4th of July Shop Update!

Tomorrow I release my first ever 4th of July inspired Limited Edition, Limited Quantity line!  Check it out after 5pm CST!

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Weekly Wrap Up

Let’s just jump in, shall we?  As if 3 months hadn’t passed…..

This week:

 

I (finally) jumped into 2016 and upgraded to an iPhone.  First thing my sister said was “download Neko Atsume immediately”.  I’m in love with the kitties!  Obsessed with the kitties!  Games that are adorable and require very little from me are high on my list of good times.

A few Mardi Gras pieces yet to finish up, a complete over-haul of the studio (I hope) and a new online shop are all on the horizon.

Happy Friday–weekend here I come!  (after I finish this stack of orders….)

 

 

This Week

Weekly wrap-up:

I’ve been working on orders as well as items for the upcoming photo shoots–still SO excited!!

Husband has been out of town, which allows me to stock up on junk food get a lot more sewing done, since I am able to sew into the evening hours–I don’t really cook when it’s just me.

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While I work, I’ve been listening to “The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty” by G.J. Meyer, and I have to say–I’m loving it!  I love history, and have always loved reading about any of the Tudors, but sometimes the books can be, let’s just say, a wee bit dry.  Not the case here–it’s so interesting, and I’m even learning things I’ve not encountered in other books!  Really worth it, if you’re a history nerd like me.

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Have a fabulous weekend!

I Know I Just Said I Wouldn’t Do This….

Didn’t I JUST say that I wanted to break the cycle of posting just photo shoots?

Ahhh, well–this is new!  And I wanted to share it before I forgot ALL ABOUT IT!  (which I’ll do over the weekend, most likely)

Just a little product shoot with the beautiful Yuri, who I’ve gotten to work with a few times now–you’ll recognize her from the Boa Shoot and the Mardi Gras Shoot.  She lives down the road–how lucky am I?

A few new pieces, a few new shots of older pieces.

Some new Swing Tanks, a new Crop Top, new Babydoll Tunics, new Sweetheart Neckline Bustiers….

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And new shots of capelets and a cincher skirt.

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We had so much fun, even though I had hoped to have more to photograph–as I mentioned, orders have been rolling in, and that means less time to create new things.

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What do you think?

New Babydoll Tunics

New Babydoll Tunics

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Just popping in to share some images from a recent photo shoot I did.

I had this concept of wanting to do a shoot with my tattered boas and neck pieces that looked like a Renaissance-era painting–but a bit “dirtied” up.

I had a special backdrop printed up.

I made pearl pins for the models hair, and picked out fake tattoos, make up styles and the hair style.

I got to work with some fabulous women, and I feel like we made some spectacular images!

Enjoy!

All neck pieces and bustier by Trapped In Time Designs

Photography by Underexposed Photography

Hair & Make up by Amanda Bravender

Model:  Yuri Sisson

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Another Wednesday Morning

Wow, halfway through the week already.

Once again time for my favorite Pinterest finds!

But first–GUESS WHAT!  I’m on instagram!  FINALLY. 

You can pop over and find me there much more regularly than here or even facebook–I’m loving it! 

 

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On to the Pinterest Finds!

Xiao Wen Ju photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue, September 2012

Xiao Wen Ju photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue, September 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier.

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model: Anna S. make-up, styling, hair, photographer: Alina Mirek

model: Anna S.
make-up, styling, hair, photographer: Alina Mirek

Pebblestack Pendant-"Heart Cairn"- by Binks Edmonds

Pebblestack Pendant-“Heart Cairn”- by Binks Edmonds

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Valentino

Valentino

Photographed by Tim Walker

Photographed by Tim Walker

And, I’ll just put this right here, too.  I have no words, I think many of us are still rather shattered, and I can only wish peace for his family and the ultimate quiet of those inner demons for him.

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Lately

It’s been busy-busy-busy around here with orders.

The garden is still going–though a little heat-affected. 

Cucumbers and basil are thriving.

Pesto is in the near future.

I’ve been working on some really fun new projects, and can’t wait until I have some things to share!

Until then, I’ve added a few new items to the shop lately–trying to get things photographed and listed slowly–one a day.

Prepping for the Endless Nights Vampire Ball as well as Halloween!  (and some fun bits here and there)

Striped Bustle

Striped Bustle

Velveteen Capelet

Velveteen Capelet

Floral Tunic

Floral Tunic

Velveteen Capelet

Velveteen Capelet

And, because I was a TOTAL slacker (blog-wise, at least) Friday, I have my Project Runway favorites today, too!

I was SHOCKED at the win for the week.  I like Amanda’s look–it’s in my top 3, actually–but I felt like it wasn’t polished enough for the win.

It was like Emilio’s hardware store challenge bikini and Wendy’s grocery store bikini had a Cyber-Punk-Goth baby….but done better than either.

That probably doesn’t make sense anywhere BUT my head.

On with my picks!

Amanda

Amanda

I really do love the IDEA of this dress.  The fact that she had to rely so heavily on the muslin under-lining should have taken it out of the running for the win, though.

Samantha

Samantha

Love the top–really cool technique.  I just wish the top had been extended into a dress. I really wasn’t diggin’ on the film strip usage.  Though, it is kind of jellyfish-y….and I do love me some “Princess Jellyfish”….

Kristine

Kristine

Kristine’s would have been my pick for the win.  I really like the usage of the letters.  The bust bothers me, but I love the letters SO MUCH.

Did you watch?  What did you think?  Are the judges totally smoking WAY MORE crack than usual this year?