Wednesday, July 25, 2012

15th Century Bra

A remarkable clothing find was recently released to the public and showed us images of a bra found at Lengberg Castle in East Tryol, Austria. The bra has been dated to the 15th century and completely changes our perception of the history of underwear.

I already made one! I also made some matching panties to go with it. The garments are made of linen and are embellished with lace, as close to period needle lace as I had on hand.

I have more pictures on my website:
And here is an article on the bra:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FAE Magazine Feature

My steampunk faerie made it into FAE Magazine! I am so excited! FAE is a UK-based faerie magazine. It is also sold in select stores in the US, or you can purchase a copy at their website:

AND...Jocelyne and I took a photo of us with the magazine, and we are now the cover photo for FAE's facebook page!

Here are the photos of our spread!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Steampunk Faerie

My friend and model/muse Jocelyne got to be my steampunk faerie! I am into the fantasy side of steampunk, and though I'm normally into bright jewel tone colors, I wanted to try something more muted this time.
I made the wings out of copper wire, organza, and resin coating.
The model is Jocelyne Watts. The costume, photos, and makeup were all done by me.

You can see more photos here: