Sunday, December 25, 2011

For my Sweets: BLACKxWHITE

I have so many lovely photos from this most recent show I couldn't possibly narrow it down to one picture of each, so I've decided to break it down to a post about each look. I'm also trying to keep the IDD blog more active! No more 6 month breaks!

OK! No more excuses, here are the goods! One of my favorite looks from the line: the BLACKxWHITE rococo gown. Now I know I told you that all of the girls in this line would be sweets.. . and this is no exception! This dress was made to bring to mind black and white cookies. I know they aren't something lolitas normally think about as being cute, but they are just so delicious!

The model has on a very light pair of 18th century stays underneath the gown to give it that rigid shape. I love how neat 18th c. foundation garments make everything look!
The back of the dress is cut partially on the bias. I love making striped dresses like this so I can create those gorgeous chevrons down the back of the dress!

The stomacher is reinforced with a very stiff facing and is trimmed with black and white striped ribbons.

The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with a black dot-tulle that;s all hand ruffled. The sleeves are also trimmed with the most gorgeous frothy white lace. I think that really give it that 18th c. feel! The black skirt is separate so the dress can be worn with different skirts! It might look really stunning over a white skirt!
I hope you all love this dress as much as I do~!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pure Imagination show: THANK YOU~!

Photo by Alex Lee

A big thank you to everyone who helped at the Pure Imagination show this past Sunday! Be you models, make-up artists, photographers, audience members or organizers helping me keep my wits together I couldn't have done it without you!

And as always thank you to Shien Lee, founder of Dances of Vice and Lord of all things gorgeous~!

I'll be out of town until the new year, but when I return there will be photos.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dances of Vice: Pure Imagination

Hi everyone,

Sorry for my recent absence. I've been running around in circles over non IDD things. But to make up for it I'm bringing you an all new collection! The inspiration behind these all new pieces is sweets! I know all lolitas love sweet things (or at least all the lolitas I know) so I thought it would be fun to try to bring some of my favorite sweets to life! Cinnamon rolls, red velvet cake, black and white cookies, petit fours and layer cakes! I hope all of you will like them.

The new collection will be making it's debut at the upcoming Dances of Vice event: Pure Imagination.

There are going to be some fantastic acts so I hope you'll come see the show!