Sapphire Rox commissioned an Absinthe Fairy costume. Being a burlesque performer it was important to do something really unique to her.
We worked loosely from illustrations to get ideas, and tied in burlesque style costuming, to create something that comes away easily bit by bit, each layer just as pretty as the last.
I generally want the costumes I make, to perform in, to do a lot of the work for me - making a stage show big, fun and full of variety. . This costume has lots of elements to it for Sapphire to play with on stage. One request was a dramatic train to the gown, nothing says opulance like 3 metres of fabric following on the floor behind you!
Bump skirts are always fun on stage, and the curling organza gives a light, delicate feel - from that stemmed the wings, which of course turn it into a fairy costume!
Sapphire also wanted horns and a tail, luckily the structure worked really well, and they are fairly light. Anyone who has worn a headdress for more than 20 mins will appreciate how important that is! The tail is a good weight, and has some swing to it!
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I was commisioned to design a costume using the 'Water for Elephants' film as inspiration.
After some fabric and bead samples, we came up with the below.
I love the draping straps, which actually also hide some really firm straps to keep this backless bodysuit close and secure.
It has a modesty sash, to ensure freedom of movement without being self conscious, and of course lots of pearls beads - I wanted to keep them hemming close to the era to give it a 1920's feel. There are also a few AB crystals, which can't be seen to easily at a glance, but will catch the light nicely as the client moves around.
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I get asked quite a lot by guys what they should wear to my events. Girls tend to get all the attention - shops trying to sell them stuff, lots of fashions blogs, magazines, runway images, and vintage photos. For the guys it can take a little more research.
I have worked in fashion for 9 years, and been part of the vintage scene for roughly 8 years - There is nothing better than spotting a chap who has got his vintage attire down to a T!
My recent advice to a friend was if all else fails, grab a cardigan from a vintage shop, throw on a white tee and slick back your hair for a 1950's look.!
The below images are taken from Autumn/Winter vogue.com catwalk shows.
Tuesday 30th December Talulah Blue presents...Spectacle Burlesque feat. Talulah Blue, Havana Hurricane, Lady Wildflower and live music from The Moonlights Tickets £8 adv
A burlesque night with live music, hosted by resident fire eating follie Talulah who has had residencies in Dubai, Geneva and is just back from performing in Rome.
An energetic night of talented musicians, bump and grind burlesque and dazzling showgirls.
When researching fashion vogue.com has all of the latest runway shows from all around the world. The big designers always take inspiration from vintage clothing to create classic, saleable pieces. Of course they sometimes go a bit metal on colour and prints - so use their ideas and maybe tone it down a notch.
If you don't want to wear outlandish prints (which if you mix and match contrast of tonal colours, and sizes of prints, you can blow peoples mind in a good way) Then for you Sir ..... it will be about layering. Layering textures, tonal colours, and types of fabric. Take a look in the gallery.
Don't take catwalk latterly if you don't want to - you don't have to wear ankle bashing trousers if they make you feel like an idiot. And for the risk takers, own it! Trial and error has to happen in order to learn, and who cares what others think ... I clearly don't!
Have fun and keep it dapper!
Featuring the vocals of David Wyatt, The Moonlights’ catalogue of classic tunes will delight everyone. From the cool soul of Sam Cook and Bill Withers to the classic sounds of The Stones and Hendrix, and with everything from Jeff Buckley to Gogol Bordello in between.
As always, there will be a burlesque stall at the front of house and the optional dress code is 1930's - 1950's!
This NYEE (New years Eve eve) 30th Dec we have a stellar line up of burlesque and a live band!
Including: Havana Hurricane: the shimmy shaking, earthquaking whirlwind who will blow you into next week! Recently back from a tour of the United States, Havana is an international startlet with a vivacious take on good old fashioned bump 'n' grind.