The final look for my mini RAWards collection was actually the second look I dreamed up, hot on the tail of the first look. I knew I wanted Mary Andrus to model it from the get-go, too.
Initially, I envisioned a brocade bust with an extremely full chiffon skirt. I even toyed with pockets.
Paired with the tattered lace collar and the (not-gonna-happen) spats, it looked really cute.
I think I design things that I would wear if I were tall and thin. Because I would so totally wear any of the things in my collection if I were. Sadly, being of the oompa loompa persuasion, I must live vicariously through my beautiful models.
I decided to make the closure for this dress lace-up to accommodate a closer fit that wouldn’t have to be hiked up every few minutes. I switched the chiffon idea over to a beautiful black lace with an attached black mini skirt lining. The back is bustled and the overskirt is longer than the lining.
Mary looked beautiful, OF COURSE. The top did need to be taken in quite a bit, so there was some deconstruction and re-construction in the dresses immediate future.
Walking the runway:
From the pre-show photo shoot:
Clothing by me: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns
Hair & Make Up by: Amanda Bravender For inquiries : http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com
Model: Mary Andruss https://www.facebook.com/ModelMaryAndrus
Photography by: Underexposed Photography https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto
This slinky number was made specifically for a photo shoot.
I have to admit, it’s a little sexier than I normally go for.
I’m kind of a costume nerdy girl…..more Helena Bonham Carter in regular life than Victoria Beckham.
So, I went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth on the neckline.
I did compromise a wee bit–the original idea was for it to be cut to the navel….
I used the dress in my RAW runway show, too.
And, WOWZA, Mary brought that baby to LIFE.
I recently listed it in the shop. (yes, it’s been cleaned)
The belt is part of the sale–it’s actually made from a re-purposed leather purse strap.
I hope to make more of these in other colors and fabrics.
One of these days….
You can find the dress here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/156283125/dress-brown-dress-womens-dress-pinstripe?ref=shop_home_active
— LouAnn Eads
Images featuring LouAnn photographed by: Gustavo Escanelle
Business has picked way up in the last couple of weeks, and I’ve been sewing my fingers to the bone (when I’m not working the part time job, getting the Spring garden up and running, cooking yummy meals, sleeping, or explaining to the kitties I just can’t play right now).
Just popped in to share these two glorious images from my recent runway show. Chip Kennedy is the photographer.
Here is Mary Andrus:
And here is NancyJane:
I’m in love!
The show is over? It’s come and gone? But…..but what do I do NOW?
Seriously, I keep falling back on the same thought I’ve had for the past 2 months: “Okay, so what do I need to do for the show today?”. Then I realize: nothing, there’s nothing to do for the show anymore!
It went so amazingly well–I had a blast, and the models, hair, make up and photographer were all just the most fabulous people to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
To see a (somewhat blurry) video of the runway, check out my business facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/trappedintimedesigns I’ll hopefully have something with better quality visuals soon–but this gives you the general idea.
I’ll be getting better images soon, too.
For now, I’m back in the saddle, taking custom orders and setting up a few photo shoots.
Working on a Steampunk Carmen Sandiego costume right now–how cool is my life? The customer saw this skirt, and we’re building from there.
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.
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.