This summer I was commissioned for a very special project from an old friend Atta, for his daughter's custom look for her Katy Perry experience at the Tacoma Dome on 9/13/14! First of all, How freaking cool is that, DAD?
The most memorable concert I remember going to in young adult days with my own Dad was the Yeah Yeah Yeah's/White Stripes in the early 2000's. I will never forget watching with pure glee as Karen O writhed around, spitting on herself and screaming, Dad totally having a confused/laughing/WTF moment. There were a lot of moments that night, so good!
Anyways, It was really fun to work with a couple of clients who were so open to color, pattern, letting me flex my creative muscle, and fun. In addition to the dress, I made Atta a bow tie out of the matching materials and a head piece for the little miss. And did you check out those perfectly matching converse? Needless to say, they were such the cute duo!
close up details of the back corset and bow tie
Custom bow tie for the evening
The process- Beginning Outlines and drafts
Look, it's the tiniest little pattern!
P-P-Poooofy skirt! Has an elastic waistband for maximum usage through these growing years! Hopefully this can transition into more wild outfits or fluffy skirts in the future.
Corset-bodice with vintage poly floral print on CF and binding. Hoop steel boning and spiral steel on the Side Front channels. Chose this style because M specifically wanted a strapless-sweetheart look, and I wanted to create something that would grow with her and be more forgiving than what I know some strapless dresses to behave like!
For a truly fab ensemble, one must also have their own custom bow head piece made with the finest of rhinestones, vintage poly floral, and shiny organza! haha. Her use of the spiky bracelet gives it some edge as well, don'tcha think? Special thanks to Kerry, who did Maysun's rockin hair and helped style too!
Pretty Crazy: Maysun meets Katy on stage! Check out those colors together on stage-pretty cute.
I feel so special to be a part of this overall event and experience for her and her dad. Waking up to seeing the video of Maysun's happy face the day after on FB and meeting her idol--MAGIC. Thanks again Atta!