This has to be the ultimate Fancy Dress Costume that I have seen yet! Kasey McMahon of Southern California has created a 'Birdcage Dress' that really works! She even has a link on her Websight on how to create your own Birdcage Dress in 25 steps! Don't miss some of her other clever projects to be found Here! Gives a whole new meaning to having songs at your feet!!!
From Russia with love... Slava Zaitsev creates exquisite Haute Couture straight out of a Russian Fairy Tale! In his 70's, Slava is known as the 'Red Dior'. In honor of the 100 year anniversary of Sergey Dyagilev's Seasons in Pairs, Slava's designs this year hark back to the world famous Ballets Russes, that kept Paris on its toes in the beginning of the 20th century. His extravagant use of braids and ribbons, and rich jewel toned colors make me think of Russian Princesses eagerly waiting to dance in the cold chilly moonlight! DREAMY!!!
The ever creative and multi-talented Darla Teagarden sent me these wonderful photos of her 'Lovers Eye' Cupcake Ruffle Dress, with a beautiful glittered mask! The combination of lace, eyes, glitter and style is truly stunning! Bravo Darla!
“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
I've been a big fan of Erin Fetherston for quite a while! Her clothing is always whimsical, ethereal and fairytale like... For her Fall 09 collection some of her models wore sparkling masks with her dresses - masks created by her husband Hedi Ferjani. Lovely..!
A gown to wear at the Garden Ball? or perhaps Mrs. Rabbits fantasy dress? The delightful 'Weedrobes' of Nicole Dextras make us smile with there ephemeral spirit and clever fashion conscious compositions!!! Discovered by Di of Designers Block Queen of clever and creative finds!
On my next fairy-tale adventure, I want to be wearing one of these ethereal headpieces - inspired by English gardens! Frayed silk blossoms and wax flowers, wispy wired pearls, and ostrich feathers, are beautifully combined by Sally Kingston into magical head-bands, and coronets. Lovely!!!
Thank you to everyone who has commented or emailed me about my DiZzY's! It's been disconcerting to say the least!!! I have an appointment with a specialist on the 28th, and hopefully will get some answers then...
Fortunately I have friends like dearest Lea who believe that I can dance even when I am feeling 'blue'... Just look at this oval treasure she recently gifted me with, I feel like I should be waving my gown at the Petit Trianon not the Danish Landscape you see me in above... She used a special 'transfer technique' that she learned from our mutual friend Marilyn Radzat and blogged about it HERE! I love my Dress! I love my Hat! I love my Mouche! And I love all the delicate details she wove into my essence! Thank you Lea for showing me that 'Dancing the Blues' can be beautiful!!!
It is an unbelievable 85 degrees here in Northern California today. If anyone still doubts 'global warming' shame on you! I'm not really ready for summer to be held in winter yet, but I thought these outfits by Tao Kurihara inventive, refreshing and delightful in their attention to details on fairly simple shapes. I also adore his color palette! Perfect for Early Spring!!! (via Loveology)
Anne Luther is a Contemporary Surrealist artist residing along the California coastline near Santa Barbara. A collector of little bits of life that others have discarded she deftly assembles her finds into art-pieces with new stories. Her handbag series began as a personal shrine dedicated to her mother, which led to a series of powerful works, revealing portraits of 'womens secret lives' found within. Truly Delightful!!!
Eloise Corr Danch of Brooklyn, created this 'Paper Doll' dress for a display at Anthropologie in NY. The dress weighing between 40 and 50 pounds was inspired by the Spanish court dress in Diego Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas (1656)
These gowns and accessories by Junko Shimada are like wearable paintings! Filled with sea life and birds they are poetic and striking at the same time! And who can resist a swan chapeau??? (Link via Restee Reveuse, image LINK)