Glamor Steampunk Statement Necklace Thursday, Mar 29 2012 

Glamor Steampunk Statement Necklace, Green, rhinestones, Antique key hole, Neo Victorian, Avant Garde Bridal or Prom neck piece, OOAK. Designer vintage couture necklace by Marelle. Vintage silk ribbon adorned with a rustic antique Key Hole and glamorized with vintage rhinestone jewelry and beads. Perfect steampunk bridal necklace, the groom holds the key to the bride to be.

This stunning work of art neck piece measures 6.50 inches down in the center and is 7 inches wide in the center. The length on this is made to be customized for your desired length. Just note length when ordering.

To see other green necklaces by Marelle, click here.. http://etsy.me/HhifbxImage

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Full Line of La Marelle Couture Funky Fab Purses Wednesday, Mar 28 2012 

Full Line of La Marelle Couture Funky Fab Purses

Red leather purse, Vintage jewelry adorned shoulder bag, Crimson Couture Party Purse, Compact mirror on front, OOAK. She’s bright with black n red flowers, feathers and a vintage compact mirror. She is always the life of the party, the star of the show, she is Lady Lampanelli and she is an absolute doll. Her bright vintage accessories, like her quick wit, are perfectly arranged. Being the star she is, she keeps her vintage compact mirror close by for quick touch ups. Lady Lampanelli may come on strong, but, upon closer observation you see she really is absolutely lovely. Rhinestones and flowing feathers top her off beautifully. Lady Lampanelli is a true lady through and through and that is why we love her. She measures 7 inches wide by 9.50 inches high and 1.50 inches thick. Her long should strap measures 46 inches long and she is lined in red vinyl with one side zipper pocket.

To see the full line of Marelle’s One of a Kind purses, click here.. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HopscotchCouture?section_id=7728395

InStyle Magazine stated, “Marelle’s work is superior in quality, ahead of her time, creating absolutely stunning, unique pieces of luxury wearable art.”

Marelle has done custom work for several celebrities and has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.

Vintage is always in fashion, never settle for imitation, made to look vintage work, when Marelle can design you your very own true Haute Couture Piece from genuine vintage treasures. No two pieces are ever the same. A La Marelle Couture accessory is absolutely the very best in quality and style. Only One for the One and Only You.

 

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Crimson Couture Party Purse Wednesday, Mar 28 2012 

Red leather purse, Vintage jewelry adorned shoulder bag, Crimson Couture Party Purse, Compact mirror on front, OOAK. She’s bright with black n red flowers, feathers and a vintage compact mirror. She is always the life of the party, the star of the show, she is Lady Lampanelli and she is an absolute doll. Her bright vintage accessories, like her quick wit, are perfectly arranged. Being the star she is, she keeps her vintage compact mirror close by for quick touch ups. Lady Lampanelli may come on strong, but, upon closer observation you see she really is absolutely lovely. Rhinestones and flowing feathers top her off beautifully. Lady Lampanelli is a true lady through and through and that is why we love her. She measures 7 inches wide by 9.50 inches high and 1.50 inches thick. Her long should strap measures 46 inches long and she is lined in red vinyl with one side zipper pocket.

To see the full line of Marelle’s One of a Kind purses, click here.. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HopscotchCouture?section_id=7728395

InStyle Magazine stated, “Marelle’s work is superior in quality, ahead of her time, creating absolutely stunning, unique pieces of luxury wearable art.”

Marelle has done custom work for several celebrities and has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.

Vintage is always in fashion, never settle for imitation, made to look vintage work, when Marelle can design you your very own true Haute Couture Piece from genuine vintage treasures. No two pieces are ever the same. A La Marelle Couture accessory is absolutely the very best in quality and style. Only One for the One and Only You.

 

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Lisa Lampanelli and My Bucket List Tuesday, Mar 27 2012 

Ahhh the bucket list.  Have you made yours yet?  Maybe you think your too young or simply don’t think of it at all.   I have had one for a while and plan to keep adding to it.  I am one of those lucky to be alive people.  Born with a heart defect that should have ended it all for me on the 7th day of life.  Doctors didn’t discover it until I was 34, my aorta was completely shut.  No exaggeration, somewhere I am in some medical book or journal.   To put it simply, I’m just happy to be here.  I have had years taken away by being bed ridden with illness, but, still, I am so very happy to be here.  By now your understanding my desire to have an achieve my bucket list.     It consists of a wide range of to dos.  From spending a night in a haunted castle to swimming with otters, yup otters.  Recently I have had the joy of crossing off one of my to dos, making a purse and giving it to Lisa Lampanelli.  Humor gets you through many things and when you are so ill, it becomes essential.   The first time I saw the lovely Lisa she made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe.  Ripe with fever, coughing with tears running down my face, laughing my ass off.  Oh how grateful I was for that moment.   I even laughed the next day thinking of some of her comments.   So, onto the bucket list she went.

In February she was appearing close to my home and I was well enough to attend, yippeee!!  I got two tickets for me and my daughter.   The purse I made was perfect for her.  It even had a vintage comic strip on it saying how men are easily offended.  I had contacted her people and let them know of my intentions.  It didn’t matter if I didn’t get to meet her, I just wanted her to have this gift as a thank you for making me laugh when I really felt like crying.

The night of the show I gave the gift bag to security and they ran it back to her dressing room.  Her show was wonderful!!  We had so much fun.  On the way out she was signing autographs and I just walked up to her and asked if she had gotten her purse.  What a lovely lady she is.  She was so genuinely grateful and was amazed that I had actually made it.  She said to her assistant, “You should see this purse this bitch made for me.”  I know, it was awesome!  She even let us get a picture with her if we would wait until everyone left.  I never took a picture of that purse I made but I did name it Little Lady Lisa.  Big score for the bucket list.  I couldn’t of asked for a better moment.  It was a most wonderful evening for me and my daughter.

