Tuesday, March 03, 2015

miss velvet cream at Hot Couture 2015

Photo documentation Round 2.

miss velvet cream with Dao Pow Industries at Hot Couture 2015
The Crucible, Oakland
PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Goodsin, Goodsin Studios
Saturday night January 10, 2015
Thank you Bianca Starr, Kristy Alfieri, The-Crucible Oakland, and Stephanie Madrinan, Cassandra Miller and the entire Aveda Cinta Team.














Thank you for these beautiful images.


Monday, March 02, 2015

miss velvet cream at Hot Couture 2015

What an amazing year 2015 has started out to be!
miss velvet cream showed at Hot Couture with leather artisans Dao Pow Industries with a collaborative presentation that was absolutely wonderful. The collection of photographs and documentation this year was monumental, and I have been cataloging images from photographers for weeks. I am finally delighted to share our experience through the magic eye of our photographers.
Each day I will post a new collection of images.... ENJOY!

miss velvet cream with Dao Pow Industries at Hot Couture 2015
The Crucible, Oakland
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Weinberg, Free Feather Photography
Friday night January 9, 2015
Thank you Bianca Starr, Kristy Alfieri, The-Crucible Oakland, and Stephanie Madrinan, Cassandra Miller and the entire Aveda Cinta Team.

RUNWAY:
Emily Weinberg, Free Feather Photography










EDITORIAL:
Emily Weinberg, Free Feather Photography













Thank you for these gorgeous images!

Friday, January 02, 2015

miss velvet cream invites you to HOT COUTURE 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing you all health, wealth and success throughout 2015! 
My intention for the New Year is to make more Time in all aspects of my Life. What is yours?

miss velvet cream invites you.....

Next week is The Crucible's Hot Couture Show in Oakland, California. This is the third and final time miss velvet cream will be showing in this amazing evening of fire, fashion and fabulousness! 

INFO AND TICKETS HERE



miss velvet cream preview Hot Couture 2015
The theme for this year's show is The Elements. MVC will be showing 8 looks, two representing each Element; Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The Elements inspire, bringing tone and color, shape and feeling, but these are not literal interpretations of the ideas. They are whispers, memories, dreams and musings.
miss velvet cream preview Hot Couture 2015

miss velvet cream presents:
The Elements; Earth, Fire, Water, Air. The building blocks of all life on Earth, the essence of mystical illuminations and the poet's muse. miss velvet cream interprets each of the Elements in the medium of dress, art that wraps the body, that is given life by the Spirit of the wearer as each one of the models embodies an aspect of the element they represent. For Hot Couture, The Elements, miss velvet cream gives you a spell woven around the body, a prayer and a memory, a distant echo, remembering the deepest part of You.

miss velvet cream preview Hot Couture 2015
miss velvet cream preview Hot Couture 2015

miss velvet cream is especially delighted to welcome a first time collaboration with Leather Artists DAO POW INDUSTRIES. All the pieces are made in their studio here in the Bay. For the show, we have been collaborating via sketches, texts, messages and photos sent back and forth brainstorming ideas and creative cross-pollination.


Dao Pow Industries preview Hot Couture 2015
Like miss velvet cream, all Dao Pow Industries pieces are one of a kind, made to last for a lifetime, and made by the hands of the artists themselves.
The pieces will be put together for the first time at the show. We are all excited to see the work together, the manifestation of ideas and conversations into material form!


Dao Pow Industries
Dao Pow Industries Artist Statement:

"Most leather fashion is from cheap, poorly tanned cowhides and junk hardware.

We hand-make leather pieces that will last generations.

We only use solid brass hardware (often intended for saddles, since that is the strongest) and mainly full-grain leather from the top three tanneries on the continent (arguably, the world): Horween, Hermann-Oak, Wickett&Craig. Every piece we make is hand cut from a full hide. In terns of construction, we are heavily influenced by old-school saddle and holster making --- these are a step above those used for most fashion in terms of quality despite being less targeted at aesthetics.
Our ideals are clean lines and the heavy feel of quality. Our pieces should never break, degrade or disappoint. The leather and hardware used will age beautifully, as only fully tanned, full grain leather can."
-Dao Pow Industries, 2014

See more of their work available for purchase on ETSY and SHOPIFY
Here is their FB page.
Their work is also currently available at Ceiba in San Francisco.


miss velvet cream preview Hot Couture 2015
The Hot Couture show is always a wonderful event, supporting the artists, the venue and the programs that The Crucible provided to the community. Shows are open to the public Friday January 9 and Saturday January 10. miss velvet cream will the showing in the third artist segment, last of the evening, with showtime starting at 9:15pm. However, it's always a night full of fire, fashion, music, performance and wonderful people. Don't miss it!
TICKETS JANUARY 9 HERE
TICKETS JANUARY 10 HERE


Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Summer's gone......

Summer was long and languid, sun kissed and sultry, and as the cool, crisp night creeps in, deeply missed. The very last week of August sent me to Sand City for the amazing Westend Celebration in its 13th year!

miss velvet cream loves the sunshine!
  Photo by Top Dog Images

WESTEND CELEBRATION 2014 Sand City, California
Sustainable Fashion Show and Themed Designer Competition.







Photos by CHRISTINE HOLDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Show Producer wearing miss velvet cream
 
Photo by miss velvet cream


miss velvet cream : Audience Choice Award

miss velvet cream : Inspired by East of Eden, John Steinbeck. Upcycled denim and jeans and sample cuts from Levis and donated by clients, reconstructed and reclaimed t-shirt, coat, sheepskin, leather, organza dress, and silkscreened and painted denim pant legs. Modeled by Chelsea Elizabeth Woods.




Photos by CHRISTINE HOLDING PHOTOGRAPHY



Photos from the stage by miss velvet cream

THANK YOU SAND CITY!!!!

And especially to the Monterey Arts Council for their support.


Photo by Bailey Lee

And a big thank you to all my clients, fans and the designer and producer teams for your support!!!!!

I am back in the studio preparing for shows, clients and the Winter.