Poison Ivy

This version of Poison Ivy was commissioned by photographer James Young for his website Allablur.com.

We had about a week to get everything together since the shoot was at a private loft residence in downtown Los Angeles. The top and bottom pieces were covered with individually sewn on ivy leaves. Which means I was taking apart large lengths of floral ivy to get the right size and color of leaf for the outfit. I then had to pin each one in place (while making sure there was some stretch left) hand sew it down so you couldn’t see the sewing and then make sure I had all the tiny pins out.

James had his make-up stylist add the wig and eyebrows.

A fun & quick project. 🙂


  • Andrea did an amazing job on my costume for Comic Con. Not only was there fantastic attention to detail it was actually comfortable to wear, which is saying something when it’s 85 degrees and you’re clad in vinyl! Thanks so much!

    - Verona as PANDORA from Guitar Hero
  • Andrea’s designs added enormous visual appeal to my last film, and were a powerful tool for revealing character. But beyond that, her attention to the details of how the costumes would be used –how the actors would need to move in them and in what environments– proved critical when we got around to filming fight scenes in hot weather. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    - Keith Hartman, Director of REAL HEROES
  • When we needed period costumes for our choir’s Renaissance Christmas pageant, Andrea was our go-to person.  We were pleased with the quality and the quick turn-around time.  Her attention to detail made the costumes pop, and added that “something extra” for our performances.


    - Dennis Schamp, Bass Section Leader San Diego Mesa College Chorus

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