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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

ROYAL costume

Cascade tulle skirt/dress

A few weeks ago, I set up this listing on eBay. So for the winner, I had to create totally custom 4pc Royalty outfit.

Cascade tulle skirt/dress

I was so lucky and happy to work with my sweet repeat customer(she won the Elphaba costume as well, last year) Mary, who gave me the hands free to do something stylish, royalish, but also something smart, eloquent, and totally outrageous like Marie Antoinette would have worn. She said:"It could be like going to a fancy, yet somewhat demure, executive meeting, and then taking off the serious layers to reveal a party animal after hours"...

Cascade tulle skirt/dress

Originally uploaded by aerynsun4ever

She found a great sites with many fantastic gowns from different films, this one , and this one and she told me that her FAV is the Breathe gown from the Ever After film.

So, I was in awe...that dress was the pure perfection, simple but yet so rich....and the colour was just perfect!!!So, I took that as a starting point in my search for the fabric and idea to create the total look and entire outfit, or better say collection of outfits and I made a few sketches

After buying some sumptuous fabrics, I completed the buy with some gorgeous trims, which actually inspired the entire collection:)

I wanted to give to the outfit that touch of old, vintage, brass coloured fabrics and on the other hand, as it was the childish outfit, a touch of pink, in this case in my preferable shade of the dusky pink.

So, I started creating the
1. gown, party one
2. the jacket-inspired by the Breathe dress
3. the tiered tulle skirt/dress
4. over skirt
5. organza cape
6. accessories: socks spats, clippies and neck choker

I was also very lucky b/c her daughter, Bella is just 4-5" smaller and a bit larger in chest, so the outfit will fit her much better than to Marta, but yet I was able to take pictures of this One Of A Kind set for the memory.

Breathe inspired

Breathe inspired

Breathe inspired

I just love the Marie Antoinette inspired party mini-gown with its over skirt or without it.

Marie Antoniette party gown

Marie Antoniette party gown

Oh, and the fun lacy socks spats?

Marie Antoniette party gown

Hope that Bella will enjoy her outfit:)
xoxo, katarina

feature at inventing weddings

PS I have just made the listing on etsy, offering OOAK 4pc couture set, you can check it out HERE and it is featured here and here


CeCe said...

How could she not???

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dinka said...

You are incredibly talented. I'm always in awe of your creations. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You are just amazing!!

g├ędane said...

waouh!! it's incredible, your are the big talented, lovely lovely...see you

Katarina said...

Thanks girls so much for your sweetest comments!!!!!

Amanda Keeys said...

Holy cow girl, I think this is one of the most AMAZING pieces you have made! I am in awe. And I am WISHING I had a spare $450 to grab it right now. Oooh drooling over the photographic possibilities. Marta is such an amazing model for you too, she has such a natural style I think.

crochetdlane said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Marta looks like royalty! So pretty!


mijndroomhuisje said...

i love it!!!!
greetings marijke

Anna said...

Fabulous clothes and a beauty is showing it!
she is a natural!

Tamara said...


Pat Bravo said...

Katarina, you are truly talented! This is beyond beautiful! The moment I saw this, my jaw dropped from the sheer beauty of it! Keep up the wonderful work! You are the best!