Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Caftan

I have been finding inspiration in caftans as of late. The combination of comfort and luxuriousness was influenced by a number of cultures at different time periods including Moroccan, West African, Persian, Russian, Jewish and Southeast Asian. It had it's heyday in American fashion in the 70's. Here are some highlights I've found.


70s Vogue

Naeem Khan 

Valentino Haute Couture Editorial for Vogue Italia March 2014

70s Halston 

Naeem Khan


Monday, January 6, 2014

Collaboration with FashionFronteras.com

I recently did a collaboration with New York photographer Vicky Tower from the blog www.fashionsinfronteras.com. While she was visiting New Orleans, we organized a photo shoot, I found the models and she found the locations. We met on a chilly December morning, but the models were fabulous and the shots came out great.

Here are some of the photos...




And a link to the blog post...
 

I have a few new items in my shop as well...

Velvet Tap Shorts
https://www.etsy.com/listing/173444247/high-waisted-velvet-tap-shorts-booty?ref=shop_home_active

Mustard Chiffon Halter Dress
https://www.etsy.com/listing/173442425/sheer-mustard-yellow-high-low-halter?ref=shop_home_active
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall Fashion Bazaar at L'Entrepot


I had a booth in the Fall Fashion Bazaar at L'Entrepot last weekend.


I got to set up next to the lovely Brandi Couvillion of Waregarden Jewelry.


The organizers did a photo shoot of designs by many of the sellers, including my clothing.




Here's a link to a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot!

They even covered the event on Fox 8 News.
There's my dress!



Jewelry on the table by Brandi Couvillion.




Friday, October 11, 2013

New Designs!

Check out the new items in my shop...www.AltarClothing.Etsy.com

 
high waist, vintage pin-up style shorts

pink pony, secretary style pencil skirt

 
high waist, vintage pin-up style shorts 

 
turquoise suede envelope clutch


Thursday, July 25, 2013

I have lots of new designs in my Etsy shop! Check them out here: AltarClothing.Etsy.com

 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sacai by Chitose Abe

I was leafing through Paper Mag at Sugar Sweet Sunshine on Essex St. in NY when I came across the fantastic Japanese designer Chitose Abe. I wanted to share a few favorite pieces of mine with you...





Friday, February 10, 2012

Mardi Gras Costume Accessories

I've been gathering images for possible Mardi Gras costumes. So many parades, so little time. Here are some of my favorite images...

All this would require is some lace, Sta-Flo and elastic.

Simple and beautiful. I'm thinking of adding lace or flowers.

Sequined Headpiece

Black goat and feather collar by Maria Grachvogel

Antlers and sheer material or lace. Photo by Silja Magg

Crystals from an old chandelier will do the trick.

This one might have to wait for a coming year...Anna Pavlova in costume for her Russian dance, 1910’s-20’s. Her headdress is an elaborate version of what is known as a kokoshnik.


Sequins, feathers and lace, oh my!