For those of you who don't know my day job is as Wardrobe Attendant for the Cirque du Soleil production "O" at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Our theatre hosted this year's One Night for One Drop production on March 8th. I was fortunate enough to work on the Sirens costumes for the three aerial pole artists and two of the synchronized swimmers. It was a lot of work and invisible zippers are no friend to spandex costumes, but it was worth it! I loved how they turned out and I think the performers looked fierce! A huge thank you to Rachel Willis for helping me decorate and embellish these costumes!
Check out the photo gallery below:
While visiting LA I had the chance to see the Dolly Parton exhibit at the Grammy Museum. She has graciously lent many of her iconic costumes to the museum and I am so happy I got to see them.
Growing up I admittedly was not a big fan of Dolly Parton, however my mom was. As I've grown older not only have I become a fan of Ms. Parton's costumes, but her music and persona, as well. Visiting her exhibition made me feel closer to my mom, too, as she passed more than twenty years ago.
Photography was allowed, but the glass cases everything was in made pictures difficult. Enjoy tho and don't mind the reflections. ;)
Last week I took a quick trip to Los Angeles and I took in FIDM's (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) exhibit showcasing the costumes from many of 2018's movies. The exhibit is free (just $5 for parking) and I highly recommend you check it out if you can, but hurry as it's only around until April 12. All of the Academy Award nominated films for Costume Design were featured, as well as many other fan favorites. Throughout the exhibit were many video screens featuring behind the scenes of the costume designs, too. The best part is that photography is allowed. Check out some of the photos in the slideshow below:
The celebrities did not disappoint on the red carpet at the Academy Awards and the same is true for the Vanity Fair After Party.
I love this gold, metallic Dundas dress worn by Vanessa Hudgens. It's fitted and draped beautifully with the unexpected cutout at the torso. I love the flower at the neckline creating balance with the high slit of the skirt.
This black and blue Zuhair Murad dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is so fantastic. The fabric is colored and pleated to mimic feathers, perfectly accentuating Ms. Lopez's curvaceous figure.
You all know I'm a sucker for feathers so I adore this Oscar de la Renta dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o. I love the airy quality of the ostrich feathers, adding to the fun and lightness of the garment. The black belt synches Ms. Nyong'o in so she's not drowning in feathers, too.
My favorite look happens to go to one of my favorite actresses as well. I'm so happy to see Caitriona Balfe top my list in this gorgeous Dundas dress. I love the unexpected heart-shape cutouts in the midriff of this metallic gown, as well as the shoulder pads changing the silhouette. I also love these Ana Khouri earrings which are so chic and so unique. Fantastic look overall!
My apologies for the delay between blog posts. I've been working 60 hour work weeks recently, but thankfully that's over for now.
The 91st (or as Tina Fey joked the millionth) Academy Awards was held recently. Between the red carpet and the Vanity Fair After Party there were so many fantastic looks I had to split the list into two. So first off my picks for best dressed at the show!
Sarah Paulson wore this bright and beautiful Brandon Maxwell gown at the show. While pink was the color for this year's Oscars, this dress is quite unique. It's quite voluminous and could easily overwhelm the wearer, but the cutouts are perfectly sized and placed to show off Ms. Paulson's figure.
I love this lilac Balmain gown worn by Emilia Clark. The structured bodice paired with the drapey skirt out of this slinky metallic material is perfect for this Game of Thrones star. The color, while similar to the pinks worn on the carpet, was different enough to stand out.
Lady Gaga shined as bright as the $30 million Tiffany & Co necklace she wore with this Alexander McQueen gown by Sarah Burton. I love this look from head to toe. It's incredibly elegant with the voluminous skirt and train, but with modern twists perfect for Lady Gaga, like the drop waist and sculptural hips.
My favorite look goes to this Christian Siriano ensemble worn by Billy Porter. This design is so innovative and when I look at it I wonder why did we have to wait til 2019 to see it? The look was versatile, too. While Billy Porter was hosting red carpet interviews for the ABC Network he had a slimmer skirt and a skinny tie, which he changed out for the ballgown skirt and bowtie when he walked the red carpet. While many have worn their take on the men's suit on the red carpet, none have blurred the lines of gender identity quite like this one and Billy Porter was the perfect person to wear it. He is confident, loves fashion and always has fun at these stuffy award shows. And thank you to Glenn Close for perfectly responding to this fantastic ensemble!
Fashion & costumes.