Tuesday, February 16, 2010
My sweet new friend Deb from RetreatStyle.com who specializes in vintage-style furnishings and accessories, recently told me that some of my cuffs were published in Porch Magazine in the Fall 2009 issue on page 71. Thanks so much Deb for telling me and thank you so much to Kimberly Taylor for including me in her fabulous magazine!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tonight is the premier of this season's Project Runway and Louise Black, an exceptional designer, will be a contestant. Don't miss it on Lifetime.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Custom Order Corset with bustle for Trish Bright. She is an AWESOME customer! XOXOX
I found this beautiful flower that I used on the bustle at Whimsical Whites in Kent, Washington. It is the most relaxing and inspiring store run by some really fun sisters, Kathy and Chris. If you need some shopping therapy, this is the place to go. Check out the link on the right of this sight... :D
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
The first official movie star, Mary Pickford, was considered the most powerful, shrewd business woman in Hollywood and also America's Sweetheart. She was paid more than Woodrow Wilson between 1915 and 1917 and she earned 50% of profits from all Mary Pickford films.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Jillian Newman is the gorgeous model that purchased this corset from my etsy shop for her photoshoot with 666 Photography. Nice work Jillian! And Gayla...GaYLA! What a photographer she is! She has a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin and specializes in high concept photoshoots with a retro/vintage feel. She makes most of the costumes, creates and designs the sets and does most of the styling. Genious!
Jillian you look so lovely and thank you again! As for the New World Order and the microchipping... it is at the back door.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wow! This is exciting! This corset that I made for an up and coming model, Rachel Cook, (she was just signed on with ElITE!) is featured in the online magazine VivaLaModa in the May 2009 issue on page 72. It turns out the corset was still too big for Rachel so it is still available in my etsy shop. There are quite a few other Etsy artists in the magazine also. My lovely friend and mystery solver, Ivy Long, saw the corset and told me about it. The link is http://www.vivlamoda.co.cc/
It is a great magazine! Thanks again,Ivy!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This picture I found is marked Lady Jane Grey. But a nice neighbor from Vashon Island told me it isn't Lady Jane. I thought she looked like Marie Antionette and so does she? Anyone know? As soon as I know who it is I can list it in my etsy shop. :) Thanks!!!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This wasn't planned, I just happened to set them right next to eachother and I thought "They look familiar!" Too funny~ When I was eleven years old, I came across a Heart album and was blown away. Them girls can sing! I am also from Seattle but I never met or saw them in concert. I did meet Howard Leese on the movie set of "Singles" years ago. He was nice and very personable. Alice in Chains was playing on the stage for the movie.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I made this with antique and vintage materials and is hand sewn, mostly. :) It makes me want to redecorate my whole house...Well that's not going to happen so I'll sell it on etsy instead. :) I just want to create all the time and I get pissed when I have to go to work...Snap out of it and get back into reality!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I recently met Nina on Etsy and her artwork is very cool. I am mesmorized by this angel! It symbolizes Protection, Strength and Beauty. I have had a few run ins with a couple. I am so excited to meet her and couldn't wait to post her artwork.
I'll be back later to write some more about this lovely person... You can find Nina's site at http://vintagenina.etsy.com. Ok~ I finally made it back... Nina is such a creative, loving person. Her Bio on Etsy says she loves..."Her husband, her kids, people full of passion, lavender, artists that leave her breathless, vintage, girlie, the beach, candles, dreams, chocolate, french vanilla coffee, cooking, working in the garden, swimming under water, photography, garlic, looking at blogs, altered art, trust, fullfillment, art cards, antique stores, thrift stores, goodwill, hope, faith, shabby chic, dancing to music..." That is only half of it. She continues on with "fresh cut grass, wise souls and light bulb moments."
She reminds me to enjoy life even when I want to be pissed about it.
I read it to my husband and he said he likes toast, juice, milk, trix. It is all part of a nutricious diet... MEN!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThe release of LOVE magazine is out with a cover that made me blush :) Katie Grand has guts~ I think I need to get out more! Courtney is very photogenic. This is the only picture I have seen so far and but hey...wait a minute, I recognize that crown :) I will have to wait to get the magazine from the UK to see the rest.
Monday, February 16, 2009
The materials on this corset are all vintage with the exception of the purple trim at the top and the base corset itself. I really like old asian materials and design. There is quite a bit of torn up lace and frayed items with rough edges. It is in antique "piecrust" molded frame with foo foo backing. The back has more frayed ruffles, and old brooch and a black tassle along with more of the faded antique asian fabric.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Nine Needles!! That is how many broke off my machine during this creative process. I was so pissed by the end you would never know by looking at this delicate and sweet looking corset. I'm not usually a cusser but sometimes I verbally abuse my sewing machine. I feel much better afterwards. ;) This is a 34 c and is new to etsy. I enjoyed seeking out the treasures for this one. Most of these vintage materials were purchases at Whimsical Whites. See link under my favs!