This piece is one of my latest creations and is from my personal collection. It is feminine, romantic and soft and yet the black leather and silk human skull image on the back add a dark edge to the design. The title “Dark Side” for this design seemed a perfect fit to the piece and its owner.
The jacket is an upcycled creation and the main fabric of the piece is leather. The center front, collar and sleeves edges of the jacket already had amazing braid, trim and military like tabs to them. I have enhanced the collar, sleeve edges and top and bottom of the back applique with metal pieces that have scroll work and keyhole detailing. The military tabs at center front and at the hemline of the sleeves have been finished with pewter toned metal buttons. Charcoal satin, soft taupe, dusky pink and black organza rosettes, small ribbon roses and ribbons of tulle and netting have been used as epaulets on the shoulders of the jacket as well as on the back of the jacket to add further drama, texture and detail. Metal studs, pearls, rhinestones and Swarovski crystals add sparkle and lustre to the embellishments.