Been busy busy with this year's final college project: to design slippers for a queen. I wasn't overjoyed with the brief (far too girlie for me) but thankfully it was a group project and one of my course-mates had come up with the idea of slippers for a drag queen.
It's ended up being far more conceptual (thankfully, as my slipper-making skills are non-existent), and we created a whole drag queen persona.
She's called Diamond Juli (for obvious topical reasons) and her act is a tribute to the the current queen, and her 1950s dress designer, Norman Hartnell.
|Feather and beads|
Coin with silk shading, metallic thread and beads
The idea was that the embroidery would be a mix of Hartnell's couture exquisiteness and the over-the-top tackiness of drag. The jewellery/makeup box was designed to present the samples in a way which expressed the kitsch elements of Diamond Juli's persona.
Thanks to Hanny and Mookie for a fun couple of weeks.