Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kroll | Batters | Weegee NYC Show


My buddy Eric Kroll is having a gallery show of his work with his collection of original Elmer Batters and Weegee prints in New York on June 6. If you're in the area, please stop by.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Rachel's Shoe

Rachel's Shoe
A random photo from my weekend at the AZ Fetish Ball.

Taken at Super Burrito in Scottsdale after the AZ Fetish Ball. Eric Kroll, his friend Rachel, and I were hungry and needed food so we ended up getting tasty tacos.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Catwoman


Last week was the opening of the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibition at the Fashion Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The original Catwoman latex costume that Michelle Pfeiffer made famous in Batman Returns is part of the exhibit. Syren Latex made the costume back in the day and was asked to piece together the original costume for the show. The original costume had not been taken care of properly and had mostly disintegrated. So it was up to Jeff at Syren to assemble the original parts with new latex elements to make a proper costume for the exhibition. Jeff even brought on board my longtime friend Molly (formerly of So Hip It Hurts Latex) to help out on the hood portion of the costume. Since I work with Stockroom (who owns Syren), I had the chance to witness and document firsthand the restoration of this iconic piece of fetish fashion.


All the ripped parts of the costume were individually molded pieces of rubber which were then attached to the costume surface.


Detailed shot of one of the 'ripped' appliqu├ęs and a guide to show where each piece was to be attached.


Molly and Jeff after completing the costume for the exhibition.


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Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Fashion Institute
May 7, 2008–September 1, 2008
Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

My mom and I
This is my first Mother's Day without my mom. Mom, thanks for all the wonderful years of support and letting me grow up to be the person I wanted to be. You will always be in my heart and soul. I love you.