Its always a pleasure designing costumes for performer Natalya Unamanska, she gives me a brief and then tells me to to do what I want with it. This time she wanted the piece to be inspired by performer Ginger Rodgers but with a modern twist and the costume to be a versitile as possible for different acts. Ive designed the costume so it could be worn in a variety of ways and used for burlesque or ariel perfomances. The full costume consists of a steel boned mesh corset with red detailing, embelished bra, show girl pants, sparkle bolero and a fish tail skirt.
I can’t believe its that time of year again already! Im so excited to be going back to Norwich Theatre Royal to work on this years pantomime production of Peter Pan. This year I am taking the role of costume designer and supervisor, Im looking foreword to really pushing my self creatively and technically to produce over 90 costumes. I will not be taking any orders during this period as I want to fully dedicate my self to this role. I will still be making some one of pieces available in my online Etsy store.
Another really fun set of costumes I made for Lizzie from Happy Slap Boutique. The design brief was a vintage inspired belly dance set with a hint of indian circus. The full costume consisted of beaded bra, hip belt and head dress. Lizzie’s dance partner loved the set two so ordered another set for their twin act. Hopefully I can steal the two of them for a photo shoot at some point!
I was asked to created a Marie Antoinette costume for chocolatier Madame Deroubaix for promotional use at the Norwich Fashion Week Vintage Awards. The costume consisted of panniers, a taffeta underskirt and a brocade boned bodice decorated in ornate bows and pearls.
Model – Ginger Koneko
Hair – Flamingo Amy