Last month was my year anniversary trading at the Heresy n Heelz Manchester Alternative and burlesque fair and I put on my first fashion show there.
It was a great experience and the crew were hands down the most helpful I’ve dealt with. They made every effort to ensure the stage was dressed to my specifications, went though the pre-show announcement word for word to make sure all the info was correct and lit the stage according to the sequence and characters which really added to the atmosphere.
The show featured outfits from the Chimera collection (collaboration with chainmail designer Richard Ayres) and the upcoming Opulence collection, due to be Launched next month.
I choreographed the show myself, giving each model a character and specific role to play. he dramatization included knights, royals, maids, druds, and priestesses and convery a story of myth and magic based on Arthurian myth and Avalon.
model: Becky Burton
model: Victoria Fairbrother
Model: Vex Ashley
Models: Victoria Fairbrother, Vex Ashley and Sapphire Black
Finale. Images by Jennifer Byron
Image by Phoenix studio.
There is also an awesome video by Toria Brightside
Make up was provided by Laura Wilson and hair by Laura Kulik.
After the show we did a photoshoot with the girls outside the venue which will feature in a future post.
It’s really exciting to finally be able to launch the “Reflections” collection! As those of you who follow the Eustratia facebook page may know, these items were actually made around 6 months ago but with waiting for publications and working hard for shows, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to get it all sorted.
Though the situation wasn’t ideal for someone who ultimately needs to sell stuff, it did give me the opportunity to design a lookbook for the collection, which I didn’t get the chance to do with the previous ones.
There is also a fashion video of the shoot. You can also see the latex earrings which aren’t visible from the other photos.
The original images were published in Vanity magazine #16, the ambition issue, which can be bought here.
The gallery has been added to the “Collections” section of the Eustratia site and all items have been added to the online store.
Some extra behind the scenes shots from my phone:
Working with such bright colours and bold designs was quite different for me but I really loved the concept and was pleased by the outcome. I’d love to hear what more people thought of my version of bright mirror prints so feel free to comment.