Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bernie Dexter shoot

Hi there internet world! As promised, here are a few shots from the photoshoot with Bernie Dexter, by Levi Dexter! Bernie is the iconic pin-up gal of our time, so I was thrilled when she agreed to shoot a few of my pieces. The fascinators and pasties are mine, the rest of her ensemble are from her own collection.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wedding hairpiece

My future family in laws are getting married this summer, and I was thrilled when Liz asked me if I would make her a hairpiece to wear on her wedding day. To view her beautiful blog, and a post about my creation you can check out her blog at A Homegrown Wedding.

For her hairpiece, I used some silk flowers that she sent, and opened them up to remove all the plastic and metal hardware. I then stripped some white duck feathers, and filled out the flower with feather petals. It was a whim, but turned out to be a really beautiful effect which is really delicate and whimsical. Liz also included some gorgeous wax flowers that belonged in her Grandmother's wedding veil, and I mounted those in the center of the flowers, and spotted them with clear Swarovski rhinestones. Trimmed in russian veiling and mounted on a leather pad with an alligator clip, this little lady is ready for her big day - Oh, and I'm sure the bride will be ready too. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jimmy Dean!

Introducing... Jimmy Dean! The new wiener in my life. :) What started as a foster situation, blossomed into love and here he is, in his forever home!

His favorite thing to do (besides sit on a lap) is go for a walk, which we do at least 4 times a day! Living next to a beautiful lake makes it so easy to go outside. Ah, I love Oakland.

Not to be misleading, this photo is in Golden Gate Park, not in Oakland!

In other news, I have three sets of Fascinators & Pasties which are being photographed by the wonderful Dexter duo of Bernie and Levi. I can't wait to see the photos, and I'll be sure to share them as soon as they arrive! To see some other Bernie Dexter and Levi Dexter's other work, go to