Circus Couture is a truly magnificent project. It’s a once a year show featuring variety acts, a fashion show, and a really exciting live auction. The production value of the show rivals anything on the Las Vegas Strip, and all of the proceeds go to an amazing charity. This is some of the best live entertainment you will find in the world, and to top it all off, all of the proceeds go to pediatric care and research.
Tawney was invited to be the featured designer for the fashion show this year, which was really exciting! The concept was to make a balloon dress that represented each of the themes from the previous themes. This meant there would be five unique balloon dresses. We knew we wanted to make these all really spectacular, so we put together a power team of Tawney, Shana Brenion, and Buster Balloon. The three of them created these five, beautiful works of art.
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I would just like to thank everyone who helped, modeled, organized, and fed us while we were working on these Circus Couture balloon dresses!
The Las Vegas Wonderground, is one of those fabulous local’s secret which make this town so great to live in. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a sort-of offbeat lounge with a cabaret theme. The first show starts at 8pm and continues through the night with a myriad collection of players performing everything from magic tricks to fire eating, to (in this case) a balloon fashion show. The balloon dresses were created using over 1000 balloons over the course of 30 hours. Each balloon dress had it’s own theme designed to complement the personality of the model.
Creating this wedding balloon dress was such an enjoyable project for me. Chuck Lane and Julie Trygar, the amazing bride and groom who threw this Riviera Maya wedding, were fantastic to work with! It was such a treat to collaborate with Julie in designing her dream wedding balloon dress. Julie knew she wanted a truly unique wedding dress, and it was so much fun making it happen for her.