Costumer's Notebook

Often as I'm working I get curious peeks over my shoulder at my various notebooks to see my sketches and what I'm working on. Working off this idea, I named my blog "Costumer's Notebook" to help share some of the design work, the challenges, the triumphs and the end results of putting together productions or projects. I've found the people really enjoy getting to see what goes on behind the scenes. 

"Autumn"

"Autumn" is constructed from a dark burnt orange silk velvet evoking the mysteries of gypsies and autumn equinox. Extended length sleeves lace at the wrist creating a soft pooling of velvet. Beaded bronze maple leaf appliques randomly cascade from the shoulders and down the back. Center front frog fastening. All hand stitched.

“Autumn” is a coat from a 6-part collection of original designs by Rachael Kras. Each gown derives inspiration from the spirit of a forest aspect- “Morning”, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter” and “Night”.

Design and construction: Rachael Kras

Photography: Amanda Tipton

Model: Candice Bergeron, Ballet Dancer

HMUA: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.