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We're insanely busy lately. Here's where we'll be:

Woohoo! My birthday weekend at Dorian's Parlor! April 28th, the Doubletree Hotel, Philly. Come bring me cake.

One of my favourite shows of the year: Fairie Festival, May 4th, 5tth, and 6th at Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA.

We're trying something new, then: Zenkaikon, May 11th and 12th in Oaks, PA

And for the last of our four-play: The insanely fabulous, wonderfully glorious Steampunk World's Fair, May 18th-20th in Piscataway, NJ.

These are all going to be fantastic shows, we're all incredibly psyched to show you the new and amazing stuff we're working on, and after these shows, we're gonna fall over in a heap and sleep for a week. So come see us before we hibernate!
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I should do this more often.

 I've just come through not one but two huge shows: The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, and The Alternative Living Expo. Back to back, essentially, which means-- woohoo!-- I'm sick as the proverbial dog right now. But. No rest for the weary, right? So here's where I'll be next:

March 12th, Dorian's Parlor-- a monthly Steampunk event here in Philly, at the lovely Doubletree Hotel near City Hall. The people are lovely, the music is fabulous, the entertainment varied and high-quality. I wouldn't miss this event, and neither should you.

April 16th, Dorian's Parlor-- This month, my dear friends Platform one will be playing. They certainly know how to put on a show. When they really get going, Nigel might come offstage and do the Secretariat with you.

April 29th/May1st-- One of my favourite shows, Fairie Fest. Come out to Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA, and dance on the grass with all the fairies. Spoutwood is a beautiful organic farm, and the whole show couldn't be lovelier! (And it's my birthday. I'll have cake.)

May 20th/22nd, The Steampunk World's Fair-- It's hard to believe this is only the second year for this event. It went over like gangbusters last year, and everyone talks about it as if it's always been there. So much going on-- so much glorious fun!

So! That's about enough for one entry, right? And when I get them, I'll post photos of the bridal gowns I had for the Alternative Living Expo, where I exhibited mainly in the section of the show called The Alternative Bridal Expo. It was such a grand debut for the show! So come on out, and say hi. I'd say I don't bite, but apparently, I do. But I'l try to keep it under control!
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Next event!

So! Where next? I'll be at The Anachronism, in New York City, on Sunday, November 21st. It's at the fabulous Webster Hall, and this time, there'll be a fashion show AND, possibly, an opportunity to vend. What makes everything even better is that I'm going to be bringing a whole new line with me for the fashion show. So bring it on! Come see me take daring new risks with textiles! WOOHOO!

This is a deliberately inclusive event: if you're vaguely interested in Steampunk, but have no clue what to wear or where to start, this is the place for you. Come on out, see what's what, and have fun. I know a lot of the folks who will be there, and almost all of the folks running the event, and it'll be grand. They're all good people. This is also the first time for this event, and I'd love there to be a second, third, etc. So come on out!

Speaking of fun events, I'm still having an absolute BLAST at Dorian's Parlor here in Philly every month. This month, we're slated for the 28th, and oh, boy, will it be good. Ego Likeness will be playing on their current North American tour, so come out!

This is yet another event with the same M.O.: you love Steampunk? You wouldn't know Steampunk if you fell across it? Come on out. GREAT music, food, drinks, fashion, vendors, WONDERFUL people. Steampunk, Neo-Vicctorian, whatever you like or in which you have an interest, it's there.

So! I hope to see you!
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Well, it's been quite a while.

Lest ye think I've been sitting around eating bonbons and doing not much of anything, let me correct you: I've been up to my ears in shows. Wicked Faire was in February. The end of April/start of May saw us at Fairie Fest, at Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA. Middle of May was the very first Steampunk World's Fair-- and I have to tell you, after all these years, it's hard to spell "fair" without an e. Feels unnatural, it does. Early June saw the inagural night of the fabulous Dorian's Parlor right here in Philadelphia-- and my first-ever fashion show! Last weekend was Celtic Fling, and it was beastly hot.

So I figured perhaps it was time for me to be a bit proactive, and tell you where I will be, as opposed to where I was.

This weekend, July 3rd from 8pm to 2am, is the second annual SteamWerk Ball, at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. It's going to be a hoot: live bands, multiple rooms and DJs, fabulously dressed people, and me. What more you could you want? It's 18+, so bring everyone you know. 

The following weekend, July 11th, is my second-ever fashion show, this time in New York, at The Quarterly Art Soiree, at Webster Hall. I'll have about a dozen models, and the whole day looks marvelous: ballet, theatre, music, fashion-- it's going to be artistically spectacular.

After that, I'll be vending at Dorian's Parlor on July 24th. This time, I'll get to listen to the music, and eat the delicious hors d'oeuvres myself, instead of staring at them longingly as I race past to get my models ready to walk.

Then, of course, it's The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire again, every weekend from August 14th through October 31st. I hope to be on site more myself this year-- it's a fun place! I'll have some other events scattered throughout the summer, of course, like the third Dorian's Parlor on August 21st, which will feature the fabulous DJ Kiltboy, and live music from Platform one.

So that's the state of MayFaire Moon at the moment. Insanely busy, but that's good. Things progress apace! So come say hello-- I'll certainly be out and about enough!
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What I Can Do.

For the next two weeks, I'll be making a MayFaire Moon corset in the Haitian national colours of red and blue. All proceeds will go to charity. Probably Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders. If you have a particular charity in mind, I can do that, too. Depending on the corset, it'll be about $360/$460, with $300/$400 of that going to charity. So I'm just covering my costs.

Spread the word. I feel so incredibly helpless. But this? This I can do.
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What am I working on?

Textures., originally uploaded by Ysobelle.

Well, it's been a while since I posted, I know, but I thought I'd let everyone know where I am: awash in bridal! I'l have another gown to photograph and put up soon, but these quick-and-dirty shots should give you an idea of what's going on.

This gown: embroidered Chinese silk, tulle, and lace. It will feature detached hand-painted silk sleeves, a four-yard detachable train, and a five-yard tulle veil with hand-appliquèd lace motifs, all beaded with 1,400 real gemstones in garnet, citrine, and ruby.

I can't wait!