Friday, May 16, 2014

More stretch and flex wear

Last year I started pole dancing classes, and it has become a big part of my life now.
Its very good for my bones and it gives me goals to strive for and also keeps me fit.

But as we know I will always try to find a way to make a costume for something I am doing.

So I entered a amateur pole competition as a beginner and made a costume for it :)

It was great fun making a routine, and rehearsing it. But what was more fun was making the costume.

Since I am not a pro yet I decided to make the routine more about the fun of pole dance rather than the amazing strength and fitness. 
(I was still sweating trust me )

the idea was to go down the line of 60's Go Go dancer, with tassles to shimmy all around.

here are some photo's of the event.





the photo's are by Damo Guy photography

And I can't tell you how much fun it was, even though I was nervous as.

Lets hope I get to make more costumes for other pole dancers in the near future.

lots of love

Lady A

:D

Saturday, February 22, 2014

a dress to be remembered

Last year I  made a wedding dress for a Lady at work, one of the guys at work did a sketch to work from we went fabric shopping, did fittings and many hours later a dress was made.

It was one of the only wedding dresses I have made that I can say was a pleasure to make.
The bride knew what she wanted and she appreciated all the work that went into making this garment. 

Here are some Images of the lovely couple





Thank you for the images and thank you for the lovely day :)

wishing you many happy adventures in the future

Lady A :D

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 and beyond

What is to come in 2014 and beyond for me and my artistic ideas?

I have decided to go with ideas that have been burning in the back of my mind and old sketch books for years now.
I would like to take my time sample ideas, drape patterns and really be able to do my best to get things just how I imagined them.
Its a luxury you can only afford if you decide to do such things outside of work and with no ideas of profit or success other than enjoying the process and honing your skills.

I will start with small things such as corsets, they are easy to store, small and don't require too much material. (depending on the design ;) )


Undergarments have always been something I have been interested in, even when I started to sew as a little girl. It started because I though it was odd that Barbie didn't wear any underwear, non of them came with any undergarments. So I started making her many different types and styles of lingerie, all of them were basic and child like, but I looked at my own undergarments to see how I could make a tiny versions. This is why they were never something you could imagine being used on the catwalks of Paris or Milan.



 I think I was only about 8 or 9 if I remember correctly, and ended up making dresses and other garments after Barbie had enough underwear to make her modest. :)

I always loved lingerie shops and still do, there is something about a nice set of lingerie that can make you feel lovely even when wearing ordinary clothing. 
And I guess the corset is something that can lend itself to all sorts of design ideas and creative thinking.

This is what I hope to do more of in my outside work projects, self funded design and construction.

I will share some of these processes with you as soon as I have enough to make up a bit of a post.

lots of Love
And all the best for this exciting new year :)

Lady A

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saying goodbye to Burlesque Costuming

The day has finally come, where I have decided to leave the custom burlesque costumes alone.

I haven't made that many in the past, and I am glad I never went into the industry too deeply. But before it all gets too serious I realized it was not for me.

I had fun designing and nutting out ways to peal off clothing with my clients, and I even got to see some pretty cool ideas come to fruition.


From Roses loosing her petals, swans peeling layers off and a male flashdance sparkler costume. 


I would like to work towards my hobby and dream to do more odd garments, such as wearable art, up cycled and just plain strange.

And I hope that my clients get to go forth with many more years of fun and flirtation all over the worlds stages and clubs.

thank you very much for the interesting times
I wish you all well

lots of love

Lady A 
:D

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tubeless the jacket

So I did the Bicycle tube corset and head piece photoshoot at the start of the year.
Now I did a shoot with the jacket,
It was very different, darker and in a outdoors location.
David Woolley was the photographer an he did great things, but the model was not really on form.
That model was me, I knew I am not the best in front of the camera.
My job is doing things backstage and behind the scenes, it seems to be my strength not the modelling.

here are some of the photos


I like the background, the texture of the trees and ground full of pine needles
 

The jacket seems to take on a shiny look on these images
 

I have already started the next wearable art project, this one unfortunately wont be a recycling one.
My machine needs to recover from the tube beating it got while making this.

hopefully more soon.

