Queen

The word queen in modern times is not just used for royalty anymore but also for powerful women or drag queens etc. In this look I still wanted to have the link with a crown symbol of monarchy.

The crown is made of filigree ornament and there are settings on it with 24k gold in them covered with epoxy this can also be found on the rest of the look. The stones on this piece are Swarovski.

The metal is a bronze alloy. The pasties have a backing that already has a layer of skin glue. After wearing this piece, a new layer of skin glue needs to be added (this will be added with the piece).

Some material info: bronze ornaments and chains, Swarovski stones and 24k gold inlay with epoxy dome cover. The skirt is made of a flowy polyester fabric with silky look.

Included with his look: *Pasties *Body chain *Belt *Skirt *Face-chain *Crown *Gloves *Earrings

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK

About the collection

The pieces are designed for anyone who wants to express their femininity, people who want to stand out in something luxurious, unique and exclusive. Every piece of clothing is also a piece of jewellery. Just a few examples of what you can find on her designs: historical remnants, 24k hand gilded and silver-plated details, gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14k gold. All to give you the feeling that you are not just wearing a piece of clothing, but a jewel with its own story and inspiration.

Why is my collection black?

I personally wear black about 90% of the time as it looks classy and stylish, but there is a deeper meaning to the color and for that we have to look into history.

In the Roman times and Middle ages black was associated with authority and dignity. Later in the 13th century the color black was associated with sinister and death, for example black animals like cats and crows were considered evil.

Black was an extremely expensive color to produce and was mostly made from bark, roots, and fruits, however most were bluish, grayish, or brown in tone. The best way to get black dye was to use Oak apples. These are very small so you need an extremely huge amount to get a little bit of dye.

In the 14th century black clothing became popular. At the time, mostly in Italy, there were rules that wouldn’t allow you to wear certain colors, if you were not in the high ranks of society. Wealthy people without ranks wanted to stand out too and there was no law on the expensive color black. This way they could still show their wealth, and so the demand for black fabric grew and with that did the skills of the dyers.

Beautiful black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The color was so dark and elegant that the nobility classes of Europe took to wearing black. At the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes took interest in black clothing. So, black became the color of choice for noble young men for centuries.

My love for history and luxury made me choose this color for my collection.