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Here I post about fancy costumes, shows, and fun things.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Plush Moustache Throw Pillow!

It's MOVEMBER!
This cute throw pillow is good for any time of year, but buy in November, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the MOVEMBER Charity!

Support a Charity, Support a Local Business, and Purchase one for yourself, or as a gift TODAY!







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Comes in:

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

J. Von Stratton Highliged on the Blog: XPOSED

Oh how fun!

Check out the sweet interview I did with Seattle bloggers/photographers Suzi Pratt an Alex Crick.

http://www.northwestxposure.com/2011/08/31/jamie-von-stratton-xposed/#comment-40




Just dishing dirt about the costumery world, and providing memorable quotes like:

"I just don’t think I’ve ever watched a full Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren runway show in my life. I’m not discrediting what they’re doing, but I’m sitting here in a blue feather thing and sequins with a circle of hair on my head, so what the hell do I know? I know that that’s their idea of great American sportswear, but to me American sportswear is a great snooze fest. God, that’s going to be quoted now..that’s okay, I’ll eat it. [laughs]."





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Woah BARBARELLA!


Jiamin Zhu really captured my Barbarella! I'm in love with these shots!

www.jajasgarden.com





Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Adam Sneller Photography


Oooh...super fun sexy rad pictures from the collaboration between:
Photographer - Adam Sneller
Model - Rebecca Blume
Hair & Makeup Stylist - Scott Provo
Costume Designer - Jamie Von Stratton

Special thanks to - Ted Huetter and the Museum of Flight











Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Atomic Bombshells...and SIR-MIX-A-LOT


When Chase Jarvis Studios (www.chasejarvis.com) asked us to be a part of the upcoming Sir Mix-A-Lot album cover shoot....we were more that Thrilled!

Here are a few quick camera pics were were able to snag of the days events.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Atomic Bombshells at The MOORE Theater

Our biggest local venue yet!

We're really excited to have been invited to perform at the historic Moore Theater.
We're rampin' up our acts, so make sure and get your tickets to this one night only event!

http://www.stgpresents.org/artists/?artist=1638


Sunday, June 12, 2011

FREEDOM FANTASIA


It's my birthday this month, and all I want is for you to come see this show!


I haven't had this much fun being in a production since Lost In Space. I am so Super Duper excited!!!

FREEDOM FANTASIA
July 1, 2, & 3rd, 2011
West Hall, Oddfellows
Seattle, WA

TICKETS:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180419



Ben Delacreme (of Homo For the Holidays notoriety) And Kitten La Rue (producer and choreographer for The Atomic Bombshells) present a spectacular spectacle of Americana delight.

So much Freedom, you can smell it!

Lucky Penny does The Lucky Diner

A few months ago I received an inquiry regarding designing retro style waitress uniforms for a local Diner opening up soon. As I met with the owner, and learned more details, I thought to myself, "Is this a prank?" The name of his diner was The Lucky Diner (I'm also a performer under the name Lucky Penny), and at the time his theme color was mint. (I am obsessed with mint
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.56080492121.64372.707302121&l=1caf21c8da)

But it wasn't, and thus we came together to design a fun, functional, and retro style diner uniform that is flattering on every gal.

Check out the EATER.com review and PICTURES!:
http://seattle.eater.com/archives/2011/06/02/lucky-diner-servers-to-sport-sassy-diner-gal-uniforms-from-local-designer.php


The Lucky Diner
2630 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Favorite New Pic


Comes from Kelly O.

Don't I just look overjoyed about Sewing!

THAW Fashion Show Pics

Via Kelly O:



Full Set HERE


Picture Via JWhiteMedia.com (Jeff White)



More from this set HERE

THAW Fashion Show Video

My set from the THAW Fashion Show fundraiser:

Wonderful Photos from the Worn Out Fashion Show


Via the lovely Micheal Doucett.

Full Set HERE

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm SQUEEZED.

This weekend was the first annual Worn Out Fashion Show presented by The Stranger (a popular local Seattle paper).
The show was sold out...and boasted looks from all kinds of designers ranging in tailored Menswear, clear raincoats worn by naked ladies (Woot!), and giant fluffy tulle coats worn by dance group Dance Belt.

Part of the competition was a challenge offered by Vitamin Water Zero. It was an inspiration and color challenge. I was given SQUEEZED Lemonade, the colors being light grey and citron gold. Well, of course I immediately thought; SEQUINS!


