Friday, January 4, 2013

Shenae Grimes as Frankie Stein

Right before Halloween, when we were in the midst of getting some costumes ready for an off-Broadway Christmas show, Chris March was approached by Mattel to create a Monster High Frankie Stein costume for Shenae Grimes. Well, he couldn't say no - because: HOW FUN!

So he commissioned me to make her little corset. I couldn't say no - because HOW FUN! And it all turned out so very cute! Everyone was pleased, it was a winner in US Magazine's online Halloween Costume poll, Chris got a lot of attention, Shenae got a lot of attention, the costume and some of the people involved got a lot of attention, and the project was deemed a success.

Although I am not a doll person per se,  I LOVE these dolls! What a great project to be able to say I was involved in!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ka Kathryn June Amorastreya's Wedding Jacket

Kathryn "Ka" June Amorastreya is a lovely woman who was married in a stunning gown that I did not create. However, she did hire both Black Lotus Clothing and Kathleen Crowley Couture to create her wedding jacket. The collaboration consisted of Ka bringing us her materials, which included silk and cotton fabrics. These were  screen printed with the milky way. Being an incredible artist with an eye for the beautiful and obscure, we were brought fabrics and trims that were inspiring and fun to use.. I made the ruffled doily appliqued jacket, which was then embellished by Black Lotus Clothing. As usual, the end result of this collaboration was left with a happy bride and a gorgeous wedding ensemble