Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Victorian Fashion

I'm falling in love with high collars, lace, and puff sleeves.

I had no idea that in 1860 four significant facts seriously affected fashion of the future. Firstly the sewing machine had been invented, secondly clothes would in future couture designers would lead the way, thirdly synthetic dyes would make available intense colours. And lastly in 1860 the crinoline domed skirt silhouette had a flattened front and began to show a dramatic leaning toward the garment back.
Fashion history painting showing full crinoline of 1865.

This dress is just the beginning! I'm planning to have dresses with may layered skirts that can be lifted up with tabs, textured multi-colored skirts with lace like Glam Garb by Gunlis, and beautifully crafted garment backs with lace, buttons, and sometimes both! You get the idea LACE! and impeccable tailoring.

Victorian Fashion, here we come! Stay tuned for a romantic evolution of fashion for men and women.

Find the most recent Kombat Glamour fashion at Esty
and the Pretty Parlor

Thursday, December 10, 2009

10 Reasons Fashion Shows Are Fun

1. I'm inspired to make new garments
2. Sexy People (Casaletto, Olivia, Tanisha,Ashley, Lydia, Kwame)
3. I get to see these sexy ass people in clothing I make!
4. Booze
5. Music, if we're lucky it's Dave West tickling the ivories and a Funk band to strut to.
6. Drunk sexy people strutting.
7. Tim Jensen taking these fantastic photos of my clothing, oh and the for mentioned sexy people.
8. Vanity
9. Hanging out with all involved and invited, the best parts of my life combined, the people in it and my art.
10. The feeling of accomplishment afterwords, and the fun I get to have when the responsibility is over, Yippie!

Check out more fashion show pictures on our Photostream
All these clothes are for sale! Check them out online at Etsy
or Pretty Parlor

Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Edie : One Must Mave the Right Costume for the Day.

I recently watched an old film called "How to Steal a Million" with Audrey Hepburn, and I was immediately inspired by the lace mask she wore.

Lucky for me I'm a fashion designer and part time stylist so my inspiration was not wasted. In this November photo shoot by Tim Jensen my ever evolving fall line is displayed with defiant/sexy poses and, of course lace masks. The eiffel tower dress is made from recycled materials including chiffon puff sleeves and vintage lace at the high collar. I lovingly referred to this dress, while I was making it, as "Paris is Burning"

I feel so lucky to have found the grey fabric that inspired the tunic. This fabric is soft, stretchy, and has a classic pattern that can be worn anywhere and anytime. The lace keyhole gives it the perfect little sexy boost!

Check out all my knit tunics and victorian inspired dresses at Etsy and if you want to try them on, come to the Pretty Parlor on Capital Hill in Seattle.