Dark Knits Boutique Creature Couture Fashion Show

Dark Knits Boutique is a small, independent corset maker/company out of Edmonton, Alberta. All the corsets are lovingly made by one very talented lady, who learned the trade from her grandmother. I was so very excited when she asked me if I would like to be in her upcoming fashion show. Without hesitation I told her I would love to!

My creature was the lizard, which was based off of the Argentine Tegu, which is black and white; when born, it has an emerald strip from its snout down its chest, which eventually fades away to black.

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MUA: Corinne Simpson
Hair: Betty buxom
Photo: Darin Wayne

The corset I was wearing was snakeskin pvc, paired with a snakeskin pvc collar, and white skirt. My hair was in a beautiful braid, done by Bettie Buxom. And my fantasy makeup by Corrinne of Vampire Nomad. Its always amazing to under go this sort of transformation, where when you look in the mirror, you no longer recognize yourself

11164049_10155470626325008_3724205904765908440_nAll of the makeup, hair, and corsets were just magical! There was everything from a unicorn (above) to a lion and a snake to a raven and everything in between. The corsets were all flawless and beautiful. All the guys and gals rocked their creature with confidence and pride knowing how much hard work went in to everything.

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And here are some of the other babes who modeled in some amazing corsets ( and hair and makeup)

credits:

Clothing and accessories: dark knits boutique
MUA: Corinne Simpson and switchblade glam makeup Artisty
Hair: Betty buxom
Photo: Darin Wayne

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Follow Dark Knits Boutique on facebook to find out how to purchase your very own corset and find out about other events around the city they are taking part in.

Also follow Corinne of Vampire Nomad to see some of the other amazing looks she creates

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local feature: Nervosa Clothing Co.

Photos of Nervosa Clothing Co. have been popping up all over my facebook page- the cool designs and rocking models certainly have grabbed my attention! I decided to have a look at the facebook page and the website and loved what I say. I contacted the owner/designer to ask her a few questions and she kindly obliged! Here is what she had to say…

1. What the philosophy or ideology behind Nervosa Clothing Co.?
Nervosa is about being proud of who you are, and breaking social stigmas surrounding mental illness. It’s too taboo considering statistics say that every person in the world either has a mental illness or knows someone with one. It’s a shame!

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2. Who does the designs
Several people! I come up with the design and it gets made into a graphic by tragic glamor designs

3. Where can I buy Nervosa Clothing?
Online at: http://www.nervosaclothing.com or Edmonton, Montreal, Saskatoon, and Arizona.

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Just a dollar- to the different provincial mental health offices, and the Canadian mental health association.

5. When  did you begin Nervosa and why?
2 years ago, it just was an idea, I was tired of hiding who I was and I love fashion and helping people so I just did it

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6. What does buying something from Nervosa mean to you?

It makes me feel like we’re getting somewhere, and that people who are mentally ill can feel hopeful.

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7. What does “nervosa” mean?

Nervous!

8. Do you participate in any local events?

Occasionally, I would like to more for sure.
9. Is there anything else you would like us to know about Nervosa?  Just that when you where a shirt, without knowing it you are supporting something important. And have fun doing it of course

Make sure to check out Nervosa Clothing Co. on facebook and head to the website to pick up a few t-shirts and tank tops!

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