Endless Nights Ball

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A quick note amidst all the madness of the season to let you know that I was recently contacted and given the awesome opportunity of vending at the New Orleans Endless Nights Vampire Ball!  I’ll be in the Voodoo Garden from 12pm to 6pm this Friday and Saturday!  Planning my costumes and trying to get everything in order–it’s sure to be a great time.

http://www.endlessnight.com/

Ghosts

What do you do when you find yourself second guessing 3 of the final looks for an upcoming runway show?  Well, if you’re me, you grab a stack of spring fabrics to turn into tunic dresses and you pull up your trusty queue of scary movies.  Add a large iced green tea, a few kitties, and you are SET.

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Countdown

As the show gets closer I find myself getting a bit more hesitant to share TOO much about what I’ll be showing.  However, I had a couple more fittings yesterday, and I have to show you Archana–she’s wearing a really boho kind of look, and I just cannot get over how good she looks in it.

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Walk-thru

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First walk-thru at the venue for my upcoming show was yesterday.  It’s being held at the Eiffel Society, which has a pretty interesting history, having started it’s life in Paris ON the Eiffel Tower. (http://eiffelsociety.com/)

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I’m closer to ready, still not 100% (nor will I ever feel that way, I’m sure).

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More model fittings have happened, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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More stress-induced dreams have also happened, but I’m not so jazzed about those.

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Less than two weeks!

Prep Work

Taking a wee break from sewing the actual outfits that will be worn on the runway.  Instead, I’m focusing on sewing up a few things that will be for sale at the event.

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Yes.  Yes that IS a giraffe print tunic dress hiding in there.  That fabric was a remnant that I purchased on a whim at least 10 years ago.  I could never figure out what it wanted to be, but then I pulled it out while thinking of spring tunic dresses and tops, and poof!  It found it’s calling.  I kind of love it.  Like, a lot.

There’s a very full stack of items to sew up for the show.  One thing at a time.

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In a fit of ignoring the sewing for a few minutes, I hung up more thread storage the other day.  No more baggies of thread on the floor by the machines for me!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a gratuitous kitty picture.  So, I give you Mimi.  Yes, that IS a beautiful blue sky for the first time in what feels like weeks of gloom and rain.

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Fitting In

First fittings for the upcoming show were yesterday.  Some things were great, other things not so much.

This was one of the greats:

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I’m finding that I need to be more adaptable to change.  A life lesson that I probably have needed to learn for a rather long time.

Also:  be true to me and my vision.

Sewing up a storm today–some alterations, and beginning work on a big ol’ stack of things to sell at the show.

Have you purchased your tickets yet?  http://www.rawartists.org/http-www-etsy-com-shop-trappedintimedesigns