I swear this catsuit was not intentionally Flake-inspired. But it still looked pretty cool.
Wait for it….
I seem to enjoy making a rod for my own back with all the panel details I put into these catsuits. Making this symmetrical was just another way I like to annoy myself too.
Actually, that’s misrepresenting myself. I love working with lycra. It doesn’t cause me grief, I’ve figured out where to get decent, non-see-through lycra at a reasonable price and I love how it completely changes once it’s on a body. I like figuring out style lines and how that throws shapes onto the body. So the body gives shape to the shapes I’ve cut in the panels and the shapes I’ve cut gives shape to the body which….repeat til fade. I don’t get anywhere near this type of thinking when I’m sewing or cutting though. It’s usually more like “how much more Erasure can I inflict upon the rest of the people nearby? Is it time to switch to Diana Ross?”
I do love a bit of power mesh. 2015, year of the power mesh panel.
This look was commissioned by GlynFamous to be worn to a party he hosted in Singapore – way back in April! There’s a great shot here of Glyn in action. The Sink the Pink girls have had a heavy list of costume demands this year so I’m documenting the backlog while I have a break.
Flaketastic, right? I love how the back turned out. I’m also really pleased that Michaela and I had the chance to get these shots taken at The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. It’s a fantastic venue that nurtures a lot of talent and hosts so many diverse events, a proper community venue that takes everyone in. It’s been a real privilege to be able to have had the chance to be a small part of it and get to know some of the staff.. It’s also been the home of Sink the Pink for year now and the club has grown so much in that time. So much so that it cannot be contained by the Working Men’s Club anymore and Sink the Pink held their (a few NSFW pics of bums in thongs in this link) last regular party there a few weeks ago. Sink the Pink hasn’t ended though, four balls next year rather than two (FOUR!) and many other shows throughout 2016. Fun times!
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