I love a ball. Who doesn’t?
It was my pleasure to be the grand finale at the Asheville Art’s Council’s Turquoise Ball Fashion Show this past Saturday night.
Jenn Meyer was kind enough to be my date – wearing a preview dress from the s/s12 collection.
Jackie Franquez wore a 1930’s inspired gown with gathered shoulders and bodice. Beading ran down each shoulder and across the torso. Godets of metallic silk in front and back.
Lisa Miguel Smith in a dress inspired by Erte & the French Carnival
Kimberly Turley in a cowl dress with overskirt, beading and ribbon waistband.
Ariel Betancourt in the final dress. Inspired by the myth of Aphrodite: silver metallic and silk lined in silk turquoise with train and hand beaded corset belt.
Photography above by Dan Wickham. Fabric donated by Waechter’s Fine Fabrics. Serenity Eyre of Makeup at the Grove was our makeup artist – impressive when you consider she’d worked the store, done a huge wedding and had a 6:30 call the next morning.
Dan was my very first photographer, helping a gal who was just starting out & knew nothing about real construction and design. It’s wonderful to be working with him again and to see how far we have grown as artists in our respective fields. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to work with Dan Wickham, Makeup at the Grove, Julie McMillian, Flora Diva, and more on a fantastic shoot. Dan’s lighting for a ridiculously tough venue was spot on.
These next photos are by Wesley Photography. Wesley and I met through my beloved Jana Busbin. He’s got a fantastic eye. Plus – the man owns and runs a photo-booth for events in town – I love a good photobooth. Serious good clean fun! Thanks for these Wesley!
Ok, so custom outfits for the grand finale are lovely, S/S 12 dress is gorgeous, but let’s talk about the very beautiful outfit you are wearing, SB!! The skirt is really eye catching!
Absolutely stunning, SB!!!
And the dress Jackie is in – how does a girl get herself one of those?
Keep up the amazing work!
My skirt – wow – it was a meditation in perseverance. (Also what happens when one is so busy that they don’t get to their outfit until the week of) It’s bias strips of silk cut with a curved blade and sewn on a previously constructed bias skirt with 6 yards of gathered silk chiffon. They are basted in places, but mostly loose and then knotted at the sides. Yepper. It was a doosey.
And Katydid – Jackie’s Dress – will be a part of the f/w12 collection. Yes it will. But my arm can be twisted…
I do about 5 custom pieces for clients a year.
Whew! Was that way too long an answer?