Street Trash Art

Today I’m posting a feature on the business, “Street Trash Art.  Most of you know that both my husband and myself are both artists and I’m a true believer in artists supporting other artists. With that being said, besides supporting them, I also fell instantly in love with Street Trash Art.

   Street Trash Art is a business started by two artists, Haley Murin and Dustin Tyler that creates glamour and horror (My favorite combo) inspired items, such as clothing, accessories, things for the home, etc. Their aesthetic is what first drew me towards them. I met Haley through Facebook on the Glamour Ghoul Gang page, and we instantly clicked. The first big thing that brought us together is that not only do we both enjoy the horror genre,  we both LOVE Freddy Krueger and even swapped sweatshirts. I am absolutely in love with my new Freddy hoodie. I told her how much I love Freddy and ended up giving her my Freddy hoodie since I was getting one from them.

   The style of Street Trash is unique and you always feel like you’re getting something that’s one of a kind. I was just in San Francisco and my new hoodie was one of the first things I packed and was perfect for the cold, foggy, and beautiful city. It’s so soft and comfortable and definitely helped me stay warm. I was glad that I packed it and enjoyed wearing it and taking with me on my trip.

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Here’s a really cute and quick mini-bio on Street Trash, directly from them. Besides the pictures that they gave me for their feature below, I also included some product shots to give you a taste of what they create. Definitely check Street Trash Art at their links below!

Here’s the story of Street Trash Art. It’s quick and to the point. I love it:

“Street Trash Art was formed in November on 2017, consisting of artists, Dustin Tyler and Haley Murin. Upon their first time meeting in September of 2017, they had a connection that was the spark they always needed, to fuel the motivation to pursue a world in which they wanted to live…

A world full of – horror movies, bright colors, the season fall and 80’s pop music!”
I couldn’t have said it better.
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   Again I definitely recommend checking them out and see all the things that they make and sell. I personally want to buy everything so check them out as fast as you can before I snag everything.
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Here’s their official website and all their links:
Instagram is – @streettrash.art 
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My 2nd Amazing photo edit from Brian Sikoff

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  My good friend Sikoff made me another awesome comic post edit for me. This is a picture edit of my husband and from a few years ago and when I talked to Brian last week, I asked him if he could do a double edit of me and my husband to surprise him and this is what he came up with which I was gagging over! It’s so fucking perfect and another huge thank you for Brian! Thank you so much. 💖💖💖

My Amazing Bad Ass Comic Book Edit

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  I’ve known Brian for years and we used to work together a bit. He is great at cosplay and graphic photo editing. I asked him if he could edit one of my photos to give it a comic feel and he used one if poison ivy pics, of course, and made thus incredible moving psychedelic art creation. Big shoutout to him and check out his Instagram at @cosplaynowand forever and his Facebook under Brian Sikoff.  Also I linked my moving Poison Ivy edit in my Facebook page so check that out too!!! https://www.instagram.com/cosplaynowandforever

My Art Portrait by Jen Lightfoot

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I met artist Jen Lightfoot through a mutual friend, Jessica Perner, another incredible artist that has used me in several artwork projects. I met her through Instagram and when I found her page I had to look through every single picture she had posted. I immediately fell in love with her style and the uniqueness of each art piece she creates.

I was so excited when Jen started working on my portrait which was an amazing drawing illustration with colored pencil and ink as her medium. She also created it  on a wooden board with gave the art piece an extra bit of uniqueness with her soft and fluid colors she used, which was so cool. She used one of my model photos as her reference and we collaborated a bit to make sure we were on the same page when it came to the illustration and how we both wanted it to look. Jen was very kind and would send me work in progress photos to make sure everything was coming up well. Every time she would send me a picture, I’d get even more excited!

I love how even though a photo reference was used to create this creation, Jen still added her own little cuteness and uniqueness to it, such as putting a spider on my shoulder because in the actual model photo, I wore a flower piece that had spiders in it.

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I’m so happy with how my absolutely gorgeous and amazing portrait came out and I’m so thankful to the lovely Jen Lightfoot for all the time and effort that she put into my piece.