Now, had I not had her on my bucket list I don’t think I would have even considered giving her that purse.   I would have attended the show, no doubt, but that would have been the extent of it.  If you don’t know ahead of time what you want to do, then, you won’t see the opportunity when it comes along.   It doesn’t matter your age, it just matters that you make the moments happen.  After all that is all life is about and all it is worth…the moments along the way.

Thank you to the lovely Lady Lisa Lampanelli for choosing to be the genius comic you are today.

Renaissance Bridal Crown, Luxury Steampunk Wedding Accessory Tuesday, Mar 27 2012 

  Bridal Crown, Gold Renaissance Angels, white n ivory beading, Victorian Steampunk wedding Tiara, OOAK Bridal Accessory. This is an exquisite vintage couture bridal crown. Three cherubs stand atop flowers and pearl beads. The adorning gold ribbon is genuine vintage silk. The ivory flowers with the pure white beading in the center is just exceptional with just a touch of tiny sequins. With or without a veil this work of art head piece adds the finishing touch for the royal bride to be.

This one of a kind royal Renaissance crown measures 5.50 inches high by 5.50 inches wide in the center and it is 22 inches around.

*To see other bridal head pieces from La Marelle Couture, click here.. http://etsy.me/ykV1A1

InStyle Magazine stated, “Marelle’s work is superior in quality, ahead of her time, creating absolutely stunning, unique pieces of luxury wearable art.”

Marelle has done custom work for several celebrities and has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.

 

Feather Collar Necklace, Spring Statement Accessory Tuesday, Mar 27 2012 

  Feather collar necklace, Statement neck piece, Pink N Brown Elaborate neck adornment, Runway Dress Topper, One of a Kind. Showstopper Bridal/Prom Accessory, Formal occasion Necklace. Layers and layers of pink and brown feathers carefully places all long the bottom of a exquisite vintage neck piece. Soft pink vintage beads and crystals cascade across the top with a beautiful gemstone placed just below compliment them perfectly. The mix of the soft feathers, metal mesh, twisted fabric and polished stone come together flawlessly on this work of art collar/necklace.

It measures 7 inches wide in the center and is 18 inches around. The length can be adjusted to your exact size.

* To see other statement necklaces by La Marelle Couture, click here… http://etsy.me/zQYsfE

Find Your Own Way Thursday, Mar 15 2012 

FIND YOUR OWN WAY
There are times when an artist is bursting with

ideas. So many so fast so hard to keep up. The

biggest hindrance to that flow, an outlet. How

long can someone store piece after piece? I

love my work, I live it and I live in and around

it. With no where to go, no where to show, one

gets stuck. I never thought it was lack of ideas,

lack of inspiration, but, in fact, lack of

audience. Inspiration comes from those who

view that of the artist soul. Without that, one

can’t sustain all the work and discipline needed.

Years, many years ago, the artist was revered,

treasured. Held up and supported by royalty.

Allowed years to create a masterpiece. How

many of us can spare years for one piece of

art? What an amazing piece that would be.

No, you have to be fast. You have to have

plenty of pieces and you better know someone

going in.

I found my own way. I really didn’t care who

saw my work, I just wanted to bring joy to

someone, anyone who would appreciate it. I

stumbled onto the idea that it can be viewed,

just, change the way it is viewed. No one

thought painting for the blind was a great idea.

My shows have all been solo shows. Shows

with award winning performers and celebrities.

I just love what I do and the fact that it is being

viewed is all the inspiration I need to keep

going. Selling my work is great, but showing it

is spectacular. Having one person say, I really

enjoy your work will keep me going for quite a

long time.

Find your own way. Other wise, know

someone and have plenty of money to get

noticed. My first and most adored painting was

done on cardboard. I know of an artist that

was a wall street millionaire, who, now lives in

a small cottage and paints beautiful landscapes

on paper bags. He has had some solo shows as

well.

Find your own way. As an artist, you must

create or you will get depressed. A depressed

artist can not create. A real catch 22. FIND

YOUR OWN WAY.

Marelle

Spring is in the air, yippeee!! Saturday, Mar 3 2012 

With spring comes change.  I thought I would welcome spring with a fresh new blog…ta da!!

This year we will all see more changes than ever before, not just in fashion, in everything.  I’m sure some of you have felt it.  Either everything, and I do mean everything is going great, or, everything is going down hill.  Fast and furious is the pace of this year.  It brings to mind over and over something Winston Churchill once said…”When one finds himself in hell, it is best to continue the journey til that is no longer the case.”  I can’t say I know much of this man, but, I do remember great quotes.  So I say, hold on it is gonna get a wild ride.  If things are not so great right now, hang on, in an instant it will change.   That is the one thing I know with all my heart, there is a balance in this world.  So if your being hit hard, then, something great is about to happen.  Like that song…”What a difference a day makes….”

With this amazing oportunic year I have really just let go and let my creations take on in all directions.  If you have read any of my other posts or know me at all, you know, I claim no rights to my talents….I am simply a tool for the creator of all creators.  Sometimes I look at what I have made and I am in awe.  “Where did that one come from?”  Oh yes I will talk to myself, my dogs and whoever may be listening.  I am sure my neighbors have deemed me a nut.  I live in my world and I like it here.  You will see some truly amazing new accessories coming to the shop, HopscotchCouture.   Especially for my brides, headpieces unlike anything you have ever seen.  The beauty of what I do is that not even I can duplicate any of my designs.  Using all vintage materials and no patters ensures that one of a kind means just that, One Of A Kind.

 

This year I even plan on doing some tutorials on how to makes these bouquets…and other fun pieces.   Yes it will be a big year I can promise you that.