I felt sorry for this poor vintage creature when I found him at the London Dungeon car boot sale. Yes! they really did have a stall selling all their Jack the Ripper tour stuff and booty when they moved location in London. I curled the vintage creature round the brim of a brown tweed hat with a few other curios and artifacts.
I am enjoying making Cameos of all types but one of my favorites is the pink and teal Queen Victoria cameo hung on matching teal and pink ribbon and cord with a green patina finish to the metal cameo setting.
All my items can be customized to suit your style and colours. I have glued a faux leather backing to the cameos to protect sensitive skin against the patina finish.
I make a whole range with Queen Victoria – earrings, brooches and cuff link cameos
Some more photos from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival fashion show 2012 taken at Whitby, UK. the celebrated town of Dracula and wonderful for all followers of goth. Whitby has recently been in the news for its terrible land slides in the graveyard where reportedly “human bones were raining down” on to the cottages and gardens below. A very sad scene for such a historic and beautifully situated Church. Link to the story on the BBC below.
Introducing model: Terri De-Lis Altilar at the fashion show, wearing human jaw bone, skull mini top hat, rib cage corset and sheer black fish tail skirt. I promise no bones were used from Whitby’s church yard.
Accessories: Professor Maelstromme http://www.facebook.com/amanda.scrivener.54#!/pages/Professor-Maelstromme/243301422348426
Clothing: Wyte Phantom
Model: Terri De-Lis Altilar
Image: Jon Tzm Dea
Part three of photos from The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Fashion Show held in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK.
This is our third model; the scumptious Evie Wolfe wearing a shocking pink bird fascinator and matching beautiful corset and skirt. I designed the hat to contrast with her blue hair! I wanted to keep the collection themed by Gaslight romance and Victorian horror.
From my well known collection of hats and fascinators called “Steampink”
Part two; at the Film Festival held on the shores of Whitby; Here are a few more photos taken while spending a brilliant weekend watching horror movies and being entertained by brilliant dancers, bands, circus acts and music.
The fashion show was great fun and I made lots of new friends – One of them is Lisa http://www.facebook.com/tygrysekasia#!/ladylushlisa The following photos are of her and you can read her story here: http://www.pacerehab.com/lisa-eagleton-real-lives
Image: Jon Tzm Dea
Image: Rob Taylor. We wanted to keep a theme of Autumn, Halloween and Horror – so this is our Autumn outfit.
Headdress: Professor Maelstromme http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProfMaelstromme?ref=si_shop
Clothing: Wyte Phantom http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151276214914924.525018.711384923&type=3#!/pages/Wyte-Phantom/119904928081954?fref=ts
Model: Lisa Eagleton http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151276214914924.525018.711384923&type=3#!/ladylushlisa?fref=ts
Image: Rob Taylor
My creative partner and I were invited to take part by providing outfits and accessories for The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Fashion Show held in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK ~http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/
We had a fun weekend, with great friends, excellent entertainment in the wonderful town of Whitby and finished it off Sunday at midnight watching the 1992 Dracula film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on Bram Stoker’s novel.
Whitby is a seaside town and port situated on the east coast of Yorkshire, England. Once a year it holds the film Festival and twice a year the Gothic music weekends in April and then at Halloween.
Whitby is the home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, has a history of fishing and whaling, was where Captain Cook learned seamanship, the steam railway arrived in 1839, jet and alum were mined locally with Whitby jet being sort after and fashionable by the Victorians and is associated with the horror novel Dracula writen by Bram Stoker. Dracula leaves his castle and boards a Russian ship, the Demeter, taking along with him boxes of Transylvanian soil, which he needs in order to regain his strength. During the voyage to Whitby, he sustains himself on the ship’s crew members. Only one body is later found, that of the captain, who is found tied up to the ship’s helm. The captain’s log is recovered and tells of strange events that had taken place during the ship’s journey. Dracula leaves the ship in the form of a dog.
These are the first few photos – more to follow ……
Galleon Fascinator: Professor Maelstromme
Clothing: Wyte Phantom
Model: Francesca Dunn
Image: Rob Taylor
While clearing out my mums attic I found a wonderful childs doll small china tea set. My mum gave me a bottle of Pimms for doing it! so after a couple of glasses I made the teacups and saucers into hats. I immediately went out searching all of the local antique shops for more, the mismatched the better. I have added artificial flowers, hair net, hat pins, spoons, vintage odd earrings and even a spider!
I designed another type of spat shape, that flatter the ankle for my niece to wear with her high heel shoes. I loved the shape so much that I made a pair for myself too in leather and spikes.
These are great fun to make and I will be listing some more designs on my shop soon.
Link to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProfMaelstromme?ref=pr_shop_more
Always fascinated by skulls I have created a range of mini top hats and fascinators using faux cat and crow skulls. As we loved them to death, and beyond; Not texidermy; Professor Maelstromme’s taxifackery. The structure that remains after life, is still beautiful (faux or not).
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