BONUS: Here’s a cute handmade video she did for They Might be Giants.
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Clare Bare: My main goal is to make people feel good about themselves. I make garments that accentuate the body, rather than cover it up, push it up, or transform it into something that it never could be. I don’t believe in clothing that is created to solve a problem- the flaw doesn’t exist until you design something for it. I feel that this is one reason why people are so unsatisfied with their bodies. You can buy a garment that will temporarily make you look “better” while you’re wearing it, but when you take it off you’re even more dissappointed than you were in the first place because you realize that it’s not the real you. My lingerie is constructed to frame your body, fit comfortably, and make you feel naturally beautiful as you should.
Mia Joie Boutique: To quote Lord Byron, every bride should “walk in beauty… and tender light.” These shoe accessories are designed to take any simple bridal shoe and make it extraordinary. The t-straps have a small clear elastic loop that the second toe slips into, and they stay quite securely and comfortably in place by tying them around the ankles.
When I was in grade school the city held an annual Halloween costume parade at the local park. Adults would walk around and give a one dollar bill to the kids with the best costumes. The first year I remember the parade, I dressed up as a crayon box with a red pointy hat. I must have been pretty convincing because I got a dollar and a pat on the head! Every year after that for as long as the costume fit, I was perfectly content to be a crayon box, fully expecting to get a dollar at the parade. My mom was happy to oblige as it saved her the trouble of making a costume.
This sweet and clever costume from Embroider Me Boutique is sure to get some special recognition. The felt outfit pulls over the child’s head, making it easy to put on and comfortable to wear. It is stuffed with batting for a three dimensional shape and can be customized with your little one’s favorite color icing and sprinkles.
Once I outgrew my crayon box costume, I always wanted to be the characters from my favorite stories and fairy tales. This sweet Little Red Ridinghood costume by Lover Dovers Clothing has some great details that even an adult can appreciate. The red and white gingham dress features a sweet blue bow and matching apron with rows of blue ric rac and sweet floral ribbon. A red hood lined in white ric rac can be purchased separately to put the finishing touch on the costume.
How adorable is this feathered costume by DIP Designs? It can be ordered in white or yellow for a baby chick or pink for a flamingo–how clever! The outfit includes a beak hat, leggings and little orange feet–just precious!
All of these sweet and original costumes are sure to make your little one’s Halloween memorable. Next week, we’ll pick a few Halloween costumes out for the little boys.
**The Little Goblins Folk Art print featured at the top of this post was created by Kims Cottage Art.
GamiWorks: I’m a Kansas City native, transplanted in Houston with dreams to retire in Antigua, Guatemala. I’m blessed to lead a wonderful life with my husband and love of my life, Mark, our 2 goofy dogs, Lucy and Murphy, and Bailey the cat. Our cozy home is our oasis, a refuge, and a place to be creative.
Now I’m not really a girly-girl, which may be surprising when you browse my products and the majority are clearly designed for chicks. But, I always appreciate feminine and classic looks…never trendy. I love to create a hodge-podge of things…keeps my mind and hands busy. I enjoy my artsy solitude, love to laugh, drink wine with friends and a long, sweaty run followed by a big jump in the pool….ahhh paradise!