Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Love Letter Dress/"No Such As What I Want" by Ransom & Mitchell

Over the Spring I had the pleasure of creating a piece for a shoot with the incredibly talented team of masterminds Ransom & Mitchell. This was the first time I had a chance to work with the genius duo-and really a whole team of ass kickers at that-and I truly enjoyed every moment of the creative experience. The piece was titled "No Such As What I Want" and was created to be a part of the Troublesome Houses Show, an ode to brilliant singer/songwriter Will Oldham.

I created The Love Letter Dress for the piece... a super romantic gown inspired by the music of the artist, and the dreamy, rustic, haunted atmosphere of the gorgeous set that Stacey Ransom built. I adored making this gown, it was deeply inspired, and I spent many, many hours fine-tuning every detail of it. See pics of the dress and the final image for "No Such As What I Want" below.


Photographer/Creative Director: Jason Mitchell (see website via Ransom & Mitchell link above)
Set Designer/Photo Illustrator: Stacey Ransom (see website via Ransom & Mitchell link above)
Model: Alexzandria Jade
Hair/MU: Jihyun Kim
Wardrobe: www.papuszacouture.com
Gaffer: Joseph Mendoza

Friday, November 22, 2013

Supercalifragilistic... Photos by Regina Marie

I started working on a new line of witchy clothes entitled Supercalifragilstic... a few months back. This wildly wicked collection is full magical pieces including sultry dresses, long flowing skirts, warm and wintery capes and jackets, and hypnotically foxy tops and bodices. As I work on the pieces from this I will be selling many of them on my etsy. Below you will find photos from my first shoot of this line, with a very talented crew of ladies... many of the pieces from this shoot are available in my etsy right now.


Photographer: Regina Marie
Models (listed in order they appear in photos): Laura O'NeillLizzie GunstAudra Horridge
MUA: Becky Brazier
Hair: Celia Racicot
All apparel designed by Papusza Couture and jewelry in this shoot by Illustrious Light.

"She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope."
Laini Taylor

"Under the snowdrifts the blossoms are sleeping..." -Alexander Smith

“I myself have seen this woman draw the stars from the sky; she diverts the course of a fast-flowing river with her incantations; her voice makes the earth gape, it lures the spirits from the tombs, send the bones tumbling from the dying pyre. At her behest, the sad clouds scatter; at her behest, snow falls from a summer's sky.” 
― Catullus

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Ghostory Dresses Part 1-Photos by Mark Elzey and Sarah Elizabeth Brickey

"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." -Charles Dickens

Nearly two years ago-upon deciding that I would settle in California and not return to live in New York again-I conceived of the concept for my collection The Ghostory Dresses. This collection is still in the early phases of being a work in progress... many more ghost's and their stories will weave the echos of their tales into the threads of my dresses. Rich in concept-dabbling into various mediums I am passionate about and enjoy practicing-this art couture collection will fuse an intricate web of fashion, literature, anthropology and the haunted into a cohesive journey of my aesthetics. In the meantime, I'll be posting photos of the pieces I have been working on. Have a glimpse at some of the photos from my first shoot of these gowns-a shoot with a very talented and inspiring crew of individuals.


Photographer: Mark Elzey
Clothing Designer: Papusza Couture
Millinery Designer Look 3: Katie Burley Millinery
Model (Looks 1 and 3): Kate Coneely
Model (Look 2): Alexis Carene Hutt
Hairstylist/Headdress Designer Look 1: Celia Racicot
MUA: Melissa Grisby


Photographer: Sarah Elizabeth Brickey
Clothing Designer: Papusza Couture 
Millinery Designer Look 4: Katie Burley Millinery
Model (Look 4): Alexis Carene Hutt
Model (Look 5): Kate Coneely
Hairstylist: Celia Racicot
MUA: Melissa Grisby