Saturday, February 13, 2016

Annual Bloody Valentine's Day Sale on Papusza Limb Tights!

Hello beautiful people. In the name of love I am running my annual Bloody Valentine's Day sale on Papusza Limb tights. This sale will run through the week until end of day on Friday, and will include all styles of tights. Hand painted tights are now on sale for $40, dyed two colors are $30 and dyed one color is $20 (normally $48, $38 and $28). Please email me if you are interested in purchasing a pair

Lookbook photos by Gemma Fleming.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Lost Sirens: 'Street Siren' out now in Kirameki Magazine

"We are all laying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

This collection is a story about true love in the age of youth... Beautiful and whole-heartedly blind; so much so that it eventually leaves you with a hole in your own heart. This is a story of magic and destruction, of the breathtaking emotional highs and lows that every facet of lovesickness is borne out of-angst to sightless euphoria and everything in between.

These clothes are an homage to the young destroyers, the misfits, the vandals, the freaks, the runaways and the beautifully broken. It's a story about the stargazing grunge queens with tears in their eyes and and the smoke of spliff on their tongues. Or the mind-numbingly drunk punk rock princesses, bruise covered and fragmented in their pain... Trying to hurt on the outside to distract themselves from what's within.

They are 'The Lost Sirens'... Angsty feral dreamers, strong enough that they think they can eat the flesh and bones of their young destroyer love boys.... But in the fall of this euphoric idea of "love" the Sirens are the ones who are lost enough that they end up with cracked and broken hearts. I guess that's how the light eventually starts to find it's way into them.


To continue to see this collection of unique streetwear as it develops please follow the tumblr archiving the photoshoots that document it as well as the things that inspire it.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the most recent shoot of the collection, out now in Kirameki Magazine.


Photographer: Chantel Beam
Model: Lana
All clothes by Papusza Couture 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

'Matryoshka' Editorial in Beautiful Savage Magazine

Last time I was visiting my loves in NYC I had the pleasure of working on a gorgeous editorial with some of my favorite ladies. The editorial, titled 'Matryoshka', is out now in Beautiful Savage Magazine. I was the stylist for this shoot, and provided pieces from my own collection combined with accessories and knits from some of my other favorite designers.

All credits and full story can be found in the link above. Below are a few of my favorite outtakes from the shoot.

"The name Matryoshka comes from old Russia, where, among peasants, it was a very popular female name. According to scholars, Matryoshka contains the Latin root “mater,” meaning “Mother.” Eventually coming to symbolize the maternal image of a large, healthy peasant family, the Matryoshka inspired Russian wooden nesting dolls—constructed so they may be taken apart to reveal smaller and smaller dolls resting inside."

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mermaids in Brooklyn: An Urban Kingdom by the Sea

"I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea."

-Edgar Allen Poe

This year has been an insanely busy year. Many of the adventures have been magical and wonderful... Sometimes exhausting. I ventured into my year by spending the latter part of January and most of February in freezing cold NYC. I still have a few shoots from that trip I am just getting to share. 

One of my favorite shoots was this mermaid meets punk rock inspired shoot I did with a few of my favorite ladies in Brooklyn. All of these chicks where just tough as nails, modeling in mid February 15 degree celsius temps. We took the train out to Coney Island and you could feel the icy wind cutting the metal shell of the train. But a mermaid in Brooklyn knows how to be a tough badass bitch, even on Siberian cold days. I would say that my time living in Brooklyn is one of the biggest contributing factors of my mermaid edge. I've still got a clan of beautiful mermaid babes there to visit too, and here are the pics to prove it...

Photographer: Ipek Sen
Models: Gemini Blitz, Kendalle Aubra, Marqaret Mendez
Hairstylist: Ariane Garcia
Wardrobe Stylist: Kendalle Aubra

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

'Flowers in the Attic' Editorial in Gilded Magazine

I'm happy to have my designs featured in a stunning editorial called 'Flowers in the Attic', out now in Gilded Magazine.

Photos: Kat Bret
Model: Kate Coneely
MUA: Monique Noelle
Hair: Margaret Miller
All Designs by Papusza Couture, paper crown in image with tulle skirt by Mad Elegance

Saturday, May 9, 2015

MVK Photography Editorial for FACEON Magazine

Love this editorial by MVK Photography featuring 'Merope' bodice by Papusza Couture for FACEON Magazine. Special textiles laser fabricated by Illustrious Light.

Model: Monika Ka
Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Rivet
Hair/MUA: Julissa Garcia

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Surreal Beauty Magazine Editorial in Chinatown with Cedar House Photography

I'm so behind on blogging about my latest-a testament to the level of busy I have been during this beautiful SF Spring, after spending a vivid and highly productive winter in chilly NYC... More will be revealed about my east coast ventures at a later date.

Below you will find images from one of my favorite shoots as of late... I dreamy editorial set in San Francisco's bustling Chinatown. As seen below a few of the images where featured in Surreal Beauty Magazine.

I really enjoyed working on this shoot with a fun and talented team including Cedar House Photography and model Neon Lolita. Most of the garments in images below and more can be found for sale in my etsy shop.