Art of Adornment

Clothing Designer Female Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mayhem # 1263863

About Me

My name is Elaine (a/k/a Valerian) and my passion is creating elegant jewelry and elaborate hats in an unusual blend of Victorian, Gothic, Steampunk, Renaissance and 1920's styles. Although I occasionally showcase a few other designers at Art of Adornment, I make 90% of the handcrafted stock in the store and run the whole works by myself. Many of the decadent chokers, necklaces, bracelets and earrings I design are one-of-a-kind or limited edition, but all have a flair for the dramatic.

Some photography and so far all of the fashion shows I've done involved pairing up with clothing designers (Kambriel, Original Sin, Mange La Mode, To Die For Designs and several others). I openly welcome collaboration. I model many of my creations myself but ultimately prefer a more exotic palette. I'm interested in working with clothing designers, models, MUA's, photographers and filmmakers who pride themselves on their unique dark/edgy/alternative style (vintage-influenced looks a plus!). Since much of our stock is rare or one-of-a-kind, I prefer to either loan out pieces or offer a discounted price if you want to keep them. My company is very small so there's not much of a budget for shoots - terms are TF. Our full photo galleries can be found here:

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Some projects were planned, others unplanned (photographers and/or models purchased our pieces for shoots and shared the images with me afterward). Either way, everyone's efforts deserve to be credited!

Acid PopTart MM#7744
Alisa Leoni MM#1795535
Amoelbarroco MM#1036704
Chevvy Piston MM#1619347
Corvetta Curves MM#491731
Dark Morte MM#1619703
Delvida MM#1478351
Diamond Minx MM#558699
Dolly DeVille MM#2396380
Engel Schrei MM#326608
Eostre Renewed MM#871013
xErynnx MM#1423172
Evilyn13 MM#2393828
Gaby De Barry
Joan V MM#1268075
Kambriel MM#1040353
Kat Golik
Kerosene Deluxe MM#6081
La Avery MM#545101
Lady Amaranth MM#125497
Lady V
Little Miss Risk MM#1157387
Lola Frost
Lydia Dethrill
Madame Archel MM#382
Madame De Solitude
Maggie Pie
Miss Meow MM#2367704
Nicholas Goethals
Nikki Rose
Oceana the Mermaid MM#1221495
Pandora Young
Talyn Stone MM#2323762
Vesper Sephony MM#2627857
xXSTiTcHeSXx (Katzen)

Alejandra Vacuii (Horror Vacuii)
Clayton Cooper MM#202375
Daniel McManus (Yellow Griffin Images)
Dave Swiecicki
Eric Daoust MM#37548
Hannah Combs
Jiamin Zhu MM#2170900
JK Potter
Malefice MM#218309
Michael R. Barrick (Atratus) MM#1896
Nina Pak MM#197077
Oni Studio MM#1411716
Prasoon Jaiswal MM#1447798
Raven Shadowz MM#22947
Sarah Bowman MM#2200277
Sharen Style MM#305576
TooDarkPark (Norman Whaley) MM#745493
White Wave Studios MM#1235606

Felicia Bromba MM#245664
Nightshade Beauty MM#1308363
Teresa Bussey/Dead Heaven MM#1090607

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