Catherine hails from Cleveland, OH. She has always had an interest in art and design, having created clothing from her own patterns since dressing her dolls for success. She officially became a Hoosier while attending Indiana University-Bloomington to study costume design and technology for the stage, with a minor in fine arts. After a 15 year career in theatre, she left to follow her heart in apparel design.
Catherine’s design style clearly takes a tongue-in-cheek look at costume history, integrating details and silhouettes updated for today. Her design philosophy is to create a bold silhouette that makes a statement from a distance, but also has great details for up-close interest. Her garments are made with great care given to fit and finishing. Catherine designs custom dresses, separates and lingerie for individual clients (Mercurious Designs), but also has a mass produced line of sleep and loungewear for her business, Sweet Revenge.