Samantha L Siegel & Brian T Lawton dancing to Carte Blance. Photo taken by Steve Wong
This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to work on a super fun Valentines Day party. Dances of Vice is well known in NYC for throwing extravagant themed parties. Lead by the ever glamourous Shien Lee, the parties attract a bevy of “dandies, aesthetes, and dreamers who gather in shared enthusiasm for the music, fashion, culture, and beauty of times past and re-imagined.”
Friday was La Vie Parisian Masquerade Ball. I was able to help out with the decorations for this event and have some photos to share with you. The location was the fabulous Downtown Association in Wall Street and the decorator was Francesca Signori and there were a ton of other creative types on hand to help out. Check out the photos of the event below!
The Downtown Association
The Ladies Lounge
The main dance space on the second floor
The man on stilts made my night.
Performers were Everywhere
I found this great tutorial yesterday by Alice Frenz on how to make basic buckram hat shapes. Since I have a rather crazy hat still on my list I’m going to have to start from scratch and this should be just the ticket for helping me with it. Take a look!
Basic Buckram Shapes.
I’m currently in the middle of a project where I get to stretch some of my millinery skills by making a variety of fun hats. The project is re-creating a series of costume and prop pieces from photos to use in a new show. I have an image but I get to create the blue-print and puzzle it out myself. I’ll have some great tutorials for you guys after I’m done and the project is over, but for now here’s a little glimpse into the process.
The past few weeks I have been doing the prop design for Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. The show was a lot of work, there are over 120 props that make an appearance over the course of the two act spectacle but it was also a lot of fun. Here are some images from the show.