Freelance designer and occasional wardrobe stylist with a predilection for the arcane, the artistic, the beautiful and sometimes the macabre. This profile is mostly for me to connect with like-minded models and collaborators (MUAs, stylists, photographers) who are interested in shooting the concepts I'm interested in. I love to work with people who are creative and thoughtful but also considerate and collaborative.
***NOTE: I frequently work with A.W. Hill Photography. If you're very interested in working together and fall in the US 0-4 range, leave me a message stating so, as we frequently work together. Otherwise, see TFP announcement below.***
-Select TFP with a full team (MUA and hair or a wig provided) and a portfolio that meets/exceeds my current one. Models that are able to provide professional-quality hair and makeup ok.
-3-5 edited images that clearly showcase my garments/work
-Models should be US size 0-4
-Models and photographers, if you approach me, I respectfully ask you to participate in finding appropriate hair/MUA. If I approach you, I'll do the "legwork" for this.
***Paid Styling/Designing Work***
$100 flat for 1 high concept look for non-commercial purposes, additional looks negotiable with 1 week lead time minimum. I specialize in fantasy, high fashion, bizarre, unique, alternative and historical fashions for women only. Message me your concept, inspiration images, intended use of photos and I will see what I can pull. I frequently will create unique pieces for paid clients.
Concepts I'm interested in fleshing out and am currently creating garments for:
-A visual series exploring humorism (read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humorism
-4-part tribute to Alphonse Mucha's "Seasons"
-"Future-perfect" garments in an all-white setting
-Women's oppression/repression in the previous eras and how literacy changed it....seeing visions of women physically bound to their samplers/chairs and breaking free with the assistance of books/education (symbolically)
I'll add more as more comes to me. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Giant thanks to everyone I've worked with. I can't do it without you.
Photographers: (* indicates multiple collaborations)
A.W. Hill Photography ***
Sunshine Was Here (#14494)
H. James Hoff (#5061)
Julia Gerace (#20812)
Distilled Minds (#1014342)
Redrum Collaboration (#226008)
David J Botelho (#74053)
Visual Impressions (#612389)
Kat Bret Photography (#359277)
Jennifer Link (http://www.jennifer-link.com
Dorothy Johanna (#684612)* (one of my favorite girls to work with, highly recommended)
Hell Kitten (#1149209)
Mandy Su (#732434)
Hawk 22 (#546759)
Sharon TK (#540375)
Miss Emma (#121490)
Cassie Moreira (#873285)
Big thanks to my fit models The Birdcage Girl and Erin Hickey (#671331)!
Hair Stylists/MUAs/stylist collaborations:
Numi Empire. (#830117)* (one of my favorite hair stylists to work with, highly recommended)
Shalott Lilly (#772963)
Debra Macki (MUA) (#655039)
MyBigHairDay (Hairstylist) (#722058)
Mandamonium (MUA) (#105491)
Designs by LJ (MUA) (#322)*
Circa Vintage of New Bedford, MA (myspace.com/circavintagewear)
Publications (web and print):
Auxiliary Magazine Cover Image-Summer 2010
Auxiliary Magazine-Regular contributor, 2009-present
Gothic Beauty #28, "Poptart's Picks" article