Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Latest Find: Vintage Shoe Stays

Check these babies out. Vintage shoe stays that I bought for $5 in Kensington Market at the past 'Pedestrian Sunday". And look how pretty the pictures my camera takes are. (I'm slightly infatuated with my new toy, just in case you can't tell). Too bad they're so narrow. Either that, or I have mammoth feet. Whateva.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Valentino sketch

Completely drawn on Adobe Illustrator using a tablet.


Hello, good people. 

So I've been dabbling in purse-making lately (oh, and I'm working on a pair of sandals as well. Will post progress work soon. Also because I just bought a lovely little Mirrorless Nikon camera. I ain't no photographer, but I put all this effort into creating things, I should probably be able to capture their essence as well as I can)

I finally finished my first purse one snowday this past winter (Work was cancelled. Aw yeah.)
Side note**I saw a couple crossing the street in skiis when I emerged from the basement that I call my home/workspace that snowy snowy day.**

I posted the purse on Instagram, and a friend of mine liked it so much that she commissioned me to make her one and gave me free reign to create whatever I wanted. I can't even begin to describe how creatively satisfying that was. Anyway, keeping on with this transformational theme I seem to be obsessed with, the purse was kind of a "3-in-1". The little purse you see beside the big one is actually a pouch that can be removed from the back and you can either turn it into a tiny bag, or slide it through your belt loops. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Model: Kaja Jorgensen
Photographer: Eric Tavares
Hair/MUA: Lisa Rae
Styling: Andrea Golberg/Lisa Rae

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pics from the Burlesque Costume's Tour

I probably should have posted these ages ago, but here are some pictures of the costume in action. I have to shout out the lovely Coco Framboise for doing my work justice. It seems like so very long ago that I was in the midst of making this baby.

 Photographer: Photolena
Photogtapher: Angela McConnell

Photographer: Chris Hutcheson

 Photographer: Coco Framboise

Photographer: Percy Katt

Here's a little "behind-the-scenes" photo of Coco and I. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the pics edited yet, so we'll see if I can play around on photoshop and come up with something half-decent. You really can't get the full picture of the transformative properties of this costume with the pictures I've  posted, so we'll see if I can get around to editing them sometime this lifetime.

Just in case I haven't mentioned, I used a ridiculous amount of rare earth magnets to make this costume easily removable and transformative.  The base of the costume is a cupless bra that attaches to a waist belt that attaches to a pair of high-waisted leather panties. Yep, this costume is metallic pigsuede and the  skirt is a really cool opalescent silk that shines like nobody's business when it's on stage.

Word of caution...when you use rare earth magnets...watch your fingers. They're so strong that they only come 5 in a package. They're packaged in clear 'film roll case-esque' containers with a cautionary note that states "may cause blood blisters". I almost got my fingers caught between two of those suckers that were placed too close to each other on the table. I kid you not.

Oh yeah, and the skirt comes apart in two pieces. And the bra cups come off. And did I mention that the high waisted, booty-baring panties are metallic leather? Because, why not? Life is short. Wear nice panties.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Chop-up Shop this Saturday at 109 Ossington Ave

Come check us out, rain or shine! You can find some awesome pre-loved wares, and I'll also be selling some of my wrist cuffs and earrings.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Photoshoot no. 2 with Charles Leonio Photography

Photography: Charles Leonio
MUA: Myonda Pereira
Model: Rebecca Celeste Kwan

Some pieces from the Burlesque Costume, as well as my Fourth Year Thesis Project.