greece > winchester

photos by LEIGH
model: vassiliki
stylist: myself

vintage custom white lace and raw silk dress made for V's mom in Greece; rayban aviators; thrifted belt; manolo blahnik kitten heels; pearls & friendship bracelets

location: shenandoah conservatory campus

stop and smell the apple blossoms.

forget the LBD!!! it's all about the little white dress for spring! fresh. crisp. innocent. CHIC.
keep it simple; keep it classy.


waves of inspiration

my friend aaren just showed me this wonderful live performance of the song "jacksonville" by sufjan stevens:

the colors, the positive energy, the smiles.
it all hit me with a wave of inspiration; a literal splash of color and whimsy.

this video combined with the fantastic weather on campus (which has lifted my spirits) supplied me with more ideas than i know what to do with!

i feel another line in the works.
my wheels are turning!
and i'm loving it.

photographer: myself
shenandoah conservatory campus
04/06/10; disposable camera

mask #3

ashleigh thompson

cheetah mask; maxi dress and cardigan

photographer: myself
;disposable camera


fashion show

this past month i showed a collection inspired by the two disney movies "the little mermaid" and "peter pan".

the show was a great success!

the collection featured the following models wearing an outfit i both designed and constructed inspired by characters from the movies:

Ariel- Erika Conaway
Sebastian- Erin Long
Flounder- Catharine Kuntz
Scuttle- Nalani Warling
Triton- Elena Nickle
Prince Eric- Josie McManus
Ursula- Kirsten Salpini
Peter Pan- Aaren Keith
Tinkerbell- Lauren Monteleone
Wendy- Sarah Sesler
John- Angela Winslow
Michael- Mallory Keene
Tigerlily- Vassiliki Ellwood
Mr.Smee- Erika Peckhardt
Cpt. Hook - Alexandria Skaltsounis

here's a group shot of me and my girls before the show:

and here's a shot of eveyrone after the finale:
(with everyone in the outfits they walked the runway in!)
from left to right; sebastian, ariel, wendy, flounder, peter, eric (hiding behind peter), michael, myself & ursula, VASSILIKI as tigerlily, john upfront, scuttle, king triton at the back, tinker bell and hook, and mr.smee on the end!

i love all of my girls so much! they all chipped in and got me a gift card to the fabric store which vassiliki gave to me with a card she hand made and had all of the girls sign:

i'm in the process of making a fashion reel, so stay tuned!
for now i leave you with some backstage shots taken by the lovely LEIGH FOUNTAIN

scuttle, triton, sebastian, ursula, ariel, eric, flounder

aaren keith as peter pan and vassiliki as tigerlily

the darling siblings! john, michael and wendy!

shoes! "let's get some shoes...."


mask #2

aaren keith

cheetah mask; rayban wayfarers

photographer: myself
;disposable camera.


mask #1

i made a mask in 'advanced stage makeup'.
it travels with me now.

aaren keith

cheetah mask; rayban wayfarers; target thrifted

photographer: myself
;disposable camera.



disposable camera; vassiliki; me.

old town; rayban wayfarers; all else thrifted.

i love the idea of using disposable cameras all summer long.
the pictures are so raw.
one shot; no seeing what it looks like.
everything is more organic that way.