view it on his website. And this week some of his creations were featured in an exhibit on the style of Daphne Guinness at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

 {My copy of the Homicidal Heiress}

So here's the short version - Hogan is a talent. He dances, he draws, he sings, he designs.  Daphne Guinness is a fashion icon and an heiress of the Guinness Family - yes, like the Irish stout. I don't know her, but she's clearly an intellegent and wonderful woman, because when Hogan sent her some of his drawings in a book he put together called the Homicidal Heiress, via Twitter of all things, she recognized his talent right away.

Since Ms. Guinness opened the door for Hogan, he is being recognized for his talent, hard work and vision. It seems a balance by the Universe that a Guinness should assist in the fame of a McLaughlin, since our family has done so much to assist the Guinness fortune over the years.

Now allow me a moment to gush. I am the second oldest of a very large, inordinately close, extended family. Last time I counted there were 32 in my generation. I could write a post similar to this one on how proud I am of each of them. But this is Hogan's post and I am just thrilled he is getting so much well deserved attention of his great talent. So cheers to you, my dear. I always knew you were destined for greatness. We love you!

Here is some recent press on Hogan that will give you an example of his talent and eloquence -

A lovely interview on I Want To Be A Coppola - here.
An article w/ photos in New York Magazine on the FIT exhibit - here.
Photos in Vogue Italia (!) of Hogan and his sister Lucy who is STUNNING in some of Hogan's creations - here.
An article in (read the last 2 paragraphs) - here.


hogan said...

You're awesome! Thanks for posting this:)!!!

kellina said...

Thanks very much for posting a link to our interview with Hogan, he is very talented!