Friday, August 31, 2012

The Epitome of Good Girls Gone Bad

Miss Maple Rose will be performing her "Elizabeth the First turns dominatrix" at 34B's Good Girls Gone Bad on September 14th. It's the epitome of good girls gone bad. The virgin queen turns into a sex pot. Wowza!

Get tickets now or you may risk missing out!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Next?

So, I guess some of you are wondering what's next on the cards for Miss Maple Rose and her designs? Well, next week on August 29th, Miss Maple will be headlining the Queen of Diamond's Edition of THE PEEL, debuting her new ELIZABETH I act.

Yes, that's right, the little red headed rocket will be impersonating the most famous red head in history, THE VIRGIN QUEEN.

The dress is going to be an act in itself - a modern take on the Elizabethan wide skirt and carrying a tea pot and cup.  Beautiful sequin black silk will adorn the bodice and thick red velvet will make up the skirt. These glamourous garments will slowly be peeled off to reveal the woman underneath.

So come down to the Slide Bar on August 29th for  yet another PEEL!!! Tickets only $10 and available from the Slide Bar Website...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Custom Corset for Brianna

Another custom corset done and posted! The lovely Brianna contacted me via my Etsy store to create a custom red corset for her red chiffon dress. She's had an idea for a red chiffon gown in mind for a while and came across my "Let Them Eat Cake" corset on Etsy and thought it would be perfect for the bodice of the design, only in red!

I sent her a few designs and we finally decided on a tudor style corset with a front panel with zig zag velvet ribbons and trimming with boning channels showing on the sides. The top of the corset was finished with ruffles to frame the face.

The fabric is a beautiful red silk tafetta, and silk flowers adorn the top of the front panel. Chiffon roses continue the ruffles along the top and red velvet ribbon creates the zig zag pattern on the front. A modesty panel was fitted into the back for comfort.

If you are interested in a custom design by Missing James, contact me via my Etsy store.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Missing James and Philippa Gregory

Recently I was designing a show at the New Theatre in Newtown (Entertaining Mr. Sloane), and the stage manager turned out to be a window dresser. To my surprise, she was incredibly interested in production design and asked to help out with the dressing of the set. I was so glad to have an extra set of hands and we hit it off.

A few weeks later she researched Missing James and found all the gorgeous costumes that are custom made. She contacted me and asked if I would be interested in helping her find costumes for the window dressing for Philippa Gregory's new book, The Kingmaker's Daugter, in the Dymocks on George Street. I was ecstatic! The opportunity to create and then get free advertising on George, win!

So, with my help, the window is now up. Missing James designed all the costumes but also made the Queen's. The gown is a sage brocade with a gold underlay and an adorable green velvet cape drapes over her shoulders. I feels so regal.

If you've popped onto this blog because you saw my work on George Street, please also find me on Facebook and Etsy. The links are in the column on the right.