Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

I can’t believe I never wrote a full blog on our Joker and Harley Quinn cosplay! Well, actually I can, it’s been a crazy few months.

So without further ado, I give you The Joker (amalgamation of my favourites) and Harley Quinn (Arkham Asylum). Both costumes made by me for Auckland..

Posted by velvetdecollete in ADVENTURES, FASHION STORIES, 1 comment
Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

It’s been a scorching summer here in godzone, perfect for BBQ’s, beaches and beautiful cars.

The Ever Patient Husband and I hit up the Kumeu Classic Car Show in January, on a day so hot the sun bounced off those polished cars so brightly you couldn’t look straight at ’em.

I..

Posted by velvetdecollete in ADVENTURES, PINUP, 2 comments
Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Exciting developments in Velvet-Land!
I’m immensely thrilled to reveal that I’ll be joining the delightful Miss Charlotte Cake as one of the faces of Pinup photographer Zandy J!

This ingenious woman not only makes you feel perfectly comfortable in the studio, but also makes..

Posted by velvetdecollete in OTHER, PINUP, 1 comment
Vintage Stockings & a Stuffed Pheasant

Vintage Stockings & a Stuffed Pheasant

Feast your eyes on the rest of the images from my shoot with RiK Photography. These are my favourite photos so far and I’m eager get in front of the camera again!
Tell me which one you love and maybe I’ll take some more like it, just for you x
Models | Velvet DeCollete,..

Posted by velvetdecollete in OTHER, PINUP, 2 comments
‘Til Death Do Us Part | A Victorian Steampunk Wedding

‘Til Death Do Us Part | A Victorian Steampunk Wedding

Recieving photos from my clients is one of the most exciting parts of my job! Always accompanied by my squealing with delight and making my Ever Patient Husband look at every. single. photo. I gush over every detail, thankful that I get to be a part of your special events.

I shared some..

Posted by velvetdecollete in FASHION STORIES, OTHER, 0 comments
A Mad Hatter’s Wedding

A Mad Hatter’s Wedding

Sometimes as a designer you get to work with people who light up a room. People who have effervescent personalities just bubbling over – Stacey, one of my brides this season, is one of those people!

As a bridal stylist I had the honour of helping select her gown and wedding jacket, an..

Posted by velvetdecollete in FASHION STORIES, OTHER, 2 comments

RiK Photoshoot: Part One (Warning – Nudity!)

Of all the photographers wanting to borrow designs for photoshoots, Richard Leonard is one I am always happy to oblige! He shot one of the very first sets for Cog & Compass ( and myself as a model ), and is so easy to work with.

His latest shoot featuring my couture work explores the connection..

Posted by velvetdecollete in FASHION STORIES, OTHER, 2 comments
Hello Homemade Lemonade!

Hello Homemade Lemonade!

Oh summer you sweet thing!

This weekend was the start of the golden weather. I wore short shorts, lay in the sun, and made homemade lemonade with this easy recipe from For The Love of the South.

Sweet and tangy, I’m pretty sure this old fashioned lemonade is the nectar of the gods…

Posted by velvetdecollete in LIFESTYLE, 3 comments

The Vintage Textiles Fair (or ‘How to Test Your Willpower’)

Visited a gorgeous vintage textiles fair today! A plethora of fabrics, fashion and miscellany to make any second hand store trawler weak at the knees.

I must say I was the epitome of restraint, leaving with only a few bags of metal stampings and a top secret purchase (Christmas gift) for my..

Posted by velvetdecollete in ADVENTURES, OTHER, 0 comments

Beckon Bombshell | Retro Styled Shoe Clips

If you’ve seen the Beckon Couture website recently, you’ll notice a range of luscious new shoe clips!

Sequined hearts and pin up bows add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, and a touch of glamour to your life. Everything in the new Beckon Bombshell range is handmade by yours truly,..

Posted by velvetdecollete in FASHION STORIES, OTHER, 0 comments