2016 Summer Photo Shoots – Wigging Out!

Over this summer, I made a discovery.  Wigs are fun!  And they cut down photo prep time by quite a bit since I can style a wig just once, and wear it multiple times.

And the only part of a wig that looks fake is the part, which is covered by my nearly always wearing a hat!  The wig in the above picture was one of my first attempts at styling – and since it’s a great easy style to do, I plan to post a tutorial.  Watch for it on this blog within the next couple of months!

In these photos, I’m wearing a steampunk costume which features my “princess” swag sleeves.  They are a great way to inexpensively cover all those problem areas that tend to emerge if wearing a corset without a matching shrug.  If you like the look, it can be purchased in my etsy shop here.

Slightly later in the summer, I decided to be a redhead for a bit with help from the wig in these photos!

I call this look “Lovely in Lace”.  I love how vibrant the red wig is against the green of nature and the blue I’m wearing!

I again donned blue for the following photos – and although the pattern is actually exactly the same as the above style, the black, the stripes, and the mini top hat give my outfit a cirque noir look.

I didn’t style the blonde wig – I bought it that way!  It’s made to look like the fairy godmother in the live action version of Cinderella.  Lol blonde isn’t my best color – but sometimes I’m going for a look that needs that bit of pseudo-baroque-ness – and on goes the little blonde wig!  The outfit can be custom-requested in my etsy shop, or if you will fit the size-small photoshoot sample, it’s posted for sale here.

These were just early wig stylings.  Since then I’ve figured out Baroque wig styling, Victorian updos, and more!  I’m enjoying playing with some new wigs now during the cold months, and once it gets warm, I’ll be able to get some more fun “wigging out” photos!  And again, watch for upcoming wig-styling tutorials, to be posted right here.  🙂

Wait… It's a new year already?

It really seemed like the year FLEW by.  I hear that this happens more and more the older you get… but I’m hoping to at least feel more accomplished by the end of 2017!

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything… well, anywhere (other than etsy listings) and looking back over the year, I realize that there are a ton of gorgeous photos that I never even posted on my blog!  So here we go: 2016 Photos I Failed to Post at the Time they were Taken, Part 1!

“Steampunk Seduction” Plum
“Steampunk Siren” Burgundy
“Steampunk Splendor” Olive

These are from a shoot in March of last year.  It was at a very pretty Victorian bed and breakfast in New Hampshire.  I had recently gotten in some pretty pleated satin trim, and was experimenting with using it to mix up the look of some of my existing designs.  I love the double ruffle look!

This first design is modeled by Tricia Lore.  Makeup by model, hair by me!

Next up, Stephanie Allison wearing my “Vintage Diva” look but with a steampunk twist – double ruffle trim in black and ivory.  Makeup and hair by Ky Elizabeth Maxim.

And lastly, Lea Marie Morris, wearing a gown with a new skirt design that I’m calling “Temptation”.  It can easily be made shorter or longer in the front by taking less fabric into the pleats, so it’s a great customizable design.  Makeup by model, hair by me.

I’ll post the rest of the photos I missed over the next few weeks! 🙂