Ive been busy moving somethings around, my workroom has moved into the garage, so not much sewing and more organising/planning at the moment unfortunately. But I did do a shoot for the port of a lovely MUA recently with Valentina Grim and a few other girls.
I have always been a fan of making corsets from recycled leather, and this piece is no exception.....
As a sample I was trying out another a new 'cut' and worked some of the parts of the jacket into the design. This is another set from my shoot with Michelle as previously mentioned.
Super proud of this corset and the photography too......I will be making a few adjustments to my next one 'cut' wise, like an extra panel in the back for example which will add a wee bit more shaping and balance out the seam placements. Hoping to start on my next one soon.....:)
I've probably mentioned a few times I like photography and often shoot my own work (aka trinitynavar), last week I was super ecstatic to get behind my camera again.....with the super stunning Michelle Wistuba.....
****Admittedly this almost wasn't, so to actually see it finished and on one of my favorite models feels like an amazing success even if the 'in the making' process was a little rampant! So finally 2016 is really underway, I'm motivated, healthy and excited for all my new projects - stay tuned!!!!
2016 Has started, I've already encountered some health and personal challenge......I guess that just means I'm alive LOL!!!
So far my favorite thing about 2016 is the mini break I took a few weeks ago. Amazing views and time out from my chaotic home life, a real pick me up and hugely inspiring trip (I really need to travel more, instead of hermitting at home).
A few months back I was asked to provide accessories for a fitting for no other then Lady Ga Ga herself. And though this was exciting enough, I was to hear also that it would be in conjunction with the show American Horror Story - double whammy!!!! Some time past and then WOOOHOO there she was in her bloody glory wearing one of my 'Victorian Lace' Collar's for a photo shoot in Entertainment Weekly!
Lady Gaga wearing a FORGE collar for American Horror Story Vintage Look Necklace:- Dylanlex Images by Michael Avedon for Entertainment Weekly
Did I forget my blog for a rather extended period? Well yes, actually I did....lets see since last we spoke in 2014 I have had multiple house moves, the generally nuttiness of having a toddler and 2 teens, 3 months without home wifi and recently a death - it's been too easy to want to retreat into myself and shut out the world. But what good is that? Creativity is for sharing and blogging is really my own form of record keeping.....something of a reminder of the productive times and a way to mark down my goals and achievements. I think could I need that again in my life!!
Lets start with my favorite part of 2015 (and ignore all the stuff that wasn't knee slapping good times )......I have my own wee work room - and it's outside of the house which is perfect, this is a huge development for me and I'm super grateful!! It's all set up and semi organised and I can come and go as I please with out the worry of things being disturbed (like they were when I had all my stuff in the corner of the lounge or in a tiny sun room in the entry way). My own little haven to work and create in - OMG finally!!!
So catch up time, I have actually been pretty productive recently particularly over the 3 months we had no wi-fi at home (long story but driveway installation dramas), but I wasn't completely deprived as I visited the local library regularly and used cell data. Actually going to my local library was pretty cool, it overlooks the beach and pier (so super grand really). But seriously some real internet addiction got curbed too!!
CORSETS:- My favorite corset so far this year is this one below for a lovely local customer using this gorgeous 'Starry Nights' fabric.
Ok that's enough for now! First day back and all better go easy ;p