Animal headwear.

Halloween is fast approaching and though I’m not a fan of tacky costumes I know how fun it can be to dress up or get into character for an evening.

I don’t make specific Halloween items as such but I do offer items that would make a great addiction to your outfit while still being able to be used for different occasions.

I’d like to share some relevant products and images that might help inspire or complete you Halloween ensemble.

animal headwearbiomechanina by Jennifer Byron curve harnessBunny mask fascinator. Pic by Jennifer Byron

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Bunny hood† pic by Dangerously dolly

K5Buuny hat Pic by Emily Bailey

black bunnyWire and lace fascinator. Pic by Jennifer Byron.

K21Latexlace ear fascinator Pic by Emily Bailey

poster 2 A4wire and latexlace crown (other styles available) pic by Jennifer Byron.

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702480_10152259187895328_1708209191_nUnicorn headband. Pic by Jennifer Byron.

foxes1I’m also offering custom, latex covered masks. Here are some foxes I made for a shoot earlier in the year. For more info or a quote, comment here or email enquiries@eustratia.co.uk

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Vau Vau Fashion show Part ll: Fashion Circus

Those of you who have been following this blog, or my work in general, for a while might have already heard about Vau Vau fashion show. The last one was a great experience and this one promises to be bigger and better with more thought put into every aspect.
Following what has been described as ‘an evening of inspiration,’ Vau Vau is back by style demand and invites you to Part II: Fashion CircusSet in the picturesque Left Bank Church, guests are welcomed to a celebration in honour of all things fashion, and to a presentation party featuring the best of independent Northern talent.

Organised by Toria BrightsideIn partnership with fashionpony.co.uk and Urban Coco Magazine, Vau Vau includes:

– A warm welcome onto our runway for special guest Alysha Nett
– Complimentary goodie bags for the first 100 guests
– A runway show featuring award winning designers
– A presentation from innovative latex designer Eustratia
– Mini fashion market featuring one off discounts
– An exclusive signing by Alysha Nett
– DJ Babes from Nasty Gurl
– Cheap drinks all night (Beer £2, wine £2.50, spirit+mixer £3)

Doors open 7.30pm

Afterparty at The Kitchen Club, 2 Eastgate
Free entry for all Vau Vau guests

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW :

http://www.fashionpony.co.uk/womens/bestsellers/vau-vau-fashion-show-leeds-standard-advance-ticket.html

http://www.fashionpony.co.uk/womens/bestsellers/vau-vau-fashion-show-leeds-student-ticket.html

http://www.eustratia.co.uk/onlinestore

£10 Advance
£12 Door Price
£6 Student Advance
£8 Student Door Price
(Door tickets are subject to availability)

Email : vauvau@vauhaus.co.uk

I had the please of working on the posters and tickets for this event and will also be planning something special for the fashion show finale. If you follow me on social media there might be a sneaky peek nearer the time!
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VAUVAUOPTION2Eustratia products will also be available to buy at our stall and I will be there to answer any questions and talk you through potential outfits. Hope to see some of you there!
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London Fashion Week Adventure: part 2

Super Electric Party Machine didnít disappoint and we ended up getting up a bit later than planned the next day.

SATURDAY

I felt Saturday called for more casual, layered outfit because it was cold and I was tired.

saturday1 After some bad luck with our press passes, Danny and I hung out at Somerset House and he took some street style pictures.

streetstyleWe finished off the day sipping Prosecco in a swanky bar where unfashionable rich people looked down at us and drink tokens. I nearly asked if I could have a strawberry garnish but then thought better of it.

SUNDAY

On Sunday we got up early for the Mercedes-Benz Kiev fashion day. We were surprised to find no queue and to be offered front row seats, which we gladly accepted.

IMG_28331236675_10151887353221224_524746120_n1239991_10151852301415365_2106648468_n It was much easier to write and take pictures on my phone from this position and I was really pleased with the detail shots I got as the models passed in front of me.

First up was Anna K. Her pure and feminine white collection featured sheer organza blouses and dresses, practical shorts and trousers and a lot of frill trim. She had accessorized with plain black shoes and translucent bags.

anna KMy favourite piece was a maxi dress with squares cut out of the double organza layer that moved and caught the light as the model walked across the catwalk.

The second designer was Anton De. His casual collection of white, black, blue and metallic gold accents was quirky, cool and totally wearable. For me personally, the combinations didnít work, my adventurousness in dress springs in a totally different direction.

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LL was on next with an easy, sophisticated mix of tailored jackets and long dresses that hung beautifully and draped to reveal a shimmering pink lining. I also loved the custom jewellery that curved around the modelsí necks and arms.

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Lia Syn was probably my favourite designer from this showcase with her light and airy collection of dresses and skirt in neutral tones. There were a few chiffon details that added an air of romance but my favourite pieces were definitely the leather harnesses with their intricately crafted, metal hardware.

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RCR Khomenko presented a jovial mix of outfits with a nostalgic feel, reminiscent of a childís bedroom in the late 80s. I tend to appreciate slightly more concise collections and I donít think Iíd ever consider a loud cartoonish print but I can see a couple of these pieces being popular.

rcr khomenko The last designer of the showcase was Yasya. Her focus was clearly on silhouette and details. The collection on the whole was clean and contemporary and the textured fabric, sculpted sleeves and coloured piping added a little bit of an edge.

yasyaIMG_2822The team at Fashion Scout after the show.

MONDAY

Monday started a bit slow. It was my last day at Fashion Week and I wasnít looking forward to going back to Manchester, this was only made worse by the fact that I had to drag my suitcase around the show with me. It was worth it, however, as Mondayís show was my favourite of the whole week. If you follow my work you will probably be able to see why.

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For me, Natasha Zinko had the most appealing tickets, set and show format. Even the champagne glasses at the presentation were beautiful.

1209300_10151859180955365_1817893486_nThis was not a catwalk show like most of the others we watched. It was a fashion presentation arranged around a large, white kiosk draped with giant snow drops and ivy and surrounded by patches smaller fake flowers and grass.

The models were dotted around a platform and would change positions at a ring of a bell. This magical setting allowed the audience to temporarily transcend into a different word of beauty and calm, I even forgot about my suitcase for a while.

Natasha managed to combine a variety of fabrics, colours and shapes, while still presenting a concise collection and definite theme. The doll-like models wore a variety of striped, checked, lace overlayed and textured fabrics, often paired with small hats. Pencil skirts, bibs and bustles featured heavily and boning was used to give garments a structured, feminine shape.

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At night we went to a performance based event, presenting Bas Kostersí SS14 collection.

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Labelled a pioneer in outlandish print, Kosters prepared a food themed presentation and gave out drink tokens and sweet-filled peppers to guests.

IMG_5650IMG_5651IMG_5656The main event was a colourful, circus style performance featuring suits and spandex catsuits in food themed and striped prints. The styling included brightly coloured hair, glitter and face paint. Some characters also wore head-dresses as they all danced around on stage.

IMG_5709 IMG_5701 IMG_5750 IMG_5704 IMG_5815 IMG_5816 IMG_5730 IMG_5783Also spotted in the crowd was celebrity stylist and DJ, Alexis Knox.

IMG_5877This trip has made me realise I should go down to London more often. I used to spend a lot of time there but over the past year or so I’ve become a bit of a hermit.

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