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December 28th, 2012

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08:58 pm - Purple Rain...

I've been busy this past week making some brand new custom stagewear for Amanda Palmer! These pieces were created for the upcoming New Year’s Eve show at Terminal 5 in NYC wherein the entire “Purple Rain” album will be performed live to wrap up 2012 & ring in 2013. In honour of the performance’s muse, I wanted to create a neo-romantic decadent, yet structural look Prince himself would approve of. The jacket design was drafted by hand just this past week & originally made from an intense fuschia brocade which I then layered with four different tones of dark purple, glittering gold & violet paints to achieve a deeper, multi-dimensional shimmering effect. Here’s hoping it sparkles under the lights of the stage!

For those attending the show (sadly, due to a huge unexpected expense earlier this month, combined with a snowstorm thwarting the long drive, it looks like I'll have to be there in spirit) ~ keep your eyes peeled and you might also catch sight of a sheer, metallic purple kimono I made for Amanda, as well as a raspberry beret...

~ Kambriel

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Date:December 29th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
So proud of you. You put a lot of effort into this piece, and it came out fantastically! I'm sure it will help Amanda to shine with all its glisteny glory ;)
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Date:December 29th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
That's just perfect!
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Date:December 29th, 2012 06:43 am (UTC)
That jacket is a celebration of this thing called life.
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Date:December 29th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
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Date:December 29th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning!
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Date:December 29th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Breathtaking -- the layered paints on the brocade are perfection!!

(Have you read Emma Bull's "War for the Oaks"? If so, know that it's an enormous compliment when I say that this is a garment worthy of the Phouka!)

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Date:December 29th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous!
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Date:December 29th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
How fun is that? It's prefect for a Prince homage, she's going to look fab. Looking forward to seeing the raspberry beret and kimono too!
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Date:December 31st, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! In a perfect world, we could both be there in person to see Amanda perform in it! (Even though I'm only 4 hours away from NYC, I'm working today until 7PM.) And like yourself, too many unpleasant expenses are keeping me from running off. Damn, I hate being responsible sometimes!

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