Sparkle In The Spotlight Designer - JJ Designs

Sparkle In The Spotlight Designer - JJ Designs

Posted by Rhinestones Unlimited on Oct 4th 2019

Our 2020 season is all about supporting artists. Artists and artist athletes such as dancers, figure skaters, gymnasts, drag queens, figure posing competitors, western show competitors and cheerleaders are the obvious artists to support. At Rhinestones Unlimited we seek to support the support team of artists behind the artist. What do we mean? We look for the choreographers, dance teachers, coaches, costumers, dressmakers, and tailors that provide the sparkle and artful eye and talent that really allows the artist to sparkle in the spotlight.

To kick off this season we are thrilled with the return of the Sparkle in the Spotlight Design Contest. This year we have a dance studio owner, dance mom turned designer, dance grandma coming out of retirement to design for her dancing granddaughter, figure skating dress designer, ballroom dress designer, and burlesque designer. As part of our celebration and support of artistry, we present to you the finalists in the Swarovski® Sparkle In the Spotlight 2019 costume competition!

Each day this week we will be revealing a designer with video and images. Third up is: Our 2020 season is all about supporting artists. Artists and artist athletes such as dancers, figure skaters, gymnasts, drag queens, figure posing competitors, western show competitors and cheerleaders are the obvious artists to support. At Rhinestones Unlimited we seek to support the support team of artists behind the artist. What do we mean? We look for the choreographers, dance teachers, coaches, costumers, dressmakers, and tailors that provide the sparkle and artful eye and talent that really allows the artist to sparkle in the spotlight.

To kick off this season we are thrilled with the return of the Sparkle in the Spotlight Design Contest. This year we have a dance studio owner, dance mom turned designer, dance grandma coming out of retirement to design for her dancing granddaughter, figure skating dress designer, ballroom dress designer, and burlesque designer. As part of our celebration and support of artistry, we present to you the finalists in the Swarovski® Sparkle In the Spotlight 2019 costume competition!

Each day this week we will be revealing a designer with video and images. Fourth up is: JJ DESIGNS

Mackenzie Johnson Farrill & her mother Jan Johnson are the creators of this showstopping design for their niece & granddaughter Elle. Jan designed and created costumes for many years for her daughter who grew up dancing at Larkin Dance Studio in Maplewood, MN.  Jan was known for her crystal encrusted unique designs and for years she costumed some of Larkin's top competitors, including Mackenzie Symanietz, daughter of Molly Larkin Symanietz, top choreographer, and who may have been named after Jill's sweet dancing daughter Mackenzie Johnson Farrill.  Sometime after one of the Mackenzie's graduated Jill went into costuming retirement until granddaughter Elle came along with a passion for dance and performance.  How fun for Mackenzie and Jan to be able to once again create amazing crystallized costumes for their new adorable dancer!  Enjoy this gorgeous costume on this adorable dancer.    


     

     

Credits

Crystals from Swarovski

Costume Designers: Mackenzie Johnson Farrill & Jan Johnson, JJ Designs

Dancer: Elle King

Video: Laura Sukowatey Films