Photo of Kambriel taken by Curse (circa 1993)

Ivory Dracula’s Bride Gown (available here & here)

Also ~ some thoughts on the importance of keeping artists’ credits/sources/signatures on their work: There are multiple photos from my original catalogue making the rounds online with the credits removed. It’s sad to see these old favourites cut down due to cropped out photo credits. Is it more “aesthetic” to get rid of a small text credit, and leave the entire photo off-center? Why do people think it’s o.k. to remove the equivalent of an artist’s signature? If people give their time, inspiration, $, and skill to create and share their art ~ art that speaks to you enough that you want to share it with others, please be considerate enough to leave their original signature/logos/credits in place. Otherwise, these just become ‘another random anonymous image’, which hurts artists on a variety of levels.

So of course ~ enjoy the art & feel free to share, but please leave original credits & sources in tact. To those who make the effort to add them back in, thank you ~ it’s truly appreciated!

"Moving on with solemn grace, a blackened cloud to shroud my face…" ~Kambriel

Cabaret Noir bustle jacket
Photo of Kambriel by Visioluxus

Photos circa 1992-93 of me with some paintings I did back in 1991.

People tend to think of me more for the clothing I design/create, but I’ve always loved creating in general ~ regardless of the art form. I once spent an entire year painting in nothing but black and white. Most of the paintings were quite a bit larger than these ~ surreal fantasy-lands inhabited by strange people/creatures, generally with a mysterious, darkly whimsical twist.

One of these days I’ll paint more again…

visioluxus:

Demon II

Model: Ophelia Darkly

H/MUA: thebirdbones

Suspiria Gown: kambriel

Amazing headdress made by my amazing husband, phillipvaldez, out of paper, paint and glue, with chain accents. Repainted with gloss black and a red interior for this shoot.

Website / Patreon / Twitter

Avant garde fashion for the wickedly wonderful…

(Suspiria gown available here & here.)

(Reblogged from visioluxus)
visioluxus:

Demon
Model: Ophelia Darkly
H/MUA: thebirdbones​
Suspiria Gown: kambriel
Amazing headdress made by my amazing husband, phillipvaldez, out of paper, paint and glue, with chain accents. Repainted with gloss black and a red interior for this shoot. 
Website / Patreon / Twitter



Fantastical pairing of the Suspiria Gown & headdress ~ like a black flame, or stalagmites rising in a hidden cave.

visioluxus:

Demon

Model: Ophelia Darkly

H/MUA: thebirdbones

Suspiria Gown: kambriel

Amazing headdress made by my amazing husband, phillipvaldez, out of paper, paint and glue, with chain accents. Repainted with gloss black and a red interior for this shoot.

Website / Patreon / Twitter

Fantastical pairing of the Suspiria Gown & headdress ~ like a black flame, or stalagmites rising in a hidden cave.
(Reblogged from visioluxus)
nickdrake:

Salvador Dalí jumping rope.




Dalí would have been great at Double Dutch.

nickdrake:

Salvador Dalí jumping rope.

Dalí would have been great at Double Dutch.
(Reblogged from linduhhhhhhhhhh)

seanvongormanart:

Sketch: @neilhimself selling BOOKS to KIDS!

No - MUST NOT REVEAL SECRET of why Neil’s Kambriel coats need all those interior pockets!!
(Reblogged from seanvongormanart)

amandapalmer:

ahhhh Bauhaus. nobody loves Bauhaus anymore. do they?

does anybody out there love Bauhaus as much as I do ?

You know I do ~ we 1st met at a Bauhaus show in Boston. I had on a giant black hat bedecked in pearls. You asked if I made the hat, to which I said yes, and you immediately said, “If you made that hat, you could make my clothes.”

Also, back in 1989-ish, I went to a Laurie Anderson show and she said “Bauhaus” in a spoken word piece. I couldn’t contain my teenage reflexes and suddenly one little random cheer erupted from the mezzanine ;)

(Source: wearethemedia)

(Reblogged from amandapalmer)

Describe your style:

Neil Gaiman - “Ramshackle, awkward, easygoing, and very black. I tend to wear a Kambriel jacket, based on the one she made for me for the 2010 Oscars.”

(Boston Common magazine: Boston’s Most Stylish Couples)

My favourite part of making the original coat for Neil is that it wasn’t “just” worn for the Oscars, but became an everyday go-to, personalized design that Neil could feel very natural & comfortable in for many other occasions ~ great & small. That means a lot more to me than any single red carpet walk ever could.

princeowl:

the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’ 

you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong. 

Loved this last line:

“Sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong.”

(Reblogged from gothiccharmschool)

monicarichards:

Oh man.

Amazing the difference it makes when standard materials are used in unexpected ways. I lived in a “city of bricks” and often wondered why builders limited everything to harsh straight lines & 90 degree angles… exercising just a little imagination and putting forth some extra effort & expressions of personal style in your work, can help create a more inspiring, fantastical world.
(Reblogged from monicarichards)

amandapalmer:

rules for being human.
sent to me by my best friend Anthony, who is now facing cancer again after over a year in remission.

and we all thought we were out of the woods.

(Reblogged from amandapalmer)