Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween fashion

We are going to Theatre Bizarre on Saturday, so I thought no better time than the present to create the Halloween costume I've always dreamed of making. Evil pumpkin queen! Since I took these pictures I also made an evil pumpkin head magic wand, and in lieu of the forecast promising lovely temps in the 48 degree range (before it gets dark!) I actually lined my velvet cape with polar fleece. I'm going to do some pretty wild things with my make up too, inspired by the classic jack o' lantern. Basically this idea was floating around in my head because I have this secret dream of costuming a Tim Burton movie one day about a character like this. Hopefully early next week I can post some pics of me in this thing, along side my dapper looking fiance who will be also stylishly adorned in a stunning Victorian suit including a 3 piece cutaway coat suit, top hat, monocle, ascot and cane.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What am I working on right now? My halloween costume!

Here are the beginning stages of the evil pumpkin queen.

Still have lots more to do on this costume before Saturday! Adding a collar, a lace top, more volume, a long cape, and more! I am lucky enough to have gotten a ticket for Theatre Bizaare before they sold out! I'm so excited.

My most recent article for is a pretty good one, I think. I had fun writing it anyway.

In mid-november we will be moving into our new house which has a giant new studio for me! So expect many more design related posts in the future, as I anticipate really getting my game back with a proper venue for creation.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fashion in Detroit, Day 1

Here is the link to my coverage of Fashion in Detroit, Day 1! Although I did not win, it was amazing to be a part of this event. I am looking forward to going back tomorrow to see the rest of the amazing designers showing their Spring 2010 Collections. I really wanted to thank the people who came out to support me today, it meant so much to me...especially since everyone had to take some time off work, I know how hard that can be.

(Martin, Becca, Mom and Jean - thank you!!) :)

Me in a dress I designed to wear to this event.