Lady A 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

quiet times on my blog

Has some of you may have noticed I have been posting less over the last 3 months,
My day job has become a little bit more involved, with new people coming and a change of manager.

And then I went on tour with my company for nearly a month.
Now there is lots of things happening that I would like to blog about.
But they are things that need a premier and therefore require silence from me to achieve the surprise.

So this is where I am stuck.

The only thing that I can promise is that I am having a photo shoot with the tubeless garment, mainly the jacket. This I will post on here so there is something visual coming.

Please be patient and I hope to be back asap.

Regards

Lady A

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

some nine to five in my blog

So I am part of a team that makes costumes for a local balllet company,
and we build one new ballet each year.
This year it was the old Scottish love story of La Sylphide.

Meaning we got to play with lots of tartan and make men wear Kilts.
Nothing better than a man in a kilt.
The ladies also got some very, spiffy outfits. And then some rather fairytale like Tutu's.


I am only allowed to show you the press photo's but luckily they are show quite a bit.


 As you can see the Gentlemen look quite polished in their Kilts.



Madge the witch telling the girls Fortune, she is amazing to watch.
 



And the Lovely Creatures of the forest, the Sylphs.


Then La Sylphide and her Love James.
If you ever get the chance to see this ballet please do so, it is short but sweet and pretty in every way. 
 something not to miss

for this particular ballet check out for details
www.waballet.com.au

much love
Lady A
:D

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our day

So we got married, after planning and saving for two and a half months the day finally arrived.

The weather was beautiful, people were smiling and things were going well.

My dress was made by my friend and fellow costumier April,
the hair by a amazing Delia and the make up by the great Melinda.



the flower turned out nice too



I had so much fun making those hats I may need to make some more for myself
 

I also had the best Photographer, she made us look great.
thanks Kim




I will remember this day forever, it was a happy fun and amazing day for me.
I am very lucky to have found such a amazing man that loves me like I love him.

there is not much that can beat such happy times.


Lady A :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

How to deal with aggressive driver behaviour on a bicycle?

I have decided to sell my car and be a cyclist and hopefully save some money help the environment and improve my life.
My partner still has a small car but also tries to ride his bicycle when ever possible.


My partner works nights and rides home sometimes at 4 am or 1 am on generally quite roads. But there has been many times where he has been targeted by young men in cars.
The only reason we can think of is that he is on a bicycle. 
Once he was hit by a rolled up newspaper across his back from a driving car window and just recently he got a egg thrown at him. 
I find this stupid and childish behavior, and I really hope they get the same done to them in the very near future.

I was born in Europe and bicycles are a way to get around and they are given space and respect on the roads. It is very sad because the weather is beautiful and perfect for riding.

My experiences have been mainly with people not stopping at stop signs and either me landing on their car hood or barely being able to stop right at their window or front Tyre. Only to get the driver pull the finger at me or abuse me as they drive off. (Sure why would it be important to follow road rules when driving a car) If I would have been driving a car at that moment they could have bought me a new front end.

I have read many articles about people being bashed, harassed or assaulted by drivers that just couldn't wait to pass a cyclist or just didn't want to share the road.

I have been lucky to only have verbal abuse until now, (touch wood) but I am starting to understand why people ride with cameras on their bicycles. It ends up being your only ally in a road rage attack.

I understand that there is many different points of view and not every cyclist is a angel. But think about how you would feel having that done to yourself? And we seem to have forgotten that we share the world with many different people at times, and being selfish isn't a attractive trait.

unfortunately this is the way it is at the moment, don't trust anyone in a car and keep yourself safe.

I am really hoping it can change in the near future


this was my little rant thank you for listening

Lady A

:D
 


Saturday, March 9, 2013

my bouquets

I have been folding origami like a mad lady,
and so many people came and helped with the flowers it was amazing.


Now I have started to arrange the bridesmaids Bouquets, unfortunatly I couldn't get any flower tape so I am doing it with electrical tape.
It works but it just doesn't look as pretty, the plan is to cover the tape anyway.


As you can see its a bit of a crash course on flower arrangeing
 

But I think I am doing okay for a beginner
 

Here is my first one with greenery I hope it will work well on the day
 

but I am still working on the rest
 
I will show photo's of the final products as soon as they are done.

Lady A