Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Forecast: Pink and Black

One of my favorite color combinations for Spring is pink and black.  Here are two restyled Ashton Drake costumes modeled by the elegant film star Gene Marshall.

"Little Blessings"
What a difference a belt makes!  This Vince Nowell jacket from the 2001 "Little Blessings" costume  takes on a completely different look when belted with a black leather belt and paired with the fabulous black skirt from "Fashion Plot".  I love the shaping of the skirt hemline.  The belt was borrowed from the "Spotted In the Park" dress.   Shoes are from Integrity's "Marceline" and umbrella from Fashion Blvd.  "On The Avenue" Gene Marshall is my model/muse.

Here's looking at you kid!  A closer view of the jacket belted.  The hat is original to the "Little Blessings" costume.  The gloves and earrings are from Ashton Drake.  The pearl bracelet is from Integrity.

"Rain Song"
Gene models the 1998 "Rain Song" costume designed by Doug James.  I removed the detachable hood and added a black and cream dotted jabot at the neckline.  The hat was a flea market find that I spruced up with additional trim.  The ankle boots are from "A Lady Knows" costume and the handbag is from "A Woman of Means" ensemble by Greene and Lam.  My model/muse is a restyled platinum Simply Gene from Ashton Drake.

Additional Credits:
Backdrop wall is from RaiHing
Flooring is a black shiny poster board
Table is the glass top from Gene's Patio Set placed on top of a black candle stand
Floral arrangement found at a gift shop


  1. You are so talented! I love seeing what you put together. Great job with the Little Blessings outfit!

  2. FABU! Melissa, you inspire me too play! And to shop...hee! Love the wonderful combos!