Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Princess Gown

The only thing this gown is missing is a tiara, this dress was a collaborative design between myself and a friend, for the special occasion of prom.  The bodice is a pointed sweetheart shape with criss-crossing fabric and a wide waistband, all in a dark purple.  The skirt is the same design as my black swan gown, but with a light purple tulle instead.  This dress will make any girl feel like a princess, as well as look like one.

Photographed by Lindsey Johnson
Modeled by Ashli Barney

Black Swan Continued

Here is a variation of my black swan dress.  The skirt is entirely layers of folded black tulle, with a black ribbon waistband.  Underneath the ball skirt I wear a nude leotard that I made with an asymmetrical sleeve, a low sweeping back, and a sequin trims! A very sophisticated but dark compilation, which was very fun to model!
Photographed by Ashli Barney Modeled by Lindsey Johnson

First Circus Costume

This is the first dress I have made as part of my Circus Collection, the bodice is a sweetheart shape that laces up the front with ribbon,  it is made of white satin, topped with purple embroidery that I hand dyed, as well as silver sequins that I stitched on by hand.  The skirt is an a line shape with tiers of light purple tulle,  giving it a very full tea cup look.  I can not thank my good fried Ashli enough for modeling all my pieces, she did a beautiful job!
Photographed by Lindsey Johnson Modeled by Ashli Barney

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Latest Inspiration

My latest inspiration came shortly after watching the film, "Water For Elephants."  I was hypnotized by the splendor of the costumes, and decided that I had to venture into the realm of circus attire.  Coming soon will be the first installment of my circus themed collection!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Black Swan Gown

This gown was inspired by the Oscar De La Renta gown Emma Watson wore to the most recent Harry Potter film premier.  I added my own twist with inspirations from the Black Swan film, starring Natalie Portman.  The dress bodice is white satin with a black lace overlay.  It laces up the back of the bodice - corset style and the ball skirt clasps in the back as well.  Overall, a successful creation!