Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Somebody Got Married!

That's right, it was me! Everybody asked me if I was going to design my own dress, NO, NO WAY! I made a wedding dress once, it too me three months and the bride didn't hire a photographer, so There isn't even photographic evidence of my long hours hand sewing lace and crystals.  So yeah, NO. I bought an awesome dress and made some alterations and adjustments to it.  I really wanted to be able to boogie in my dress, so I shortened it and added straps, I also added some pearls and sparkles to the tulle rosettes all over the dress. I loved my dress and she treated me right!

 I had a really hard time figuring out what to wear on my head, I wanted a hat, but I also wanted my hair to be awesome, so I made this hybrid hat / fascinator.  Instead of a veil I added netting into the silk flowers and velvet leaves.

To say that this day came out even better than I had planned is an understatement! It's the first time I've overseen a design project of this magnitude.  I hand made a bunch of the decor, but definitely the most ambitious project I took on was my Bridesmaid dresses. I really wanted to hit an updated vintage vibe, so I found a bunch of patterns from the early 60's and tweaked them to work for each one of my ladies. My girls are all so different and I wanted their dresses to reflect that, I couldn't go for just one style!  I really wanted texture in the color, so I kept it fresh and mixed Mint and Aqua. I made 8 dresses total, because I couldn't just make all these coordinating dresses and then leave our officiant out there hanging'!!

I feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such beautiful women who stood beside me on the most beautiful day!

Workin' with Disney



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Film and TV portfolio 2010/2011

Blue Pill Historical spot -- Virginia Historical Society

Direct TV commercial

Domain -- short film


Journeys -- Web campaign for HOMEFRONT video game

Richard III at Sacred Fools January 2012

This show was both thrilling and challenging! We had a micro budget and a tall order so I worked serious magic to create almost all of the designs from scratch.  To make my job a pinchy bit easier, I gave it more of an Industrial/Edwardian spin, I knew I had very little interest in doing traditional Elizabethan, I wanted it to feel like it was an influence without going full cod piece!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!

For this vintage stylized shoot, there is a delightful contradiction of proper vs. vulgar (or at least what some consider vulgar!) In the 50's so much was left unsaid or stayed behind closed doors, here you see an appreciation for the feminine style, but the girl is all out there, literally wearing her heart for everyone to see.

The Green Dress, Coral Floral Dress and handbags are original Threadbare designs.
Photography: Blake Gardner
Artistic Design: Leila Fakouri, Madrone Design Lounge