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.
Closer and Closer
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/)
I’m closer to ready, still not 100% (nor will I ever feel that way, I’m sure).
More model fittings have happened, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
More stress-induced dreams have also happened, but I’m not so jazzed about those.
Less than two weeks!
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.
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.
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!
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.
First fittings for the upcoming show were yesterday. Some things were great, other things not so much.
This was one of the greats:
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
Black and White
I realized yesterday that my collection for the upcoming RAW show is mainly blacks, whites & muted colors.
“How did you just realize that yesterday??” you may well ask. Yes, yes. Very good question.
All I can figure is that I’ve been so focused on creating, finding models, sewing runway looks, making time to sew as much as possible to sell at the event, finding music, hair inspiration, make up inspiration, and trying to not short change my spouse, that I kind of…..didn’t notice that I have been tending to lean towards black and white, especially.
So, I’m thinking on how to add a couple looks with color now.
Maybe the geisha inspired look will make an appearance….
Happy Mardi Gras!
While I’m off enjoying the festivities of Fat Tuesday, I give you the first sneak peek of one of the looks that will be walking the runway on March 15.
There WILL be a bottom….a few pieces, actually. Dear me, I wouldn’t make the poor girl walk down the runway bottomless!
The neck piece is actually inspired by an amazing vintage feather collar/necklace/I’m-not-really-sure-what-it-is. I stumbled upon it years ago in an antique store in Prescott, WI (which I was saddened to hear no longer is there) and had to have it. It’s pretty spectacular.
After my first model casting call yesterday, and meeting some of the sweetest, most fabulous models around, I’m beginning work for my first ever runway fashion show! March 15 is just around the corner, and I’m extremely excited for this opportunity. I have some of the best talent lined up for hair and make up, some amazingly talented jewelry designers creating one-of-a-kind looks to go with my clothing, and I couldn’t be happier with my models. We’re going to ROCK this.