Maleficent Corset
Collaborative Project – 2014
Design & Fabrication

I designed this corset after being inspired by the live action Maleficent film from Disney.  It was later used in a high-concept fantasy shoot by midwest photographer Liz Klein.  The shoot was published in the “Charmingly Wicked” Issue of Kirameki Magazine.

Moleskin, Taffeta

Photography: Liz Klein
Makeup: Sarah Murillo

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The Avatar of Autumn
Personal Project: Autumn 2014
Concept, Design, Fabrication, Styling, Photography

The Avatar of Autumn is the first installment in an ongoing project for both costuming and photography.  I have always been intrigued by Mucha’s interpretations of the seasons, and I resolved to create my own ouvre of work on the subject.  I selected fabrics and colors that I felt were evocative of the changing landscape.  I focused on texture, movement and color.

Fantasy / High Concept
Organza, chiffon, cotton, dupioni silk, leather, feathers

Makeup by Laura Duvall

The Little Glass Slipper
Minnesota Renaissance Festival – 2015
Concept, Fabrication, Artistic Direction

Cinderella, or Zezolla as she was named, was a project that came together incredibly quickly.  The MRF creative team knew months in advance that they wanted a Cinderella themed attraction (hoping to capture the excitement about the character following the Disney movie release that spring).  We struggled to get the concept just right for our vision and for the owner of the festival, but with my design for an elizabethan inspired gown, we nailed it.  The gown and shoe were finished in less than 2 working weeks with only myself on fabricating the designs.

Elizabethan / Fantasy
Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Lame, Taffeta, Metallic Lace
Vintage Lurex Shoes, Swarovski Crystals

Photos by: SkyWild, Lawrence Edwards, and Patty Schmitt

The Little Glass Slipper
Minnesota Renaissance Festival – 2015
Concept, Design, Fabrication, Experience Artistic Direction

Cinderella, or Zezolla as she was named, was a project that came together incredibly quickly.  The MRF creative team knew months in advance that they wanted a Cinderella themed attraction (hoping to capture the excitement about the character following the Disney movie release that spring).  We struggled to get the concept just right for our vision and for the owner of the festival, but with my design for an elizabethan inspired gown, we nailed it.  The gown and shoe were finished in less than 2 working weeks with only myself on fabricating the designs. 

Elizabethan / Fantasy
Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Lame, Taffeta, Metallic Lace
Vintage Lurex Shoes, Swarovski Crystals