Sunday, September 9, 2012

Otakon 2012 and the future

Hello everyone!

 Hopefully you haven't been missing me too much. I'm rather bad at blogging. I always say I'm going to keep up with this better, and I know how annoying that is. What really seems to be happening is that I'm posting more often on the I Do Declare facebook page and forgetting about the blog!So If you're hankering for info and I've been lazy here. . Make sure to check the IDD facebook page!

Moving on to what everyone really wants: pictures!

You've all seem mot of the the pieces from this show before. . but the last two looks are the brand new I Do Declare print! It's a collaboration with the fantastic blog and accessory brand Moss Marchen. The print is  inspired by medieval reliquaries, momento mori artwork and Victorian dolls.
Moss Marchen made the most gorgeous accessories to match the print. The girls are both wearing necklaces and hair clips/broaches!

The print needs a few little corrections before I release it, but it will be coming soon!

Here are a few little detail shots of the print. I drew the print myself! Finally putting that visual arts training to good use.

First three photos are credited to Moss Marchen And forgive me for the instagram on the last two! (But if you want you can follow me there as Aldhelm)

Don't forget about the I Do Declare facebook page!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dances of Vice: ROCKABILLY Night Market

Hey everyone! I hope we'll see you tonight at the DOV: ROCKABILLY Night Market
I Do Declare will have a booth selling all kinds of frilly goodness. We'll also be sharing a booth with Sci-Fly Cosmetics! I can't wait to see what Bianca has in store for us with her hand blended mineral make-ups. 

Fancy news too, IDD will be able to accept credit cards!


Mention this post and get $10 off your purchase with IDD~!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Perfect Shoe

Now most of you know I normally only post strictly I do Declare content, but today I'm breaking from that tradition to share something fabulous~!
Would you look at that gorgeousness? These are the upcoming Pompadour shoes from American Duchess. I'll let you all in on a little secret, I'm currently working on a pile of new 18th century inspired pieces that would go perfectly with these fantastic shoes~!

You can find them available for pre-order at

I know for certain that I'm investing in a pair!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I Do Declare summer 2012 collection

Inspired by the film Picnic at Hanging Rock, this collection is without a doubt my favorite.  I'm so pleased with how all of the pieces came out. The quality is top-notch and I love the unity in color!

My first full dandy suit! I love seersucker, especially with a look like this~! 

 This piece is from the Winter collection but now re-styled for summer.

The blouse is a very light cotton swiss-dot and the pinafore is the same seersucker as the suit.
I wanted to do a really childlike look, so this buttons all the way down the back, like a real Victorian pinafore.

 This style is one I like best, a princess dress with a yoke collar. I've made a pile of variations, but this is one of my favorites.
 A regency inspired dress. This one is trimmed with vintage lace, and has pockets!

 Bustles are something you don't see everyday. I paired this seersucker bustle skirt with my favorite I Do Declare chiffon blouse.
This pale peach dress is made from a super soft cotton and rayon blend. It's so light and floaty~! The skirt was made in two layers, the first with band of lace inset and the second supporting the ruffle. 
This gown draws it's inspiration from natrual-kei. It buttons all the way down the front and has registers of gathering and ruffles. It's a very light tea-dyed cotton so perfect for summer lounging~!

And last but not least, a wedding gown. I've always wanted to make one and doing an entire collection in cream and white was the perfect excuse. Made in a lustrous silk dupioni, it has a wide square neckline and is trimmed with opulent gathering and lace ruffles. 

I hope you all liked this latest collection~! I'll be working hard to get the pieces up for sale in the next few days.

Many thanks to all my gorgeous models including Martha of Moss Marchen (formerly Moss Garden) and Koda of Perianth, and to Zoh of Morrigan for organizing the event~!

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Victorian Sucess~!

Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who participated in and attended yesterdays show~! I've never been more pleased with a collection before~! I've posted a few more photos on the IDD facebook page~! More here soon!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I Do Declare Spring/Summer 2012 Sneek peek

You guys know how much I love stripes right?

19th Century Society: Steampunk and Neo-Victorian fashion show

Hi everyone! I hope your schedules are clear for next weekend! The New York 19th Century Society (founded by Zoh of Morrigan NYC) is throwing an Extravaganza~! The weekend is going to include all kinds of fun tours, demonstrations and activities, as well as a Neo-Victorian fashion show which I Do Declare will be part of.

I've been working overtime to create some fantastic new pieces for the show, so I hope all of you lovely ladies and gentlemen in the NYC area will drop by on the 29th to see the show!

I'm thrilled to be showing along side some very talented designers including KambrielPurevile and BerĂ­t New York!