Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Imaginarium Studio

Wall of fabrics at the Imaginarium Studio Take your pick! 

     Invisible Hero has finally moved into an amazing new studio space! The Imaginarum Studio will be our new home, located in the historic creamery building of Manchester under the eucalyptus trees and surrounded by acres of beautiful natural coastal landscape.  We are so ecstatic to be here! I cannot wait to create new things and have been completely inspired by this space.

     If you didn't visit us on our opening day celebrations, July 16th we took a few pics to share.  It was a little bit of an overhaul to get things cleaned and painted and ready for work but now that everything is done it certainly feels like an amazing new beginning.

The Hanging Rack and Stairs 
     I did quite a bit of painting, which you can see in the pictures. Alot of green and white classic colors for a classic building. The old redwood beams and walls are really amazing in person and add a warmth to the space. I accented the green and white with black and white Merimekko curtains, and some colorful additions such as my comfy office hammock, for when work gets to tough!

     We removed an old addition wall in the loft to create a more open feel. Previously there was a sound room here that was pretty dark and scary.

Loft Office 

     My first creation in the new space is my Rock&Roll Baby wheat paste. (pictured below) I had never attempted wheat pasting before although Id always wanted to try. I sourced images online starting with Debra Paget featured front and center and assembled her with other images together using photo editing software. I then had them printed and enlarged locally on large sheets, which had to be pieced together like a puzzle and then cut out individually. I wheat pasted the puzzle to plywood instead of pasting directly onto the wall creating a three paneled wall display, for easy movement and storage if needed. Then had to call in some help for the final stage of jigsawing out the image on wood and mounting it to the wall. I've since added a thick layer of clear coating to this piece sealing in the paper and keeping her safe from wear and tear.
Rock&Roll Baby wheat paste piece 


Rock & Roll baby is 9ft tall and 6 ft wide and sits nicely on the back wall of the space.  This was actually my first vision for this wall when I looked at the space to begin with.  Having never wheat pasted before and not knowing how things would turn out I am really happy the end result looks so close to how I pictured it in my mind in the beginning. 

  As with all of my pieces Rock & Roll Baby is for sale in a variety of sizes. Inquires welcome. 

Back wall 

Everyone's favorite our fairy's and flowers dressing room
We had such a great opening day! So many friends and supporters being able to share with everyone what we have been working on really made all the hard work so much more special!

Round rack of goodies

Some pieces in various stages of finished, hanging out on our photoshoot stage. 

   Michael look some avante garde shots of my figure dolls and the green crystals hanging in the windows, which I of course love. 

     Your probably wondering at this point how you missed the opening and what exactly goes on in this space. 
     I am a clothing and environment designer first and a questioner of everything second. Meaning I pretty much will create just about anything if the mood arises.  I have used many different mediums for art in the past and find space recovery and rejuvenation of antique and aging buildings to be my most favorite past-times.  I also find peoples perceptions of themselves very interesting and enjoy trying concepts in clothing with people they may have otherwise overlooked to create body positivism and strength in appearance and attitude.  

   Invisible Hero Clothing practices conscience and sustainable design techniques when creating garments. In plain terms I try and source only donated or thrifted fabrics and implement cutting practices that lower waste fabric or scraps to almost nothing.  Scraps are made into rugs or filling for upholstery projects. I also use deconstruction and repurposing of garments to make new pieces.  

   The Imaginarium Studio is open by appointment and Wednesdays 11am-6pm for drop ins and offers the following:

  * Shopping: One of a kind gifts and accessories including jewelry,shoes,clothing, and art

   *Clothing Design and construction services :  Mens and Womens/ Bridal / Formal / Casual Wear / Active and Dancewear

   * Costuming: Men and Womens  need something made for Halloween, Burning man, your burlesque performance or just something off the wall? 

   * Interior Design Services : Custom Cushions, Pillows, Curtains,Bedding, Consultations and designs for complete remodels, and lifestyle design services. 

  * Graphic Design Services: Custom graphics, flyers, posters, art 

and much much more! 

For more information or to book your appointment today please contact: 

      Big Thank you to everyone who came out and made our opening so amazing! Love this community and cannot thank you all enough for your support! Without support artists cannot thrive! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Invisible Hero Runway: Allure Fashion Show with Scarlette Lash

As the Seasons Turn Equinox Thoughts and All Hallows Eve Costumes

What will thy become for all hallows eve?

     Turning of the seasons from light to dark! The equinox is appon us and the fall is here, time to delve into the dark hours of reflection but not before the yearly transformation of souls on Halloween! 

       What will you transform yourself into this Halloween? Something sexy? So basic. Something Scary? That's what everybody does. Have you thought about your couture Halloween looks? Avant Garde! Why not. You've done everything else right!  


