Louise M. Neyer, Allied Member ASID
Louise M. Neyer is principal of Louise M. Neyer Interiors, has been in the design profession for 24 years, and is on the ASID Palm Springs Inland Chapter board of directors. Laura Slipak is a fashion designer turned hotelier, designer and owner of the MOD resort in Palm Desert. Julie Hill owns the Jewelry Box on El Paseo where she designs and manufacturers custom fine jewelry.
Inspired by the Mid-Century feel of Palm Springs/Palm Desert and the surrounding of tall palm trees, clean white walls, chrome home accessories, and lucite in abundance, came the idea for the "MOD MAX" costume. Mother nature provided the bustier base of the costume, which arrived after a gentle wind knocked the fronds off the trees. The rest was a combined effort to re-use and recycle items that were already at our disposal. An interesting fact is that no electricity was used to complete this costume.
Photography by Gerry Maceda and Adrianne Bonafede