First look at Angelina Jolie as evil fairy character Maleficent for the adaptation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty set for release in 2014.
Excited much?

First look at Angelina Jolie as evil fairy character Maleficent for the adaptation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty set for release in 2014.

Excited much?

New Etsy Shop…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AilsaWindsorDesigns

I have a new venture! My new Etsy shop sells stunning Handmade Textile Cuff Bracelets and Rings. I use beautiful bead and sequin embroidery to create unique, fashionable pieces of wearable art that make a real statement.
Every cuff – that’s every…single…cuff (and ring) is constructed, embellished and finished by me, by hand. The fabrics are hand selected by me and are of brilliant quality. For many of my cuffs and rings I use a luxurious Dupion Silk, which is made in India. It has a slub to it, leaving subtle lines of texture in the surface of the silk, giving it a beautiful quality. I also use Silk Satin, which gives the cuff a stunning sheen.
All Cuffs are fastened using press studs, of varying size and colour, depending on the cuff. These are also stitched on by me, by hand!

All my items come gift wrapped (and with free postage -win!)…perfect for that little surprise present, for someone with impeccable taste, of course.

Please have a look and let me know what you think. Here’s a few items to give you an idea of my product:


 

"The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all."

— Colleen Atwood, Costume Designer.

Costume Portfolio Work 2012

Owing to the amazing response I have received concerning my previous costume work, I felt it would be beneficial to present a wider range of my portfolio work. The following posts include a selection of costume design illustrations from my Degree, Masters and live projects; also embroidery sampling and final finished costumes.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is great!

Finally, two more images from my Final Major Project Photoshoot for; A 1920’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, inspired by director Quentin Tarantino. Image1 features costumes for the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and Image2 is the costume for one of the Three Witches.

Degree Project Work; 2011

A selection of Design Illustrations for a range of productions including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and The Picture of Dorian Gray...

Degree Project Work; 2009-2011

Design Illustration for one of the Three Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This design, along with the embroidery samples were created in the experimentation stage of my Final Major Project of my BA(Hons) Degree.

Embroidery sample1 was created using hot water dissolvable fabric, machine stitch and applique to create a ivy/moss like structure that could possibly be manipulated around the costume neckline. Sample2 is on muslin fabric that has been hand dyed to give a natural, spontanious effect to the colours. I have then embellished the surface with a collection of french knots created using different yarns, embroidery threads and strips of fabric.

Degree Project Work; 2011

Design Illustrations for Final Major Project of BA(Hons) Costume with Textiles at The University of Huddersfield. Project Title: A 1920s Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in the style of director Quentin Tarantino.

Also pictured is an embroidery sample created using the technique of reverse applique with a combination of machine and hand stitch embellishment. The sample was an experimentation for creating bone-like forms bursting from Macbeth’s suit as his character becomes more violent.

Degree Project Work; 2011

Costume Design Illustrations and Embroidery Sample work (Powernet fabric with hand embroidery) for a Performing Arts company.

Live Project, Performing Arts, 2011

Costume Design Illustration and Embroidery Sample work for a ‘dance for film’ project.

Live Project, Dance for Short Film, 2012