Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I hate minimalism.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I have about 70 designs thus far and none that I really like...But I was just reminded of Xena Warrior Princess and how much of a righteous babe she was who happens to have AMAZING costumes. So hopefully now with her in mind, I can come up with something I will love.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Design Inspo

I saw Avatar again the other day - but this time instead of it being totally AMAZINGLY FANTASTICLY OH MY GOD HOLY CRAP WOW! I was looking at the costumes instead. I want my designs to be quite literally tribal.


After I found these pics at 3am and then couldn't sleep because there was a boogey man under my bed... It made me feel totally ridiculous - like I was 7 years old again. If somebody is going to be wearing my swimwear, I don't want her to be feeling silly like a frightened child when she is a powerful, sexy and assertive woman. So i changed my concept. It is now about being the hunter. The wearer of my design will be a warrior, stalking the prey that once terrified her. The monsters in the dark learn to fear her - she feasts on their gnarled bodies and uses their skin and bones for clothing and jewels.
Roles have been reversed now and in a way - she has become a monster herself.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Feel the fear!

Joshua Hoffine
I love these! They are so fantastical and freaky! Exactly what I was looking for. The one with the monster hands coming out from under the bed relates SO well to my concept.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Liquid Illusions

I love these surreal dreamscapes. Salvadore Dali is so fluid in his painting -everything is like perfect rippling liquid smoke. His paintings are so beautiful, yet so horrible.
La Metamorphose de Narcisse

The Persistence of Memory

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)

The Temptation of St. Anthony