Last thursday I attended the RAW Art and Fashion Showcase at Revival in Toronto. When I arrived the place was packed with a very cool crowd of artists and art connoisseurs. Local painters, photographers, jewelry designers and makeup artists had booths set up around the venue and in the upstairs balcony showing off their work. The main event was the fashion show featuring collections from Love, Poetry Corsets and Amplify Apparel. I had a wonderful time taking in all the art and talent in the room and was blown away by many of the artists I met. I was especially excited to see the Game of Thrones inspired collection from Amplify Apparel, which featured an array of outstanding sculptural jewelry and accessories, worn and weathered, handcrafted garments, modelled by some of the city’s top fire/circus performers!
My amazingly multitalented friend Poisonne has recently exploded the internet with her awesome collection of scale jewelry and clothing called Scaille Maille. These stunning creations are like dragon skin that has been skillfully tailored to the human form. With necklaces, gauntlets, bras, harnesses and even neck ties in her collection there is something in any style for the adventurous warrior in us all! Each piece is custom made to the size and colour you desire, with many beautiful colours to choose from including my favourites pink and the very mermaidy turqoise. Prices range from $68 to $90 for the smaller pieces and $160 to $900 for the larger more elaborate work. Well worth the money when you see the quality of craftsmanship and unique beauty in each item. I really can’t say enough good things about Poisonne’s work and I highly recommend you check out her etsy shop and snag some of these killer pieces for yourself!
Photographed by Voinea Ng
Makeup by Valhalla’s Beauty
Modeled by Poisonne
This week Celluloid Sleaze finally launched their Etsy page with tons of amazing creations! I did not want to miss out so I quickly snatched up this beautiful necklace. I love the domino tiles so much, they make me think of elegant ladies sitting outside on a sunny day, the clattering of tiles against their lacquered fingernails, the swishing of vodka in their martini glasses. *Sigh* I think I’m ready for some summer sun and a bit of R & R.
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Great Canadian Girlesque Expo at the Mod Club in Toronto. One of the best parts of the event, besides of course the amazingly talented performers, was that I finally got a chance to see the jewelry line Celluloid Sleaze in person. I have been following the lovely Aviva and Sarah’s instagram posts of their new line of necklaces, earrings and broaches and drooling over their chunky plastic, 60s inspired designs. I love the fun, bright colours of each piece with designs that include cherries, flowers, leaves, dominos, skulls, fruits, birds and even a pickle pin! These accessories are the cherry on top of the perfect pin-up outfit.
The necklace I had been pining for was a very popular design and sold right away, so instead I picked up this charming piece. I love the shape of the leaf bangles and the black & white colour scheme works so nicely with any outfit. I will definitely be adding more of their jewelry to my personal collection!