Monday, October 5, 2009

Fashion Monsters III: Adorn of the Dead

Photo credit: Aaron Lindberg,

Saturday's show could not have gone better! Despite some lack of organization on my part, everything went super smoothly. My models were all gorgeous, fun and helpful. The other designers and stylists were amazing. There was a record turn-out for the show (the proceeds went to a good cause). And we danced all night long! So much fun.

For those who couldn't be there, I wanted to share my collection with you. Just to be clear, I didn't make any of these clothes (I'm not that talented). I styled each outfit using clothes from a local thrift store, the Social Service League.

During my first visit to the store to collect items for the show, I didn't have anything in mind. I just grabbed whatever caught my eye, took home a huge pile and started to play. Almost immediately, I noticed a couple of themes: a color palette of deep red, forest green and cobalt blue and a lot of rich, textural fabrics like velvet, lace and faux fur.

My guy looks are all pretty similar and straightforward. It's probably what I would wear if I were a dude: Button-ups, trousers, vests, jackets and ties. The girls were a little more eclectic with looks channeling everything from a horseback-rider to a prom queen.

Here's my little blurb about the collection:

This fall-friendly collection is vintage but never dated, demure but never dowdy. The charming ensembles focus on decadent fabrics like lace, velvet and faux fur and drip with rich colors like luscious blood red and stormy forest green. They may be zombies, but they are still loving life and looking good doing it.

Model: Ella // Make-up: Sophia // Hair: Victoria // Photos: Travis

Model: Dan // Make-up: Me // Hair: Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Amberlee

Model: Victoria // Hair & Make-up: Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Jonah

Model: Thomas // Make-up: Me // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Jonah

Model: Rose // Make-up: Sophia // Hair: Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Amberlee

Model: Daniel // Make-up: Me // Hair: Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Amberlee

Model: Amberlee // Make-up: Sophia // Hair: Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Jonah

Model: Dayton // Make-up: Travis, Thomas & Sophia // Hair: Victoria // Picture 1: Travis // Picture 2: Jonah

Model: Sophia // Make-up: Sophia // Hair: Sophia & Victoria // Photo 1: Travis // Photo 2: Jonah


Model: Me // Make-up: Me // Hair: Victoria // Picture 1: Travis // Picture 2: Jonah


Kristin said...

These looks are fabulous! What an amazing theme!! You did such a fantastic job.....that must have been such a blast to do!

piglet said...

These looks are incredible! Well done you!

myedit said...

That looks like too much fun. Good job styling!!! let me just say that you make a hot zombie. true story.


The outfits are great, nice work...but I'm seriously scared of zombies, even styled ones.

calivintage said...

WOW. this is so crazy/weird/amazing. the styling is impeccable. and it looks like so much fun!

Lexie said...

i LOVE this! the zombie theme is awesome and your outfits are indeed so nicely styled! looks like you had a blast!

Danielle said...

Looks like so much fun! Fabulous job!!

jenloveskev said...

This just made my whole morning! You did such a great job!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!! You did a fabulous job. I wish I could have been there in person... it looks like so much fun!

alya said...

Look #3 is pretty killer, I could see people wearing that outside of being a zombie. Haha. Great job with the styling!

C said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! I love the styling, the idea (both for zombies and a thrifted fashion show!), and all the looks! You look lovely as a member of the undead.

H A N N A H . M A Y . R O S E . † said...

I can't believe I've only just discovered your blog! I love your style :)

This looks amazing, you did such a great job with the styling. The last look has to be my fave, and the mens look with the brown fur jacket. Everything works so well together!

Do you want to exchange links?

♥ Hannah



Anonymous said...

Very awesome! Nice makeup and everything.

Lydia said...

You just provided me with the perfect makeup inspiration for my halloween costume: zombie doll (combining gore and cute...should be fun!). I LOVE this post, looks like a lot of fun.

Linda said...

Super cool! Great job Katy! Btw, you hair is stunning all teased like that!

luff, swagger said...

these are awesome! everyone looks as if they had a great time. you look stunning as well!

Wild as a Mink said...

You styled that up so well! Everything looks superb! Oh, and don't even get me started on your theme....I'm speechless...your zombie-look, the blood, the hair, everthing is beyond AMAZING!

Trina said...

i like the blood. somehow it brings it all together.

Unknown said...

what a great show...all the looks are fab, but #1 is my fav