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Ombre Lace Mermaid Goldfish by vani
Ombre Lace Mermaid Goldfish
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A custom ombre lace top for a goldfish mermaid design. Comprised of hand-dyed and hand-sewn lace. Accented with tangerine AB and crystal rhinestones.

Email for your own custom design! xo

Phoenix Flames Tropics Gown by vani
Phoenix Flames Tropics Gown
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Custom made flaming Tropics gown ~ vivid orange mesh and vibrant red lace appliqué.

Email for commission inquiries for your own custom gown or other fantasy designs! xo

Eternal Sailor Moon by vani
Eternal Sailor Moon
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So so excited to have created this Eternal Sailor Moon costume for the beautiful Clare Grant! I knew I wanted to make it extra sparkly - each skirt layer had an additional layer of glitter tulle, the filigree moon details throughout have added glitter and her heart brooch features shredded cellophane for an iridescent glow.

Email for commission inquiries on this and other fantasy designs! xo

Mermaid Party Dress by vani
Mermaid Party Dress
I've created an Ariel-inspired mermaid dress! Hand-dyed lace, hand-sewn onto a nude tulle base, then attached to a miniskirt of iridescent mermaid fin sequins. I had the honor of Traci Hines (…) modeling for me! Love her so much! And hope you love this dress! Available for order in custom sizing in my Etsy shop
Flower Soup by vani
Flower Soup
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This was my first time modeling in a photo shoot of this kind. I was extremely excited to join some of my favorite people to create some magical imagery. This series/style we've titled "Flower Soup" ~ misty waters, fresh cut flowers and maidens, goddesses, creatures of the sea swirling within.
I am wearing a pastel mint lace bodysuit that I hand-made and is available for commission. Feel free to view my Facebook page (linked above!) for more images.

Flower Soup was conceptualized by :iconjessicadru:, :iconreilena: and photographed by the immensely talented Saffels Photography:…


It's been so long since I've updated this journal, and it is high time.
For those of you who don't know, I have a new website portfolio with lots of pretty imagery of my work ranging from elaborate costumes to accessories for editorials.

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I am also currently taking orders for Halloween commissions. Book your spot quickly, because there are only a few left!

Thank you all for your unending support! I can't wait to share the multitude of projects I am working on!

xoxo :heart:
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The Like
  • Reading: Haruki Murakami
  • Watching: the seasons change
  • Eating: mochi everything
  • Drinking: green tea latte


United States
Current Residence: California, USA
Favourite photographer: Jan Saudek
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: You know how volkswagens don't have bananas on them?

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Celem Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
MrJechgo Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Happy B-Day ^_^
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Sesshomarul182 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have YouTube channel?
Sesshomarul182 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your dresses dear!
I was wondering,where did you learn the art of dressmaking?
I aim to make dresses too.
is there some course on this?
vani Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thank you so much!! :heart: I have been sewing for over 10 years, and while I took courses in school, I've learned so much from trial and error as well as from friends. There is also a wealth of knowledge online (articles, YouTube) that is super helpful! I wish you the best with your creations!!
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my!
thank you sooo much for the advice, after my HSC im going to hopefully engage in this!
plus, where do you buy your materials from?
in your Rapunzel cosplay I noticed that the dress had flowers at the hem, did you  buy those at a nearby store?
vani Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I purchase most of my materials from fabric stores near me. Some of my Rapunzel trim is hand-made and some of it is purchased. :)
Good luck with your creations!! :heart:
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