The First Pictures from Wicked Faire

These are from my parent’s camera! Thus, they are not as clear as the could be. More soon!

Edward Swanson, rocking a wolf costume with a more tribal flavor

Grant Newton, a very victorian lycanthrope

Yours truly and Mia Johnson, my most fetching wolf lady, at the end when the designers were announced.

The day after…

The show at Wicked Faire went wonderfully, I shall hopefully have photo evidence and video footage soon.  There were a few tiny things that I wasn’t satisfied with in my costumes, however they were only very minor details, like buttons, and extra drapery, and such things will be fussed with before version 2 of the show, taking place on March 21, at one of my favorite venues, Dances of Vice.

It really was one of the better group shows I have participated in. Usually when a group of designers has a show of this nature, there are usually a few who don’t impress me (as I am rather difficult to impress sometimes). However, every single design and model in this show was something stunning and memorable.
Soon, my good friend Stephen is going to post some video he shot of the runway and some backstage antics, and thus the show can be seen by all!
Also, A huge thank you to everyone who modeled for me (and Stephen), as you made my work look prettier, and didn’t complain through wearing uncomfortable shoes and corset/dress/paintings!

An Update, of Sorts

Not the best photo, but so far the only one I have of one of my new costumes for my upcoming shows.

I have been very busy and thus have not had a chance to post for a while.

I worked at the set of The Tempest, a  Shakespeare play, being set to film by Julie Taymor.  It was an amazing experience, being able to work with someone I admire so much, and with my favorite character in my favorite Shakespeare play. My co-worker Amy started constructing the costume, and I told her if she needed any help on it, to let me know, since It was a project I would hold very high, and so when the basic construction was done, I helped her to complete it. I have a ton of pictures, but none of that can be posted until the film is released.  Ariel’s costume was the only one we made, but all the other costumes in the wardrobe room were absolutely beautiful.
I had 2 magazine appearances this month, one in the Italian Marie Claire, in which I modeled a costume at Brooklyn Indie Market, though my name is nowhere to be seen… And a bunch of costumes and costume parts that Andy and I made are in this month’s Bust magazine, though they got the credits wrong and forgot to mention Andy.
In upcoming news, I have two fashion shows coming up, premiering my new collection, based on Little Red Riding Hood. The first show is to take place at Wicked Faire in Whippany, NJ on February 20th. This incarnation will be more victorian and steampunk.  Then, on March 21, I will be doing a show at none other than my beloved Dances of Vice, and that version of the show will be more fantastical feeling, as the theme of the event is pagan rites of spring.
I will post more about these events, and perhaps images from my magazine appearances at a later date, but now, I have to get ready to go to work!