Bridal Bird Cage Veil 2011
I have been straight up sewing like a storm!!!! Now I need to finish sewing and finish taking pictures of it all to 1) sell it on my etsy site and 2) Show all of you what I have been doing. But here is a sneak peak because I can’t resist.
It all start with fascinators… I can’t stop making them. And then in order to take the pictures (in my head) of them I want to make crazy party clothing to go with all of the fascinators. So I am working on a mini bridal collection of some mix and match separates, a couple “bridesmaid”/party dresses and, of course a simple silk wedding dress. Yeah, it’s ambitious…. but all of the separates (washed silk taffeta skirts and hand- dyed linen tank tops) are done and the bridesmaid samples are partially done. That just leaves the wedding dress.
Once it is all done I am going to put my huband in his three piece, voluteer my friends for the wedding party and take some mock wedding picture of the whole shibang . Yeah, no, not ambitious at all.
OK so I did take some pictures of the fascinators kind of to scout out the a location for my bridal shoot, and kind of spontaneously because my friend Taz, talented photographer had time to work with me.
First…. Butterflies. We went to the Pacific Science Center couple of weeks back to see the 3D Under the Sea. So we had to go to the Butterfly room! It is the first time that I had been in the room (even though I live like six blocks away) and it is really amazing.
So before my father “went in” we got to have the holiday season. We send him hand made things (half-finished) and stuff with fish on it and he send us gift cards to Nordstroms. So I bought these shoes a couple weeks back… and I love them:
My new kicks!
They are Japanese Onitsuka Tiger designed for Asics- Japanese street clothing is something I have been inspired by recently. I have a dress for etsy that is what I call “cavity driven”, meaning lots of pink, ruffles, and lace. I don’t wear this kind of thing but I have a lot of fun designing it. It is not done yet… but soon. The shoes are just another way of expressing this inspiration. Thanks Dad.
Here is a before shot of the "photo studio", stay tuned for the after.
I really want to start silk screening… I hate when I get new tools (like the silk screening kit I got for X-mas) and don’t use them. I was all motivated on the 26th of December until I got to the part about needing a completely dark room… I just could not get over that hump (no space for that). So this last week, me and Dave started to convert part of our office space into a photo studio, and one of our storage closes into a dark room. At least now I feel like I am getting closer to PHOTO EMULSION takeoff! Exciting steps in the right direction.
And finally, I am guilty of buying the fabric I said that I did not buy… should not of bought… but could not resist. Hello, my name is Angela and I am addicted to fabric.