Whirlingturban Bombshell Dresses and Pinup Couture are made in a small, custom design studio surrounded by an orchid-dripping and dragonfly-humming tropical garden in exotic Bali.Sigh. The dripping orchids! The humming dragonflies! And THE DRESSES.
With a tiny staff of Bali’s best seamstresses, and with the help of local fabric dyers printers and weavers, we make garments lovingly, by hand, one at a time. We recreate "Vintage Greats"; the most desirable and hard to find styles, using hand work and construction techniques which are no longer practical on modern factories.
My very favorite is the "Shaheen Dream," which is directly recreated from an Alfred Shaheen design. I love it in the brocade pictured above. And, very appropos of my style dictionary post this morning, it features elastic shirring in the back bodice, as most of Shaheen's dresses did. This photo shows the very precise measuring process for this particular dress.