The Slippery Leaves Collection

November 5, 2012

 

The Slippery Leaves collection is a new addition to the blaNk studio. Designs were created for the band, Lose Your Fear as costumes for a performance art showcase, which elaborates on a near death experience.

Inspired by Patty Smith and Anne Rice, these vintage velvet jackets circa  are on of a kind.

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The Illuminate Mommy

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Black velvet vintage jacket embellished with antique laces and trim collected from around the world.

 

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Jewelry created by The BlaNk Studio using various vintage treasures. Notice the baby crow on the collar…

 

The Back is more creditable than the front…

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The ripped out lining on the sleeves was inspired by the jacket Patty wears on stage.

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On Stage with Johnny Depp

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And this jacket goes with the this turn of the century beaver skin Top Hat designed by BlaNk

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Inspired by Jack White

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Slippery Leaves

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Black velvet vintage jacket embellished with antique laces and trim collected from around the world.

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The back is even better!

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And this jacket gets a hat as well…..

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Hat inspired by the original Vamp, herself….

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Rotten Leaves

Inspired by none other…. Johnny Rotten thrown’ up the ‘Lose Your Fear’ sign…. this man is deff going my way….

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Red velvet vintage jacket embellished with antique laces and trim collected from around the world. Notice the fly on the lapel.

 

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Jewelry designed by the BlaNk studio… I love the vintage bumble bee pin next to the daisy!

 

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I did not design a hat YET, but this hair style is a perfect look for this jacket!

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But here are some ideas I have for a hat…

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Up and coming are Slippery Leaves for MEN inspired by these guys….

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BlaNk!

The Blank Studio creates custom designs for John Densmore of The DOORS

November 4, 2012

Through the years John has been a fun cat to work with. He has impeccable taste and knows exactly what he wants so, that being said I am proud to have this rock star wearing my one of a kind designs!

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Thumbs up!

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Believe me, it’s not easy getting John to pose for the camera….

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I started with a vintage tux circa 1960s and embellished with vintage custom buttons and silk screened images created just for him, with custom hand embroidered patches. He wore this jacket to some special event, bragging about sitting next to Johnny Depp. One thing I love about working with John is that he never squabbles about the price tag!

Another favorite for John is the famous “In My Blues” flannel line.

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Here he is wearing one of them during his Re-Generation Interview

Re:Generation – Interview with John Densmore from \’The Doors\’

John Densmore talks about his co-operation with Skrillex. The drummer from The Doors started off with skeptic view on the project, but eventually he felt educated and more open minded.

One of my favorite experiences with John was getting him to sign this vintage DOORS tee shirt

He told me that he NEVER signs anything and that I was very lucky to have him sign the vintage Doors concert tee, reminding me that his signature was worth a lot of money!

He was right! I sold this custom vintage tee shirt for $1500. He would kill me if he knew I sold it, but I had to pay my rent! Thanks John!

Working on some stage costumes for the band Lose Your Fear

October 30, 2012

Here are some designs Im working on currently. Inspired by my mom’s vintage turquoise collection she just handed down to me from her Cherokee bloodline, mixed with some Cult and Jim Morrison influences.

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Mix this with some leather pants…

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And then there’s the HAT!!!!

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ooofy….

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ROCK STAR!

OR…. sport the look with a long black Victorian slip with bloomers

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with these boots

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or even these!!!!

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BAD ASS!

 

 

October 30, 2012

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The Full Page Ad for No Cover Magazine

September 24, 2012

The De-Con Mom Skirt

August 22, 2012

The De-Con Mom Skirt

Reversible skirt with reversed applique and silk screen images soon to be available at theblankstudio.com

About The Artist

August 16, 2012

About The Artist

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Melissa Simpson is a designer who cultivates a socially ethical approach to fashion by utilizing recycled materials to create one of a kind wearable art with a sophisticate eye for textile collage with urban resilience.

At The BlaNk Studio, Melissa creates a unique garment which is hand dyed and silk screened with edgy images, then embellished with antique textiles gathered from around the world. The style in which these appliqués are hand embroidered are a signature the designer uses for a couture texture appeal. Carefully placed hand selected Swarovski crystals complete these
enchanting designs.

The BlaNk Studio Collection is consistently sought after by an audience of all ages, and has been a stunning addition to the wardrobe of several high profile celebrities and rock stars through the years.

For more information please visit theblankstudio.com- a web site that inspires a global revolution which focuses on solutions for a healthy economic market by encouraging a sustainable environment . We invite you to participate.

Bagg Edge

August 16, 2012

Bagg Edge

Working with antique textiles from India and leather lamb fringe to create these awesome hippie bags with hemp strap!!!

BlaNk Custom Halters

August 15, 2012

BlaNk Custom Halters

Just finished a new run of the custom BlaNk halter tee. Pink LOVED these tee’s and between her and my gal pal, Devin Davis, wife of Korn Jonathan Davis, the entire collection had been depleted.

The Vampire’s Band-aid Choker

August 14, 2012

The Vampire's Band-aid Choker

Cameo Choker
A collection of Antique Victorian Cameo’s circa 1837 – 1901. Each cameo is carefully hand selected to adorn the vintage collection of rare silk velvet ribbon which has been appliquéed with vintage lace, hand stitched embroidery, and embellished with Swarovski crystals to complete our one of a kind enchanting designs. The Cameo Choker is perfect for wedding, parties, special events, or to simply look amazing.
Prices range from $85 to $325.


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