What some of you probably don’t know about me is that I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, with a focus on Costume and Wardrobe design. I love doing costume design since it’s much more creative and free. I love building and designing characters and telling a story through a photo.
In one of my bursts of imagination I came up with this shoulder piece design. I started it a year ago and then life got in the way and it spent almost a year on the dress form waiting to be finished. This piece is very special to me and I’m so stoked to share it with all of you now.
I sculpted the individual shoulder pieces out of steel and got some help from my friends at the motorcycle shop to weld it together for me. Then, I carefully weaved pieces of branch and palm leaves into each one. So much time and work has gone into this piece and I’m very happy with how it came out.
And of course I had to have my favorite photographer and partner in crime capture it for me, Eric Fallecker.