Silla Black will be wearing over 10,000 crystals at the Miss Firm Australia Grand Final

Author: Crystal Queen - Lindsay   Date Posted:29 May 2017 

If Silla Black wants to be swathed in white lace and encrusted with Swarovski crystals, who are we to say anything but yes, yes and YES! If Silla Black wants to be swathed in white lace and encrusted with Swarovski crystals, who are we to say anything but yes, yes and YES!

 

Silla Black, a Burlesque Artist and retired Exotic Dancer from Sydney will be a judge for the second year running at the Miss Firm Australia Grand Final in South Australia next week.  It is Australia's largest competition and has a $10,000 cash prize. As an esteemed judge, Silla must set the standard and she desired a gown with 10,000 crystals. 

And we said yes! 
 
Silla wanted a white lace gown which showed off her height and curves and which was designed around a large, opulent crystal motif she had found on her travels through Dubai last year. There are many beautiful laces in the world but it is difficult to find a stretch, white lace that doesn't appear cheap or tacky. We were able to track down a luxurious fabric at Tessuti Fabrics in Sydney. The lace is soft as a dove to touch and it has a floral design and a soft scalloped edge. We did not seek out a lining as Silla plans to wear it 'au naturale' with a few extra well-placed crystals.

We took her measurements and created the gown. After a fitting we embellished it with an array of clear and AB, Swarovski & DMC crystals; in sizes ss10, ss12 and ss20. Most of them are hotfix flatback stones. The final detailing was done by hand with E6000 glue and a Crystal Ninja application tool which we plan to retail before long.   

 

The Design Process:

Above Image: 
Silla Black, Australian Showgirl
Photo by Steven Jones 
MUA: Amanda Nash 
Showgirl costume made elsewhere. 

Credits for large studio photo:

Dress by: CRYSTAL QUEEN
Corset: Cyd Starling
Make up by: Anita Rutter
Photography & Post Production : Jason Vandepeer
Creative Director & Stylist : Anna Scott 
Location scout: Andrew King
Location: Cummins House 

 

Comments (1)

Beautiful

By: on 2 June 2017
Hi ladies, I love this design and your creativity. Well done. I'll keep you in mind for future crystal embellishment x

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