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If you’re interested in getting a commissioned piece by her check out her website at jenlightfoot.com or write to her email posted above. Or check out her Instagram (jen_lightfoot) to see her work.

Victorian Lady Photo Shoot Part 1

I finally finally finally did my Victorian Lady Photoshoot. I was so excited to not only do this shoot but also I got to finally wear my handmade hat fascinators made by my friend Debra Shirley. I first mentioned Debra in a past post on how I was excited to receive her hats and you can click on her tag to see the past article. She’ll be writing a bio for my interview I’m doing with her soon.

I did two parts for this amazing shoot because I had two different costumes and looks. Also I had different inspirations for each look. Here is my first photoset look and my inspiration.

My FIRST inspiration for this shoot was my mom. My parents bought a new house not too long ago and my mom is an amazing interior decorator, even though she was never professionally trained. She just has a beautiful and amazing eye! Her theme of the new house is Victorian. She actually suggested me doing a Victorian-themed shoot because I’ve never done one before. My other inspiration, especially fashion wise, for PART ONE of this shoot was two of my favorite films, “MY FAIR LADY” and “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.”

I hope you enjoy these photos from PART 1 of my “VICTORIAN LADY” photoshoot. A huge thank you to Debra Shirley again for creating me these beautiful hat fascinators.

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Makeup all done by myself. Photos taken by Nick Sorat.

Drag Queen Merchandise

   I definitely wanted to do a post just on my goodies that I got at Drag Con from my that was separate from my main article on my experience at the convention. Here they are and I hope you enjoy! I thought this was a fun post to do!

    First drag merchandise I got is my fabulous Alyssa Edwards pin with her tongue pop and one of her famous sayings, “BackRolls.” I had to have that pin and it makes me laugh every time I see it. IMG_6130

I loved meeting Michelle Visage as you read in my previous post on my time at Drag Con and this is the ring she gave me that she actually wore on RuPaul’s Drag Race! I love you Michelle and thank you! 

I bought these two fans, one that says “Oh Honey” and the other one says, “Thwoorp.” I got these two for twenty five bucks which was a fantastic deal. I chose these two particular fans to represent Trixie Mattel and Katya on their youtube show because Trixie is known for saying “Oh Honey,” and Katya is known for her hot fan flipping and saying “Thwoorp.”

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Also for my Katya merchandise since she is one of my all time favorite queens, here are my tank top and shorts which I was so excited to find!

As you know Ben Dela Creme is my burlesque drag sister and I love her and her whole style. Here are my merchandise from her. It’s a shirt that I love wearing, a candle that was handmade, and of course a sparkly gorgeous autographed photo!IMG_5525

Here are my merch from the fabulous Neon DETOX! The shirt I had to have because it’s a horror glam Bride of Frankenstein LIMITED EDITION shirt. I love wearing it with my Kreepsville666 glow in the dark Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein leggings. The tote bag cracked me and I had to have it!

My mom actually ordered this for me before I attended which tells you that she is the coolest mom. I met Alaska briefly and bought one of her shirts for one of my best friends but I thought my little drag queen POP Alaska doll was the cutest!IMG_6129

I also bought one of my best friends up north a Shangela shirt since she’s her top fave queen of my friend. The quotes on the shirt is iconic from season 3 of Rupaul’s Drag Race.IMG_6148

Here’s my stunningly gorgeous autographed photo from Chad Michaels who if you read my first post on my experience at Drag Con, you’ll know what I think of her. The most professional queen I’ve ever met. Thank you Chad aka Cher! IMG_6142

Last but not least, here’s my autographed photo from on of my favorite queens, the famous and funny Bianca Del Rio. Glad I got to meet her, especially after seeing one of her shows a month before and here is my copy of her new book which is hysterical and I definitely recommend reading.

Thank you for reading and checking out all my drag queen merchandise. Like I said above, I thought this would be a fun post!

   Please post your likes and comments below.

   Especially let me know who your favorite drag queens are! I’m curious. Lets compare and chat about our favorite fabulous queens! 

XOXO CARLIE