Archive for April, 2012
I love making costumes. They are challenging, but they are a fun distraction from production and administration. These are some pics from a costume I made about 6 months ago for Valerie Laplante-Bilodeau, also known as Inertie. She is one of the worlds top Cyr Wheel performers and she was looking for a new version of her classic costume. She had been performing in a whitish-grey flowy pant and halter top combo. We decided to stay with the grey, but add blues and golds and lots of hand sewn svarovski crystals.
These were my materials before I started:
I wanted to use really fancy materials for this one, so I chose some actual designer materials to start off: Dolce Gabbana and Dior and Gucci textiles. Ostrich feathers and Svarovski crystals.
My goal was to make her something sexy, comfortable, textured and fabulous! I also made the headpiece with handsewn petals, lace and feathers.
The Montreal Mirror reader poll is more important for business than you’d think. Please have fun. Follow the link and go vote for all your fave MTL stuff. That includes me for best designer.
Cast your vote for the 23rd annual
Best of Montreal Readers’ Poll 2012
Rules: One entry per reader. You must fill out at least 25 categories for your entry to count and to be eligible for prizes.
» Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 11, 2012, midnight.
This year, for the first time, Ivko made natural linen knits. They are lacey and elegant and perfect for those super hot Summer days. You will feel like a very sexy woman wearing this little cami.