Clearly this look is done flawlessly by designer Iris Van Herpen.  There are always alternatives and other ways to construct the "Skeleton" putting your own twist on it. Classic and done so well here. 

  The faceless man, or woman! Love this idea because it can go so many different directions. Different fabrics in different colors or maybe add multiple masks with different expressions? 

The strange girl...from 1999. I don't know why but if I could get away with this for a night I would be happy. I feel like you don't really have to even be anything with that much flounce. You ARE the party. 

Send in the clowns...nothing says creepy like a clown. Try a different color spin on the classic color block striping situation associated with clowns. This pink white and black number illustrates perfectly how color and pattern combos can be used to completely change an old tired look. 

These are some of my favorite ideas for costumes, cant wait to see what everyone cooks up on all hallows eve to figure out what event Ill be gracing with my stunning transformation. Have fun everyone.

-Charlie B.
Invisible Hero Clothing 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

RAW Artists showcase Paramount

 August 19th at Ruby Skye in San Francisco 

RAW Artists Showcase "Paramount"

        The night before Invisible Hero's Designer Charlie B's birthday was a blast, surrounded by artists and muses and the patrons that support them. San Francisco's Ruby Skye was a hot spot for the arts and the entertainment up and comings of San Francisco.
        Showcasing the Artistic expression of make up artist CoCo Milletti and the fashion stylings of Invisible Hero it was a show to remember.  Music, burlesque, watercolor, hand crafted art, and fashion, mix together and serve boiling with a side of amazing!

In the spirit of agelessness! Invisible Hero's Model of the moth for August Zelda Kaplan

 Invisible Hero's Model Of the Month For August!
    Zelda Kaplan

  Feisty, fierce, tenacious, talented and steeped in one of a kind style. At 94 Zelda was still traveling to Africa to pick out her signature textiles, inspiring young members of the art scene and dancing the night away with the best of them at underground scenes in New York. 

  Quoted as saying "I prefer the company of younger people, older people complain of illnesses"  Life never got away from her. Zelda was a permanent and notorious fixture of the New York Underground and Art Scene for decades. A style icon in her African textiles and signature hats and trend setter hell bent on enjoying life to the fullest! 

   She founded the World Culture Society in 2004 and worked running a one woman organization raising awareness among  African American women. Not only a party girl her good deeds and infectious spirit inspired most anyone she came in contact with.  She was the subject of a 2004 documentary entitled "Her Name Was Zelda"  I highly recommend a viewing! 

  Zelda passed away in 2012 after attending a fashion event (front row of course) she simply fainted and passed away. So elegant and stylish was her way even down to her final curtain call. 

  In the spirit of agelessness for Invisible Hero's birthday month Zelda Kaplan is our model of the month. Proving age is just a number, life is fantastic and style is forever! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Invisible Hero's Instagram Challenge Winners for July!


  Summer is in full swing, Im sure we are all getting our fair share of  Beach Days, BBQ afternoons and Campout Nights! All we need to know now are the Instagram challenge winners for July! 


       As usual every month we pick two winners from the pool of images on our Instagram feed. (#invisibleheroclothing) Loyal Invisible Hero Fans enter the challenge by posting images of themselves in their favorite Invisible Hero looks. 

  We survey and choose the best two images of the month to win a one of a kind Invisible Hero Swag Bag filled with amazing goodies, coupons, limited edition clothing and much more valued at $75.00 or more! 

 August's challenge has already begun so don't wait to post your images to Instagram  #invisibleheroclothing or get your Invisible Hero one of a kind piece from our online shop.
  Our Instagram Challenge winners for July are........

 The amazing  Chelsea Rosal @budzbunnie420


the Fantastic Karisma Rodriguez @Karismarodriguez

          Congratulations Ladies, your gift bags are in the mail!  The runway is blessed to have you on it! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ms. Wenchi can we have your autograph? Invisible Hero's Model of the Month for July Candace Wenchi

   We were going to feature a lovely lady from the streets of New York City this month, but our eyes were pulled away, out of our heads and onto a thrill ride through what can only be called a visual gothic fantasy fashion joy ride by Miss Wenchi. No one at the Invisible Hero Studio has stopped looking, visually stunning Candace Wenchi is a mesmerizing beauty flawless from every angle, capable of contorting and distorting our realities in front of a camera.

   Her versitility is simply mind bending, did I mention she is a contortionist as well? Literally this girls images will twist you all up inside like no other. Not only can she control a lense but she is commited to creating art across the board with photography,videography and Make up artistry.

   Published on numerous covers and using social media as a platform for feedback and suggestions on her next art adventures Miss Wenchi is totally interactive and involved on a grass roots level. Self promoted, and intelligent down to the last glitter speck Candace Wenchi is our Hero for July!