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Friday, May 29, 2015

Sweetheart Keyholes for Summer

I'm convinced that every girl needs an easy, wrinkle resistant cotton blend dress in her wardrobe.  A dress that will look good at a BBQ, or on Datenight, or for Sunday brunch.
A dress that can be tossed in the wash, and hung up to dry, and need minimal prep to look fresh again. (I'll always encourage pressing a hem. ;-)

Over here at my design shop, I've come up with a fit n' flare dress that satisfies the easy cool of any fashionista.
Also, they pack well in a suitcase, if you're off on any summer adventures!

Pair with accesories, under shirts, tights, belts, all the cater to your wearing needs.

Thank you to www.surrendercove.com Photography
And Lauren Moon for being such a fun fabulous model!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

J. Von Stratton Charity Auction

J. Von Stratton Charity Auction Sale!

Yes that’s correct, you can support an independent artist, win a One-Of-A-Kind Dress, AND all the proceeds will be donated to local Seattle charity Mary’s Place. (http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/) An organization helping women and families affected by domestic violence.
Fresh of the RTF5 fashion event, these custom pieces are only available on this eBay auction, which will run for 5 days.  Here’s how it works:  The starting bid is what the artist receives from the sale.  This covers supplies, and cost to make the piece.  EBay fees, shipping, and sales tax are then deducted.

I will announce how much we raised Monday November 24th!


Items for Auction:

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Innevitible Album

Jinkx Monsoon released an Album last week.  Unlike some of the predecessors from the drag Race alumni, Jinkx can SING.  Like....Really Really sing, and do it well.

Check out the video for Coffee and Wine, which a few of the Bombshells make appearances along side the Queen of Queens.

Ooooh!  Someone made me a gif!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Step Closer to MOTHER

Cher has a mom, yes she wasn't just plopped on Earth one day in a custom Bob Mackie.
And did you know that Cher's mom is 87 and doesn't look a day over 50?
And did you know she's a VERY talented singer?

So as you could expect, my head nearly exploded when she said THIS about the costume I made for BenDeLaCreme.

Friday, March 21, 2014

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6: BenDeLaCreme

Here's the sitch ya'll, I've worked with DeLa on many different projects over the years.  When I found out she was going to be on Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, my reaction was "Duh, You're a genius. You'll make great TV."

BenDeLaCreme is a smart cookie.  I'm not just saying that because we're friends.  I've seen Ben the producer work 18 hours days to make sure an act is perfect, then turn it out as DeLa like she's been performing it for years.  Never boring, never expected, ALWAYS entertaining.

So naturally being 4 episodes in to Season 6, the judges are taking a liking.  I'm proud to see my friend doing so well, and even more thrilled to see her turning out so many of the looks we designed for her.
Enjoy the gallery, and see you on Monday.


Seattle Dances raises over a 1/2 million for Plymouth Housing Group

This March marked my 3rd year working as the costume designer for the Seattle Dances event.  What could be better than ballroom glitz and glam with local celebs...It's a charity fundraiser for Plymouth!

Here are some pics of the dance duos.
Congrats Plymouth, and all the dancers, organizers, and crew of Seattle Dances 2014.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Killing it Seattle!

Macklemore wins 4 grammys

The Seahawks win the Superbowl.

I go away for 2 weeks and look at all the awesome magic that happens.

Congrats my little Emerald City.

This mini movie sums it up nice...and it doesn't hurt that we're in it!