Past updates are below!
8/24 - WEBSITE REDESIGN IS UNDERWAY!
Blasphemina's Closet is temporarily not taking orders while Samantha prepares for her fall collection and finishes her current queue. The planned relaunch is September 1st. The planned grand reopening (including taking orders) is September 15th.
In the meantime, ready-made accessories and a few OOAK dresses are available on the Blasphemina's Closet Etsy. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to send an email.
8/13 - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR DESIGNS TO THE SGMS FASHION SHOW
For more info, click below.
Join us for the 10th anniversary of Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime
with the 7th annual fashion show, now called FULL FASHION PANIC!
- Convention Schedule -
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits
6/10 - AFSANA PRIDE and Site Update
Blasphemina's Closet will be vending at Afsana Pride. We'll be selling hair accessories during the workshops and performance. Come take a look!
In celebration of summer and Father's day, there is a small sale going until June 30th. Take a look!
6/3 - Site overhaul and summer projects
Blasphemina's Closet is going through a design change. In the meantime, feel free to look at the catalogue of past items, runway images and customer orders in regards to your custom order. I have 4 slots still open currently for orders.
5/16 - Open for orders; Nakamacon
BC is now open for orders. There are 7 spots open currently since there is still an overhaul taking place, but the queue is cleared up. Once those spots are filled it'll be another 3-4 weeks before I can open it back up, so don't wait. Due to the influx in bridal orders, I'm putting a bit longer turnaround on some items (3-4 weeks, instead of 2-3) and all rush items (two weeks or less) will require a rush fee. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask, but please check the FAQ first.
Next weekend is Nakamacon so stop by our table!
5/6 - Upcoming Events and Changes
There will be a big site overhaul over the next few months and a slight change in the way things work. I will also be ending my touring over conventions at the end of this year. If you want to get fun and thrifty BC items, make sure to come to Nakamacon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Dragoncon and Teslacon. There are also some fun things coming that will be updated in this section. Check back often :3
4/22 - Anime Detour, Art in Bloom and the Communist Party!
BC is currently closed for orders. If you'd like a ready made item, please check Etsy
This weekend I'll be vending at Anime Detour. Please come by and visit me! I'll have tons of fun and affordable goodies :)
Next week is Art in Bloom featuring a few of my hand picked designs from my spring 2010 collection.
Later that night is the Communist Party, the next Libertine Asylum event, a fun and quirky look at the aesthetic of cold war themed iconography without the politics.
What a full week of events!
3/26 - Thanks to everyone who came to Dances of Vice!
The show was great, so many lovely people came and we had a great time.
3/10 - Gothic Beauty
Remember to pick up this months issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine! Blasphemina's Closet is right in the beginning.
The outfit from the first page of the article is for direct sale here
3/1 - Wonderland in Spring - Dances of Vice March 19th
Bionic Unicorn and Apatico will be doing companion accessories for my Spring/Summer 2010 line. Come and check them out. The hats and jewelry will be available for sale right off of the models. They are all one of a kind.
Don't know what to get your pretty lady for Valentine's Day? Try a quick buy ready-made OOAK fascinator on the Blasphemina's Closet Etsy Store!
Want something a little more personalized? Order one in specific colors! Custom fascinators will receive free shipping until Monday January 8th so you can get them in time for Valentine's.
Check back soon for Alice in Wonderland related information.
January 6th, 2010
Website updates aplenty! Blouses have been added back, sales are updated and there is now a
Special Occasion and Bridal section.
Elegant Wonderland registration now up.
Gift Certificates now available!
Post Holiday Sales!
January 5th, 2010
All items ordered before January 16th will receive free shipping!
All jsks $10 off
All orders over $200 will receive a free matching OOAK fascinator
All menswear is $10 off
This sale runs through January 16th.
December 23, 2009
Because I love you I'm going to be running a few sales following Christmas.
Make sure to check back the Monday following Christmas. You too fancy men!
The spring/summer 2010 line will be posted in March so if you want to order anything
from this line, you have until then.
After the new line premieres "Bread and Circuses" will only be
available through custom order and may not be available in the fabrics posted.
I also plan on traveling around to a lot of conventions for the 2010 convention season so
please keep an eye on my schedule if you want to buy certain items that are only available at cons.
Want to do some good this holiday season? Please donate to the Civil Society of MN.
