So even though I missed my hair appointment and am very tired I wouldn't miss tonight for the world. I was one of the lucky people who recieved an invite to the fabulous fashion show that Gail Chovan is putting on tonight. Her parties are always the best and everyone who is anyone in the fashion business in Austin will attend. See you tonight! I'll be the one in Veils.
TREE OF LIFE BROOCH available now on Etsy 75.00 A little bit about our Jewelry. We do all the soldering at our shop. The jewelry making is quite involved. This piece has 1800's Victorian Beads -20's Rhinestones and 40's beads.
Yes it's true Boudoir Queen has been featured on the official Grey Gardens movie site so of course I had to post this amazing editorial. Although it's obviously little more glam than the original situation. This isn't Halloween style it's high fashion! Alana Zimmer by Mark Seliger for Vogue Spain October 2010
For Mark's birthday this year one of his gift's was a very rare late 1800's Zither. We had it restored and it sounds like new without disturbing it's aging appearance. We have instruments from all over the world. Mark's father travels a lot and always buys him something unique. I'd like to learn how to play it. Clearly Karen is not playing a Zither but her very rare Gibson Harp guitar that reminds me of the one we just got. When we move I'd like to have everything displayed in Marks studio but right now we just don't have the room. Our new Zither may make an appearance in tomorrows shoot ; )
I don't know about you but I have always wanted a huge pair of Emerald Earrings. I am doing a a look for A LOT LESS!! Very inexpensive and fun. I have enough emerald green crystals to make two sets. They are 30.00 a pair- Pre-order or buy off my website next week. I have earrings- fabulous brooches chokers and necklaces plus new garments and hats- Get your winter look here at Boudoir Queen.
Instead of using a term I dislike "Upcycled or re-worked" we are now using the word "affected" for that type of clothing that we create. Although most of the garments we make now are not "Affected Vintage" I still love to do it in between collections. Look for it on our website soon. Since we have done it for so many years I know so many of our client's want that look from us. I never want to disappoint!
Notes: epoch applies to the beginning of a new period marked by radical changes and new developments - while era applies to the entire period; age denotes a period identified with some dominant personality or characteristic and period pertains to any portion of time
Elsa Schiaparelli VAMPY CIRCUS GOWN
This gown was truly a find! It is vibrant and fabulous as you can see by the photo of the lovely Wednesday Mourning shot by Mark Younger-Smith.
*This gown does have boo boo's. The gown has a yellow spot and the net robe has small stains. I have not had this garment cleaned. I'm selling as found with an as found price. Email for photos of any damaged areas. I will post the label and more photos sometime this week.
Make Up By Fashionleak
I can't tell you how many people have come into my studio and said it reminds them of Zandra Rhodes. Two people who have worked for me did their internship with her in London so I will take their word for it. The funny thing is I don't really look at her designs so much. Of coarse I like her look but I don't really follow what's she doing. So I decided to research a little deeper. I did find a few Similarities but not many.
Rainbow Troll- Yes there really is a rainbow troll. Looks like I've unintentionally started collecting this little creature. I'm happy to say I'm getting rid of ;) These little guys really have a way of getting themselves into trouble-
You will see some of our new little chokers in this weekends shoot pics. Part of our inexpensive DeBauchery In Veils Line which we have revived this season. When I was in L.A. I bought several neat things downtown to make these really cute. Of coarse they will be different than the photo on the french vogue cover ; )
Dress available now on Etsy-
My meetings this morning have made me very inspired. While Matt and Mark are scouting locations I'm getting everything prepared for our shoot this weekend. The pictures will be in an upcoming magazine article confirmed this morning ; ). Be sure too ask me about pre ordering hooded capes-crosses and our new brooch and choker collection. We are already selling them sight unseen. Also as I mentioned previously on another blog entry- we are making the head bands that were in the Karen Elson Video again and our fabulous hats. We do "have a great pattern" of our own creation. I'll be picking up the hat shipment when I'm in L.A.
Also if you are local we will be in the editorial section of the November issue of Austin Monthly and one of the featured designers on Bleach Online.
favorite muse of the late unsurpassed photographer saloniste' and arbiter of high decadence Steven Arnold. Dawn would be seen around Hollywood looking like a tall blonde Cocteau statue wearing the most incredibly put together looks we had ever seen. I'll never forget her dress composed of an Aleister Crowley collage and her bat-wing false eyelashes. Her collections have been inspired by such diverse unique souls of the past such as kiki de Montparnasse, Marchessa Casati and the great Erte' who was a friend. Her sense of style is also very reminiscent of the great Italian designer Donella Donati who did the costuming for Fellini's films. Dawn was doing Edie Sedgwick style and fashion shoots way before there was ever a movie.I introduced her to Bobby Neuwirth Edie"s long time boyfriend and close friend of Bob Dylan famous for writing "Oh lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz" Dawns instinct for the unique and the pleasing permeate her work and the atmosphere she invokes around herself.
Written by Joanne Fradkin Pigments Cosmetics Beverly Hills"
In the 60's Joanne also did the light shows for Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
"Dawn's clothing and accessories have a lot of soul. That's getting harder and harder to find in the fashion world these days"
Patty Griffin Singer/songwriter
Photograph above of Dawn Taken By the Fabulous Steven Arnold