Saturday, November 22, 2008

Full Skirt and The Modern Pin Up

Last week saw the launch of Paula Delley's photography book, The Modern Pinup.

It features well know pin up models such as Sarah Lea Cheesecake, Miss T, Ava Jinx and Kelly Ann Doll.

When Paula made an appointment with me about her dress, I went into panic mode before she arrived..."me?" I asked myself, "she has asked ME to make her dress?", knowing what a special occassion this was for both Paula, the Australian Pin Up/Burlesque and Kustom Kulture scene.

When asked if she had an idea of what she was after, Paula expressed an interest in a pencil skirted dress. I took one look at her beautiful face and figure and decided that for the night, a 1950's style evening dress with petticoat and full circle skirt was in order.

The final design is a collaboration of both of our ideas, this is what we came up with.

The dress is made from Poly/Viscose, the one I use is weighty, however, light enough to allow the skirt to swoosh.

The bodice is half lined with 100% Viscose lining and has a sweetheart neckline and plunging V at the back (see my Flickr account for more photos).

Pink & black was the theme so we made a 7cm wide pink sash to compliment the Pink 1950's style underskirt/petticoat.

If you are looking for a great photographer or someone that will help you unleash the Pinup Girl/Boy in you, contact Paula about her 'Pinup For A Day' shoots that she offers.

The Modern Pinup is available from, Faster Pussycat in Melbourne and The Outre Gallery.


Maisy Brown said...

It's gorgeous! What a fantastic commission!

Dana said...

It's beautiful, Peta! I'm not sure if you do wedding dresses, but I just gave your contact details to my friend the other day as she is into your style and wants something tailor made. Hope you're well and I will see you soon, lady. Dana xxx

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