TnT Tuesday

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I love these crop tops.

I have a couple myself, and need to make a few more.

I’m a huge fan of layering, you see.

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A friend once laughed at me, when I lamented having had a hard time figuring out what to wear one day–this is back when I had an office job.

He said–“What do you mean?  All you do is:  tank top, t-shirt, cardigan, and GO!”.

Which hit it on the head.  That really nails down my clothing–tank top, top over that and cardigan, if the second top has short or no sleeves.

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Which is why these are a great wardrobe addition for me.  Tank top (possible two in contrasting colors) and crop top.  Done.  Comfortable, easy to wear, and goes with anything.

I have a few new fabrics to make some of these out of–wild prints!  PRINTS!  I never use wild prints, so I’m excited to get making them.  Once my stack of orders is diminished, that is.

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You can find this one here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97690622/shirt-crop-top-womens-shirt-cowl-neck

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)
Model: Amber Carollo http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688#

TnT Tuesday

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I love this black and gold striped fabric.

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Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.

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Made into a stunning bustier (which I loooooove).  I’ve made these for a few years now.  This is the last of the line, until I can magically acquire more fabric (fingers crossed).

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Lined in black twill.

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Flexible boning sewn into the lining.

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Grommets and a modesty panel in back.

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So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.

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bust: 29-32 inches
waist: 25-28 inches

You can find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/120370309/bustier-corset-striped-corset-gothic?ref=shop_home_active_6

(also listed in my rebelsmarket and artfire shops)

Modeled by the ever-beautiful NancyJane  ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )

Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

Shoot III

This is the last “post pictures and leave immediately” post for a little while, promise.  The last of the images from the recent shoot:

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Model: Amberleighhh (http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688)

NolaChick (www.nolachick.net )

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)

Hair and Make Up: Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

Special Thanks to Airship Isabella Productions for Leather Accessories, Weaponry and Location: http://airshipisabella.com/

Shoot

Pictures from the recent shoot were released!  I’m going to share them over the next few days. to break it up a bit.  Here’s the first set:

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More tomorrow!!

Clothing:  Trapped In Time Designs  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns)

Model: NolaChick (www.nolachick.net )

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)

Hair & Make Up: Amanda Bravender
For inquiries : http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

Props, Leather-work & Location:   Airship Isabella Productions (http://airshipisabella.com)

Over the Weekend

Much photographing, editing and listing was done over the weekend.

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Probably my least favorite, but most essential, part of the job.Image

A lot of these items are available made to order, too.

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There’s still more to photograph and list.

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But they’ll have to wait until next weekend.

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Slowly working through the stack of ready-to-list items.

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They build up quickly!

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You can find any of these in the shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns

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Happy Monday!

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Sneak Peek

I just realized that this is my 100th post here on the ol’ blog.  Last week I got the “congratulations on your 1 year anniversary”, too.  Which took my entirely by surprise.  Granted, there were MONTHS (and months) of inactivity….but it feels like just a little while ago that I started this up.

I had intended a blog post reflecting on the year, blather blather blather, blah blah remembering, blah.  But then, THEN–my friend Britt of Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto) just released the first sneak peek from last week’s Dieselpunk/Steampunk shoot–and I’m pretty much in love with it.   My brain can’t really compute anything more than “PREEETTTTTYYYYYY!!” after seeing it, so big long rambling post about the past year has been sidetracked (you can send your thanks to Britt).

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Clothing by Trapped In Time Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns)

Photography:  Underexposed Photography  (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)

Hair & Makeup:  Amanda Bravender  (www.ahbweddingandevents.com)

Hip belt, weapon & location:  Airship Isabella Productions  (http://airshipisabella.com/)

Models:  Nola Chick (https://www.facebook.com/nolachick?fref=ts)

Amber Carollo  (https://www.facebook.com/modelamberleighhh)

Behind the Scenes

The shoot went SO WELL!  As usual, I can’t wait for the final images.  I managed (with a LOT of reminding from helpful folks) to snap a few behind-the-scenes images throughout the day.

In make-up:

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And on-site at the Airship Isabella studio–amazing space, and amazing group!  I look forward to future collaborations with them.  (you can check them out here:  http://airshipisabella.com/)

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The knits shoot final images came in yesterday, too–I’ll share those tomorrow.

Now, I’m thinking about a nap. Five hours of sleep didn’t do the trick…

Over the Weekend

The weekend meant finishing up (or almost finishing up–the capelet needs more chain) the capelet:

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And the hat:

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As well as some candle-making:

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There was knitting, too, but I didn’t get a picture.

Don’t get TOO jealous at my crazy, wild life, okay?

I’m off to finish up the bits for TOMORROW’S editorial shoot!  Can’t wait!