Over my performing career I’ve had the pleasure of performing with Lucky Penny, and for the past 2 years I’ve begun having things made for me by her for the stage, as well as continuously swooning over her day wear and party wear designs she makes for J. Von Stratton Designs.
If you live in Seattle, you can check out some of her ready to wear stuff at the Pretty Parlor off of Olive (near broadway) or, if you have bit of patience, have a wonderfully creative piece made just for you (she’s super busy). If you’re curious to see some of her stage designs, you only have to check out The Atomic Bombshells, as she’s their main costumer/designer. A true burlesque professional in every sense of the word, she also is a main cast member of the famous troupe as well!
Walking into her work space makes a girl or lucky boy instantly jealous of the fringe, rhinestones, sequins and ruffles per square foot. I can’t help but try to touch everything and gush over a pink number she made herself for her Valentine’s day act. You just keep saying in your head “I want a pretty dress too!”
One of the reasons why I’ve chosen to share one of my secret people with you all (she’s not so secret) is because it’s awesome to know that wildly creative and fun people do exist is costuming still.
This talented lady also makes unique and fun wedding dresses, perfect for a dame who wants to be the center of attention!
So whether you’re a burlesque gal or a gal who loves to look amazing in a unique and playful design, check out