Vespidame Fashion Show by Yolanda Pierces

On April 22nd Cottage 13’s proprietress and piercer, Yolanda presented her newest collection for her fashion label Vespidame.  “Tempest in the Garden” was presented at the Glamour in the Hammer fundraiser for local charity organization The Good Shepherd.  An evening of food, music and fashion, celebrating the best of “Made in Hamilton” art and design.  

This is the second year Yolanda has participated in this spectacular event showcasing 8 of Hamilton’s best restaurants and 8 local fashion designers.  

The collection entitled “Tempest in the Garden” was inspired by the Garden of Eden…but not the tranquil, sublime Eden we expect.  Eve has just taken a bite from the forbidden fruit…storm clouds gather and darkness overcomes the garden as she reaches for something to cover herself from the tempest.

 

 photo by Andy Burleigh on location at the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse with model Amy.

photo by Andy Burleigh on location at the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse with model Amy.

Vespidame models walked the runway to a sold out crowd at The Cotton Factory in one of Hamilton’s classiest, most dazzling events of the year.  Featuring make up by Jenna Smith-Panko of Glitter and Gore Makeup Artistry and caught-in-a-storm hairstyles by Stina Scott. This collection embraced the riot of colours in a garden paradise complete with snake, moth and peacock characters.

 

 Model Alessandra offers a bite of the forbidden fruit. Featuring tattoos by Os Paredes, make up by Jenna of Glitter and Gore Makeup Artistry and hair by Stina Scott. 

Model Alessandra offers a bite of the forbidden fruit. Featuring tattoos by Os Paredes, make up by Jenna of Glitter and Gore Makeup Artistry and hair by Stina Scott. 

 photo by Andy Burleigh of dark and stormy "Lilith", model Kylie sports tattoos by Chris Hall.

photo by Andy Burleigh of dark and stormy "Lilith", model Kylie sports tattoos by Chris Hall.

 Kaylaa wears freshly picked flowers from a midnight garden and a bustier with original silkscreened art by Bryce Huffman. Photo by Andy Burleigh, glasses courtesy of Advanced Vision.

Kaylaa wears freshly picked flowers from a midnight garden and a bustier with original silkscreened art by Bryce Huffman. Photo by Andy Burleigh, glasses courtesy of Advanced Vision.