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. 

"Night"

"Night" brings the golden blushes and deep purples of encroaching evening. The extended length corset is a deep purple silk velvet which is hand painted with bronze. The skirt consists of 3 different layers of color; gold, iridescent lavender and deep purple shot with black. The long scarf is attached to the skirt at the waist and gracefully hooks onto the upper back of the corset or it can be worn around one arm. The style is a of blend both the Tudor style “flat front” stays with the Victorian style corsets that smooth over the hips. Back lacing with side back lace openings to allow for different hip widths. All materials (except for strength layers) are 100% imported silk. 1/4" steel bones.

“Night” is a gown 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”.

Purchase this gown for $600 here

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.

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