(photo by Suzi Pratt)







Not only was the dress full sequin, in the color scheme of the bottle design. But my hair was decorated with pieces of the actual bottle, cut into rings and sewn to the wig, then the bottle label was cut into diamond shapes and glued to the accessory.



(photo by Suzi Pratt)

And Finally. Myself and a helper spent 2 days adhering over 2000 crystals in the citron and grey color, to a pair of platforms:


(Photo by Suzi Pratt)

Alas, it was a fun challenge, but I did not win the $1000 prize.

The winner was this adorable sportswear look from Miriam Reynolds:
Congrats!


(photo by Suzi Pratt)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Stranger Likes Me...they Really Like me.

...and a slew of other designers. hehe. Well, I'll take acknowledgement where I can get it.

The Stranger is our local Seattle "too hip for this shit" weekly paper. Condescendingly hilarious, they often beat the crap out of mainstream fads, reserving their praise for the underdog. I'm thankful to be a part of their first Annual Fashion Show (Worn Out), but also to have a mention alongside other fabulous hard working designers in this weeks paper.
It's as nice as being featured on
Cocoperez, or receiving a lovely email from Katy Perry's tour costume designer, and nice comments from Bob Mackie, and having Betsey Johnson tell me I'm 'Amazing'. *wink*

Finally my city likes me!


(photo by Kelly O.)

J. Von Stratton Designs

What it looks like: An assortment, ranging from bridal to cocktail to theater, with a focus on burlesque costumes in Von Stratton's aesthetic: high-glam fantasy sci-fi, with vintage throwbacks and a nod to Judy Jetson. This includes, for instance, a backless, body-clinging, reveal-ready gown that represents Venus, all aswirl with purple organza and satin and sculptural gold-tone bust cups suggesting a midcentury sexy-alien look. (For upcoming projects, Von Stratton has collected metallic place mats, mirrored paper, and solar-cell panels because she loves their futuristic sheen.)

Worth noting: The rules of garmentry become twisted in the realm of the stage world: Interior linings, ordinarily kept private, are exposed during the disrobe—so they must be especially dazzling. And the costumes appear delicate, but they can't be: They get thrashed when they're so joyfully whipped off and flung around.

Written by Marti Jonjak






Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland

If you are familiar with The Burlesque Nutcracker that plays in Seattle every Holiday Season, then you'll recognize the artistry and decadence that goes into a Lily and Jasper production. Here they've twisted the classic Through the Looking Glass tale, into a feast of glamor and sultry delights.
This show is not to be missed!

April 28-30th
7pm and 10:30pm every night.
The Triple Door Seattle


The Stranger: Worn Out Fashion Show

Happening April 8th, at ACT Theater.
8 pm
$20 tickets

Come check out J. Von Stratton's collection of sci-fi Glam.

http://www.thestranger.com/wornout

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

All Proceeds go Towards Disaster Relief in Japan

Until the end of the week (Friday March 18, 2011), I am donating ALL of the proceeds of sale of my eye shadow palettes (Galactic Glam and Teach Me Tiger), to the Red Cross (www.redcross.org) relief efforts in Japan.
Here is your chance to not only support two local Seattle businesses, get yourself some new fancy healthy eye shadows in fun colors, but most importantly help the victims of the natural disaster last week.
A small but important way we can all help.

These cosmetics are made locally in Seattle, and are healthy, free from the toxins, additives, and preservatives found in other brands. The company Xerion Skin Science, has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics agreement, and only uses natural and healthy ingredients.

Healthy and Natural make-up that is bold and colorful, and ready for showbiz!


"TEACH ME TIGER"












Color Palette






"GALACTIC GLAM"









Color Palette






Friday, March 11, 2011

Greetings from Mexico!

Enjoying a nice vacation in the Mexican Caribbean!
Sure beats the rain in Seattle.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bjork Swan vs. Black Swan




The Oscars occurred this past Sunday night. Up for many awards was the amazing film Black Swan. It got me reminiscing, ten years ago to the date, another Swan walked the red carpet, and left everyone speechless.
To honor the genius that is Bjork, I made my own version of the Marjan Pejoski dress. (A shorter and more cleave barring version, of course.)

This is the Annual Oscar's Party hosted by Philip Heier and 3 Dollar Bill Cinema. This year it was held at the largest screen theater in Seattle, the Cinerama. What fun it was!







And...the Original: