I had the absolute pleasure of starting my year by creating what might be my favourite costume to date! The effervescent Laura Desiree came to me with the idea of celebrating her heritage and creating a new costume and act inspired by her recent European tour. We chose a rich colour pallet of deep reds, purples and bright gold for this look and completely decked out each piece in jewels and beaded fringe. Her undergarments have rows of coin fringe as if her loot is hidden beneath her outer layers. The headpiece was her crown of roses complete with a long flowing veil. Laura was a mystical wonder at this year’s Girlesque Expo in her gypsy ensemble.
Photos by Photolena, Chris Hutcheson, MOPO, Rawesome, and Ruth Gillson.