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Feature in the Corvallis Advocate

Posted by Laura on June 16, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A few months ago I was interviewed and featured in an issue of a local paper called The Corvallis Advocate! 

There is a link to the article here: http://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2013/0822-profile-laura-kane-design-and-the-rendering-of-dreams/


New Facebook page!

Posted by Laura on August 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello visitors!

I'm pretty terrible at keeping the blog on the website updated, but if you are interested in seeing what I am currently working on please go to my Facebook design page! I will update weekly with new progress shots of things I'm working on and new information on past projects! 

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Long time no update!

Posted by Laura on August 5, 2011 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates but life has been crazy for me!

As you can see from my homepage, in October 2010 I was selected by the Fashion Group International of Boston to be a part of their Launch show. The committee selected 5 designers from the New England area that showed great potential and paired them up with 5 awesome local photographers. Each of the designers had their designs photographed and showcased at two fashion shows during Boston Fashion Week.

I was paired with the insanely talented Daniel Gagnon, who has worked with many great local designers such as Johnathan Joseph Peters and Jessica Abernethy. I got to work with make-up artist Jeremy Stone, jewelry designer Alexa Cach of House of Cach, models from the Beauty Within modeling agency, and Johnathan Joseph Peters. The amount of talent in that team was overwhelming. It was one of the best collaborations I've ever done and it was a honor to work with them.

You can see the result of our collaborations in my original designs gallery. The banner of my website is from our Hummingbird photoshoot.

In other news, I am insanely grateful for the amount of traffic that comes to my website from my Legend of the Seeker blog post. I apologize for not updating it in such a long time! I have been so distracted with work and Fashion Week that I haven't even started my own Kahlan costumes yet. The good news is since so many of the costumes from the show have been auctioned off on Ebay I've been able to get high quality photos from the buyers of the costumes to aid in my breakdown of the green traveling costume and her Confessor dress. I hope to get the rest of the posts up in the next few months after my big cross country move!

That's all for now. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I am currently not accepting commissions due to my move, but I am always open for communication!

Thanks for reading!

5/12 Update: New Original Design Added

Posted by Laura on May 12, 2010 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi All!

The Chrysler dress has been added to the original design section! We shot on the roof of the Chrysler building in NYC. It was such a gorgeous day. The sun was out, it wasn't too cold, but it was really windy!! The shoot was organzed by photographer Brian DeMello. The hair stylist was JP Moore, and the make up artist was Christine Cherbonnier. I took lots of behind the scenes photos. You can view them on Flickr. Click the picture below to see them!

 

 

 

The cage skirt dress is in a half page ad in the May issue of Providence Monthly as part of the Salon Bianco ad campaign! Keep a look out for it!

 

 

That's all for now! Thanks for reading!

Site updated and custom prom dress progress!

Posted by Laura on April 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone!

I've added some updates to the website! My Yukari Hayasaka costume has been added to the "Cosplay Costumes" section and new photographs have been added to the Cage Skirt Dress, Gradient Gown, and the Steampunk Madame. The photographs were taken by Brian DeMello, an excellent photographer from the NYC area. He came up here and we collaborated on a shoot at Roger Williams Park in Providence.

 

The main purpose of the shoot was so Brian could test out the new Leica S2 camera. He then used some of the images for the cross-country road show promoting the new camera!

 

The hair and make up for the shoot was done by Salon Bianco on Federal Hill in Providence. They took a photo from the shoot of my gradient gown and used it in their ad in the April issue of the Providence Monthly! The dress is credited to Celtic Dragon Designs, but it's actually my own dress and was made outside of the shop.

 

 

Speaking of the shop, I've been working on a prom dress for a client in the last month or so. The dress was inspired by the dress worn by Taylor Swift in her Love Story music video. The client wanted the dress in a pale purple color and she wanted it corseted on top with a flowy skirt on the bottom. I designed the majority of the dress, and the gathered material on the top and bottom of the bodice was an idea by Maxime Gelfond, one of the Celtic Dragon interns.

More work has to be done, including changing out the underlayer of the skirt to a white fabric so it matches the bodice better.

 

Overall the construction is as follows:

The bodice pattern was draped and is made out of silk dupioni. The lining is also silk and has tons of boning in it. The outer material is interfaced in horse hair canvas and all the seam allowences are hand catch stiched down. The back has hand made corset loops and the front has an insert made of the purple silk chiffon and an embroidered and beaded lace. Each seam on the bodice will have rows of purple and white pearls. The bodice will also have silk chiffon swagging and small attached dropped straps. The skirt is gathered silk chiffon and poly lining with an invisible zip up the back.

 

 

My next big project is another collaboration with Brian DeMello!

 

Anyway, that's all for now!

 


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