Monday, September 5, 2011
I decided to blog about a great custom hat that I made recently. I usually only put out 1 photo of the hat for everyone to check out but this time I want all the angles covered.
This is a black satin round pillbox hat. I attached a 10 1/2 inch black ostrich feather and a bundle of smaller black feathers to the back seam of the hat. I used both a machine and very intricate hand stitching on this. (as I do for most hats and fascinators.) To make the back of the hat just a tiny bit more cute I made a chartreuse small bow. I used some very beautiful emerald green VINTAGE birdcage veiling to sweep across the face. The lining is made of a great green cotton material with black multi-sized black polka dots. Black grosgrain ribbon lines the inner rim of the opening. A very small elastic strap is sewn into the inside of the lining so the hat may attach to the head with ease and disappears into the hair.
I find that making custom hats gives me great satisfaction. I also make custom hair bows and headbands. If you have an idea for anything or see something of mine that you would like in a different color, either contact me via my ETSY shop or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, February 18, 2011
I have set up a donation account to try and help her pay for her medical expenses and to put money towards paying for a kidney transplant.
Lately Brandy has been going to dialyses 3 days a week and is only able to work 1 day a week due to sickness, treatments, and doctors visits.
I met Brandy when we helped form Oklahoma's first Burlesque revival Troupe in 2003. We clicked immediatly and have been wonderful friends ever since.
As long as I have known her she has had health issues due to her disease.
This disease is called Chronic Nephritis. She was diagnosed as a child at age 11.
Brandy is currently searching for a living doner to kindly give her a chance at a better and more healthy life.
Please donate to this cause. It is VERY near and dear to my heart.
She really does mean the world to me. I cannot sit by and let her battle this alone.
I made a facebook page for this:
Please add this page and help spread the word about Brandy.
***Brandy's parents and I are currently setting up a donation account with paypal. As soon as the account is confirmed I will be updating this blog with a link to donate to Brandy!
For any questions or comments, please email me at:
If you can donate ANYTHING to help her out, please do.
Brandy, her family, friends, and I thank you in advance.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Kira is an establised makeup artist and hair stylist in Hollywood. She has worked on many publications and events- including the It's Alaways Sunny In Philadelphia live show.
Kira and Aaron decided to team up with a badass package of hair, makeup, styling, and all around ridiculousness for the low price of only $300. Package includes 2 looks and 5 finished photos.
If you choose to not have provided MUAH the price is $200.
A $50 deposite is required upfront to ensure your spot for booking. The rest of the amount is to be paid at the beginning of your shoot.
Paypal, Cash, or US-issued credit, debit, prepaid, or gift cards with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover logo displaid will be excepted.
For booking please email email@example.com
For any questions or ideas about makeup and hair contact Kira firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 13, 2011
My birthday is at the end of this month. January 28th to be exact. I am slowly making up a birthday gift list for everyone to see.
If you are interested in checking it out go to
It is password protected. But the password is...
I will be adding things day by day and as I see things that I love, adore, and need. :)
Happy birthday to me!
I am currently working on getting my PO Box set up finally!!!!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
When I get a chance to work with Kitty I always have a great time. WE laugh hysterically and share stories while getting lots of work done at the same time.
The beginning of my day was a bit rough.
If you follow me and pay attention you may notice that I have a hard time sleeping normally. If I have to wake up earlier than I do on a regular basis I don't sleep because I am so paranoid about waking up and getting everything done on time. THEN driving in LA and making it as promised. (which tends to be a bitch in Los Angeles.)
Anyhow, I packed all my things..or so I thought..and made it to Kitty's only 5 mins late!
I plop myself down on her floor and begin to unpack my bag of goodies to discover that I FUCKING FORGOT MY BAG OF MAKEUP AND HAIR SUPPLIES!!!!!
I freaked out.
Luckily I was curling my hair and putting on my foundation and poweder at the same time so I had that done when I arrived.
Since Kitty is one of the few female photographers that I have the pleasure of working with she had some makeup on site.
I managed to do the rest of my look with a q-tip and my fingers.
The whole shoot was ghetto style. Clamps were failing so safty pins were used and so on...
Kitty tied me up in several different positions. She even put me in a straight jacket!!
Somehow I managed to make that photo look cute...don't ask me how. Perhaps it was the heart fabric we were shooting against..maybe not.
Long story shorter, the shoot was badass and I had a blast.
I was also informed that she published me in her book "Photography My Way." I am VERY excited to be a part of her visions!!
Here is a link for you lovely people to buy this book:
Enjoy the image above because I did!!!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
It seems that I have caught some major attention with the idea that I can rhinestone.
Tis true. I can rhinestone whatever you'd like.. Bras, corsets, shoes, skirts, panties, phone covers, blah, blah, blah.
I really enjoy this kind of work.
There are a couple of ways of going about this but
I think this would be the easiest-
Make a budget. Decide how much you are willing to spend on stones and labor. (Keep in mind I have to inhail some toxic glue all day to get them to stick. This glue is called E6000)
You can go online and order all the matierials and send them to me with whatever you need to sparkle. There are a couple of sites that you can choose from. You also need to decided if you want them to be the best rhinestones (Swarovki) or something cheaper. I prefer the stones to be rose flatbacks.
Consider your color scheme. I have a long history in color theory and psychology (over 12 years) so if you are not sure we can talk about it.
I charge by the hour for labor.
Once the package is shipped to me, I will charge for the labor and the shipping amount to get it back to you. Product will NOT be shipped back untill payment is recieved. I will only accept paypal.
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about an order please email me:
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here are the awesome pages that were published on Halloween night. I am soooo excited to be a part of this new and badass magazine.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this please click here: