Archive for the ‘Wardrobe Design’ Category

Valentines Day Editorial This Valentines day editorial was published in 2 magazines this February: Peluquerias (international) and Launch Pad (US). The team was composed of: Photography: Jean Sweet http://www.curv.com/ Hair: Ronnette Franklin, Mel Melissa Terhune, Melissa Milward Ingersoll Fashion Styling & Set: Jennifer Lynn / Unconventional Artist Makeup: Jeanette Frost This was done in conjunction with Jean Sweet’s avant garde workshop. Each hair stylist was assigned a model and each had 1 look to complete the four look Valentine’s day editorial spreads we were submitting. The background was very easy to make but it was time consuming, see our previous post here.   Read More …

Flower Dresses Flower dresses have always been my favorite. They are colorful, full of life, and have an unmatched beauty all their own. Amie Hana, a Chicago based photographer, brought a lot of her Asian influences into the photoshoots we did we together including her love for flowers.  These wardrobe and fashion pieces are time sensitive so they would be created on the spot and she was great at providing a lot of material for me to work with. Below are a few of the pieces I created for her photography collection and her clients. The flowers give the photo a youthful,   Read More …

Paper Dress Creating a Paper Dress is a great way to try your hand at wardrobe design.  It’s great because (#1) the materials are inexpensive(#2) you don’t necessarily need to know how to sew (#3) it’s trendy – all your new found fashion is eco friendly.  Over the years I have tried my hand at it in a literal, abstract, and artistic way.  From unique pieces for photography workshops with low budgets to green concept editorials to abstract avant garde pieces with amazingly unique textures and shapes. Contact me today to hire me for your next project! The above piece is from   Read More …

Fall Foliage and Leaf Dresses A long time friend contacted me asking to create a piece for her.  This three photo series is what came from her request. I gathered inspiration from the world around which at that time was classic October autumn leaves.  It was perfect out – the leaves JUST changed color a few days before the shoot was scheduled. I went and collected leaves from the larger leafed trees and went to work.  Because I was using real material, the outfit had to be made the night before and it turned into a race against time.  Upon   Read More …

Metal Dresses In an age of Lady Gaga, the concept of fashion seems to be breaking the mold and as long as you wear it well, you can wear anything! My metal fashion concepts were started around 2005 and have evolved over the years. I’m in luck, Gaga has made the unconventional trendy so here’s to the hope that the metal dress trend will catch on.   Below is a glimpse of a few metal dresses, metallic wardrobe, and futuristic fashion I have created over the years. Aside from being a Chicago based avant garde wardrobe designer and wardrobe stylist, I am quite often   Read More …

Categories: Wardrobe Design

Enchanted Brides – Fairy Tale Shoot and Editorial This concept was to bring a modern twist to the old stories through fashion styling and hair design. The beautiful white bridal dresses were contemporary yet classic in design. By added various accessories and placing the models in mood setting backgrounds to tell the story, the concept came to life. First up: The Evil Witch from Snow White. With a high contrast background and foreground color this image is by far the strongest. The Avant garde hair design mimics a beehive but with added braids, it is the perfect modern twist on   Read More …