They help victims of human trafficking, a cause I am very serious about.
Click the pic below for more info and give Paypal donations.
November 19th, 2009
Tomorrow is my catalogue shoot! Argh, I'm sorry that it's taken this long to get proper studio shots done. This season has been so full of events and shows that I haven't managed to get proper pictures taken for the site. BUT this will be remedied shortly.
I will be cleaning up the catalogue so you can at least get an idea of what's to come. I'll also be adding new items and revamped old favorites this winter. Thanks for your patiences, turtledoves XD
Personal update for those of you who've wished me well and inquired. My mother is doing GREAT! She had to get another surgery that we weren't expecting, but it was not cancerous *phew!* so we're in the clear. After this she has one more small surgery and she's done! We, my family, are so lucky to have her healthy and happy. I love you mom! And thanks again everyone. Your notes and emails really helped us through this hard year.
November 14th, 2009:
- Shows and Libertine Asylum Events are done for 2009! -
Thanks so much to everyone who has been a part of the parties, shows and events this year. It has been fun, exciting, adventuresome and exhilarating. Expect another whirlwind for 2010.
I will be taking the next few weeks to update my site (sorry between wedding bells and work travels I seem to have let the catalogue fall by the wayside). If you have any questions about holiday ordering, don't hesitate to ask.
On April 12th my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I don't keep secrets so there's no reason for me to hide behind it.
This website is very important to me, but family comes first.
I'm so very sorry for the delays in recent orders.
She's healing now and is cancer free after surgery.
Thank all of you for all of your kind emails, notes and phone calls.
My family is the most important thing to me and I'm happy that we are moving forward.
Thank you for your patience and well wishing emails.
February 5th, 2009
Ordering will close February 28th to give me time to finish
preparing for my brother's wedding and the Dances of Vice "Le Sacre du Printemps" show.
Thanks to all the New York Lolitas and models who will be helping all of us, myself, Apatico, Scoundrelle's Keep and Megan Maude, at this show. You're amazing!
For the first time ever, I'm collaborating with another designer, Heather Luca of Scoundrelle's Keep, on a special line.
Titled "Tanz Grotesk", this line is based on a short story, an online pulp novel if you will, written by my brother Achilles Sangster (also the namesake of my mens line).
The story Tanz Grotesk will be available to download chapter by chapter until fall and corresponding clothing items will be available on both Blasphemina's Closet and Scoundrelle's Keep for the duration of the story.
The new Blasphemina's Closet/Marching Achilles line PULP will also be available after Dances of Vice.
The women's line Penny Dreadful, though darker, will be available in lighter color so don't think I've gone strictly gothic. This line has more lush fabrics (brocades) and classic silhouettes.
The men's line Penny Blood is more refined than the previous Marching Achilles aesthetic. Vests, dress shirts and sweaters. Comfy, classic and battle-ready :3
Orders will resume March 25th.
Several items have been taken down since they seem to be very popular
in the pictured fabrics (which I'm sold out of), so if there was an item
you loved but don't see it, I may be able to make it in different fabric.
Up next: 3.21.09 - New collection premiers at Dances of Vice in New York!
Pictures up from the Spring teaser preview at Voltaire show Minneapolis
Ordering is open as of January 5th. The new line will be up in March,
so if you see an item you like, now is the time to get it, since there
will be updates and changes.
The Olivia Blouse is on hiatus. The Leela jumper is only available in
fabrics of your choice.
Thanks to everyone for making 2008 such an amazing year. I have met many
amazing people and made many new and great friends. From me and mine,
I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Fancy New Year.
Welcome back to Blasphemina's Closet! It's been a few years since the last overhaul, huh?
Well, I'm excited to have you all back at my little shop. As promised, this is a faster loading,
less crashy site. We're still working out the bugs, so I appreciate your patience during the process.
You may have noticed some new items as well as the lack of old favorites. Well, while we are re-working
the over-all look of the site, we're also going to be doing some new photoshoots so that details on items
can be seen more clearly. If there was something you really liked but don't see, email me and we can chat :)
Now that that's all said and done, I'd just like to thank everyone for the support and love over the last year
while I worked things out, started my blasted convention (which set order back, so sorry) and was crushed
over the postponement of my wedding. I hope to do my very best to continue making you all happy and fancy!
~ Samantha Rei