Thursday, November 18, 2010

Artistry, ho!

Today, on a very special episode of the Western Costume Company Blog, we are pleased to announce the upcoming Arroyo Arts Collective 18th Annual Discovery Tour: NORTH BY NORTHEAST. (

Not only is it "a self-guided auto tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights, and Mount Washington" but our very own Ms. Kerry Deco will be showcasing some of her truly stunning creations.

In an exhibit entitled "Found Again: Sculptural, Ephemeral, Wearable" Kerry and her co-artist Ms. Kacy Treadway have created rather mind-blowing frocks and chapeaux using a wide variety of found objects from bottle caps to Converse and wine corks to wood.

For real folks, I've been looking at the following photo for 15 minutes and still can't look away. (Incidentally this inability has made typing rather difficult and I do apologize for any spelling errors... especially in the French portion of our show.)

And seriously this is a bonnet. Made out of wood. Even the feathers. Oh my god.

When she's not busy making making some of the most awesome head-coverings we've ever seen, Kerry is our full-time assistant milliner here at Western. Our master milliner Harry Rotz was going to provide some highly quotable words in praise of Kerry, but regretfully declined after persistent requests from Ms. Deco not to embarrass her by saying, on the internet no less, how awesome and talented she is.

So there you are. Kerry works here. She is talented and awesome and makes incredible art.

Check it out this weekend:
Sunday 9:30am-5pm
5431 Townsend Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(Very end of Townsend, North of Hill Drive. Please park on Hill)
Tickets: $10 in advance - Purchasable online or at Galco's Old World Grocery 5702 York Blvd., Highland Park, 90042. $15 day of the Tour.

More Information and Tickets at