Tuesday, February 21, 2012

“Imitation of Life” Cream Wool Coat Ensemble

This is the second time I have made this outfit.

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It is inspired by the Lana Turner 1959 film, “Imitation of Life”.

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My “Shadow Song” Gene was having a hard time standing on her own, so the chair came in handy. Thank goodness it matches the outfit.

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Next time she wears this outfit, she is going to wear her white pearls.

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To purchase this outfit, click here.

Winter White Suit


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This outfit was inspired by a paper doll fashion. 

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I don’t even remember when or where I found this picture, but I knew right away that I had the perfect leopard fabric to trim the collar.

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I have had this leopard print velour for years and have made many different outfits out of it.

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When I decided to make the collar detachable, I was immediately flooded with ideas for other accessories. 

I ended up making a hat, collar, and cuffs out of black fur for a very different look.

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All of these suits have been sold.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dior Houndstooth Ensemble

I am so in love with this suit!

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This outfit started with the brown and cream houndstooth fabric. I bought a small amount of it (wish I had bought more!) in Portland, Oregon back on 2007 or 2008. I didn’t have anything in mind, I just liked the fabric.

Then I found this Dior creation in a 1953 L’ Officiel magazine. It was love at first sight.

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I finished my huge batch of cream outfits (more pictures coming soon!) the same day a huge batch of backdrops from RaiHing arrived. I had a great time playing around with my new outfits, new camera, and new backdrops. I still have a lot to learn, but I am happy with the results of my first fashion shoot with my new camera.

I love this street backdrop, but Ivy looked too large, the close-up isn’t too bad though.

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I “heart” this backdrop. I may have to buy more of the old wall backdrops. They are so versatile.

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The hat started out like the one in the original photo, but then it wouldn’t stay tight on her head. I added the bows so I could hide pins behind them and pin the hat into her hair.

I had to guess how the dress looked under the jacket.

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Love this outfit, backdrop, and my new camera!

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These suits have been sold.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Raphael Suits

I want to share some beautiful suits by the designer Raphael.

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I love the pocket detail on this striped suit.

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Love this jacket!

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I love the bias trim on this jacket.

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