The scoop has gotten sweatier, I have relocated to Viva Las Vegas, the desert, USA.
Previous to my recent move to Las Vegas, I spent a month working with Ringling Brothers doing wardrobe and living on a train. It was charming none the less, but I chose to return home to be with my husband and go back to working with tutu.com doing what I love, costuming. Myself and two other amazing artists held an art exhibition we called Hex Party. Taylor Williams is a rather hilarious but very serious illustrator. I thoroughly enjoy her art and the many collaborations she takes part in. Our other artist from the show, Avery Rose Glenn, is a magical being sharing her abstract paintings with us. She is currently traveling the states working with artist communities. Please check these bad luck babes out and keep them on your artists to watch list.
My most favorite annual project is Condom Couture. Designers make wearable art from 1000+ condoms with colors of their choice, and the pieces are auctioned off. The proceeds from the event are for Planned Parenthood of the Southeast. My modern Cruella Deville condom jacket was auctioned for $1,100!!! So now that I am in Las Vegas, Sin City, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, I have decided to be a part of starting Condom Couture Southwest. The number one goal for Planned Parenthood here is educating children and teens with sex ed. It is currently not in the schools and is very much needed. Next year is the 100th year of Planned Parenthood! Keep and eye out for Condom Couture in Las Vegas!
I am thrilled to be moving forward and excited to explore my new city. At the same time I am so grateful for everyone back in Charlotte that has supported my art and collaborated with me. First to be recognized is Stash Pad Vintage. The owner Corrie is currently selling what is left of many of my art garments. You can purchase one of a kind originals by yours truly from the shop! Also there is Linzy Sides, photographer in Charlotte, NC. She is exploring some weirdo fashion photography and loves to use my pieces. I have been fortunate to work with Jeremy Hamilton, one of Charlotte's best tattoo artists and photographers. He really knows how to handle color. His alien wife, Kenzie Hamilton is incredible with color as well through her hair and makeup skills. This couple knows how to carpe diem in style. A shout out to Graham Morrison, who shoots the most eye catching candy photos you will lay your eyes on. I am super appreciative for this group of active artists who have a passion for collaborating and sharing whats good in the hood.
So here I am in Las Vegas. I am still searching for a job to boost my career, or whatever is about to happen in my future. I am so ready to collaborate with other artists and photographers in the region. I have also made a decision to be more aware of our finite resources and the environment we live in and apply this to my upcoming work. Let's keep in mind, reduce, reuse recycle! Stay tuned folks!!!