Adam’s Atelier Prepares For Costume College

Iam pleased to announce that three of my class proposals have been accepted for the upcoming 2018 Costume College on July 26-30, 2018. Held annually in late July, Costume College is an event devoted to costuming in its many forms, whether historical, fantasy, or somewhere in between. Classes and presentations consist of both lecture and hands-on workshop formats and are all taught by volunteers. For the past several years, I’ve been giving presentations on various aspects of costume to include American Army uniforms of the WWI Era, Paul Poiret, and Couture of the 19th and early 20th Century.

This year I will be reprising my Paul Poiret presentation (revised and expanded) as well as presentations on designers Charles Frederick Worth and Elsa Schiaparelli. While Worth and Poiret make sense, given our primary areas of emphasis, Elsa Schiaparelli seems a bit of a stretch…well, not so! Here at Lily Absinthe, we are interested in all eras of fashion and we draw inspiration for all eras when it fits the particular design objective we may have in mind and especially when it comes to designers who came after the Belle Epoch.

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Schiaparelli in particular has always been a source of fascination for both Karin and I in that she combined the shocking and outrageous with the practical and down-to-earth ranging from surrealist-inspired shoe-hats and immaculately tailored suits and elegant evening dresses. Moreover, we’re fans of her widespread use of pink- she even has a distinct shade of pink she named “shocking pink.” 🙂

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July is a ways away but I’ll be busily preparing my presentations and it promises to be an exciting time. More to follow! 🙂

 

The Anastasia Dress In Action…

One of the most satisfying things about creating bridal dresses is being able to see them “in action” and it never grows old. 🙂 Below are some pictures of one of our bridal dresses based on our “Anastasia” design, modified to the client’s specific desires:

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And for the grand finale: 🙂

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Sheer beauty in action- the Anastasia design is available in a variety of fabrics and trims, each uniquely crafted to the client.

Heading Home…

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It’s been a long weekend and now it’s time to hit the road. Besides completing our mission, we too the opportunity to see some of the sights at the Presidio and across the bay in the Marin Headlands. Nothing fashion related but we saw some excellent scenery and just get out in some fresh air (a LOT of fresh air- it was very windy and cold). We’ll have more for you soon but in the meantime, enjoy these two pictures… 🙂

 

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Angus, our fashion consultant, enjoying the stiff breeze and sunshine…