I had been interested in creating a  gypsy fortune teller character from the start of the Harlequin Glory project, but the costume had been overwhelming me. I had the skirt ready for a year before I knew how to put the rest of it together, after some vintage photographs of Theda Bara inspired me to go the topless-but-well-layered route.


It was probably the most complicated wardrobe of the series, consisting entirely of handmade pieces- skirt, sash, head scarf, neck corset, beaded bracelets, and pasties. I was so grateful to have Georgina model for us- it wasn’t the most comfortable of situations, but she always manages to look amazing, and in this case, not too much different than Theda’s Carmen from over 100 years ago.

Kayt-Silvers-Georgina2 KaytSilvers-Georgina1 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina3 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina9 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina8 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina6 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina5 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina4 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina13 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina11 Kayt-Silvers-Georgina12Kayt-Silvers-Georgina10

Despite all the balloon fatigue we had by the end of this one, we still managed to finish our series. Check out Part V here.



  • Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2015
  • Location: Belchertown State School, Belchertown, MA
  • Photography: Kayt Silvers and TJ Bynes
  • Styling: Kayt Silvers
  • Wardrobe: Dory Codington
  • Makeup: Kayt Silvers
  • Model: G.C.