Wednesday, October 27, 2010


crossback1, originally uploaded by cartwheeld.

More new stuff.

Also, I've been working on getting consistent lighting in the product shots. Tricky when you light your photos with a desk lamp.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Biz not so casual continues

I see a button up shirt thing going on here.

They cover up the tattoos nicely, so that's usually why I wear them to work. That and they're pretty. Pretty is good.

But really I need something more, I'm finding myself stuck in a rut. It's a rut with vintage hermes ties and linen trousers, but it's a rut none-the-less.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Etsy Find!

So I saw these cute little head bands the other day, and I'm a fan.

They're cute, look well made, and are simple and striking enough that I can even imagine myself wearing them, and I never wear accessories.

They're available at Violet Peacock

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Leggings Galore!

New leg machines!

Lightning print plain leggings, and see-through knees mesh panel leggings!

Both are available on etsy.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Biz Cas-u-don't Day 2

It's a challenge! A dare! A revolution!

Going Biz-Caz-ish in an office full of jeans and flip flops. I showed up day one as Katherine Hepburn going golfing, today was a little more me. Tomorrow is currently a mystery.

The outfit consists of a Thrifted tux shirt, a handmade sweater skirt, and some strange handmade leggings, which are available on etsy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So I have a Joe Job

Which means adventures in business casual!

Actually it means adventures in figuring out if it's a tattoo/face metal appropriate office and going full ahead biz caz while everyone runs around in jeans. I'm looking forward to having to push myself to think Office Wear, as usually the only creative dressing I do is for going out.

Anyway Day 1 is totally Katherine Hepburn goes golfing.
Shirt is thirfted and I shortened the sleeves
Pants are self made in Linen
and Shoes are amazing. White perforated leather grandpa shoes.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Performance Happenings

Did a performance for Faux Pas, and then a Vogue workshop (!!!) with Kiki House of Pink Lady from Toronto. They were amazing!!!

Get ready for some serious rogue voguing tonight at Woof Bar in the Village.

Photos, aftermath of my performance Fall Down.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New job, new skills

time to start learning how to darn!

As apparently that's the way of the future, techniques of the past!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quick Sketches for a take on an Edwardian Riding Suit

There's a Victorian (and other things) pic nic at the end of the month, and I'm thinking about doing some historical costuming. Because the event is in part a creative anachronism event (steam punky stuff), the design isn't strictly historical.

Friday, July 09, 2010

The heat is killing my creativity

But I still managed to get some illustration work booked and done!

Fabulous Peacock for a Fabulous party I'm performing at this summer. I guess it's about time to get all the props and costumes together for that piece... more details will be announced as I know them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I did a show!

Photo by Dustin Fenstermacher. LoveCraftWerk has finished our first run. Way too exciting.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lasers in full effect

DSC_8241.JPG, originally uploaded by Cindy Lopez.

Shows 1 and 2 of our run at the Montreal Fringe Festival are now over.

We come back on tuesday (the 15th of june) to rock your socks off with our solo space adventure.

So far my favourite comment on the show

"You deliver the amazing" -Frank, My Dad

That's right. My parents think I'm cool. You should too.

Come down to There Will Be Lasers at Theatre La Chapelle 3700 St-dominique, Montreal this Tuesday evening at 6pm!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Show Preview

If there were any doubts, let them be cleared up. This is going to be a very weird show

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Soooo the fringe started

There's been the Fringe For All and the Strip Spelling Bee so far.. Next on my list is the Slow Dance on Friday night. And you know... getting this show perfect.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I feel so out of touch

maybe because I'm on the moon!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Couple of things

The sun has come back to Montreal, so fun outfits exist again.

and what's kind of cool is that I made all those clothes. All of em. Me. Except for the shoes. Didn't make those.

A couple of them are available on etsy: The Black Lace Look Legging (featured in all three outfits)

The leather look vest

and The Bright Summer Tank

And... There are more paper wallets up. They're all in one place. They're only 3$ and everyone is unique and made by hand.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Photo Shoot!

There Will Be Lasers is coming to the Montreal Fringe!

More information on

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

There will actually be lasers

We have a working laser tunnel and the frame for the rotating laser array.

Totally sexy.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Behind the scenes

I've started writing my thank you notes to clients on this beautiful 1920's Underwood typewriter called Bitty. Bitty is currently on loan from a good friend, and will probably be replaced by something a lot less beautiful once it goes home.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I'm fooling around with making a wordmark for my show.

It looks like the titles for Bruce Willis movie.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Leggings, not yet on etsy

I love this colour combo, it reminds me of the pictures of atomic blasts. That insane false sunrise. These are a new style and I need to get some good picture action before I put them up on etsy.

But they will show up there eventually.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

More new stuff

The detention hall Hoodie vest is back for summer! It's now in soft cotton jersey and ready to go.

As well the old kind of black lace leggings sold out, and have been replaced with this really crazy fabric. It looks like a cubist garden on your legs. Totally cool.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Style Icons Part 1

I feel like every time I turn on the TV (or the internet...) there's a Fashion Reality show telling me that so and so is a Fashion Icon. We're flooded with them, we're expected to know them, and we also supposed to have our own personal gods (or, um, icons).

I think it might be true that we all have them. A touch point in popular or personal culture that is a beacon that guides us through the dark times of our closets. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has uttered the desperate words "What would Madonna do?". The issue with airing them publicly (and I am so about to air them publicly), is that they then become available to be judged. If Nina Garcia got all huffy at me on Project Runway and asked me to explain how my style icons could ever wear that latex bikini and space tunic I would have to explain. My style icons are not glamorous socialites. Not usually anyway. I don't believe that high fashion is the be all and end all of looking good.

On to the Lexicon of my Fashion Icons.

The First- Cyndi Lauper

I was exposed to the greatness of Cyndi Lauper at a very young age. I remember being dressed up in a party dress, putting coloured hair spray in my pouffed up hair and jumping around on my mom's bed to Girls Just Want to Have Fun, I may have been 4.

I was excited be her sense of acceptable rebellion. She was in party dresses and makeup. She was singing pop songs. But she wasn't doing it for you, she was doing it as a form of personal expression and for fun. Over time her spirit has carried me through to a strong understanding of myself and how I prefer to dress. Also a pioneer of showing her underpants in non-sexy fashion.

The Next One- Madonna

Although not always a driving force in the life of my wardrobe one cannot ignore the power of Madonna.

She's more a like a check and balance, than an inspiration. In moments where I need to be the center of attention in the most broken down glamorous way, I think of Madonna. I'm not saying it works, I'm just saying it happens.

Teen Teen Teen- Courtney Love

This one is special, as Mz Love totally owns one of my accessories. A style icon who has at least in a little way gave a nod back in my direction? Worth mentioning.

I tried my best as a 14 year old to look like her, FAILED. However knowing the power of a baby doll dress and a boyfriend sweater has never been a bad thing.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Colour and shine

New dresses, tanks, silky things, boleros, and tops on daintythings etsy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tumblr Round Up Again!

I still love tumblr for mining for inspiration. It's fabulous.