Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Princess Noel

 I took an old medieval inspired costume made from silvery rayon fabric from the early 70's and cut it down into an 18th century inspired costume for the Shadowdance Fashion Show. This was the first full-on costume I ever made. It now has a new life and hopefully will find a new owner soon.

Ive been making quite a few of these little shortie corsets lately. Im working on a really pretty one for Unsinkable Molly. Contact me if you would like me to make you one. They are great to dance in. You get the upper stability of a corset and you can still move around with relative ease.

Model: Amber Burke
Hairpiece: FoolProof Studio
Eardrapes: Sandi's Ocean
Bindi:  Hi Beam Bindis

Hair and Makeup: Crops and Bobbers
Photo: Black Lotus Clothing

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyberweek Coupon

I've been asked many times if I offer coupons, but its just not something that I am capable of doing online.  I'm sure its fairly easy, but I have not had the time to mess with it. Etsy now offers coupons and I'm going to try it out this week coming up. I didn't get all the merchandise made up that I had planned to by Cyber Monday, so I'm going to list new stuff during the week as I get it sewn and photographed. Keep checking in!

I am posting the coupon code here and you can use it for 10% off anything in my Etsy store when you check out. This will last for 5 days only - until Friday December 3rd - and then the coupon expires. So lets see how it goes:

Use this code when checking out!

Photo Love

Model: Unsinkable Molly
Costume: Kathleen Crowley
Photo: Black Lotus Clothing

Sunday, November 14, 2010

There Is A Story Here

Rachel Ong sent me some self portraits taken in London.
In her Sampants and  Comme il Faut shoes.
The compositions are lovely.
And she is so photogenic!
Tango in London.
My favorite pants........
My lovely and supportive customer.......
My favorite city in the world!
The world........
Not that Ive been to Paris........
But so far......
The world.
These pants are perfect for Tango.
These shoes are built with a heel that is designed for walking backwards.............
The dance of Romance.
In London.
My favorite city in the World.

It seriously makes me delirious with joy that my clothing is worn in London. By fashionistas. By dancers. By women who think outside the box. Because as we all know..........London rocks with fashion. And you cant get these pants there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hunkering Down For The Winter

 Salome's Suitcase (the design collective that I am proud to be a part of) put on a wonderful fashion show at Ariellah Affalo's Shadowdance this last Saturday evening. Pictures will be out soon and I'll be putting them here as soon as I can.

As usual for me,  a big evening or weekend of vending requires a day or two of down time afterwards. Coupled with a fashion show, and I'm left just beat. But I was so wound up still after the day of our show, that I rearranged my whole studio! Its not perfect yet, but I'm ready to receive callers, KCCC is available to take on new commissions, I'm inspired to continue the process of getting out orders, and this lady is all ready to hunker down for the winter and stay warm and cozy. I want some wedding dresses to work on this winter, so I have been doing a bit of advertising. I'm hoping that with my studio conveniently located between SF and Napa, I can attract some business from all over. Its perfect! I'll make you tea!
Shadowdance was great - I didn't see much of the show as I was running around backstage, but all of our models were just wonderful. Jessica Cowan from Crops and Bobbers in Crockett did the most amazing hair and makeup - our show was fiercely elegant. Everyone pulled together, worked well together as always, and I could hear the jaws drop to the floor when the music started and the models walked their walk. Mission accomplished!

Halloween is over, winter is on its way, turkeys will be roasting in the ovens before we know it and Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye!
Its time now to start working on my patterns. I will be debuting them at Cues and Tattoos in March.
I'll be vending at the SF Edwardian Ball in January. Ive got new merchandise to make and fabric to buy! Ive got stuff to do!!!!!!!!!!!!

Model: Unsinkable Molly
Photos: Kristine Adams

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Dark Time Is Upon Us

                                                         Its time for Shadow Dance................

The Ethereal gang of Salome's Suitcase will be presenting a dark and lovely fashion show........
A show centered around the eerily romantic.........
The dark romantic in all of us.......
So in the spirit of All Hallows Eve and the time of the year when the veil between life and death is at its sheerest, come visit our booth and peruse our decadent wares!