Here at the Cephalopod Tea Party we're planning to scour the inter-webs for all things octopus-ish, squidly, and tentacled for your enjoyment.
Therefore, behold the Octo-Duchess in all her glory!
There are many reasons to love Austin photographer Darla Teagarden, but in my opinion, this picture is at the top of the list.
Darla makes all her props and does all the art direction for her amazing photos. Her work can also be seen in the shop of one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Louise Black.
This portrait, aside from being simply stunning in its concept and beautifully executed, has given me the inkling of a costume idea that could come to fruition if I ever have an excess of time and money.
Oh, my kingdom for a corset with tentacles! One can dream...