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Friday, November 30, 2012


That's right!  My dream of becoming the Drag Queen version of Martha Stewart is COMING TRUE!

Join me on New Day Northwest on Monday at 11am (Channel 5), as I demonstrate how to make a festive hair accessory.  The perfect touch anyone can make, which will add to your Holiday ensemble.  (Not to mention make you the hit of the party!)

I'll be joined by a few fellow Atomic Bombshells as they model some Holiday looks from Danial Webster and I'd company: Seattle Luxury Costume Rentals

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pretty Parade!

I just love a good festive ensamble!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Over the last few months fellow Seattle designer-to-the-Stars, Danial Webster, and I have been collaborating on our new design project.

This past year he and I have come together for quite a few projects.  One thing we noticed after having both worked in theater, commercial and film, is that there is a lack of higher end rentals available in the northwest.

Well not anymore!  We've slowing been building our stock of rentable items, and just time time for the Holidays!

Please visit www.SeattleLuxuryCostumeRental.com to see what we've been brewing.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sewing Machine Rocket Ship!

A collaborative illustration from artist Kelly Brownlee (http://www.kellyportfolio.com/)
and myself.

She brilliantly summed up all that is JVS, in one picture.

Don't miss her gallery show in the Musicquarium Dec 6th.  I certainly hav an outfit picked out already!

Oh Couture!

"Heaven...I'm in Heaven..."

If angels had a wardrobe, this would be what they wear.  (This, and some of those fabulous Victoria's Secret Angel wings, or course!)



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"You know, you look just like..."

Ever since I can remember, people have come up to me and said, "You know, you look just like _______."   This happens to everyone, but I feel like I may get these observations more than most.
Today alone 3 different people told me I look like ________.

I'm certainly not complaining, I find it amusing.  Fortunately all of the people I'm told I look like, are attractive (of the celebrities I can google anyway).
I also get a lot of:  "Look just like my cousin."  Or  "My best friend from High School."  And even on a few occasions  "My ex-girlfriend."  YIKES!
I always wondered where all these women I look like are? An island somewhere?
Ironically, a while back a gal contacted me introducing herself.  She had recently moved to the city, and had been wondering why people kept mistaking her for a girl named Jamie.  Haha, finally, I've met a doppelganger!

Just for fun, here's a list of celebs I've been told more than once, I resemble.  Make of it what you will:

Lady Miss Kier:

Ever since "Groove is in the heart" hit the charts.


I've gotten this one off and on over the years.

Anna Friel:

Maybe more so when I had this hair.

Mary McCormick:



Yes Please!!!

Parker Posey:

This is a more recent one.

But out of all of these, there's only one I am proud to resemble most:


(Mom in 1963)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Baby it's cold outside!

What happened to summer?!?!

If you live in the Northwest, then you know how our summers are:  As soon as they appear, they're over.  But it seems like winter decided to rush in with little warning.
Pull out those furs and heavy tights ladies, it's going to be like this till June!

Someone fill my closet with Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2012 couture STAT!

From Russia with love.  Full collection here:


Sunday, November 11, 2012

I dream of mermaids

I'm singing you my siren song (but you can't tell because you can't hear me.)

"Ahhh huuu hhahaaaaa"

"Hey buddy!"