Let ‘Em Eat Cake

alexzjohnson falltour2014 sketch edited2

Today my dear friend Alexz Johnson starts her US Tour for her newly released album “Let ‘Em Eat Cake” which is wonderfully available on itunes. It’s been a labour of love she’s beautifully composed, as I’ve witnessed her dedication, devotion, passion, love, honesty, integrity, authenticity throughout the journey of her album. In lieu of her Fall 2014 tour, we teamed up again to design her stage look.  The concept behind this look resonates deeply with this feel of her music. Think soul, think heart, think french new wave & sensuality. It’s a timeless piece that will move to the rhythm of the beat. I am unbelievably proud of her and excited for the wonderful road-trip she is about to begin with this tour.

Wishing you an amazing tour AJ – can’t wait to see you rock the catsuit’

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For your musical enjoyment I leave you with this,

Tour Dates

Sketch para mi.

AMERICAN DREAMER

What can I say, I am like a proud parent… friend! And when you’re proud, you want to share.

So without further ado, here is Alexz’s lyric video- American Dreamer, which debuted exclusively online on NYLON today! Click the link for the full article.

Video filmed, directed & edited by Jessica Earnshaw.

FITTINGS, PINS & PATTERNS…

Two fittings, 3 outfits & pressed for time.

The finished garments arrived safely in Alexz’s hands this past weekend. I am beyond pleased & relieved with how everything turned out, especially after hearing how thrilled she is with them! It’s been such an awesome collaboration working together with Alexz on her stage tour looks. We are like one mind with two bodies, which is perfect when we are both busy on the go.

Here is sneak peak from the fitting & construction process!

Flip back through the development…

SGT. PEPPER’S GOT NOTHING ON ME’

A TOUCH OF GOLD

STAGE LOOKS

SGT. PEPPER’S GOT NOTHING ON ME… [US]

Weeks away from her European Tour, Alexz Johnson and I have been busy busy over this passed holiday season finalizing details for her stage tour looks. Sourcing fabrics, finding trims and now here is the inspiration & preliminary sketches for the styles!concept 1 concept 2 concept 3 IMG_9250

Stay tuned for the fitting…

Photos of Alexz with guitar photographed by Jessica Earnshaw
Photo of Alexz in profile with blue top by Ed Araquel

STAGE LOOKS

I’m excited to announce a new collaboration with one of my great friends, Alexz Johnson.

Having already established a strong following throughout Canada, the US and internationally for her singing, songwriting and on screen roles, (including lead as Jude on Instant Star). Alexz has since taken her career to the next level, developing her music as an indie artist, with 100% control over her work. Tough to do considering the bureaucracy of the music industry, yet no little feat and a true testiment to her perseverence, Alexz crowd funded her first North American tour in 2012 with overwhelming support.

Fast forward through time, a few months ago, Alexz approached me with the amazing proposal to design her stage looks for her 2014 European Tour with Ron Pope & Wakey Wakey. We’ve been waiting for the right moment to collaborate and it is such an honour for this opportunity and to finally bring our two talents together for this design project.  As Alexz prepares the debute of her next album, crowd funded by Pledge Music, I prepare the inspiration, concept and design of her stage looks.

Set to tour in Februrary throughout the UK, Germany, Sweden and into Norway, Ireland and Holland, there is an inspiring appreciation to the legends & history of these cities. It is with this in mind, together we celebrate these notions in the mood & concept of her stage looks.

Here is a sneak peak of the inspiration & colour- Stay tuned for the development!

sparkle and colourREA

All photos of Alexz photographed by the talented Jessica Earnshaw.