Lily Absinthe~ Karin McKechnie-Lid

Lily Absinthe~ Karin McKechnie-Lid

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Los Angeles, CA / Victorian Fashionista and Costume Designer with clients that include the Hollywood Film Industry, Brides, Burlesque Beauties, Actors, Rodeo Queens & Cowgirls!
Lily Absinthe~ Karin McKechnie-Lid
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Another one of our 1880's era gowns with different styles of pleating in taupe and periwinkle silk,a Lily Absinthe Original.

Another one of our era gowns with different styles of pleating in taupe and periwinkle silk,a Lily Absinthe Original.

The Co-Desginer here at Lily Absinthe in his new linen suit we made, getting ready to a walk to town at our #11 in Tombstone.

The Co-Desginer here at Lily Absinthe in his new linen suit we made, getting ready to a walk to town at our in Tombstone.

Three kinds of silk and antique silk embroidered floral linen bands on the hem of the blue silk 1880 gown

Three kinds of silk and antique silk embroidered floral linen bands on the hem of the blue silk 1880 gown

Corseted and ready for a spin on  our reproduction 1888 "Safety Bicycles" at LA Tweed Ride 2015. Red wool and silk cycling suit was made here at Lily Absinthe.

Corseted and ready for a spin on our reproduction 1888 "Safety Bicycles" at LA Tweed Ride Red wool and silk cycling suit was made here at Lily Absinthe.

Another 1880's confection in seafoam and teal, straw chapeau is also made by me on one of my antique straw sewing machines.

Another confection in seafoam and teal, straw chapeau is also made by me on one of my antique straw sewing machines.

Another silk springtime confection a la mode 1880, Gown and chapeau are designed and made by yours truly, I also recovered the antique parasol.

Another silk springtime confection a la mode Gown and chapeau are designed and made by yours truly, I also recovered the antique parasol.

Formal shot at Fly's Photographic Studio in Tombstone, AZ  Entire suit, chapeau, and parasol were designed and made by me.

Formal shot at Fly's Photographic Studio in Tombstone, AZ Entire suit, chapeau, and parasol were designed and made by me.

Lily Absinthe's masculine side in linen and silk, original waistcoat clasp and buttons, all hand finished.

Lily Absinthe's masculine side in linen and silk, original waistcoat clasp and buttons, all hand finished.

A Lily Absinthe Original. Layers of overdyed cotton batiste double headed ruffles and ruches with silk sashes and bows a la mode 1883 for a French summer frock for my client.

A Lily Absinthe Original. Layers of overdyed cotton batiste double headed ruffles and ruches with silk sashes and bows a la mode 1883 for a French summer frock for my client.

Silk lisere, silk taffeta, silk chifffon, and antique tambour lace a la mode 1878, with a hat stitched on my original 1877 Wilcox & Gibbs chainstitch treadle machine. A Lily Absinthe original, it was refashioned for my client and now has a new home.

Silk lisere, silk taffeta, silk chifffon, and antique tambour lace a la mode with a hat stitched on my original 1877 Wilcox & Gibbs chainstitch treadle machine. A Lily Absinthe original, it was refashioned for my client and now has a new home.

Antique sapphire blue straw off the face bonnet lined with ivory silk, sewn on one of my original straw machines a la mode of 1876

Antique sapphire blue straw off the face bonnet lined with ivory silk, sewn on one of my original straw machines a la mode of 1876

Mourning gown in original "new old stock" silk crape, crepe lissette, dulled taffeta, and wool sheer, antique soutache, embroidery and a suite of original diamond shaped mourning buttons. Twig bonnet and mourning jewelry are original, veil is silk crape as well. Allen Street Cemetery, Tombstone, AZ

Mourning gown in original "new old stock" silk crape, crepe lissette, dulled taffeta, and wool sheer, antique soutache, embroidery and a suite of original diamond shaped mourning buttons. Twig bonnet and mourning jewelry are original, veil is silk crape as well. Allen Street Cemetery, Tombstone, AZ

With producer Bob Burhl at Melody Ranch studios, he's in a waistcoat of my design and an antique coat from my museum collection. I'm in an 1888 ensemble of antique silk sateen and velvet with a brocaded linen bustled skirt and original (restored) chapeau.

With producer Bob Burhl at Melody Ranch studios, he's in a waistcoat of my design and an antique coat from my museum collection. I'm in an 1888 ensemble of antique silk sateen and velvet with a brocaded linen bustled skirt and original (restored) chapeau.

Bold plaid taffeta promenade gown with matched plaid ruffles and ruches, shirred chiffon front inset and knife pleated hem a la mode of 1876. Final fitting was at our historic home in Tombstone, AZ...the perfect setting for this Lily Absinthe original.

Bold plaid taffeta promenade gown with matched plaid ruffles and ruches, shirred chiffon front inset and knife pleated hem a la mode of Final fitting was at our historic home in Tombstone, AZ.the perfect setting for this Lily Absinthe original.