Sunday, February 27, 2011

Papusza's Saint Valentine Dress-Winner at Patricia Fields Valentine's Ball!!!

This year for the Patricia Fields Valentine's Ball I had the honorable pleasure of designing my darling friend, muse and associate Rachel Singer an outfit to wear. Rachel and I decided that Saint Valentine's a la Dia De Los Muertos meets Elizabethan Couture would be a good route to go. I designed her a gown using a beautiful golden vestment fabric (which happens to be the same fabric I bought the first day I moved to New York 4 years ago), which had accents in gold, orange and pink. The dress was strewn with golden chains and grommets, a side tilted steel bone hooped skirt and a bodice that matched the crucifixes on the fabric. I had been conceptualizing this gown for years. Beneath Rachel wore little rose brocaded orange and gold hot pants I made her, and over the bodice a bra adorned with giant flaming heart lights (that lit up!) over each breast. On her head she wore a 10 lb. antler head piece, made using leftover antlers from the piece I recently showed during Basel Miami at The SCOPE International Art Fair. Her makeup was done with the talents of mua Lysette Drumgold.

Rachel was the first prize winner at the ball's costume competition, and received a generous gift certificate to enjoy using at Pat Field's boutique on Bowery. I take this as an enormous compliment, being that I have loved Miss Field's work for years. See some fun photos of us getting Rachel ready for the evening taken by Analisa Deolaso.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Video of Papusza and Burley at SCOPE Night Event

It was fun.... a little to much fun! Here is video footage documenting the SCOPE Night Event the piece Katie Burley and I made was featured at. You can see the piece, among the debauchery and fun of the night. Catch a glimpse of me hanging with our great model, Ashley Garner, followed by a glimpse of Katie looking gorgeous in fur and feathers! Oh, Miami.... what a trip!

SCOPE Miami : The Night Event Produced by Artists Wanted from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Whether you love or loath Valentine's Day it's always nice to have something bright and colorful to wear on the day of hearts. You can always go extra festive and get a pair in red-which could also be a very and romantic thoughtful gesture as a gift if your heart beats for fashionable lady.

However, if you're not so into the cupid scenario, brighten up your dreary February with beautiful, soft, cozy, hand-dyed Papusza Limb tights, available in Red, Black, Green, Purple, Blue, Magenta and now Teal and Brown (pictures coming soon). These fabulous 100% nylon tights can be made per order in 3 different dye patterns, including bruise, dip dye and ombre.

AND.... They are on sale for only $20 a pair (normally $28) through the 14th. Email me to place orders or with further inquiries. Love your Limbs!!!!

Red in Bruise.

Purple in Dip Dye

Blue in Dip Dye

Magenta in Ombre

Grey in Ombre