I debuted my couture collection of bras for all bodies in a runway show at Salonathon at Beauty Bar Chicago on Feb. 25, as a part of the LEX·IC·A fashion showcase, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the runway show.
I’ve long been an enthusiast underwear as outerwear. I wear bed jackets like cardigans and négligées as dresses. But my most popular pieces are the bras I wear as shirts. I usually pick up a cheap bra and then either embellish it, reupholster it or dismantle it all together to create a unique item that I’d never want to cover up. I generally pair them with a high-waisted skirt and sometimes a jacket of some sort. Like this:
I’ve accumulated quite a few of these pieces, and I couldn’t wait to show them off. I had a diversity of models who were willing to boldly bare my bras on a week’s notice. While some of the models were a bit hesitant to show so much skin, they loved wearing my creations and being empowered by feeling sexy in the (im)perfect body they have.
Curated by JRV MAJESTY Productions, LEX·IC·A spread collaborative wings for February, exploring daily expressions of hairography, looks, styles and the art of street fashion, featuring runway shows, performances and beats by:
Here are some of my favorite shots from the night. The full set is on the Plump Pinup Life & Style Facebook page, and most of the looks are available in my Etsy store. (Pssst! Use the code GRANDOPENING to take 10 percent off your purchase.)
UPDATE: And now there’s video of the show!
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