I may not have had the chance to wear these pieces yet, but I would still like to share some working pictures of them. A little regency collection!
I learned a lot from this project: everything apart from the spencer was hand sewn, no machine involved! My stitches have become very neat, I made a lot of bias tape, did a lot of pleating and learned to flat fell seams. I improvised the pattern of the spencer, and used up a lot of stash fabrics. I still might want to make a spencer (or maybe pelisse) by hand, though…
I made a couple of 18th century inspired working class outfits for La Dutchessa and I to wear to Shari van der Waals-Atalla’s Salon de la Societe Raffinee. We were the ribbon girls, weren’t we adorable?
It’s comeback time, with crazy 3 fashion looks involving knitwear!
I teamed up with Jurgen de Boer for this fashion-like shoot inspired by Westknits, my current knitting design fav. Something very different from my usual ‘fantasy’ looks -take a look at our previous collab here– and a nice challenge!
First off: the Penguono cardigan (handknit after Westknits design)
This year was my first WGT, and it was a strange one! I was determined to go, even though I was and am very ill. Had a good time, but only a few pictures to share. The first outfit is all by me including hat, the second outfit has a skirt by Skeletons in the Closet and a thrifted jacket. Here we go:
What do you get when you combine 6 awesome photographers, 14 selected models and one beautiful location for a Steampunk/Dieselpunk shoot? An epic day with epic pictures, that’s for sure. T(h)ank you, Cpt Constance Bashford, for organising this day!
My outfit was inspired by Tank Girl, with my own steampunk twist to it. Did I mention it was super difficult to model with glasses when you’re not used to it?
Here’s an early selection, I will add more pictures when I receive them.
I never do cosplays. And I had two infected eyes. And I had been ill for 2 months, making preparations impossible. But missing the 10th and last Gala Nocturna was not an option, and it was a beautiful party.
My dear friend Fred (Lux Immortalis Photography) took my picture, and I am happy that I can add this look to my portfolio. The kimono turned out really close to the original worn by Gaga in her role as the Countess from AHS, the rest of the styling I had to improvise for health reasons.