Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Papusza in Tim William's Tripping Video

Thanks to brilliant styling duo LP Fashion Philosophy Papusza's Mer Gown is in the awesome new Tim William music video Tripping. Check it out! You will see the dress worn by the girl laying on the rooftop right after the 2:00 point. Also, see an amazing piece by dear friend and awesome menswear designer Maleen Dalan worn my Mr. William himself towards the beginning of the video.

I love this video!!! Vote for it to be the winner of MTV's Best Freshmen Video!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Papusza and Katie Burley at SCOPE International Art Fair

After showcasing last month at the night event for the SCOPE International Art Fair in Miami Katie Burley and I took a stroll through the fair with model Ashley Garner decked out in pieces from our most recent collection, Paramicha. We passed out fliers promoting the project, and had a fun little guerilla fashion show of our own, creating a little bit of a scene... very appropriate considering the collection we are creating.

I was also excited to see the beautiful photo taken by Elizabeth Raab as the centerfold in the SCOPE catalogue. Showcasing at SCOPE was a very bright note to end 2010 on. I am excited to see things unfolding before me in the upcoming year, for a beautiful 2011.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Papusza: Featured Artist at SCOPE International Art Fair Night Event

Siku, Inuit for ice, is an installation exhibiting the idea of beauty, nature and pain being frozen in time. It is a mixed media couture installation made using taxidermy, antique lace, fabric, feathers and bones.

To close 2010 I was given an amazing opportunity to showcase a couture installation at the SCOPE International Art Fair Night Event-in Miami during Basel week-as the featured artist. The event I showcased at was produced by Artists Wanted. The finished piece was exuberantly received, and I couldn't have pulled it off without the help of amazing milliner Katie Burley, who, along with being my right hand woman, designed the beautiful Antler Crown worn by "Siku: The Ice Queen."

My piece was defined by a 7 1/2 foot tall and 6 foot in diameter steel, antique lace, bone and antler 3 hooped crinoline. Within in this contraption amazing model Ashley Garner sat, in character all night, wearing a dove feather and calve bone corset, a steel boned antique lace and dove feather Elizabethan collar piece, and antique lace and steel boned petticoat. Katie Burley's beautiful veiled antler and moss crown, as well as her special antler talons, perfectly complimenting the look. Janice Quijano built a beautiful ice-like wig worn under the crown to complete the look operatically.

See pictures, with corresponding photo credits, below.

I wanna say thanks to the following for making this project possible: Katie Burley, Nicholas Goodwin, Val McKinnon, Ashley Garner, Janice Quijano, Rosanna Scimeca, Tom Ryder, Ryan O'Connor, William Etundi, Evan Collier and of course the Land of the Northern Lights-the realm which dreams are made of.

Photos by Shannon Cahill:

Photo by Tomas Loewy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Papusza LIMBS Shoot With Gemma Fleming

Winter is a time of snow, grey skies, cold weather and bulky clothes. What better to cheer you up then bright, colorful funky LIMBS? Check out some gorgeous editorials and lookbook images of LIMBS, taken by Gemma Fleming, below.

Papusza has all kinds of fun splashy LIMB colors to cheer up your legs, for only $28 a pair, and through January 15th I am cutting people a deal of 2 for $50. See a complete list of available colors here, and email me if you would like the 2 for $50 deal. I can be reached at

And-don't forget-Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Make sure your world is tinted with roses by adorning yourself in them. Find my hand embellished silk Elizabethan Rose Collar here, and place your order now if you want one of these gorgeous statement making pieces, as I am making them in a limited run. Also, check out the limited edition Queen of Heart Rose Corset (seen in images below), which are now available to be made per order.

Photos by Gemma Fleming
Hair by David Lopez
Makeup by Jen Lombardo
Models: Jenee and Sarah @ mc2mm
All vintage lingerie hand dyed by Papusza. Please contact to purchase or special order unique hand dyed items.

Elizabethan Rose Collar and Queen of Hearts Rose Corset