Second Look

Continuing on with my RAWards New Orleans looks, my second look went through a slight transformation from sketch to final design.  After dreaming up my first look, I decided I wanted to play with military-inspired colors (primarily an army greenish-brown), lace and brocade.  I ended up with 3 green/brown & cream looks and 3 red brocade & black/brown looks.  This second look was designed to go along with the first.

My initial sketch included my signature ruffled capri leggings, a lace tunic, spats, & the tattered lace ruff:Image

I’ve already discussed that the spats were the main element to go, due to my inability to make my brain play nice and create a work-able pattern that I liked.

Onto the first incarnation of the design–again, I don’t work in muslins, so I went right for the fabric:

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I re-purposed some mens dress-slacks (wool) for the very top of the tunic.  There is an under-lining to the tunic, and I used a really lovely cream moleskin–so soft–that kind of gets lost under the beautiful lace.  I cut this so that I could take full advantage of the scalloped edging on the lace.  The tunic has a zip-back for closure.

At the first fitting I realized that the ruffled leggings just didn’t work–I hated them so much with this that I didn’t even nab a picture with them on.  Plus, hello beautiful legs! (I sound like I have a leg-fetish!)Image

You can see one of the (five or so) incarnations of the spats here.  I love the idea, but I’m glad I opted for sanity and gave them the boot.

The fitting went well–just ditched the leggings and put in the zipper.  Done.

Final design walking the runway:

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Above photo by:  http://gustavo.photoshelter.com/

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And, from the pre-show photo shoot:

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The dress will be listed soon in my shop–contact me if you’re interested.

Clothing by me:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns

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

Model:  Jennifer Culicchia  https://www.facebook.com/jenniferculicchia

Final images by:  Underexposed Photography  https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto

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TnT Tuesday

I’m featuring one of my all-time favorite type of shirts for today’s Trapped In Time Tuesday.

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It also happens to be in one of my all-time favorite prints.

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(I had to make myself a shirt in the same print, fyi)

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It’s a simple cropped cowl neck shirt with long, full sleeves.

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I like to layer, so this speaks directly to my fashion aesthetic.

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These images with the model are actually from my first-ever (rather impromptu) shoot–and where I happened to meet the amazing photographer, Britt of Underexposed Photography.

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We were actually doing a trunk show (with lackluster sales), and still joke today that the best thing that came out of that day was our meeting each other, as well as a couple of models that we’ve worked with a number of times since.

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You can find the shirt in my shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/94807216/shirt-womens-shirt-cowl-neck-jersey?ref=shop_home_active

Photographer: Underexposed Photography http://www.facebook.com/brittsmithart
Model: Hillary Nelson http://www.modelmayhem.com/2560745

Darker Side of Things

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Some pretty for your Monday.

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I initially started out looking for Dark Victorian inspired images, but that quickly devolved into “Ooooo!  That’s pretty!” territory.

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So, you take what you get. 😉

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I’m off to work on some orders, as usual.

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A peplum, a tunic, and some ruffled leggings are all in my near future.

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In talks with a potential customer regarding a pretty cool costume…..

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Also:  totally rearranged three rooms of my house yesterday, after proclaiming I would rest and relax all day.

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It’s still not done to my liking, but it’ll do for the week at least.

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Was your weekend productive?

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I hope so.  I hoe you have a lovely day, too–filled with random fashion images!  Oh, wait–MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  Well, there, you can strike one thing off your to-do list for the day.

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